Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thursday Thoughts

This might sound strange given everything going on in the world, but lately, I've been telling SP how grateful & thankful I am for what we have and for the way our life is. I am thankful he has a job that has always allowed him to work from home if necessary. I am thankful his employer actively tells employees to stay home if they feel unwell. I am thankful he still has a paycheck. I am thankful we are able to afford to stock up and afford warehouse membership and buy in bulk. Right now, I am even thankful that we do not have children.

There have been a lot of sad times since I found out in my early 20's that I couldn't have children, and I know all my friends say how wonderful it is and it's the best thing they ever did, but right now I am thankful we don't have kids to worry about, to entertain, to home school, to explain all this. We don't have them bugging us, being bored, whining, hogging the internet, etc.

Speaking of the internet, before all this started, we upgraded our service (faster & cheaper) which is good because we also recently got rid of our "traditional" television service and switched to a streaming tv service. We compared our existing channels and costs with those of 2-3 streaming services and then tried 2 of them with free trials before deciding. Truthfully, I miss some things about our old service. I find some things with our new service difficult. Maybe it's better to say not as user friendly. Not as old user friendly?! Sometimes I can't figure out how to navigate to where I want to go. But for $70 less a month, I'll deal with it. The only thing we maybe might miss a wee bit is the local sports channel. But not right now since there aren't any new sports. There are things I like a lot more with the new service.

Mostly, I have trouble remembering whether something I want to watch is on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu or the streaming TV service or HBO which is attached to our Prime account.

And I resent that SP finally got his XBox in the main living room - ! It's white - it does not match the other devices. Why, why would they make it white???

What We're Eating:

  • Roast Chicken with rice and steamed broccoli or sauteed zucchini. All week long.
  • Dessert: Chocolate Pudding

What We're Watching:

  • Ozark Season 3 (Netflix). What an ending! How fun bat-shit crazy is Darlene?! I think she's my favorite character - the one you love to hate!
  • The Manifest season finale is this Monday. I'm glad they shortened the show to 13 episodes instead of a slow, plodding season with useless episodes. 
  • Movie: Richard Jewell. Good movie. But the movie made us feel really old!
  • HTGAWM returns tonight. I am excited to see how it ends, if Annalise really dies, how does Wes return (he was seen in a preview snippet, I think). 
  • Killing Eve Season 3 starts April 12!

What I'm Reading:

  • Lavender Blue Murder from Laura Childs. It took me a while to get through this light, fluffy read (like all the Tea Shop Mysteries) and I'm not sure if I'm bored with formulaic, all too familiar plot or if what's going on (or not going on) in the world is getting to me, making me unable to concentrate.

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