The Tuesday Currents

This week I am…

cleaning out more nooks and crannies with Wood Sprite and finding things to donate

introducing the chicks to “squirmy worms,” which really don’t squirm since it’s just what we call freeze-dried mealworms

counting down the days until our mattress substitution gets here. I don’t sleep well on a good day, and since we had “the rock” delivered I haven’t had more than three hours a night. I’m exhausted.

completing classes and trainings and attending meetings

writing about bears, classic poetry, Prodigal Son and more

missing our snow! I know not everyone loves it but it sure is pretty when it’s here. I’m definitely glad it’s warmer for everyone. I just can’t stand the idea of summer coming with all of its bugs and heat, but I may feel differently this year. Summer will mean more outdoor distanced visits for Wood Sprite, who really needs those, and some swimming via Swimply, which we all need.

cleaning out the office so we can re-arrange and paint it. We’re getting rid of a few things to make more space and it’s going much more slowly than it did in my 20s when I would rearrange the entire apartment in a day! Of course, we had much less stuff back then, and a small apartment versus our house.

recovering from eating way too much Cajun food!

cursing my blinky computer. I fixed it for a while but after a reset it went back to its old ways.

catching up my journal bit by bit. I’ve never been this behind since the kiddo was a baby! I’m so used to killing time in it while waiting outside of classes but since Covid, there’s none of that time anymore.

looking for a new dentist. Who do you love? We adored ours and then he retired. Most of his staff, including our favorite hygienist, also left after the new guy took over. We gave these changes a chance for two years but we just can’t anymore. It’s hard to find someone new when you’re social distancing.

playing all of the original Star Wars movies on loop while I write. Speaking of tropes, there are some major themes getting on my nerves, but there’s so much I love that I keep playing them anyway. I feel pretty lucky to have so much newer media without as much BS when it comes to diverse characters and women.

watching some new-to-me shows! I am not very fond of The Luminaries, but I’ve only seen one episode. I may just quit because I read reviews calling it a “stuffy throwback” and that’s exactly how it feels. After seeing Queen’s Gambit I’ve got higher expectations for my media these days. I don’t have a lot of patience for the old tropes featuring women anymore. Shows I’m loving include Queen Sugar and The Equalizer (the new one starring Queen Latifah). Indy and I are still watching Prodigal Son together and really enjoying it, although it seems like they went so far in the first season they didn’t leave themselves much room in this one.

experimenting with new coffee flavors. So far salted chocolate mocha is winning.

loving this week’s book club pick, Take a Hint, Dani Brown. I love Talia Hibbert and was really looking forward to this one. It’s not disappointing!

what are you up to?

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