This past week had me thinking about routines. In one sense it’s comforting to know what you will be doing for the week but the same stuff day in and day out wears on a person. Burnout is real and I am so there. My focus this week is to mix it up in some way. Something different. Something enjoyable. Something.
My son took his girlfriend to prom last night so he is currently passed out. They looked really good and my son made a LED, light-up corsage and boutonnière out of La La Land sheet music. The theme was City of Stars (La La Land).
I am just sitting here with my coffee looking out on what I hope will be a green lawn soon. We had the gardener tear up our poor, drought-affected yard yesterday so soon we will have green again. I sure hope we don’t lose it next summer due to drought. We really need to hardscape but no money for that at the moment. Even this is costing a bit to do with the space being so large. And… there are already gopher holes this morning which really make me mad.
Rehearsals for Shrek are moving along and this Tuesday my daughter is singing in a choir festival. She’s up for a scholarship so fingers are crossed that she will get one. My son is working tech for Bring It On the musical. It will be weird to have him backstage for a show but it’s all part of his Arts Admin focus. Also signed the girl up for a volleyball clinic because she has decided to go for the volleyball team in high school along with track.
I am reading my book club pick for May, Please Look After Mom and it’s really good, and really sad. A bit too close to home given my mom’s passing in November. I’m also reading the “new” Murakami collection, Men Without Women, but the stories are not all new which is a little disappointing since it was advertised as such.
The Bates Motel series finale is on Monday and seriously, anything could happen. This show has been rock solid throughout its run and I am hoping the final episode does the series justice. I am really going to miss the series.
Since all my shows are ending, I have been watching old TV shows like Bob Newhart, Chips and Emergency! I love old TV shows!
This weather makes me want to grill something outside. I really love grilled fish but the kids are not fans. Chicken gets boring. Maybe pork chops?
I’m also wanting chili for some reason. On Instagram I saw a post for turkey chili over sautéed zucchini and although it doesn’t sound all that great it sure looked good. Anything to get the veggies in!
Oh! I found some wine I really like. I don’t know much about wine but I know what I like and what I don’t like. I like red wine but it’s usually too dry for me. I tried this wine the other day and it was really good. Reminded me of sangria. I feel like I need to buy a case or two.
That wine. No, seriously.