There were a few difficult days this week as the stir-craziness reared its head, but I’d much rather be home than not right now and am very fortunate to be able to work at home. After some busy-ness and crankiness, we took an evening to just watch Golden Girls (it’s on Hulu!) and Some Good News while eating pizza and we felt so much better, even if SGN always makes me cry. The Kid and I also laughed so hard making geometry puns during math.
Kid: Quad. Quill. What even is this?
Me: You don’t remember?
Kid: Qui-Gon Jinn.
Me: Quad. Ril. Lateral.
Kid: Lord Farquod. Got it.
Kid: This is Rhombus Lupin.
Me: Yes, I can see his obtuse canines and acute ears.
Writing has taken a lot more energy lately with my brain in an anxious overload setting, but I did have a real, live plot bunny cross my mind this week, which is exciting. All of my writing has been forced for the past month and a half and that feeling of inspiration was more than welcome. I hope it comes back more frequently.
I ran across this list of simple and tiny self-care measures I thought I would share. A quick cup of hot tea or a jam to 3-5 songs while in the shower definitely do wonders for me. I love a good London Fog made with Tazo Earl Grey, a splash of heavy cream and whatever sweetener you like. Some playlists I’m enjoying right now on Spotify include Spotify’s 70s Road Trip, Women of Folk, ’90s Pop Essentials and ’90s Acoustic. Id Store Haarlem’s New Moon April 2020 list is also fantastic.
Rolling on some perfume oil also really helps because I’m an olfactory-driven lass. Candles and diffusers? Yes, please. I have cats. You know I have these things in droves. My husband doesn’t bring me jewels or flowers; he brings me ink pens and wax melts. We all love what we love.
How are you doing this week? Share the little ways you’re taking care of yourself in the chat.