I realize I haven't been posting as much. Don't know why. Just not feeling it, but I'm still reading your posts!
What's going on? The kids bought us a Nespresso coffee maker for Christmas with a whole bunch of coffee "pods" to go along with it. We never would have bought it for ourselves, but it is fun. It came with a little milk frother, but is actually creates a fairly frothy cup of coffee anyway, even without adding frothy milk. Again, fun. It's quite a step up from my usual cup of instant coffee!
Here's a picture from the interweb:
I finished the latest Louise Penny novel, A Better Man. I loved it and read it in a little more than a day. If you haven't read any Louise Penny, she has written a series and it is best to start with the first one, Still Life. These are richly developed mysteries set in Quebec, mostly the Eastern Townships. She is absolutely one of my favourite authors.
We ended up having daughter and her boyfriend home this past weekend which was a nice chance to catch up. We took her back to the city where she attends university on the Sunday. There had been some big snow here earlier in the weekend. Strangely on the way there, we saw that there had been some freezing rain and the ice was still coating the trees. It was so sparkly and pretty - like diamonds hanging from the trees glinting in the sunshine. We pulled over to take some pictures. Daughter took far more artistic shots than I did, but here are some images.
Pictures after ice storms never really capture what it actually looks like, but you probably get the idea.
I have also caught up on the next season of Grace and Frankie on Netflix. I really enjoy this series. It's funny, another blogger was writing about this show and a someone wrote a comment about wanting Frankie's wardrobe. I, on the other hand, would love to have Grace's wardrobe! She is portrayed as very classy and a bit of a perfectionist. I'd even steal the hairstyle!
I was just going through programmes that I've saved on our DVR (set to record automatically) and got thinking about various tastes in viewing and even how husband and I only have a few shows that we watch together willingly. He's more of a news, historic, movie guy. I like comedies, good crime detective shows, mysteries, and some series. See if we have anything in common:
-America's Got Talent
-Back in Time for Winter (new one on CBC after last year's Back in Time for Dinner)
-Criminal Minds (but honestly, I'm tired of it and it's time for it to be done)
-The Curse of Oak Island (husband and I keep joking, "This will be the week they find something!")
-The Detectives (a Canadian show about real cold case files)
-The Durrells in Corfu (all done watching the series, but I've kept it in case I want to watch again)
-Escape to the Chateau
-Kings of Pain (have you SEEN this???)
-Modern Family (I will be so sad when this is over - I enjoy these characters so much!)
-Schitt's Creek (again, I have watched this since the beginning, and this is the last season
-Victorian Slum House
I have likely forgotten some that I've already deleted.
What's for supper tonight? Leftover split pea and ham soup. I made a big ham when daughter and her boyfriend were home, so I used my Instant Pot to make soup and I still have lots of ham. Tomorrow will be eggs, ham, beans. Breakfast for supper!
I have begun something which I never thought I would do, never even considered it: Tai Chi. A friend of mine found out a beginner class was being offered locally and asked if I would be interested in doing it with her. I'm not much of a joiner or doer, as I like to come home from work and collapse, or continue doing work stuff, or drink wine on the couch with a laptop on top of my lap, but I thought, why not? So, I'm learning to do "the sixteen" which are sixteen moves that you start with. I cannot for the life of me remember what the moves are specifically called so I refer to them as "the swan thing" or "the mare thing" or "the monkey thing". It's ok. It's something nice to do with a friend and it gets me out of my comfort zone, which I need.
I am still on my Invisalign journey. I have Week 11 trays in my mouth out of 40 weeks. I just don't get people who say they stopped noticing they even had them in. Every week I put in new trays and every week they rub against other parts of the inside of my mouth making me wince when I smile, talk, breath... I think if my job wasn't one that required talking all the time, it might not be so bad, but it's like my mouth just doesn't catch a break. Oh well, first world problem. Quit your whining, Jenn.
I think I've wrapped up my goings-on now. Thanks for everyone who pops by and reads my blog. Thanks to new people who have commented. I don't even know how you find me, but I'm glad you do! Have a good week, all.