Sooo this past week hit a bit different. I thought I was really settling into this situation but there were moments I was not so sure.
I think starting this upcoming week I need to get more fresh air and see outside a bit more.
With week 3 behind me, I wanted to share a few things that went on during #stayhome.
When Is Nap Time?
I found myself wanting to take a nap EVERY SINGLE DAY around 3 or 4. Two days out of the week I let the nap win but I didn’t go down without a fight. I slept from 4-7 and 5-8. Lying horizontally at the foot of my bed has become a new spot for me. I don’t know what it is but it keeps me down for hours.
I Facetime with my Mommy just about every day and it can be 2-3 times on some days. We talk about everything from home decor, workout routines, and just be plain silly.
This past week I got an extra dose of Facetime Fun with my cousin. She is of course home but she has a new-found love for homeschooling her 2 kids (haha) while also trying to work from home and keep up with the many requests that are coming from her job. At the end of us talking I told her she deserved a hot bath and wine.
Add To Cart, Add to Shopping Bag…Checkout
Wait wait wait. I went as long as I could and I passed up on some really good deals before I gave in. There were many days that would probably have me with a whole new wardrobe to include the handbag, but I put up a good fight.
This past week I finally joined in with online shopping. Target, Macy’s, and Amazon were there for me. I will say that I BELIEVE every item purchased I needed and that’s the end of that discussion. I will update y’all in another post of what I NEEDED.
I took the time to do a foot mask on my feet. Not even 2 weeks ago I was laughing at a friend who said her feet were looking bad, and here I was trying to figure out how did mine become so dry. I went with a Sephora foot mask.
I am always looking for a good book to read. I am part of 2 book clubs and for the month of April, we are starting on new books. This week I started reading Memory Man written by David Baldacci. You can find this book on Amazon to order via mail or straight to the Kindle/Kinde App. Also, if you are registered at your local library be sure to download the App OverDrive. OverDrive is an application that I started using in Singapore that allowed me to ‘check out’ books electronically without ever having to go to the library. However, if you are someone who likes to turn pages like me, you can also request the library to place the book on hold for you.
Memory Man is book #1 of a 3 book series. If you are into mystery books this may be a good read for you. I am in chapter 16 which makes me a fourth of the way through the book and I have a hard time putting it down. I made up a reading schedule for the bookclub to be sure that we stay on track and finish the book by our next virtual meeting.
Here is a summary of what the book is about:
Amos Decker’s life changed forever–twice.
The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to play in the NFL. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field forever, and left him with an improbable side effect–he can forget nothing.
The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare–his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered.
His family destroyed, their killer’s identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can.
But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time, a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
I hope everyone is continuing to take care of themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. Also, don’t forget to check on your family and friends.
Until next time stay safe.
Cover Image Photo Credit: fotografiendre