Well, I blinked and suddenly it’s December! I tell you, for a year that has brought one trial after another on personal, national and global levels, 2020 sure has flown. I guess it’s true what they say, time flies whether you’re having fun or not.
So, let’s see. Where did we leave off last week? I was in a lot of pain, as I recall. Last Sunday was one of my worse days with this shoulder/back pain. I was thankful to be able to get into my chiropractor on Monday, and he worked it pretty good.
I felt some better after that, but by the time I went back on Wednesday, I had pain and numbness moving down my right arm. I was getting worried that I’d done some real damage, but he knew exactly what was going on and was able to apply his active release techniques to the nerves in that arm, and he got things loosened up quite a bit.
Since then, I’d say my pain and discomfort is about 50% of what it was last weekend, but I’m still uncomfortable. I’m really looking forward to going back tomorrow and Thursday this week, and hopefully after those two sessions, I will be on the road to recovery.
I’ve been working on adjusting my work space and moving around a lot more during the day. I’m also doing a lot of my work on my laptop, which is not a longterm solution, as it’s really not good for your neck and back either. But for now, I’m hoping it’s giving me the break from my desk that I need to allow my back and shoulder to heal.
And I’m sure that’s more than you wanted to know about all that!
Unfortunately, there just isn’t a lot else to talk about. I feel like life has sort of come to a standstill. With the weather turning cold, having social gatherings outside isn’t really feasible, so we haven’t been seeing friends or going out to eat — things that were helping to break up the monotony of the summer and fall.
I feel like with the vaccine on the horizon, we are in the home stretch, and if we can just lay low and stay well, we may be able to escape this nasty Covid altogether. Wouldn’t that be nice!
So we’re all trying to tow the line, and keep our risk levels minimal, but that means a LOT of time at home without much to do, and to be honest, I’m getting bored and a bit stir crazy.
We have a long winter ahead of us, and once the “magic” of the holidays is over — what little there even is this year — I’ve got a feeling it’s going to get very dark and depressing if we don’t find a way to keep busy.
Up till now, my work has provided a great means of escape, but honestly, who cares what they wear if they are literally are going nowhere and seeing no one for the next 3 months?
But I’ll be okay. I know there’s an end in sight, and I can see the bigger picture. I’m more worried about my kids — especially the one who is at home all the time with no job or extracurricular activity as an impetus to get out of bed.
It’s hard with older kids, as there’s only so much you can do for them. Beyond that, all I know to do is pray, and cling to the knowledge that this too shall pass. I just hope we all manage to make it out relatively unscathed.
Well, that really took a turn, didn’t it? Maybe I should just ditch this post and start over.
Can you tell I’m PMSing? I always get introspective and emotional around this time. I keep hoping the change everyone talks about is on the horizon, but so far, no dice.
Of course, when that happens, I may find myself introspective and emotional all the time, so I guess I should be thankful for the time I have left when it’s only one week out of the month.
So, let’s lighten this up a bit, and then I’m going to bundle up and go for a run.
Do you have any good TV shows we can watch? We finished the most recent season of The Crown and wiped out The Queen’s Gambit in about 3 days. I highly recommend both.
We just started watching Happy Valley, which is kind of dark, but entertaining nonetheless.
Then in a moment of nostalgia… and needing a light diversion from Happy Valley… I watched Love Actually this weekend.
Good grief, I forgot how raunchy it is in parts — I was thankful the kids weren’t around — but it is also so good. I had a few good laughs, and I might have even teared up a couple of times. It was much needed. (See prior comment about the time of the month.)
I’m thinking of starting Virgin River, but I can tell Paul probably won’t be into it. It looks a little cheesy, but I’m hoping it’s still good enough to keep my interest.
Anyway, let me know if you have anything else we should try. I like to keep my shows fairly clean, but otherwise, we are open to pretty much any type of storyline. We like everything from documentaries to dramas to comedies.
On that note, I need to close this out and get myself outside for a run before church. It’s only 34 degrees, so I have to allot extra time to get bundled up. I swear, half the workout this time of year is getting in and out of my running clothes.
