Category Archives: What’s Going On Wednesday

What’s Going On Wednesday: Pandemic Postings

I’ve decided to post my thoughts about the pandemic and the what’s happening in this area each Wednesday. Every day would be too much for me personally, so once a week I’m sharing my thoughts about it all and what’s going on with us.

It’s still blah outside but I hear from our local weather people the sun is coming. Today even.

In a bit of shock about how quickly the number of cases of Covid-19 rose in our state.

(Can we just take a minute and agree that’s a dumb name for a pandemic virus? As is the Corona virus…thirsty? Sars-Cov-2. So many names. Part of me feels like if they’d called it Sars-Cov-2 instead of all this other mumbo jumbo perhaps people would’ve been more inclined to listen. Then again, what do I know? “That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet.” Still be the same virus?)

Last week when I posted we were at around 13 cases in our state. This week the number stands at 272. School is now out until April 24 and our county as well as several surrounding ones (basically the KC metro area) is on lock-down. I think until April 24 as well.

What We’re Watching

G and I were discussing the psychology of it. Now that we have loads of time to watch stuff, I don’t have any desire to watch anything. Though I am keeping up with Little Fires Everywhere. New episode today. Maybe I’ll find a movie later. Just not really in the mood.
Still watching the birds.  J agreed to help me come up with a plan to raccoon-proof the suet feeder sometime later today. Sneaky thing’s been getting into from the top somehow. I’m sure the fellow below didn’t eat through two suet cakes in one day.

Music Choices

Found a great Disney jazz album on Amazon music called Everybody Wants to Be a Cat.And J put on some Legend of Zelda jazz he found on You Tube for me yesterday. The Disney acoustic guitar tunes didn’t do it for me…just personal taste. Today, I’ll probably finish listening to the movie scores…can’t remember the exact title.
Turns out in regards to the first title, I think I am a cat. I don’t mind being home so much but all these other people? They’re cramping my style!

Other Random Thoughts And Tidbits From The Week

I went with my husband to Home Depot on Monday night just before all the lock down stuff started.

He needed work stuff and I needed bird seed and garden supplies. Can’t quite describe my shock at the number of people not doing the social distancing thing in the store. I was doing my best to avoid all people. We checked out in the garden area where there were no people. And used hand sanitizer in the truck and washed our hands the minute we got home.

J made chocolate chip muffins for breakfast this morning. I offered and he suggested he could just make them himself.

Just from a mix but it was nice to have someone else making breakfast for a change. Also, makes me think about Easter. I’m going to miss hosting Easter Brunch this year. I just don’t think I can in good conscience do it. Not to mention April 12 is still right in the middle of our lock down. Going to have to think outside the box for Easter this year.

Our very minimal Spring Break fun yesterday was simply to have Root Beer Floats for dessert after dinner.

I told G the next dsystopian novel I become stuck in better darn well be one where we can leave the house. He said this is just level one of a video game and the big boss battle will be in December. Let’s hope that’s wrong!

This stuff’s been my friend lately. Last night was the first night I really tossed and turned in a while…probably from not doing enough yesterday.

I find I tend to get crankiest in the early afternoons and evenings. Not sure why. Maybe just run down from staying inside at home all day? Definitely going to go outside and soak up some sunshine if it shows today.

Remember back in January when we were all thinking about our word of the year? I picked the word “Home” SIGH. Don’t even get me started on the irony of that one.

How are you holding up during this pandemic?

(NOTE: My apologizes if I sent you this post twice today. After giving it some thought, I’m going to stick with Word Press for a bit longer. This is the same post as the one on blog spot.)

What’s Going On Wednesday, Middle Of First Week of 2020

Since I seem to be in a good rhythm with posting, here’s a quick update of how the week looks so far in my world.

Took (overdue) books back to the library yesterday and found this gem while wandering the shelves: 

While maybe not completely relevant, it made this quote pop into my mind:

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it. (Paulo Coelho)

I also put away the last of the Christmas decorations yesterday. And couldn’t even make this stuff up, just as I finished, two Jehovah’s Witnesses appeared at my door. While I (hopefully) was respectful and polite, I don’t see myself converting to a religion that doesn’t celebrate any holidays.

And true to my word, I looked up the reasons on their website. I remain unconvinced and will stick with my mixed up background beliefs founded in the Baptist/Catholic/Lutheran churches. Thank you very much.

