Happy Friday! My first week back at work went pretty well. It was really great to be out of the house and doing something productive after a week of laying around and watching a whole lot of Gilmore Girls while recovering from surgery! Here's what's currently going on in my life these days.
Reading: Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunee. This is a book that I have owned for quite awhile and am finally getting around to reading. I just started it on Wednesday so haven't gotten very far but it's been interesting so far!
Loving: all the kitty snuggles from Oscar! I still can't believe how affectionate she is towards me. Before I moved in, she would usually sit on the dining room table and stare at us when I was over! I think Phil is getting a little bit jealous, though!
Thinking: about how weird it is that this week marked 2 years since I moved back from Charlotte. It's kind of weird to think that I ever lived there as it seems like a distant memory! Time has certainly flown since I moved back and I'm oh so grateful to be living in Minneapolis!
Feeling: kind of gross due to my inability to workout. My PT limited me to 20 minutes of biking per day until I'm further along in my recovery and the only other thing I can do at the gym is use the arm bike. It's better than nothing but FAR less activity than I was used to. I know I have to be patient while my body is healing but I miss sweating! Plus I have to be way more careful about what I am eating since I'm not burning many calories these days.
Anticipating: lots of fun things including grilling with friends on Saturday night, celebrating Phil's mom's birthday next week, spending Memorial Day Weekend at the lake with my family, and being done with crutches in late May/early June!
Watching: CNN's series, The Sixties and The Seventies on Netflix. I was familiar with some of the big news stories from the 60s and 70s but since this isn't an era that was covered in history class, my depth of knowledge was pretty shallow. Each episode is about 40 minutes long and they are so well done and interesting. Man a lot of crazy/bad stuff happened in the 60s and 70s! It makes me think that maybe things aren't so bad right now. Well, besides the fact that Trump is going to be the Republican nominee. Last night after finishing an episode of The Seventies, I told Phil that someday our grandchildren are going to watch a documentary on the 2010s and be like - 'that guy was nominated to run for president? What were people thinking???'
Working: on a short article at work about European preferred securities. It's an area of the fixed income market that I don't know much about so it's been a good project for me to work on. I fully recognize that most likely no one that reads my blog has any idea what preferred securities are, though. ;)
Grateful: that I am living with Phil. I seriously don't know what I would have done without his help over the last 2 weeks. He's been an excellent caretaker.
Listening: to podcasts less than I used to now that I don't have a walking commute and can't go for long walks. I've fallen way behind and have quite the queue but hopefully I'll get caught up when I am off crutches and back to spending more time doing meal prep.
Wishing: we had another vacation planned but we are holding off on planning something until I am further along in my recovery. We don't take vacations in the summer since it's the best time of year in Minnesota so there's no rush to plan something... but I like to have a trip to look forward to so hopefully we'll come up with a plan soon.
What are you watching, anticipating, and wishing for these days?