For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Monday, April 15, 2019

My monday Musings



It’s still weird for me to be up to 3 hours behind. I used to wing it and write a post up first thing in the morning but now – it’s morning for me when this goes up but afternoon for (most of) you.

Our FL house sale became official this morning sot hat’s one big worry done!

Fonzi goes for his ultrasound of his bladder tomorrow. His blood and urinalysis so far have been inconsistent and they worry about cancer so this should tell us either way. All good thoughts and positive thoughts are welcome.

It’s my birthday this week and Kevin bought me the camera I was eyeing. We had to order it because there aren’t any stores that carry it around here. Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow.

We went to a tulip festival at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, OR (about 1 1/2 hours away). It was gorgeous. Every weekend here seems to bring more spectacular views than the last.



Dogs were allowed but it had rained all week, making the field a muddy mess. With all of Fonzi’s fur that would have been quite the mess afterwards lol

  

We stopped at the mall on the way back and had an amazing lunch at Din Tai Fung for dumplings and noodles. We’re kind of novices when it comes to dumplings so I had to Google the menu while we waited for a table lol but everything was AMAZING.



As for reading – I’m getting there!


I finished The Fever King by Victoria Lee - the first book in a post apocalyptic.sci-fi series and liked it. And I’m almost done with Becoming by Michele Obama on audio and it’s the book I didn’t know I needed at this moment in life. She talks a lot about big life changes, in which you have no control, and that's basically my life right now lol

I’m hoping to review at least one of them this week.



So what’s up everyone? What are you all reading, watching, planning for Easter this upcoming weekend?

28 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're enjoying Becoming. I loved that book so much (the audio especially). I saw your tulip pictures on Instagram - stunning!! Good thoughts and prayers for Fonzi.

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    1. Thank you.

      It's an amazing book. It touches on so many relatable things and it's helping me so much right now.

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  2. Congrats on the sale of the house! So glad that went off without a hitch. Hope the appointment goes well tomorrow and you get some encouraging news. Sounds like Becoming is just the right book at just the right time!

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    1. It really was - she talks about big changes and feeling out of control. Obviously on a WHOLE different scale lol but I could relate.

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  3. Yes! I'm also from Oregon and went to the Tulip festival last week! The tulips were gorgeous! I absolutely loved Becoming and wish I had listened on audio. So glad you're enjoying it!

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    1. I've lived in FL for the past 20-ish years and we just don't have those kinds of flower festivals so that was fun. Lilacs are next month!

      You should listen to the audio. Her narration was fantastic!

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  4. Hope you have a good Bday, and sending lots of good thoughts for you and Fonzi!

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    1. Thank you so much! We still need a few answers but overall the appointment went really well.

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  5. If it's of any consolation, your morning posts have always been afternoon ones for me LOL. We used to be 6 hours apart...9 now.

    Tell Fonzi he's not allowed to be sick! All the good vibes!

    The tulips are stunning - I didn't know they could be all striped that way. The noodles, though...I could never eat those big guys. I can't even LOOK at them without feeling repulsed LOL.

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    1. So now you're...in bed when I post?? lol

      I noticed we don't get to chat as much in (my) morning with the time change.

      I LOVE thicker noodles/pasta. Kevin doesn't so I was surprised that he loved these.

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  6. Good luck to Fonzi! The tulips look so pretty!! I would have loved it there.

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    1. It was so gorgeous and they have so many activities set up for families (& even pets) so that's fun too.

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  7. Pacific time sounds rough but you got this! Those tulips are absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to see you're new camera!

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    1. I adjusted shockingly fast to the time difference sleep wise - I just feel like I've missed half a day when I go online in the morning - or I'm posting in my afternoon and people are winding down for the night. It's weird.

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  8. Happy upcoming birthday! I hope your special day is stupendous. And, congrats on the sale of you old home. Bittersweet, but it's nice to have it all taken care of. Those pictures are fantastic, and now, I am hungry.

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    1. Thank you!

      It is a little sad but SUCH A RELIEF to have it done and over.

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  9. Good luck to Fonzi! And happy birthday this week!! Hope you have a great one. I think adjusting to the different time zone would take me a while too! :)

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    1. Thanks Greg!

      I feel like I did ok with the time change here but online I get confused at the difference lol

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  10. I hadn't even thought about the fact there'd be a time difference for you with the move. THat must throw you off a little but it'll be easy enough to adapt to. Since I'm a little behind on commenting I hope everythign goes well with Fonzi's ultrasound. Sending you all the positive thoughts in the hope it helps.

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    1. Thank you - it went well - just waiting for a few more results but the ultrasound was clear.

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  11. Take care Fonzi!

    Mmm dumplings, of course I have never tried them but I imagine they are good. Are they like...HUngarian something yummy, dang what are they called.

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    1. I don't know - those tiny ones up top were filled with pork and broth - so they were like a little pocket of soup. YUM

      Then the bigger ones have either meat or veggies and we even had dessert dumplings with melted chocolate. OMG YUMMY

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  12. Happy Birthday! I hope all of Fonzi's tests continue to go well! Yay for enjoying The Fever King. And I need to read Becoming soon; it definitely sounds like the perfect book for you right now.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Make sure you listen to Becoming. Her narration was perfection.

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  13. Yay for a new camera, and happy birthday! The tulips look beautiful! Ooh I don't think I've ever actually had dumplings, but they look delicious.

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  14. Oh no poor Fonzi. I'm keeping everything crossed for good news for you.

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  15. I love beautiful flowers so that tulip trip sounds lovely. And yay for the delicious food <3

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  16. These are so beautiful. I loved seeing your photos on IG. 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

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