Making: to-do lists that I seem to not be finishing right now, even though I’m not going anywhere
Cooking: tonight I made a pasta frittata which was pretty decent, but my skillet’s too big and so my frittata was thinner than it could’ve been. Still good, though. I made turkey meatballs last night, which, as that was the last meat in my fridge, means I’m vegetarian until my grocery pickup on Saturday, so…yay.
Drinking: coffee, Coke Zero, lots of water, lots of HEB lime sparkling water. I have noticed that I tend to stress-drink instead of stress-eat–like, not even alcohol, but I have at least two of those four things going at one time, and sometimes a cup of tea or a glass of wine gets thrown in the mix, too.
Reading: just finished the Keller book on prayer. Started East of Eden and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in the past 24 hours and might throw in a non-fiction book for fun.
Wanting: to know when this is all going to end. (For those reading in the future, I’m writing this during the COVID-19 pandemic and have been mostly staying inside and working from home.) I miss seeing my people in person. I miss going places and just hanging out.
Looking: forward to Holy Week and Easter–Palm Sunday is in a few days. This year it’s going to be supremely weird celebrating at home by myself, but the story of the gospel goes on, despite everything else.
Playing: I’ve been doing random Instagram Live and Periscope sessions where I’ll play worship songs for the heck of it, and it’s been kind of cathartic for me. And I’ve been doing the New York Times mini crossword every day (and competing against friends).
Deciding: how the heck I’m going to move at the end of April.
Wishing: I had thought to buy more rice earlier than this…
Enjoying: friends on the Internet, texts, calls, Zoom meetings. But also unplugging.
Waiting: for the news to get better; to see my folks; to go back to church; to go back to work.
Wondering: what in the world I put in my grocery order for Saturday–I did it a week ago and I have no memory of what I put in there except for frozen green beans
Loving: the weather, which has been mostly extremely pleasant the past few days.
Pondering: whether or not to go to Austin for the rescheduled thing I was going to go to about the psalms throughout church history (but it’s tentatively scheduled for the day after I move).
Considering: how bad I am at letting myself feel my feelings and how good I am at distracting myself instead.
Buying: a couple of candles from a small company who had a sale; Lore Ferguson Wilbert’s Handle With Care, from Blue Willow Books; a new sweater from Modcloth; a ticket to Hamilton when it comes through in late summer (hopefully)
Watching: mostly YouTube, if I’m being honest. I haven’t touched the movies I checked out (although I think I might just work my way through them this weekend).
Hoping: I make myself unplug sometime this week–no screens, no music, just me and God and silence.
Needing: to get boxes and pack my apartment…my future roommate says she has some, and I might need to go pick them up (although logistically that might be interesting).
Smelling: nothing at the moment, although I’ve been burning one of my candles so it’s one less thing I have to pack, it’s just not lit at the moment.
Wearing: Jeans (I know! I feel like I need to put on kind of normal clothes on days when I work), t-shirt with a vintage cover of A Wrinkle In Time on it
Admiring: all the people who are out on the front lines of this pandemic–medical personnel, janitors, grocery store workers, restaurant staff, retail workers, sanitation workers–all the people we take for granted that are literally saving the world right now.