Sunday, May 31, 2020
Last Week I:
Listened To: I'm listening to The Jane Austen Society right now for a review tour. As much as I love Jane Austen, I'm not usually a fan of spin-off books. But I took a chance on this one and I'm really enjoying it.
Read: Guys, I'm still working my way through Gods, Graves and Scholars. I just can't make myself sit down to read for any period of time, even when it's as interesting as this is. I did also pick up Florence Adler Swims Forever which took a turn early on that I did not see coming and which made the book all the more interesting for me.
Enjoyed: Friday night was gorgeous and my patio is nearly to where I want it to be so we had friends over. It's still weird to sit so far apart from each other, to not be able to share a bottle of wine, and to have two separate snack plates. But the guys played cornhole and we all enjoyed some s'mores so it felt a little bit more normal.
This Week I’m:
Planning: On finishing up work on the patio (although the search for chair cushions continues - I want a certain look, he wants a certain price tag!). Then it's on to the garage for the annual "what the hell happened in here in the past year" clean up.
Thinking About: The protests. I can't condone proper destruction; but I also don't know what you do with the kind of anger people of color are feeling. There are a lot of great things to read and watch out there and I highly recommend, if you want to understand, watching Trevor Noah's explanation.
Feeling: Nervous, angry, disappointed, sad, proud - it's been a weekend for all of the feelings.
Looking forward to: Celebrating my parents' anniversary today. Their wonderful neighbors decided that since they had been unable to celebrate their 60th anniversary a couple of years ago, they wanted to throw them a social distancing driveway anniversary party. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why my parents' neighborhood is the best!
Question of the week: How has all of this changed you? In the past two months, I have been in the salon once. I have not been in any other store. I almost went into the garden center of Lowe's yesterday but I couldn't make myself do it. Not when I saw that half the people going in weren't wearing masks to help protect me. I wonder when I will feel safe around people again.