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April 8, 2021

Currently… a day late. Because I’m off of work this week and I lost track of my days. Eeeeesh. This linkup is courtesy of Anne in Residence.

arranging – The patio furniture out back, which will be Mother Nature’s cue to hit us up with a blast of polar air. I bought some pillow covers from Jeff Granito, an outdoor rug, and this morning I painted my crummy old black metal table a bright blue. The patio itself is a concrete slab with a lot of … structural issues (aka cracked and uneven) that we can’t fix this year, but it’s shaping up nicely!

a patio, with 2 chairs, a table, and a patio rug, and a bunch of junk in the background that I can't get rid of.
Patio in Progress

craving – A cold coffee-based beverage. My regular Starbucks burned down last March the week before the suggested quarantine period, so the closest Starbucks we have is inside of Target. Which is okay, but that location doesn’t accept mobile orders and we’d have to navigate the parking lot and the store crowds to get there. It’s not worth it. I have a Dunkin’ nearby, but it’s on a major-ish road and I find their drinks too sweet, even if I try to dial it back. Suburban lady problems.

discussing – the general opinion that Paul Rudd doesn’t age. He does look older than he used to, but I think we just aren’t 100% sure what 52 years old should look like anymore. Obviously a good-looking rich person who stays healthy and uses sunscreen is going to age ‘better’ than my grandparents did. As always, deep conversations happening here at House Russell.

enjoying – this week off. I check email once a day for my own sanity, marking the ones I need to follow up on when I get back. But otherwise the weather has been GORGEOUS and I’ve been off of my computer and outside. Yesterday I fulfilled my post-vaccine immunity wish of going to the library. I also took the week off from DuoLingo (busting the streak I was bragging about last week) and

kim giving the thumbs-up in front of the library.
I wore a new shirt and everything! (ignore creepy statues in the background)

preparing – my planner for April, which I haven’t done yet and is a reason why I’m tardy to the currently party.

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  • Anne April 8, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Finally getting to visit the library is such a great post-vaccine treat! And how lovely to have a week off coincide with good weather – that’s the best. Thanks for linking up 🙂

  • ShootingStarsMag April 11, 2021 at 9:16 am

    I really need to update my planner for the next couple of months. Yay for a week off work!! and yes, Paul Rudd does not age and it is crazy. haha

  • Joanne April 12, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    We started cleaning off our patio and bringing out some furniture onto our deck but like you said it just brought about a second cold spell and I have yet to finish the job. I just can’t wait until it’s warm enough to eat my breakfast out there. We were so lucky our library opened back up last summer; I honestly was feeling lost without weekly trips there to stock up on books!

    • Kimberly April 13, 2021 at 8:14 pm

      Morning coffee outside is the best!