Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thursday Thoughts


  • The weather here has been warm, near 80 degrees, which is unusual and also difficult. I start the day in a sweatshirt and end it in a t-shirt and then spend all night flipping sheets and blankets on and off as I cycle through hot-cold phases. It does not make for a good night of sleep. Last night, it was 79 degrees inside, so we ran the a/c for a bit!
  • Warmer weather means bug season. A couple of nights ago, I was about to settle into my comfy recliner when I glanced at the pillow on it and saw a HUGE spider. HUGE. I started making weird squealing noises then managed to start chanting "oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh" and then managed to say "pillow spider." SP was pretty impressed with the spider's size. Then he rescued me by squashing the jerk. Gah! It was right where my head goes!
  • We both are 3-4 weeks past our second vaccination shots and we've ventured out twice. The first time, we had dinner at The Yard in Robinson because we could sit outside (also, we went early). It was going well until they were seating another couple at a table an acceptable distance away form us but the guy requested the table right behind me and they allowed it. Right behind me. Like I was separated by 12 inches from the wife's back. I kept leaning forward and silently chanting "I have the vaccine, I have the vaccine, I'm outdoors, it's OK." Fortunately we were almost done so it was only for 10, maybe 15, minutes. The second time we went out, we ate at Cafe io. We went early and there were only 2 other people dining, so I was OK and didn't have any panic attacks. It's nice to go out on our dinner dates again even if we now go at "early bird" times and I can only eat half my meal. But our "dining out" rules (early time, preferably outdoors but nearly empty inside is OK) are pretty limiting. Also, after seeing the news about PA having  a lot of cases from the British variant and the news that five states (including PA) have accounted for about 43% of new coronavirus cases over the last week, well, we might become hermits again!
  • Today is the home opener for the Pirates. They're 1-6. Off to another great year!

What We're Eating:

  • Leftover Easter food: Grilled lamb, ham, paska, grilled zucchini, steamed broccoli
  • Dessert: cupcakes, chocolate eggs, ice cream

What We're Watching:

  • Manifest is back. I think I liked the first episode. We'll see where it goes.
  • Doom Patrol. We finished Season 1. I am still undecided about it. It has its moments but overall I can't figure it out.

What I'm Reading:

  • Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen Mystery #4) by Joanne Fluke. It was fine. The "cozy mysteries" are light, quick reading.
  • I just started The Silent Wife (Will Trent #10) from Karin Slaughter. Yes, I'm reading them out of order. Oh well! I don't have the patience to wait and wait for them to become available and then read them in order.

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