Saturday, March 25, 2023

Joys and Anticipation

As I said before I do not like college basketball until the NCAA playoffs, and then I think it is so much fun. This past week had a lot of games and I think we either watched or flipped stations so we could keep up with what seemed like every game.
I am amazed at some of these young men and women (Yes we watch the women's tournament also). Their abilities amaze, particularly the jumps. They seem to defy gravity.


We have season tickets to our local Broadway touring shows for the 1:00 pm Sunday matinee., and though I do not like wearing slacks to church, I have found I really need to go dressed for the play. Parking there can be an issue so we always head downtown a bit after twelve.
 We got home from church as about 11:15 which gave us jus enough time to grab a bite to eat (a delicious brunch of a slice of cheese toast each),  freshen up then head to the play.  
Sunday we went to see "Come From Away". It is a play about  an incident in Gandor, Newfoundland imm mediately following the 9/11 tragedy.  
It was so wonderful to see a play about humanity at its best. I have added this video for anyone who wants to learn a little about Gandor.

After the play we stopped to grab our lunch/supper then headed home to watch more basketball. 
As I have mentioned before, I am not a huge basketball fan and never watch NBA games, but I love the NCAA Tournament. The unexpected happens every year and there is always a David to take down a Goliath team, which is why the tournament is so much fun to watch.

Monday: I woke to a beautiful morning. It looks like spring and feels like winter. Too bad for me because I had already put my winter clothes away, and left out just a couple of cool weather items. I had to wait until a load of clothes was done before I could dress for the day, but I will admit putting on pants, still warm from the dryer felt pretty good. 
It is amazing how things accumulate, and there were several things we no longer needed or wanted that we kept moving from one drawer or shelf to another, when the most practical solution was to just get rid of it. I was very thankful for our local Buy Nothing Facebook group. 

Tuesday: I had a pretty good morning and afternoon, if you call cleaning and touching every single item in our bedroom. It is amazing how things accumulate, and there were several  items we no longer needed or wanted that we kept moving from one drawer or shelf to another, when the most practical solution was to just get rid of it. I was very thankful for our local Buy Nothing Facebook group. 

Wednesday: I went to class and enjoyed it. Usually I go somewhere afterwards, but this day I had to come home to meet the plumber. We are having some issues with the toilet in the powder room  randomly running, and we have an extremely slow drip in the master bedroom shower. After picking my jaw off the floor once I got the quotes for repairing it, I decided it would be cheaper  better to just buy a new toilet. And for the shower__we have been talking about gutting the entire bathroom anyway, so rather than spend 697 to fix a very tiny leak, we decided to go ahead and get started on the reno as soon as we get back from our trip.

Thursday: I got all my duds together for our trip, got my suitcase down and began packing. I was a little disappointed once I received an email letting me know there was a delay shipping some items I had ordered for the trip. They are now scheduled to come after we leave. Bummer!

Friday: Two really good things happened: I got to talk with both Sluggy and Sissie. I called Kim to wish her a happy birthday also, but she was sick so I just left a message.
I finished packing my things. But did TheHub? Nope!
We watched the Alabama San Diego State game and watched Bama lose. Too bad!  Now I am going to pull for San Diego State to win it all, but UConn is on fire. If I were a betting kind of gal I would put my money on them.

Saturday: We did a little running around taking care of a couple of things,  After we got home Son2 and DIL2 came by and we went out to eat with them, then to a huge consignment shop. They are going to need some additional furnishings but right now they are just looking. They want to wait until they are actually in the house before they buy anything else. They did get some ideas and saw several things they liked.  ( I may have seen something I want and if it is still there when we return I will get it, because I really need more stuff)
Their house is coming along really nicely, but I think I had almost rather build from the ground up then this near total renovation they are doing.
After dinner we settled in to watch a couple of episodes of Justified, then hit the sack so we could dream about the trip.

I hope you all can find the joys in your days, because they re always there, even if you have to hunt for them.

May all your weeds be wildflowers,


  1. Sounds like a pretty nice week to me. I love that you focus on your joys. It is so important. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family!

  2. It sounds like a lovely week. I also love your focus on finding the positives. My week involved driving to the city 2x (once, in a huge storm), so my biggest positive is that it's not my normal commute. I honestly can't imagine spending 3+ hours in the car everyday for work. It's exhausting! I feel so lucky that both myself & M are reasonably close to the office.

  3. Have a safe voyage and a great trip!!!

  4. Enjoy your trip! I've heard this before that men don't tend to pack until the last minute. I can't do that - though I no longer pack three weeks ahead like I used to. :)

  5. Your week sounds busy and productive. Plumbers are hugely expensive here too. We were very grateful that when our toilet kept running recently for the princely sum of $12.95 (for a new seal) we were able to fix it ourselves.
    Have a wonderful trip.

  6. I didn't realize there was a stage play, but well remember how Gandor opened it's heart to the 'plane people'. Watching this video still gives me goosebumps and leaky eyes.

  7. A colleague of mine is Canadian, and she recently loaned me the book the play is based on. It's a great read. I'd love to see the play. Have a great trip!

  8. Sounds like a lovely week, except for the plumbing problems. I hope you have a safe journey and a lovely visit with family and a very special little girl. :)

  9. We have a bathroom that needs redone, but it is going to wait for a while because we aren't ready to stir things up again after the kitchen remodel. Have a great trip!

  10. I loved that show Come from Away, especially the Cailie band at the end. I wanted to get up and dance!

  11. Hello! You know, I am the same with the basketball! I don't watch it at all until the tournament! And we are loving it this year! So many upsets!

  12. Putting on clothes warm from the drier is so cozy on a chilly day.

  13. Have a lovely day. Regine

  14. March Madness is loads of fun! A lot happening in your household. Cheers!


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