Currently, it feels about as surreal as the month of March. I think the weather this morning is adding to my feelings as it’s fairly gloomy.
On a positive note, our area starts tentatively opening again this week. Our whole state, today. Some counties today as well. Our local area, however, is still on lock down for another week.
Let’s just look at the week ahead and see if it looks any different than the one we just left. Linking up with Sandra over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom.
The rest of the week shows 60’s and varying chances of rain. Means they have no idea. Might be rainy all week or it might be beautiful.
How I Am Feeling This Morning
Better after I’ve showered. Woke up a bit tired. Weird since I woke up quite a bit later than normal. Guessing I didn’t sleep well. Of course, I’ve been going to bed a bit later so that could also explain it. Missing the sunshine very much. Keeping positive amid a global pandemic is much harder under gloomy skies.
On My Mind
My work. I miss it. J’s school. He won’t admit it but he misses it, too I think. I’m sure he misses band class at least. Wondering if it’s too early to take a nap.
On My To Do List
- Check in with my work (I’m scheduled for Friday but probably not needed)
- Work on the flower garden (if it isn’t too rainy)
- Help J keep on his school work (it’s a fine balancing act here)
- Laundry/clean house (always)
- Find some motivation
On My Breakfast Plate
Benefit of sleeping late on a gloomy day. Husband was up early and made breakfast so I had a pancake and sausage along with my coffee.
On My Reading Pile
I read Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Didn’t really care for the author but her descriptions of the trail were interesting and it did make me a bit nostalgic for the 90’s (However, I do realize it’s odd to use a blog platform to miss a time prior to social media and mainstream blogging.) It was the last library book I had left (not counting several children’s books about the grasslands) so it was nice to pick up a “real” book.
Since I enjoyed reading a “real” book so much, I went and raided our bookshelves here for something I hadn’t read. Finished Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger last night. G kept amused at my face as I read the book from his high school sophomore honors English class. Not one of my favorite reads.
Watched the final installment (almost 3 hours of sub-titles!) of my Millennium trilogy movies, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. I liked that book the best and that movie the least. Found myself really disappointed by how they developed Erica Berger’s character in the movies (she’s a side character but they didn’t get her right at all to the point it annoyed me).
Spent my Friday night watching La La Land as I’d never seen it. It was okay. Not something I’m itching to watch again. My husband and I enjoyed watching Upload on Amazon Prime though I do wish Amazon Prime focused more on making new seasons of their current shows than constantly throwing the new shows out there.
On The Menu This Week
Went grocery shopping last night so probably a pretty standard fare as far as our menus go.
MONDAY: Pork chops, sweet potatoes, salad (lunch: leftover pizza)
TUESDAY: Taco salads (What else would we have?) (lunch: peanut butter sandwiches)
WEDNESDAY: BLT’s, sweet potato fries (lunch: leftovers probably)
THURSDAY: Bar-B-Que Baked Chicken, corn, salad (lunch: scrambled eggs, toast)
FRIDAY: Roast in the crock pot (lunch: baked potatoes)
From The Camera
We finally got our garden tilled on Saturday.
Going to have to make my own hanging basket this year but that’s okay.
Looking Around The House
It’s dark! The rain’s here along with some hail. I just returned to this post after running outside to grab my little flowers pictured above and bring them inside.
Chore I’m Not Looking Forward To Today Or This Week
Discussing school work with J.
To Relax This Week I Will
Watch my birds, maybe bake something, turn on some music.
On My Prayer List
A friend who lost her mother last week (not to the virus), all the workers considered essential, family, strangers. An end to this crazy global pandemic.
Quote For The Week
How about a song instead?
What are your plans for this (hopefully) very merry month of May?