I hope you guys are hanging in there, keeping positive, and staying safe! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
145 thoughts on “Coffee Talk 12.06.20”
You HAVE to watch Virgin River. I stumbled upon season 1 and then couldn’t hardly wait until the day season 2 dropped, and then i blew through it in 3 days. It is really good! Now the very long wait for season 3….long wait!
LOL, Okay! Will do! 🙂
I love Virgin River! You should watch it! There is a little cheese factor, but mostly feel good. Emily in Paris is another good, but not quite as family friendly. Glad you are feeling better!
Good to know, I had wondered about Emily in Paris. Thank you!
Thanks for being honest and open!! Watch Beetlejuice! Not sure why we love that movie so much :)!
LOL! I never saw that one, I’ll try it!
Hi and good morning! Love your Sunday coffee chats! If you have HBO I think you’ll like The Undoing. It’s six episodes and it’s excellent! Don’t know how appropriate for the kids – read about.
Re your back and neck pain, do you think a stand/up for your monitor would work? You can read about it as well!
Enjoy your day!
We don’t, but maybe we can find it another way. I do have a stand up monitor, but I got out of the habit of using it when my hip got better. I’ve been using it more, and I think it’s helping some.
I LOVE Seaside Hotel! It’s on Prime. It has been one of my favorite finds in the past year.
That sounds cute. Haven’t heard of that one.
We started watching the “Undoing” last night and we both liked it. Nicole Kidman and a very serious Hugh Grant. I highly recommend it. Love Actually is my all time favorite! I am watching Virgin River on my own. I like it also but my husband said it was too touchy-feely for him.
I’ve wondered about the Undoing too. I am sure Paul will feel the same about Virgin River, but I can watch alone or with the girls. Thanks for the tips!
I agree, definitely watch Virgin River. I also liked Emily in Paris. They’re entertaining but not something my hubby would have enjoyed.
Please keep the fashion posts coming. As an “essential worker”, I’m still going to the office every day.
I hope you get some more relief from the pain this week and that you can find a good solution so it doesn’t pop up again.
I’m so glad some people still get to go to work! LOL. It seems like so many are home. I will try both of those shows.
Oh netflix…lol. our most favourite has been the Line of Duty seasons…..so good.
Also all the Harlan Coben series…”The Stranger” is one of them.
Had all the same thoughts this week, getting to New years will be OK with Christmas as a happy distraction but the winter is gonna be long. I work in the travel industry actually leading tours on the road and haven’t worked since March, and I would guess I’m a long ways off returning. I’m running out of productive things to keep my mind and body moving and busy.
Thanks for the tips! Yes, I’m sure your industry is really suffering. I hope it starts looking up soon!
I agree – I worry about the long winter. My saving grace is that we are decluttering, donating, tossing, selling, getting ready to move May/June (we hope). Taking breaks from work (teaching on-line is more exhausting than I ever imagined), I tackle one small area at a time (today I want to deal with the entrance closet – how did I collect to many jackets? I can’t even blame you, haha, since I have had many for a long time, long before I started following you.)
We are not going anywhere, and I am only dressing for zoom classes, but I so love reading your posts and getting ideas for shopping my closet, with maybe a purchase here and now.
I can only imagine how all this is affecting teenagers (well, all children). My students seem tired, uninspired (some classes, like mine, have been online all semester; all classes went online the Monday of Thanksgiving week until February 1.) So, now they are all home (which is great for the holidays, but this is not how they imagined their college life.)
I hope your shoulder problems are improving. Working on the computer all day is horrible for our bodies. My piriformis is causing me horrible pain. Hoping yoga helps (thank you! for introducing me to Adriene. I have been doing yoga with her since April. Not every day, but aiming for 4-5 times a week.)
Loved Queen’s Gambit. I started The Crown last year, and I should go back to it. I am not sure my husband will enjoy it, but we will start it and see how far he gets. Call the Midwife is excellent. We have been watching each season when it was shown, but I think some of the previous seasons are on Netflix. Seeing history in this context is so interesting.
Yes, moving will provide a nice diversion for you during this time. I watched Call the Midwife when it first came out but lost interest. I may try again.
