Oh boy, a lot has gone on since we last spoke!
First of all, Happy Easter Sunday to those of you who celebrate it.
Second of all, I hope you are keeping well or as well as you are able, both physically and mentally.
I am hoping to spend the majority of my day face down in a pile of chocolate. You’d be forgiven if you think that’s an Easter Sunday occurrence but worryingly this seems to be an ‘every day’ occurrence while we’re in social lock-down.
I’m very concerned that I’ll be unrecognizable to friends and family when we’re allowed to see each other again.
(actual footage of future me trying to leave the house)
I was going to do the Top 5 Tuesday meme this week which was all about ‘thing’s I’m enjoying while in isolation’ but I didn’t on account of me throwing a bit of a temper tantrum.
Why was I in such a mood?
First of all – I am someone who has so many ‘indoor hobbies’ it hurts; reading, writing, blogging, creative lettering, yoga, gaming, napping (it counts), multiple Netflix series I would love to watch, and for a little bit of salt in the wound – even my cat is an indoor cat and she’s plenty entertaining.
Essentially my introvert superpower has been activated.
I got over my temper tantrum on account of me being an actual adult* but I initially sulked because I saw the Top 5 as things other people were able to do that I didn’t have time for.
Like I said, I got over it. I understand that those things are what are keeping people mentally well. I shouldn’t begrudge anything a thing and don’t!
I’m incredibly fortunate that I’m still employed and able to work from home but on account of being in HR it’s been an incredibly stressful couple of weeks and I may have even had a shower one evening just so I could ugly cry it out.
I think it was made worse that in the ‘bedding’ period of people going through social isolation lots of people were complaining about being bored and it didn’t help that I was being grumpy and stressed out.
Now, I can’t guarantee that the ‘stress’ part of it is going to go away anytime soon as we’re desperately trying to work things out which are brand spanking new but I’m feeling less like a mardy cow bag which can only be good!
The above is my gloriously lengthy excuse – I mean, explanation – as to why I have not done any friggin’ reading and pretty much failed my #Hamilthon challenge.
It is what it is my little cherry tomatoes!
I read one book and that was the ARC for Monstrous Heart.
Although on the plus side I did manage to get the review up or once – whoop! You can read it here.
One book was read and that one book received 3 stars from me. That’s pretty much all I’ve got!
I’m not setting myself any book reading goals for April.
It’s already the 12th April and I haven’t picked up a single book. In fact, I haven’t picked up a single book since finishing Monstrous Heart at the beginning of March.
I’m not quite in a reading slump because this is actually not about the want to read but the desire to do other things (like hand-lettering) and not having the time to achieve it all.
If I get to a book, fantastic. If not, well there’s a lot going on right now.
See above rambling!
Sorry I don’t have anything more to add. I’ve been doing a fair bit of hand lettering in my free time because I find it takes my mind off of things so that’s probably about it.
I haven’t even been putting my contact lenses in. Ugh, the effort.
Nope. Didn’t do it.
Gosh guys, how much do I suck?!
Can I even call myself a book blogger at this point?!
My life has been work, eat, sleep, eat, work, eat, eat, sleep, work, hand letter, eat, sleep.
Please tell me that you’re managing to somehow to enrich your lives in beautiful ways?
Can you also please reassure me that elasticated waistbands will be on trend in a few months time because I’m pretty sure that’s what I’m going to be wearing forever.
Come and talk to me in the comments and tell me what you’ve been up to.
What have you been doing in isolation? Are you working from home? Are you a key worker? If so, you’re doing wonderfully, we love you. We love you very much.
I will get round to answering all comments whilst I’m done eating.
Fine, that’s #lies. I’ll answer them whilst eating.