The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…
Good morning everyone. I hope you are all doing well. Today marks 28 days of quarantine for myself. Although the initial shock has worn off and I have settled into a routine, this whole thing still feels surreal. I have not ventured out in 28 days except to go to my backyard. To get exercise and ease my anxiety I do 30 minutes aerobics daily and then I do 30-45 minutes yoga daily after. It has been something I look forward to, my daily exercise and yoga time. My anxiety got so bad these past several weeks, I lost 11 pounds because when I’m nervous I can’t eat so I am trying to put those pounds back on. We do online food orders from Target for no contact curbside pickup, but they don’t do cold foods or perishables this way so when absolutely necessary my husband takes a quick trip to the grocery store for milk, eggs, fruits etc. We try to limit those trips to once every 10 days or so. New Jersey has announced the stay-at-home order is extended until May 15th. As hard as it is, I agree with that decision because at the rate the virus has been spreading it’s terrifying. You are not supposed to leave the house without wearing a mask now and you are not allowed to enter a public place…supermarket etc… without a mask on. I keep reminding myself, this is only temporary.
On a different note, I baked an apple cake yesterday. This is the recipe I use.
I offer you all a virtual slice today….it pairs well with tea.
onto my bookish updates….
I suck at reading lately. So, I am promising myself to finish one of the books I am reading this week AND to post a review this upcoming week on it. I am reading two books right now, one self-help and one King for entertainment: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose and Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King. A New Earth is a re-read. I first read this one over a decade ago and it had a profound impact on me so I thought now would be the perfect time to re-read it. It’s all about living in the present moment and not allowing your ego, or the voice inside your head, to dominate you with negative thoughts and worries. I mainly read this one before bedtime and it has a calming effect on me.
My daughter and I are HOOKED on Little Fires Everywhere. It is really good and makes for great conversation with themes of race, racism, class status and motherhood. The casting is amazing as well.
I’ve been crocheting rainbows lately. They have become popular these past few weeks as a symbol of hope. I’m working on a second larger one. I will share pics when it’s done.
It has been cold and mostly dreary lately but finally today temps are supposed to warm up into the 60’s and the sun is already brightly shining. I will be doing some blog hopping this morning over coffee and oatmeal, then I will take my book out to the backyard for some sunshine and fresh air.
How are you doing? Thank you for visiting and stay well.
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