I hope you had a wonderful Easter or Passover, if you celebrated either of them this weekend!
It was a quiet week for me. I’ve been feeling a bit tired recently, so I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked. But we went through our tax return, I did some other necessary financial stuff, I wrote a few blog posts, and I got quite a bit of reading done (well, OK, mostly rereading, but I enjoyed it), and I even got some surfaces decluttered. On Saturday, I baked a carrot cake. We “attended” Good Friday service and the Easter Vigil via livestream.
The weather was gorgeous on Easter Sunday, so we went for a walk in the neighborhood. The birds were singing, the azaleas were in full bloom, and there were even a few butterflies. (But I have noticed there are far fewer birds and insects in the last few years than there were 10 or 20 years ago, which worries me.) We came home and I fixed our Easter dinner: ham, mac-and-cheese, peas, and corn pudding—a family tradition from my husband’s side, now wholeheartedly embraced by most of my side as well. It was just the two of us, but served with the good china and crystal, with candles burning and twilight deepening outside, it was a lovely meal.
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What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I binge-reread the Collegium Chronicles by Mercedes Lackey this week (Foundation, Intrigue, Changes, Redoubt, and Bastion), and headed into the Herald Spy series, finishing Closer to Home before starting Closer to the Heart (the latter two reviewed in 2015.) I’m currently reading A Perilous Perspective by Anna Lee Huber (ARC) and The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite (for COYER Book Club.)
Listening to: Frogkisser! by Garth Nix, and assorted podcasts.
Watching: The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales (The Great Courses.)
Added to the Hoard this week
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Print: Anne of Green Gables (illustrated by Jody Lee) – because I like the illustrator. (She is better known as a fantasy illustrator; she has painted most of the Mercedes Lackey covers over the last 35 years. )