In case you need a movie suggestion, we watched “Fisherman Friends” on Netflix with our teens this weekend. It was a good one – and based on a true story.
I love anything based on a true story, thanks!
We started Virgin River yesterday. I wasn’t expecting my husband to like it, but he does. He just told me we could try to fit an episode in before leaving!
Cool! I”m definitely going to try.
Virgin River is pretty good. You’d like it…Emily in Paris is fun and you can watch it with your daughters. Selling Sunset (series)was pretty good. It’s about a selling elite real estate in LA with looking into the dynamics between females in the realty world. High fashion as well. Unorthodox was excellent as well as Shtisel. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisey series.
Thank you! I had wondered about Emily in Paris.
I hope you are feeling better this week- you’ve been a warrior about running! Another movie suggestion that is family friendly is “Painted Horses”- we’ve recommended it several times and everyone has really liked it! Happy Sunday!
Thanks, that’s a new one!
I haven’t seen it yet but a friend recommended Dash & Lily (sereis) on Netflix. We’ve also seen two good movies lately – The Secret: Dare to Dream and Holidate. Hope your recovery continues and you have relief soon. And please keep your posts coming! Even though I’m retired I still like to see how you put outfits together.
Thank you! 🙂
I’m really sorry the COVID doldrums are getting to you! Here in SoCal, I work as an RN and am grateful for the ability to work and get out of the house. As far as what to watch, I’m practically screaming in my seat! Line of Duty on 1 of those British subscription channels– Britbox or Acorn. It is so gripping, you will hardly want to do anything else. Also there are: Shetland, Vera, Broadchurch, The Victim.. there are others. Also Fauda, on Netflix, is gripping within the first 5 minutes and has 3 seasons
LOL, thanks for the suggestions! And thank you for your work as an RN. I appreciate all of those on the front lines, keeping us all well.
I watched Timeless on Netflix and loved it. And if you haven’t watched “Longmire” on Netflix that is really good, too. If you have Disney+ “The Right Stuff” is pretty good. I so do not miss the valleys of pms. I was a basket case that would eat everything in site for 3 days. I remember breaking out in tears at a grocery store once and I couldn’t stop them. My poor hubby was mortified and thought I’d lost it. LOL. Funny now but not then. Hang in there. Hope you have a nice relaxing Sunday and glad to hear your pain level is better after a chiro visit.
Thanks for those suggestions, all new to me. And I can so relate about the breakdown in the grocery store, lol! I’m sure I’ll get through it, but I’m not looking forward to it.
My husband and I LOVED “The Durrells in Corfu” on Amazon Prime! Our friends watched it on our recommendation and loved it, too. It’s about a single mom and her quirky kids who move to the Greek Island of Corfu and has comedy, drama, and breathtaking scenery! Highly recommend! We also enjoyed and binged Virgin River. I also liked The Crown and Call the Midwives.
The Durrells in Corfu sounds fun, I haven’t heard of that one.
I hope that you had a good run! It sounds like the chiropractor is getting to the root of your pain, and that by the end of this coming week, you should be feeling so much better. I know that a lot of people don’t trust chiropractors, but in the past Larry and & I have gotten a lot of relief from one. And we didn’t mind paying for it ourselves. Larry doesn’t like cheesy shows either, so I haven’t even been watching the Hallmark Christmas movies that I enjoy. During this extra crazy time, living in the country, with lots of land around, getting out riding on the four wheeler or golf cart helps in so many ways. And we don’t have to worry about exposure. Larry’s cancer doctor said that the verdict is still out on whether or not he will be able to take the vaccine. He will be consulting with the cancer doctors at Emory regarding how to proceed. In the meantime, he said for us to continue wearing a mask, staying away from non mask wearing people, and practice social distancing. Have a blessed 2nd Sunday of Advent!
Yeah, I’ve never been one to go to chiropractors, but I got this recommendation from a friend, and he is amazing. He doesn’t really crack things – he mostly uses active release. It’s amazing how he can find the exact muscle or nerve affected and work it out.
I’m sure Larry needs to take all of the precautions. I’m glad he’s been well so far.
