How has your week been? Mine was fine - nice and uneventful at work (thank God!), pleasant enough weather, and some good reading and knitting. It's really been a nice, ordinary, quiet, and unremarkable time, and that feels like something that is different than usual.
Which means that I have been thinking my random thoughts. Which means I'm going to share some of them. Which means you have been warned, so if you get to the end and think "So?" - you have only yourself to blame!
- You may have seen this image or versions of it over the last couple of days:
- Last night for dinner, The Tim made the pasta dish that is all over TikTok apparently (I really don't pay that much attention to TikTok unless someone I know sends me a link, but apparently someone sent him this one). Our verdict: It was yummy, but at least for us, a bit too salty. We love feta cheese, and use it regularly, but for whatever reason, either the particular block of cheese we used, or the combination in the recipe of ingredients made the dish taste particularly salty. We have gotten out of the habit of adding salt to our food (well, The Tim has - I never really was a salt person to start), and so when we come across something like this, it tastes like we have consumed a salt lick! We might try it again, with the usual kind of feta we have to see if that changes the outcome.
- I had requested this for Christmas, and ended up receiving it for Valentine's Day. The Tim said he ordered it early in November, but with the mess that the mail service was at holiday time last year, it didn't arrive until the middle of January. No matter, though. I put it on the table next to my side of the bed. And I have to say, it's cheaply made when you look closely, but when it is turned on, it is So.Very.Pretty! It gives me such joy to see it, and even when lit in an otherwise completely dark room, has a pretty glow that is comforting light, but not too much light. At the time, it was on sale for $19.99, and as much as I love mine, it's only barely worth that price as far as the quality of it. But oh how it brings me joy!
- I had a stunning realization the other day, and that was that I realized one of the things I missed the most during this pandemic was lipstick - ??? Now, I have to qualify that by saying it's not like I am a lipstick fiend - I have a few, and they are all colors that I like and think look good on me. I would always put lipstick on in the morning before I left the house, and then it's not like I reapplied it all day. But I always felt that it gave me an extra pop of color to get started. I stopped putting it on when we all started to wear masks, because a) you can't see it, and b) it just smears off on the fabric of the mask anyway. But the other evening we were getting ready to have a Zoom session with my niece and her husband, and I decided to put some on for that, and only then did I realize how much I missed wearing lipstick! Odd but true.
- We have recently been watching Lupin, and enjoying it so much! Both of us enjoy thriller/mystery/crime stories, and this one is really appealing. This one is not necessarily anything new or vastly different, but it's fun to see the sights of Paris, and the premise is a good one. There's even part of an episode where the protagonist inadvertently reveals who he is, which does not generally happen. We recommend it, if you have access to Netflix.
- Today is apparently National Unplug Day, when we are all supposed to unplug from computers, phones, etc. and give ourselves a break. I am clearly not doing that, but mostly because I don't overdo any of that, to be honest. Particularly on weekends, I may only check online stuff once or twice a day. But I know for people who a glued to their phones and other screens anyway, the pandemic has only increased that, so I hope for some it will be a beneficial thing to try.