Sunday April 10, 2022

Sunday April 10, 2022 

Notable things to me this week: 

Bucha was the town in Ukraine where they found dead civilians with their hands tied behind their backs execution style. 

Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the first black female justice - yay! 

Self care and rest are important! 

The weather was kind of cold and gray. It even snowed a bit on Saturday but finally the sun came out and today was a beautiful day in the 50’s. I was still at my son and daughter in law’s dog and house sitting since Thursday and yesterday when I was doing yoga in thier office/workout room I noticed she had the book I was wanting to read- Crying In H Mart by Michelle Zauner. So I started it yesterday afternoon curled up on their couch under blankets and finished it today sitting on the back deck in the sun while the dogs layed around or spontaneously got up and chased a squirrel or two.

Thursday night Carole and Steph came over and I fed them the potato & bean soup with lemon zest that I learned how to make in the cooking class I'm helping do camera work for. Then we hot tubbed, had cocktails and practiced some songs and made a couple of videos for FB and IG. One of them singing the Preamble and congratulating Justice Jackson. That was a fun night, I missed hanging out and laughing with them.

Friday night my boyfriend Ben had a gig with a band called the XRated Cowboys at Rumba Cafe and that was fun too. It was the first time I've gone out since the mask mandate was lifted and nobody had masks on and it really seemed like the before times, crowded and social and happy. Saturday night was a lovely quiet evening staying in with the dogs, ordering Indian food and watching episodes of Bridgerton. Going out to a bar to see live music the night before was fun but it also reaffirmed how much I love staying home relaxing and how important it is for me to have a day or two per week that I don't have plans and I don't work. Also, finishing a book made me realize I haven't finished a book all year and reading is a great way to relax while also inspiring new thoughts and ideas. We must make time for self care and rest!  

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