Reading: For the First Time, Again by Sylvain Neuvel
Listening: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell – Yes, still. Because this past week, I was too busy rocking out to Irish pub music, which is always fun.
Watching: The Mandalorian, Daisy Jones and the Six, Ted Lasso, Shadow and Bone, and The Last of Us. Plus, Jim and I decided to become Formula One fans after watching the first two seasons of Formula One: Drive to Survive.
Cooking: I made that macaroni and cheese and that soup I mentioned. Both were delicious. I also made a breakfast casserole. The lovely thing about being empty nesters is all of the wonderful leftovers we get to enjoy, and everything I made created fantastic leftovers.
Enjoying: Jim and I had the BEST time on St. Patrick’s Day, and I thoroughly enjoyed the build-up before that. I made a game with myself to wear as much green as possible. Then Jim took off Friday afternoon, and we spent the rest of the day drinking, Guinness for him and Magners for me, and dancing/enjoying a really great band. We left around the time all the young’uns started entering the tent (Gen Zers), were home in time for dinner, and went to bed for a good night’s sleep. It was so much fun, and we definitely plan to do it again next year!
Planning: Jim plans to make another shelf, and once that is done, we will finish deep-cleaning the basement living areas. I’ve also batted around the idea of making a container garden this year. I kill everything I touch, but I would like to try growing the few veggies and herbs we eat the most. Holly is all for it, so it might be a good project for us when she gets home.
Feeling: I know I’ve said it before, but it still feels strange to say I am happy. Jim has been home a lot more this month, and Cora is finally attending training classes that seem to help calm her down a bit. Winter is still fighting to stay, but I’ve seen the forecast for the rest of the month, and it looks promising. My nephew officially signed on to play baseball for the University of Minnesota despite still being a junior. Holly gave us her last day in Scotland. It’s all good.
Did you and Jim to a concert or some other kind of St. Patrick’s Day event? We saw the photos on Instagram and wondered.
We went to our local Irish pub, which had a fest tent and live music throughout the day. The band was terrific, and it was so MUCH fun!