Now that we’ve cleared that air….how about a new candle scent?

I was tired of Christmas scents though I suppose technically hot cocoa and cream could go winter once I took away the twisted peppermint small candle beside it.  However, I pulled this out of the closet and now I really wish I’d have bought two! We all love this one. Not even sure how to describe it…a bit of a clean scent with a faint perfume-y undertone but it doesn’t overwhelm.

In slightly related news, I need to restock my candle stash a bit.

Back to putting away Christmas:

What do you do with poinsettia plants after Christmas? After much debate, I moved ours down to the basement window behind this desk. It’s nice to have a bit of life and color down here. We’ll see how long they survive Really, I’m surprised they made it this long.


Today’s plans involve a trip to Target, Bath & Body Works, and possibly the grocery store. Time to clear out two more kitchen cabinets. A night without any running/picking up of the high school kid. Keeping an eye on the news. A quick whole-house clean up. And of course, laundry.

What’s going on in your world on this Wednesday?



What’s Going On Wednesday

Well, I planned to try a Write 31 Days month. However, I missed the first day and don’t want to start out behind on it. It’s not really even a thing anymore. So I’ve decided to just focus on blogging more this month.

I started a  post yesterday before my scheduled changed (yes, again). Unfortunately, I was so wiped out by the end of the day yesterday that I missed out on my Mom’s Night Out plans. Fell asleep around 9 PM!

In more positive news, the pork chop recipes I combined in the crock pot turned out pretty well. Layered browned pork chops between apples and onions, threw a couple teaspoons of maple syrup over each pork chop, and then added about 1/4 cup of apple cider to it all. Good fall flavor despite another 93 degree day.

My 31 Days plan was to get back to the heart of my blog. Bring back some old categories. Focus a bit more on organizing again. Share some recipes and fun things. I can still do all those things even if I don’t do them for 31 days in a row. 

When the ants invaded, I did end up reorganizing both sides of the pantry. The above photo shows the finished left side.  There wasn’t really too much to do there. Threw away some very expired tea and disposed of some expired medicines.  Found my missing snowman mugs, hopefully we won’t be using them too soon.

Since an old blog category used to be “Wonder If It Works Wednesday”, seems an ideal time and place to share my medicine cabinet make-over has functioned well for us since 2012!

Just a short post today as I wait on laundry to finish. What’s going on in your world on this first Wednesday in October?

What’s Going On Wednesday: Graduation Prep And End of School Countdown

Thought I’d take a minute and share a little glimpse of what’s going on around here. This used to be a blog theme I’d share in from time to time. So, here’s a “behind the scenes” look at my life this week.  

First, the whole house smells like onions! We haven’t followed the menu plan yet this week. While at the store yesterday, I decided we’d have BLT’s and homemade onion rings for dinner. I’d use the air fryer! What could go wrong?

Frozen onion rings probably work great in an air fryer, the from scratch (by that I mean with a mix) kind, not so much. So…why not fry bacon and onion rings at the same time? Think I was in the kitchen for a solid hour just cooking. Dinner was at least a success minus the house smelling of onions.

I have tubs of photos all over our living room for my “arts and crafts” project. Need to make one of those photo boards for G’s party. Figures as soon as I gave up and ordered prints, my husband found the missing tub. Oh well, it’s been fun seeing all the pictures again. Might scan and share a few blast from the past photos at some point. 

Also, stated I’m throwing away every picture of tree, lake, mountain, etc without any people in the photo! In probably a mid-life crisis of sorts, I’ve named my upcoming summer…”The Summer of Letting Go” Time to clear out the clutter. More about that later. Stay tuned.

Started to take J to the high school this morning instead of the middle school. They’re in opposite directions. Oops!  Told J I was just ready for him to be at the high school (so much closer to home than the middle school)  Seven days of school left. Too much on my mind.

On the way home from the middle school, a lovely little black spider decided to keep me company by crawling way too close to the area of the windshield by the driver side window. And yes, he was on the inside! Had to watch traffic and he disappeared. Rolled the window down for the rest of the way home, hope he hopped out! I’m not offering a ride share program for spiders!

In about 10 minutes, I’m off to get my haircut.  It’s also beautiful out today & I’d much rather be playing outside planting flowers than inside working on the arts and crafts stuff.  

What’s going on in your world today?




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