The Chosen is amazing.Its a story of Jesus and his mirscles. The season 1 DVD is out. I cant wait for season 2.
I’m right there with you with praying for our teen/college age kids. Just want them to make it through this pandemic unscathed (well, and for us to make it through too!) I bet you would like the series called Broadchurch. Look it up on Netflix. After the first few episodes it gets really hard not to binge watch! It’s soooo good!
Yes! We are going to watch… David wants to watch with us so we are waiting til he is done with his semester. Looking forward to it!
I so related to your blog today. Until the last couple of weeks I’ve been able to get out and meet friends and extended family outside during the nicer weather but now with the elevated virus conditions and cold weather, it’s been harder to stay positive and keep busy. I have kids similar to your ages and they’ve been in combination of hybrid and full remote learning—I agree it’s so hard with older kids and all that they are sacrificing during this very social time of their lives. With shoulder and back issues, luckily in the past, the combination of PT, chiropractor therapy and walking (not sitting too much) really helped the pain. I would highly recommend Victoria if you liked the Crown series, the Miss Maisel series, and of course a Hallmark movie is always a relaxing and happy diversion. An old standby is the Gilmore Girls series.
Thanks, Shelly. Loved Victoria and Gilmore Girls. I should try Miss Maisel.
Thank you Jo-Lynne for your Coffee Talk posts. I look forward to reading them each Sunday. Thank you also, for all the hard work that goes onto your daily blog posts. You always keep it real and honest, which I appreciate, and you look wonderful in all the styles you model. Hope your shoulder/ back issue resolved soon. Not much fun when you are in constant discomfort.
Thanks so much, Donna. I appreciate you!
Yes! What are we going to do after the holidays?? Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix is a good one for the while family. He travels around the world eating local cuisine. Over the summer I subscribed to an adult craft kit thinking that my girls and I could work on it. I’m about 3 kits behind, so I have put a hold on them, but Cratejoy has any kind of subscription you could possibly want.
I am so not a crafter, but Becca is looking for projects, so I’ll check that out. And Somebody Feed Phil sounds good.
I’m happy your shoulder issue seems to be getting better. It’s truly no fun to have consistent aches and pains. But be careful what you wish for – when the Change comes, you may have to deal with a host of other issues until you can stabilize everything in your body! Lol! If you haven’t watched Bridge of Spies yet, it’s a terrific movie based on a true story that I had never heard before. Tom Hanks is FABULOUS in it! And give Ford vs. Ferrari a chance too. It’s also based on a true story. We are racing fans (along with our youngest son) but our oldest son and his wife are not, and they watched it and LOVED it. So you don’t need to have any interest in cars or racing to like it. The casting is wonderful in both Bridge of Spies and Ford vs. Ferrari. I think Paul would like both of them. Also, our oldest son and his wife watched the new Mulan remake and said it was amazing. There is a lot of martial arts in it so maybe you could coax Paul to watch? I think the girls would like it too. Our son said just don’t compare it to the animated version, which is his favorite Disney animated movie. It is different than the animated version but he and his wife were very pleasantly surprised and pleased with it!
I am sure you are right about the change. I am dreading it. Love Tom Hanks and never heard of Bridge of Spies. Definitely checking that one out.
Not a show but watch Noelle, Jingle Jangle and Godmothered to put you in the Christmas spirit.
Have you watched Gilmore Girls it’s an oldie but so good.
Thank you! And yes, we are HUGE Gilmore Girls fans. 🙂
Have you watched Yellowstone, The Undoing, Big Little Lies, Million Little Things, Little Fires Everywhere????
No – but I read Big Little Lies. I need to check into it. Paul may not like them but I can watch alone.
I did look up The Undoing on Common Sense Media – I always check there b/c of the kids. Whatever it said, I guess I decided not to watch. Would it be okay for the kids?
If you have not already watched it, “Grace and Frankie” on Netflix is really worth the watch.
I haven’t, thanks!
I highly recommend Virgin River. The episodes go by quickly and you end up wanting more. The characters are quirky – the scenery is beautiful. It’s well worth a look.
