Week in review: 24 February – 1 March 2020

Today was one of those days when I was supposed to get many tasks done. Instead I felt lousy and did almost nothing. I mean besides drinking coffee, curling up on the sofa and reading a fantasy novel. I also took a nice long bath. It feels as if I am about to fall sick, but I haven’t fully gotten there yet. It would be horrible timing, too, because this coming week I am attending a conference with high school students from Wednesday to Saturday. Although the conference is at least in Manhattan, i.e. I don’t have to travel far.

On a positive note, we are slowly advancing our wedding plans. We will hopefully obtain our wedding license within the next few days. On Friday I finally picked up my wedding gown from Bloomingdales. All alterations are done. We should also be called to pick up our wedding rings soon. Then we tried to come up with what we want to do after the city hall ceremony itself. It looks like several of our guests need some form of walking aid so that there are not many possibilities. We have come up with high tea and later on dinner so far. Oh, and I still need shoes. Have you recently seen shiny silver sandals, made of leather, and with a heel of at least 3 inches (or 8 cm)? Please let me know!

|Watched| GNTM, Great Greek Myths, The Wave
|Read| A Threat of Shadows*, The New York Times, Time Magazine*
|Listened to| not so many things
|Done| worked, picked up my wedding gown, we had invited friends for “Friendsgiving in February” on Saturday
|Eaten| ramen, different pies, salad, donuts, dumplings
|Drunk| water, coffee, tea, white wine
|Thought| tired, tired, tired … I just hope I don’t fall sick
|Been happy| when I finished the 29 Days of Blogging Challenge successfully
|Laughed| about this NYTimes article: My Tireless Quest for a Tubeless Wipe – turns out that there are actually big cultural differences on how Americans and Europeans use toilet paper (this also created a fun discussion at our friendsgiving party)
|Desired| if we can’t have snow days, I’ll also take Coronavirus watch days (but not the virus itself, please)
|Bought| new filters for Canavar’s water fountain
|Clicked| the Dior spring makeup collection is so pretty (if only I didn’t have at least 8 Dior eyeshadow palettes already): Dior · Glow Vibes Spring 2020 Collection; I am still always surprised at how little the beauty industry is controlled in the U.S.: 5 scary facts about the cosmetics industry, and how I want to change it

© janavar

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