Friday, March 27, 2020

Right now

Right now I am...

:: tired. I have felt really tired for two weeks now But I slept quite well last night, so maybe I will feel better soon.

:: excited to mention that I finished the yearly taxes as far as I could yesterday. It's not that much work, but it always weighs me down and it takes up a lot of space in my head. And this time it was worse because we moved abroad. The Netherlands doesn't have clear rules about taking your business with you and wants us to do our private taxes on paper and through snail mail (because, you know, that's so much easier than online if you're living abroad). That last part isn't finished since the paper forms are with our daughter in The Netherlands. I have to find a way to get them here safely (we were supposed to go there in time to do the taxes, but I don't think we will be able to).

:: looking forward to cleaning, reorganizing, gardening and things like that

:: trying not to give in to the temptation and use that headspace to start writing a new novel right away, since that would mean lots of screentime again. On the other hand... writing is even better than reading if you want to escape the real world for a while. And well, with that view (second picture) screen time isn't too bad...

:: knitting along on the shawl. Picked up the hat I started a while back too.

:: wondering if that cat (he's kneading my stomach right now) will ever lay down. He's so happy, but he still hasn't learned to fully retract his nails when doing that. Ouch!

:: looking forward to the weekend. No, we won't be going anywhere, but it's still weekend, you know?

:: considering to make this an offline weekend. I used to have those a lot, but lately... well, you know. Maybe I need a little reset.

:: wondering why I'm so obsessed with keeping up with the news. It doesn't make any difference if I know right away if there are new cases on the island (we're up to 7 now). Well, okay, if we plan to get off our own property, we should probably check for any new rules (they're considering closing beaches and installing a curfew), but if we don't... just carry on. Also, knowing exactly what is going on in The Netherlands as soon as it's posted, doesn't do anything to prevent my family from getting the virus. (talking to myself here - sometimes that's how blogging works)
Need to stop this. Now.

:: planning to take some pictures of plants and trees this weekend, to have something else to talk about next week

:: wishing you all a good weekend. Make it special, even if you've been at home the rest of the week too ;-)


  1. I'm excited about the weekend even though we aren't doing anything either. I am constantly checking as well. There is a state wide update at noon then a news conference in the afternoon that I try to keep in the loop. It doesn't make me any happier so it's weird that I want to keep checking in. Stay safe :)

    1. It's hard to stop checking, but I'll just keep trying. Stay safe too ;-)