Last Week I:
Listened To: Finished David Chang's Eat A Peach, which was recommended in a podcast but I can't for the life of me remember which one; started Natasha Trethewey's Memorial Drive (this one's going to break my heart); and Hamilton (I mean, it's been a couple of weeks so it was time, right?).
Watched: We watched some good stuff this weekend! Friday we watched Gary Oldman in Mank; he is, as always, incredible but I was also impressed with Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies. Last night we watched Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Viola Davis disappears into the title role but Chadwick Boseman, in his final role, is incredible. He was so thin by then; I have no idea how he mustered the energy required for his role.
Read: I finally finished J. Courtney Sullivan's Friends and Strangers and find that I'm still waiting for her to live up to my memory of Maine. I'm racing through Betrayal at Ravenswick for a TLC review soon; so far I'm thinking a cozy mystery World War I version of the Maisie Dobbs books. It's going to benefit from being the right book at the right time, I think.
Made: One of the areas that has suffered with having Covid is cooking; the good thing is that both of us have had reduced appetites as well. So I made a meatloaf and we had it three nights in a row. We cooked some chicken thighs and used them for meals for three days. I suppose it wouldn't be the worst thing if our appetites didn't come back any time soon - at least one of us (me!) has lost noticeable weight.
Enjoyed: The Inauguration. We thought it was so well done and that concert in the evening was amazing. The ladies brought the boom which was exciting to see. But who would have guessed Bernie Sanders would steal the spotlight?!
This Week I’m:
Planning: I'm getting back to work full-time this week which I imagine will exhaust me so I'm not planning much more than keeping up with cleaning and a couple of small projects I can do while sitting.
Thinking About: How blessed with are with the people in our lives. So many have checked in with us regularly the past couple of weeks and offered help.
Feeling: I went to Target with the intention of going in there yesterday but couldn't make myself it yet. Too many people. I didn't like crowds before CoVid; I wonder if I will ever be able to handle them again. I'm beginning to think I understand how people become hermits.
Looking forward to: Book club this week, even if it can only be by Zoom.
Question of the week: Are you breathing easier now that we've gotten through the transition peacefully?