Week in review: 6 – 12 April 2020

Happy Easter! I hope you have all enjoyed the day. We skipped the Easter egg hunt this year and had a relaxing day on the sofa.

Overall, this week was not great. After Rich had fever, I also fell sick. At one point I had breathing problems and we walked to the closest emergency room. While they said that I most likely had Coronavirus, all lab etc. results were good and I could go home after a few hours. After that I have started to feel better every day. So in case we ever get tested on antibodies, we’ll see what we actually came down with.

On a positive note, it was Rich’s birthday yesterday. And even though we couldn’t go anywhere, we managed to have a lovely day. I had made him a babka for birthday cake which we had for breakfast. Fortunately, I had gotten most birthday gifts before we fell sick. So they all waited to be opened by him. Amongst other things I gave him the board game “Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu”, which we already enjoyed playing – although we lost twice against the pandemic. (We have the original Pandemics game and also already played both season games to the end.) His whole family later on sang “Happy birthday” for him in a Zoom meeting. The whole meeting was fun because we were all in different places in North Carolina, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California. We then finished the day with a three course meal that I cooked. Definitely a sign of how much better I already feel.

Our plans for next week? Rich is going to go back to work at the hospital. I will hopefully finally get the chance to enjoy my spring break a little. I also wouldn’t mind taking a walk outside again any time soon.

How have you been doing?

|Watched| UnorthodoxGuardians of the Galaxy 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther
|Read| A Keeper’s Tale: The Story of Tomkin and the Dragon*, The Hexorcist*, Witch Confidential*, The New York Times, Time Magazine*
|Listened to| A Drink with James, Bad on Paper Podcast, Matthias Reim
|Done| wanted to enjoy my vacation, but got sick instead, felt much better towards the end of the week, celebrated Rich’s birthday
|Eaten| waffles, baked peaches, cherry nutella babka, roast pigeon, green bean and carrot soup, pizza
|Drunk| water, coffee, tea, beer
|Thought| 2020 just sucks
|Been happy| when the shoes I had ordered arrived and fit – I finally have got my bridal shoes
|Laughed| tbh there weren’t many fun(ny) moments this week
|Desired| so many things that can basically be summarized as: please give me back my old life
|Bought| I guess my visit to the ER was an expensive purchase
|Clicked| I am thinking I might try to redecorate our tiny bathroom by adding plants, so I found this article extremely useful: 10 Great Budget Sources for Buying Plants Online; a great review about the Netflix series “Unorthodox” which we loved: “Unorthodox,” Reviewed: A Young Woman’s Remarkable Flight from Hasidic Williamsburg; I love this post about why we continue to (need) blog(s): Ein Plädoyer für Blogs, denn die Internet Welt wäre ein trauriger Ort, wenn man sie auf ein daumengroßes Bildchen reduzieren würde.

© janavar

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