Sounds right up my alley. I may just have to watch it alone… or maybe with the girls.
Hang in there! PMS and the transitional years to menopause are no fun and so challenging but I found such joy after! I felt like my happy 10 year old self again — no unpredictable angry feelings or emotional lows. On top of everything, I believe the timing of ‘the change’ with our children leaving the nest makes it particularly difficult and emotional. I know everyone is different, but I love who I am now in my menopause years.
That is good to hear!
I can recommend Grantchester. It’s a British show with a local detective and town vicar who team up to solve crimes in the village.
I feel like we tried that… I’ll have to check with Paul. I do love those types of shows.
Hi, we loved Longmire on Netflix, Heartland, and Band of Brothers on Amazon prime. Also. MARSHALL WITH Chadwick Bozeman!!! And My Cousin Vinny, The Firm, and The Rainmaker (oldie but goodies). When the news gets grim we watch Hallmark movies. There is a Godwinks series that tells true love stories of how people met, such as a guy who donated a liver part to a total stranger and later they fell in love. Cheesy sometimes (well, often!) But 2020 has been like no other. It goes in waves.
Band of Brothers is excellent. We’ve watched it twice. And OMG My Cousin Vinny is one of my all time faves. I will check out the rest.
Glad to hear that the chiro is making some headway on your pain. I, also, highly recommend Victoria on Prime. I blew through that series and cannot wait for the next season, whenever that may be. Other than that, Hallmark movies, mind you, since JULY, have gotten me through this mess. My husband even watches and he’s not a regular TV watcher. I am buying clothes because the prices are crazy good. My husband commented that this means you won’t need so much next year, right? Have a good week, JoLynne!
LOVED Victoria. I think I’m all caught up. Have they had any new seasons recently?
Tell your husband, fat chance of that! 😉
Hi Jo-Lynne: Enjoy your blog. Keep the fashion coming !!! I am hoping there will be many parties when this over!!! I have purchased two sequin tops for the celebration!!
I highly recommend Dash & Lily to watch with your girls! Very enjoyable. Also recommend Heart of Dixie and Virgin River.
I am fascinated with English History and the life of kings & queens; this Series on STARZ is very good.
the White Queen; The White Princess and The Spanish Queen
I LOVED Hart of Dixie. I hope Virgin River is similar. I also love historical fiction, but we don’t have STARZ. I will look and see what I can find.
I can totally relate to where you are at. I had reconstructive foot surgery in September which has been a frustratingly slow recovery. It has definately affected my mindset, especially when I’m used to being very active, running around during the holidays. Also, at 53, my ‘change of life’ started last summer, and I miss the good old days when my emotions were just a wreck once a month. Not to mention the negative change with my hair and skin, and my metabolism basically coming to a stop. Ugh.
Anyways, if you can tolerate the darkness and violence, Ozark on Netflix was addictive. Also, similar and addictive was Tin Star on Amazon Prime. We got a free 3 month subscription to HBO Max and loved The Flight Attendent.
Thanks for the suggestions. I hope your foot feels better soon!
My husband and I started virgin river and we both like it. Tell Paul to give it a try … not as cheesy as you would expect.
I’ll try… he has a very low cheese factor, haha!
Glad that the shoulder is gradually getting better. I know if I spend a lot of time on laptop versus iPad my neck bothers me.
On another note, my county is now on full lockdown until Jan 4. My husband went to Costco for Keurig cups and he may be in line for hours. The stores will restrict entry at midnight. At least it’s only 40° not worse. We went to Arizona (Sedona area) last March and we bought heavy jackets from Columbia to take. So generally speaking, we don’t spend a lot of time standing in lines in windy 40° weather. So those coats are good thing. Bad news is a planned power outage again for winds. I look forward to reading your posts. They are a bright light in the day.
As I said to Heather, I think I would sit down and cry if we went into full lockdown again. I guess the good part is, with the holidays, there are some diversions, and maybe by January, you can open up again… right when you will need outings the most. Hang in there, and I hope your husband got his Keurig! #coffeeisnecessary
I just finished Virgin River. Watched one and 2 series. Look forward to 3. Once it gets moving it is better and you won’t be able to stop. I think Paul will enjoy. Hope this coming week is better physically.
