Puh, I am still in a bit of a funk (can you tell?), but I am trying to get back to a more regular routine and that includes blogging. I am still catching up from after the holidays, but since we’re actually halfway through January, I thought I’d do a little check-in with you guys by linking up with Penny from Penny’s Passion for Thinking out Loud .
+ I am still furloughed, in case you were wondering (and if you haven’t followed the news). And just FYI, it’s not like vacation and being forced to sit at home is slowly but surely getting old. Of course, I feel worse for all the workers who are forced to work without pay and contractors and other collaterally impacted workers (who will also most definitely not going to see back pay). All this to say, this shutdown needs to end. Soon.
+ Looking at my pay stub this week (Net Pay: $0.00), made me want to weep into my morning coffee. It’s surreal and infuriating at the same time. I don’t really know what to do with myself (and this coming from me is practically unheard of, because the word ‘boredom’ is foreign to me). It’s not like I don’t have things to do, I can easily keep myself busy, but nothing ‘feels right’. I’ve had time to run, work on my knitting and my bullet journal, and various other little projects, but I still feel like I am just ‘floating’ right now. Does that make sense?
+ I might be entirely too excited that I received my Mom’s Christmas package this week. I mean, it’s three weeks late and I had so many bad experiences with the postal service in recent years that I was convinced it was either lost or would arrive ripped apart and with half the contents missing, BUT it’s here, in one piece with all its contents and I am the happiest.
+ We’ve had on and off rain in the last couple of weeks (not complaining, we need it!) with some heavier storms mixed in between. I love this season for the fact that it gives me an excuse to cook ALL THE SOUPS. I made a modified version of this Tuscan Lentil Stew this week and it was so, so good.
What’s on your mind today?