How are you all holding up through this? Is your state starting to ease up on restrictions? Nebraska is, even as our numbers continue to grow exponentially. I am pretty excited to have a hair appointment next week; but, otherwise, I don't see myself returning to normal routines any time soon. It will be interesting to see what happens as things start to open back up.
Last Week I:
Listened To: I'm finishing Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon today and will start Colum McCann's latest, Apeirogon tomorrow. I had just started listening to Motherless Brooklyn on iBooks when the other two became available through the library but it will have to wait a couple of weeks.
Watched: Awkwafina's The Farewell; The Highwaymen, starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson; a couple of episodes of Case Histories, based on the Kate Atkinson book of the same name; and the most recent episodes of The Last Dance, the documentary about the year the Chicago Bulls won their sixth championship. It's been a good week for t.v. viewing.
Read: I finished both Say Nothing and The Splendid and The Vile on audio and started Lian Dolan's latest, The Sweeney Sisters.
Made: I ordered a pork roast last week and made a whole boatload of pulled pork. We've had it twice and I sent a dinner of it to Mini-him and the rest is going into the freezer which will be nice to have on hand once we're back to the office. We did an egg casserole breakfast dinner one night and another night finished dinner off with the first strawberry shortcake of the season. The Big Guy is determined that we have enough food on hand for a month at any time so my dinner dilemma problem right now is too many choices!
Enjoyed: Lots of sunshine and patio time but the most exciting thing was a social distancing evening on our friends' deck. We snuck around back and had to leave once we needed to use the facilities, but for a couple of hours, things felt normal.
This Week I’m:
Planning: It's going to be cooler and rainier here this week so there will be less patio time which means I might actually get to the organizing I need to do in the house. I started sorting through some pictures yesterday and came across this one of us with a group of long-time friends from 1991. Marie Kondo says to go through your pictures and get rid of most of them because you have your memories. I don't know about you, but I need the pictures to jog the memories. I love, love the looks on the kids' faces. That's me in the front in the striped shirt, holding Mini-him. Don't he and his buddy look ornery? That's because they were!
Thinking About: How much I'm going to miss my work buddy when I have to go back to the office. She's the best therapy on stressful days!
Feeling: Relaxed. Which is rare for me. I'm sure it won't last long!
Looking forward to: See above reference to hair appointment. I'm so over the grey and bangs that are in that awkward in-between phase!
Question of the week: What's the one thing you regularly do that you haven't been able to do in the past couple of months that you're really missing? I'm missing Friday happy hours out with friends and thrift store shopping.