Wednesday, February 23, 2022

what's up Wednesday


Happy Wednesday, friends! I'm linking up with Sheaffer and Shay for this monthly blog post on all the things. I'm jumping right in!

What we're eating this week:

We had a charcuterie type dinner on Monday night, because it was just Todd, Noah and me here to eat. This consisted of smoked sausage, cheese cubes, shrimp cocktail and sautéed cauliflower. Also on the menu are nachos, some sort of chicken dish and pizza for the weekend. Nothing too inspirational there.

What I'm reminiscing about:

All the snow we had last year at this time! It was so much and lasted for over a week. I was so ready for it all to go away after a few days of the stuff, but it lasted and lasted. That reminds me of this picture I took of a picture that hangs in my old bedroom at my dad's house. 

This was my stepsister, stepmom and me standing on my dad's lake that was frozen solid! He chopped through one part of it with an ax to make sure it was solid enough for us, and this ice was several inches thick. I remember this like it was yesterday. 

What I'm loving:

Currently, my first cup of coffee for the day and a cleaned up kitchen. I spent some time on Monday cleaning, organizing and rearranging an area of my kitchen counter. Do you do this? I have one spot in particular that I always change. It's where our coffee pot sits and I change it from either a back corner on our counter or to far left side of the counter near the refrigerator. I moved it back to the left side and it looks uncluttered now. I love to re-purpose things as well and have plans to do this today on the bookshelf in the living room.

What we've been up to:

All the guys are making plans to go to Nashville in two weeks. They're all going with a group of friends, for Alex's basketball tournament. I love that Alex (my bonus son) is at a school he loves, having an amazing basketball season and the best senior year. This is much improved over his other years of high school. I only wish he'd ended up at this private Christian school sooner! Here's a picture from his social media:

(My friend Jerry took this picture recently at one of his games. I used to go to church where Alex goes to school now.)

As for Todd and me, we are up to the same things. He has to have some minor surgery soon and is waiting to hear about all of that and I manage to fill my weekdays with lots of things. I did enjoy being out with my mom and two of my sisters recently, since one was here visiting here from Denver. 

What I'm dreading:

I can't think of one thing right now, except for all the rain we're supposed to have this week. 

There's a river forming in the middle of our back yard as I write this on Tuesday.

What I'm working on:

I'm still trying to work on my writing portion for our next Bible study at church this coming fall. It's not going all that well. I'm also working on this blog for weekly posts.

What I'm excited about:

Birthday season begins in two weeks! All of our sons have birthdays in March and April, and so do other lots of other family members. It's a busy spring for us Goodwins.

What I'm watching/reading:

Todd and I are watching The Voice from last season every night. We've also been watching Cobra Kai episodes of Survivor and Fear Factor. During the daytime while I eat lunch, I watch Friends. I'm on season eight, when Rachel is pregnant and when Joey was in love with her. Did anyone else really want them to end up together?! I loved those episodes. I'm about to start watching Cheers on Netflix, thanks to a podcast I'm listening to right now, but I'll write more about that in a few minutes. 

This is what I'm currently reading. This book is so good! Come back on Monday next week to read more about the books I read in February.

What I'm listening to:

Currently I'm listening to The Besties Breakdown podcast, where they're breaking down the nineties. It's so good and that's what inspired me to want to watch Cheers. I love this podcast! It's so random, but it is one of my favorites.

What I'm wearing:

Comfy clothes right at this moment!

Black lounge pants, a black flowy shirt with a hood and my UGG slippers that I got for Christmas. I was going to go grocery shopping, but I don't have to have anything pressing and am staying home since it's pouring out. I am going to ask one of my sons to stop and buy bread later.

What I'm doing this weekend:

The only two things I'm sure of are something fun with Mom and Trish on Saturday and church on Sunday.

What I'm looking forward to next month:

I'm excited about a women's retreat we're having for the ladies in my church! It's been YEARS since I've been on one and I can't wait. Who doesn't love a sleepover?! 

What else is new:

I can't think of anything else! 

Thanks for reading my blog, friends. Love to all! 


  1. That is such a neat picture of standing on the ice! Yes, looks like so much rain these next few days. I also needed to go to the store yesterday, but am hoping I can go today when there is a break in the rain. I haven't watched Cheers in years so maybe I need to watch an old episode soon. Stay comfy and cozy!

  2. I love Bonus-children LOL

    NOOO - no one wanted Rachel & Joey together - that was just so weird.

    I really loved that book too!!!

    Yep - my back yard has become a river as well - I'm so over the rain!!!

    I dont think I would ever be brave enough to step on ice - I dont care how thick it is.I have nightmares of falling in a hole & not able to get out!

    Hope everything is OK with Todd & any upcoming surgeries!

  3. Growing up in the country, we had a creek on our property and we would ice skate on it when it froze in the winter. I have a picture of one of my brothers, my sister, and I posing on the frozen creek- it reminds me of your picture. So neat! The retreat sounds like it will be a great getaway. I hope your Wednesday is going well!

  4. I just read a book about Friends and they were talking about how the storyline of Joey and Rachel made everyone uncomfortable and as I was reading all I was thinking was NO it didn't! I wanted them to end up together too. They were so cute together and by that point I was totally over Ross and Rachel as a couple.

  5. Thanks, Marilyn! I'm sure I'll share whether or not I start to watch Cheers. I'm sure you heard them talk about it on their podcast yesterday. I hope you've had a good day!

  6. Me too, Rebecca Jo!

    I'm so surprised to read that most people felt like you do. I loved that sweeter side of Joey when he liked her and I loved seeing them cuddled up watching that movie about Kujo.

    I don't blame you about the ice! I would not do that now, but I was brave back then! Thanks, friend.

  7. Maria, I know you loved that growing up! I would have, for sure. I wouldn't do this now to save my life, but it was neat back in the eighties! ;) I hope you had a good day, my friend!

  8. Joanne, FINALLY! Someone agrees with me! I remember very strong feelings of being over Ross at this point in time. I loved that sweeter side of Joey when he liked Rachel and cried in the one where he shared his feelings with her. UGH!

  9. So funny about changing the counter tops around...and especially the coffee station. I do that way more often than is necessary but I guess it just keeps things fresh. Seriously - I move the Keurig from the left side of the sink to the right side. And four months later, I move it back. Ha - too funny! But I'm glad that I am in good company!

  10. Now I want charcuterie!!! And I hope your husband's surgery goes well. I hope your backyard river went away and didn't cause any flooding. And while I was rooting for Ross & Rachel the whole time, the whole Joey-Rachel storyline made my stomach flutter. Joey is sooooo sweet in that arc and I loved seeing that side of him.


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