Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing
I feel like I should talk about the most recent police shootings and the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer who killed George Floyd last year, but I am honestly out of words, guys. Every time this happens again (and again), I wonder why officers use their weapons and power so recklessly, and every time I come up empty-handed. I just can’t wrap my head around it and I seriously don’t know how we’re going to change as a society. We need gun control so very badly, and people seriously have to reckon with their calls for “freedom and second amendment rights” and their underlying biases that obviously get other people killed on a regular basis.
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I’ve been making a list of things I want (to allow myself) to do when I am fully vaccinated in a few weeks. Have you thought about these things? (Haven’t we all?) I should probably share my complete list sometime, but I’ll share one thing already: I want to go to Ikea. I haven’t been to any stores (besides Target, the supermarket, and Home Depot) in a year and I really just want to wander the aisles at Ikea.
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Jon and I played Scrabble for the first time in ages last weekend and it’s been so much fun that I downloaded a Scrabble app. This is unusual as I am usually not someone who plays games on their phone. I know this is probably just a phase (and I really don’t need to be spending more time on my phone than I already am), but I’m giving myself a pass on this one right now. It’s a good brain exercise after all. Do you play any games on your phone?
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There’s a possibility that I’ll be going back to the office in a few weeks for some work-related tasks that
I can’t do would be difficult to do from home and I feel somewhat peculiar about it. I will probably be fully vaccinated by then and will most likely not even encounter many other people as we’re all still working full-time from home, but I’ve gotten so used to the WFH life that it feels weird having to go back. Does that even make sense to anyone but me? Other people are dying to go back to the office, but I’ve been quite comfortable at home and in no rush to go back. But really, it’s fine. It’s going to be fine.
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If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am currently (still) obsessed with apple-cinnamon steel-cut oats for breakfast. How do you like yours? Or what do you have for breakfast these days? Do share!
Have a great weekend!