I might just watch it alone. 🙂 But I’ll ask him to try it first.
Another vote for “Somebody Feed Phil”. It features Phil Rosenthal, the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond. It’s a food/travel show, but the best part is the way he interacts with all the people he meets. The food brings everyone together and it’s a joy to watch.
I can relate to your worries about your kids-I have a 22 yr old who had to come home from an internship in NYC in March, graduated in May and has only been able to find part-time work. My other “child” is a sophomore in college. Not what they imagined for this time in their lives.
I’m intrigued by Somebody Feed Phil. I love food shows, and I loved ELR. I hope your kids are hanging in. Better days are on their way!
Jolyn, I have followed your blog for a couple of years now and have really enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing such great content, I have learned so much. Just a suggestion if you don’t already have one, is to use a vertical mouse for your computer. My daughter was greatly helped when she switched from a tradition style mouse to a vertical one. It positions your hand and wrist differently and in a more natural way for your hand, wrist, arm, and shoulder. Praying you continue to get better!
Check out Broadchurch and The Night Manager. Both excellent!
Thanks! Broadchurch is on our list, but The Night Manager is a new one to me.
Just an apology for misspelling your name in the previous comment. My good friend spells it differently and I went into my automation mode. Lol
No problem! Happens all the time. 🙂 I am going to order a vertical mouse. That might help.
Thanks for sharing what’s going on in your world. I have neck & shoulder pain that radiates down my right arm almost every year at this time and finally figured out that even though I work on a computer during the day for work, working on holiday photo cards and calendars puts a strain on that area. I’ve never gone to a chiropractor but Advil and lots of yoga focused on that area usually corrects it eventually. I hope you find some relief this week!
I have two kids the same age as two of your kids and while my senior in HS is missing on the social aspects of HS, she is busy with college applications, school work and work in a restaurant. My college junior on the other hand just finished classes and exams and they don’t start again until February. His winter internship fell through so I really don’t know what he’s going to do to occupy his time. He’s naturally a homebody so doesn’t mind this all too much but I worry that he’s not making the social connections he should. Ah well….
Thanks for all your content. It’s fun to see so keep it coming! I still go to work every day so fun to try new looks. Take care!!
Ugh, that’s rough! I hope they can hang in there and find stuff to stay busy and mentally healthy until things start to open up.
I echo the other’s comments: we love your Coffee Talk and fashion posts; it adds a bright spot to our days. Even if I am not getting dressed up as much, I bought some Victoria Emerson BOGO bracelets from your link. Waiting for them to arrive ” from Santa”. I can wear them with my yoga leggings now and dress up later when life resumes to less restrictions. Hope your shoulder/ back is on the mend. I give my vote to Line of Duty, Broachchurch and Call the Midwife like the other comments; both are British and very engaging in different ways. If you liked Happy Valley (not very happy at all actually…..), the lead actress Sarah Lancashire is in Last Tango in Halifax which is also addicting in a less dark, moody way. Heartland is a fun, light hearted tv series filmed in the Canadian Rockies about a ranching family. Big Little Lies is an adaptation from Liane Moriarties’ book by Reese Witherspoon. It is filmed in Monterey and Carmel in NoCal; it feels like arm chair travel with a different drama. I find that getting outside everyday, getting fresh air, sunlight and being in nature really important. I am able to walk outside with some girlfriends. We bundle up, bring travel mugs of hot drinks and walk for 30 – 45 minutes socially distanced apart; it helps to socialize, exercise and still be safe. We try to have family night every Sunday: play cards or games; turn off cell phones. It helps too. This will be a marathon, not a sprint…… Have a blessed marathon!
Lots of good suggestions, thanks! I watched Call the Midwife back in the day… after a few seasons, I tired of it. Are they still making shows?
I love the idea of the walking with friends. I need to see if my best friends would be up to that. I miss chatting but it’s too cold to sit outside. We have gathered indoors during the pandemic, but at this point, with numbers climbing, we are really trying to avoid many inside gatherings.
