This weekend is Memorial Day, so Brian and I have an extra day off. We both needed it. It’s been a good balance of productive and relaxing: the back porch is deep-cleaned, the pool is set up. We picked up groceries, made a nice meal of fried chicken and Napoleons, did some movie watching, and lots of reading. Trying to stay sane and keep things as normal as possible.
It’s our first time having a pool in the backyard. We decided to put one up because of the Covid-19 situation. Our community pool is open but we do’t feel safe using it this season. So far it’s been nice and very convenient, I am looking forward to using it more when the water warms up.
It’s in the shade and people don’t have to worry about putting sunscreen on or getting baked in the sun.
We took a short walk earlier today through our favorite neighborhood “wilderness”. There was a lot of rain last night and the creek was full.
Lots of screen time here, again, considering the circumstances. I am not thrilled but I have to choose my battles. The kids do get along well and spend time with each other, I love seeing that.
As usual, a lot of time has been spent in the kitchen. Home-made bread disappears fast, I don’t mind – an excuse to bake more.
These hamburger buns are wonderful. Here is the recipe.
Spending time in the kitchen and reading are among my favorite things, both are the ways to mentally recharge and block out negative thoughts. I am currently reading a biography of Winston Churchill’s wife, Clementine. Thanks, for the recommendation, Blair!
I am enjoying the book so far, but it’s a bit “patchy” and could stand more editing. Here is a short description:
Any real consideration of Winston Churchill is incomplete without an understanding of their relationship. Clementine is both the first real biography of this remarkable woman and a fascinating look inside their private world.
Phoebe has been reading library or Amazon Prime books on her tablet, usually in Sebastian’s company.
Waiting for breakfast to start. This one can’t stand an unoccupied moment:
I hope you are doing well and keeping your spirits up.