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Reading:  Book of Night by Holly Black

Listening:  A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers and lots of Foo Fighters music (RIP Taylor Hawkins)

Watching:  Basketball, Ted Lasso, Parks and Recreation

Cooking:  Jim and I have been enjoying our subscription to Blue Apron. Jim’s coworker is the one who got us into Blue Apron. As the company’s CFO, she understands a bargain, and if she felt this subscription was a good deal, then who am I to argue? We love it. I love that they include everything in their meal kits. Their recipes are easy to follow, and they are a lot healthier than some of the other meal subscription kits from what little research I’ve done. I easily adapted them for when I was seriously reducing my carb intake, and they were still delicious. The meals themselves are the perfect serving size, leaving us neither too full nor too hungry. As we move closer to being full empty nesters, this seems to be an excellent option for us right now.

Enjoying:  This weekend has been quiet, and I’ve loved every minute. I finally got a chance to get caught up on laundry and paperwork and pretty much everything else that slipped through the cracks lately. Plus, we had the most amazing snowfalls this week and weekend. Both of them were gorgeous, made even better by the fact that they occurred in spring. The sizes of the flakes were spectacular. I haven’t seen such fluffy flakes in forever.

Planning:  At this moment, Holly is stuffing her graduation announcements. I am also finally downloading her senior photos and ordering her party invites later today. We are t-minus two months to the big day, and time is short.

Feeling:  Since Holly cannot decide where she wants to go to school this fall, frustration is the dominant feeling right now. I was hoping to be able to announce her school of choice on her party invites, but that’s not going to happen. I know she has dance team tryouts for one school at the end of April. I guess we wait until then for her decision.

Upcoming:  We have a reasonably quiet week followed by a rather insane weekend. Holly has a dance competition this weekend. She is also attending the prom of one of the local high schools on Saturday. So there will be a lot of back and forth with multiple hairstyles and makeup changes, long days and late nights, and mornings that will come way too soon. I’m looking forward to it!

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