Last Week I:
Listened To: Working from home has the advantage of me getting to pick the background music playing while I work. I'd rather not divulge how much of my time has been spent trying to find which play lists are working best for me but I think I've got that part resolved. The disadvantage of having no commute is that I have almost no audiobook listening time. Also very little ability to focus on something that's not in my hands. Gigi Levangie's latest, Been There, Married That became available on Friday and, so far, it's just the right thing for my brain right now.
Read: I've joined a readalong of Kate Atkinson's Case Histories. I haven't done a readalong in a while and I forgot how hard it is to see aside the book for a few days between meet ups! In the meantime, I'm excited to be reading Paulette Jiles' latest, Simon the Fiddler. I know several people who are going to be chomping at the bit to get their hands on this one as soon as I finish it!
Made: A lot of comfort food - tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, chili, pasta. Today I'll make a ham, potatoes, layered salad, maybe even deviled eggs since my Mom won't be with us to bring them.
Enjoyed: A knock on the door Friday that turned out to be the delivery of an Easter lily from my parents. It was just the thing I needed to finish my holiday mantel and helped remind me that, just because we won't be together, we are not alone.
This Week I’m:
Thinking About: Trying to convince my employer to let me bring my emotional support cat with me when I go back to the office. My cat hardly leaves my side during the day and I reward her by making it easier for her to watch birds out of the windows. We're going to be pretty inseparable after three more weeks together nonstop!
Feeling: Cranky about the forecast. One thing that is helping me get through all of this is that it's been fairly warm and very sunny. This week is supposed to be colder than normal. Which means no dinners on the patio, no open windows and doors. On the plus side, maybe I'll be more productive inside when I don't spend half of my free time soaking up sun!
Looking forward to: Family Easter Zoom time later today!