You might like Poldark. It’s historical fiction originally on Masterpiece Theater. Set in England, I would guess 18th century maybe. I thought it was really good. I think it was on Prime.
Hm, I’ve heard of that… I feel like we tried it once. I’ll ask Paul.
I just commented but forgot. We liked the Marvelous Mrs Maisel although I could have done without the language and some content. I tend to be on the very conservative side. How about Mad Men?
We all liked the movie Knives Out.
Paul and I watched Mad Men for a while but never finished. It got kind of depressing, lol.
oops – darn auto correct
Have a blessed Sunday
(not blessed Marathon)
Get your hands on some absolutely hilarious “Doc Martin”. Snooty, misanthropic, city slicker, London surgeon gets posted in small town Cornwall fishing village full of crazy eccentric characters. They keep trying to end this series, but fan pressure has continually caused them to film just one more season. Very endearing and very, very funny, especially as you get to know the characters. Often also very scenic. As far as whether it’s clean, it’s pretty much so–it was a regular tv show. It’s not perfect in that way as there are occasional references to sex, but I feel like it’s pretty close to as clean as you are going to get these days.
Doc Martin sounds cool!
Funny how we think we’re coping with all this alright and then suddenly it just really gets us down! I’ve been having the same struggle since I haven’t been able to see friends or family as much due to the weather being ornery! Fortunately I’m still going to work (if I had to work from home I’d lose my mind!) but the weekends get dull and depressing. Recently I decided to start doing some home redecorating (first painting my closet and installing a new organizer; now painting and redecorating my home office). Having big projects I’m working on really helps me keep my mind off things! Besides when will I ever have this much time to do those projects? As to TV shows, check out Filthy Rich with Kim Catrell. It’s a little raunchy too but a fun guilty pleasure! Hope y’all have a good weekend and things start looking up!
Yes, that’s how it’s been for me. I do fine for so long and then suddenly crash. Thanks for the suggestions!
We watched Love Actually last night! I’ve seen it a dozen times, but I always cry at the end. So good! I liked Virgin River- kind of like a Hallmark movie- haven’t seen the new season 2 yet. I started watching The Undoing on Friday night- very intense-will finish it tonight- I HAVE to find out “who did it!” Just started watching The Crown season 1 (can’t believe how late to the party I was on this one- I am loving it.) Have you watched the movie Rebecca yet? It’s a remake of the classic Hitchcock film staring Lily James (from Downton Abby). My husband and I really liked it.
So here in California we are starting a new state lockdown as of 1:00 this afternoon. All outdoor dining is closing (take-out food only), gyms, hair and nail salons etc….ALL CLOSING . ☹️😩 So many small businesses are struggling; its so sad.
Yesterday I ran a ton of errands and stopped at my local tailor to pick up a dress I had altered and her shop was already closed! I can’t get my dress until January 4th!! I was so upset. I also ran up to Nordstrom to do some returns and pick up an online order and it was a zoo! I guess everyone else had the same thought knowing that after today the malls will be 80% closed.
While teaching my online class last week, one of my students asked, “Will we ever go back to school the way it was before Covid?” I replied that I honestly don’t know when that will happen, but that yes, some day we will learn inside a classroom again.
As far as future posts go: I’m always looking for more cozy, comfortable items. 😊 Even home goods like cozy blankets, or kitchen items that you find are useful and helpful.
However, the silver lining in all this is our weather is so beautiful! It’s been in the mid-70s, sunny……perfect! California has its problems for sure, but the weather isn’t one of them! 💛☀️
I think I would cry if we went into lockdown like that again. We may not go many places, but there’s something about knowing that we can if we want that keeps me sane.
Glad the chiropractor is helping. Have you tried PENS/TENS treatment? That may help loosen things up a bit. Worked well for me when I had some neck and shoulder issues a few years ago.
I work at home full-time now and rarely go out except to get groceries so I am not buying as much clothing as I used to, but I still really look forward to your posts. Someday we will be able to get out and socialize so I think of them as a reminder that better times are coming 😊
I haven’t heard of that, I’ll look into it. Thanks!