Right now... (an occasional meme, alternating from time to time with "The Current")
Reading: Between books right now. Year-to-date, I've finished 13 books (out of my Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge goal of 24 books). Halfway there at the halfway point of 2018!!
Recent purchase: The Race to Save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport.
Watching: The Handmaid's Tale," which continues to be gripping, extremely well done television. Just a few more episodes to go in season 2...! (Episode 11 of 13 tonight!)
On the big screen, we've recently seen (& enjoyed) "Ocean's 8" and "The Incredibles 2."
Listening: To a podcast by Civilla Morgan, who runs a site called Childless Not By Choice, interviewing Gateway Women's Jody Day. Listen here!
Following: Tweets & stories from the staff of the Capital-Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, where five staff members were murdered this past week by a nut with a gun & a grudge. :( And yet, they are still publishing a damn paper. :) Journalists have been my heroes since the days of Woodward & Bernstein (maybe even earlier). The Capital-Gazette survivors show why journalists are still my heroes. :) (NOT the "enemy of the people," as some people (cough cough) would have you believe... :p )
Drinking/Eating: Dinner tonight: baked chicken breasts with peas & rice. Drinking lots of water this weekend, as we're in the middle of a heat wave...!
Wearing: As I've gotten older, I've felt more self-conscious about wearing shorts in public in the summertime (although I wear them constantly around the house). I tend to wear capris instead. But I've been making an exception this weekend...!! (Current temps: 34C & 43C humidex -- that's 93F & 109F. And it was even hotter yesterday!)
Trying: To get better about meal planning. I found a cheap little magnetic dry-erase board (sticks to the refrigerator) with seven boxes on it, one for each day of the week. Not every slot gets a dinner plan written into it at the beginning of the week (although Fridays are usually lentils and Saturdays we usually eat out) -- but we're at least trying to be a little more pro-active in thinking about it, so that it doesn't get to be 4 p.m. and we're staring blankly at each other saying, "So, what do you want to do about dinner?" (How about you? -- any meal planners out there? Any tips to share?)
Buying (besides books, lol): A cute new foldable/crushable straw sunhat from Zara, in anticipation of our trip to the beach this weekend (that didn't happen -- thank goodness!) I'm not very good about wearing hats or remembering to put on sunscreen when I'm outside for more than a few minutes, but am trying to develop some better habits as I age. ;)
Wanting: Would a break from the extreme heat & humidity be asking too much??
Loving: (Despite the current heat wave) Being able to go outside in shorts or capris & sandals -- no jacket, boots, gloves, hat, scarf, etc., required!! YAY!!
Debating: Whether to head home for a week or so to visit my parents by myself later this summer (late July or August), without dh (who understandably does not want to leave his father right now). Or wait & maybe go for (Canadian) Thanksgiving (in October).
Anticipating: Our wedding anniversary this coming week -- we have tickets to see an all-Canadian production of "Come From Away" downtown!
Feeling: Extremely proud & thankful to be a Canadian... albeit a little depressed over the general state of the world right now... :(