Sunday, May 10, 2020
We had planned to head to my parents' to drop off a Mother's Day dinner for my mom and to chat through the screen door for a bit. It not that warm and felt certain they wouldn't want to sit outside to talk. Imagine my surprise to pull into their driveway and find that they had set up two eating areas, socially distanced from each other, on their driveway. So we got to spend a couple of hours in the sun, talking, and feeling like things were at least a little bit normal. It was marvelous!
Then my daughter made us dinner in the evening. Mind you, if I ask her to cook some dinner, it's a given that it will be spaghetti or boxed mac 'n' cheese or chicken nuggets. My boys are both great cooks but my daughter NEVER really cooks. Not only did she make a delicious meal, she did entirely without any help or guidance from me at all. What a great gift that was! Of course, she probably didn't understand that now that I know she can make spinach-stuffed chicken breast (and even improvise!), I'm going to expect more going forward!
Last Week I:
Listened To: Apeirogon by Colum McCann which I'm really enjoying - so interestingly written.
Watched: Some Mrs. Maisel, some Grace and Frankie, more of the documentary about the Chicago Bulls, The Last Dance, and The Voice.
Read: I feel like I'm moving to a different kind of reading lately, working in more light stuff to balance my usual fare. My latest effort at breezier reading is Katherine Center's latest, What You Wish For; I know there will be some dark issues but that things will end, more or less, happily and that Center will give me a lot of book gems to enjoy along the way.
Made: Chicken nachos, reuben sandwiches, BLT salads, oatmeal butterscotch cookies, twice-baked potatoes, and strawberry shortcake. I've been trying very hard not to bake too much through all of this but lately I've been craving all the sweet treats - we'll see what this week brings!
Enjoyed: See above - it was so wonderful to finally be able to see my parents. I'd show you a picture of us eating on their driveway but none of us with hair want anyone to see pics of us just now!
This Week I’m:
Thinking About: How blessed we are with the artistic family we have. My living room is full of paintings by family members. This week I got a custom picture frame made by my brother-in-law (Red Cedar Works) to frame a photo I got from my brother's business (See-Nile Photography) a couple of years ago. It turned out exactly the way I'd been envisioning it - love it!
Feeling: It's been a tough week emotionally. No real reason, just the times. I had two panic attacks. No reason, just the times. Today was just what my heart needed.
Looking forward to: Getting my hair done on Wednesday!
Question of the week: No question - just wanted to talk a moment to let you know that I'm hoping that you're all holding up well through all of this and that I'm here for any one who ever needs someone to talk to.