I've been a spotty blogger for the last two weeks and that might be my new pattern. I'm avoiding using the phrase new normal. Nothing has or will be normal again-and in many regards, that's a good thing, and in others, it's just the evolution of life within a major world health crisis. I've been a little prickly in some comments on blogs, stating my opinion, but realize prickly and rude is a fine line-so sorry if my quips have come off as such. I'm just saddened when I read after all this country and world has been, and is still going through, people letting past behaviors that were not great to begin with, resurface. It has been a very different past two weeks for me than the last 16 months, and it dawned on me that when some of you read my post, you might have the same reaction I did reading others. Yep, those living in glass houses should not throw rocks. So with that bit of self reflection, I have lots to share in my weekly recap of life using the W words.
Where I've been: I may need to do bullet lists on this as I have been every where it seems compared to this week last year.
- Book club outside at my friends house
- Nephews confirmation inside the church and lunch afterwards
- Party room gathering for drinks and listening to musician friend perform
- Dinner out-inside (though at a table distanced from others) with friends
- Home showing with my daughter
- McDonalds drive through, twice, for coffee and Diet Coke (Kim you are rubbing off on me!)
- Eye doctor
- Plant department
- Three store stops for a few groceries and H&B items
This weekend will be much more home focused, but the idea that we can be out and about is great. Trivia actually doesn't start until June 9th so I didn't meet up with that group of friends. It feels like the only thing I didn't do this last week.
Where I'm going: We don't have any specific plans this weekend to go anywhere. If we don't go to the lake, we'll likely go to church, outdoors preferably if the weather is cooperative. I really like outside church, pandemic or no pandemic. It feels right. I need a good grocery shop again, but want to get the refrigerator and freezer cleaned first. Yesterday I was going to suggest either a meal out or take out, but DD2 is still not at two weeks post vaccinated, and want to save that budget for an experience, not just to avoid cooking.
What I'm watching: My daughter wanted something funny for quick watching and found Community on Netflix. I've watched a few episodes, and I like it. It's a silly ensemble cast of traditional and nontraditional students at a Community College who become a friend like group through the guise of a con Spanish study group. I've also watched two episodes of the BBC police drama, Grace on Britbox, starring one of my favorites, John Simm as DS Roy Grace, who is struggling with the disappearance six years earlier of his wife while solving horrendous murder cases in the Brighton-Hove area of the UK.