Sunday, June 21, 2020

Life: It Goes On - June 21

Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers out there and anyone who has ever fathered a child in any way! We are headed off to do a social distancing lunch with my dad soon. Thank heavens the days honoring our parents come in May and June when it is nice enough to be able to be outside, together. The poor Big Guy won't have much of a celebration as only Miss H will be around to fete him. One of our local grocery stores had lobsters on sale yesterday and the plan was to get a couple of lobsters for our dinner but it turns out that none of us could actually face killing the poor guys. So I guess we're grilling burgers instead!

Last Week I:

Listened To: Catch and Kill and finished that. My next book is The New Jim Crow but I couldn't start it for a couple of days; I was too angry, after finishing Catch and Kill to start another book I knew was going to make me angry again. So music it was. Until yesterday, when I started The New Jim Crow and two hours into it, I'm angry again. 

Watched: Selma on Juneteeth. I like to think I'm fairly knowledgeable about the Civil Rights movement but I learned a lot watching that movie. There were some incredible performances in the movie, Tom Wilkerson as Lyndon Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Wendell Pierce as Rev. Hosea Williams, and, especially Daniel Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Read: Three Bodies Burning, about the investigation into a triple murder in Omaha, which I finished Friday. Then I started something completely different, Manderley Forever, about Dauphne du Maurier. 

Made: I was meant to be making a pie today for my daddy, who loves pie. But one of the drawbacks about doing pick up groceries is that you don't always get everything you order, like the strawberries you need to make strawberry rhubarb pie. But homemade ice cream is a good substitute for him. 

Enjoyed: Book club Tuesday, an evening on the patio with friends last night, and a morning at the salon yesterday. 

This Week I’m:  

Planning: On getting Miss H packed for her big move in about a month. Fortunately she won't have too much to move, only her bedroom and not even her bed since she'll be getting a new one there. 

Thinking About: Decluttering - now that I can drop off donations again. 

Feeling: Tired of being angry and tired of not being able to see my family.

Looking forward to: Celebrating this guy today!

Question of the week: Have you been getting out more now that restrictions are being lifted more?


  1. Nop, still not going out much. Our city has now been declared a hotspot, so this virus is nowhere in remission. it's frustrating seeing so many people still too close and outside. But oh well - everyone would need better guidance on how to accomplish that.

    Hope you had a great Father's day celebration!

  2. We spent the weekend moving my son back to the Central Coast and then he took us around to all the beach towns he loves. It was packed!! I felt very vulnerable. I wore a mask most of the time but we had a bad hotel stay which required us to leave in the middle of the night to find another one, yep, with my dog in tow. We found a great hotel and their staff accommodated my pup but I am sure I caught COVID from that first hotel and that is not even why we left! If you are curious, email me.