A RECAP OF LAST WEEK:
Last week was pretty chill. I ended up having a slower-paced week with work since my major deadlines were the week before. I had a bit of breathing room and only one meeting. I spent the extra hours working on a blog post I’m incredibly proud of and excited about (more details towards the end of the month). I also switched into planning mode since I’ll be traveling this summer to the Channel Islands. I had it of a snag with my hotel and isolation requirements which was defeating. I’m hoping those things are finalized tomorrow. * fingers crossed * Last Sunday Mom and I ventured out from our go-to pizza places and tried a Gluten-Free deep dish pizza. It was delicious. We realized we hadn’t eaten deep dish in over 10 years! As Chicagoans, this broke out hearts and made every bite more enjoyable.
Monday I walked to a cute outdoor space in town and set up shop to read under the archway and in front of a fountain. I joined a virtual book club (my first time trying one of those!) and the first book our group decided to read is Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo. If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you know I’ve been obsessed with the show (and Ben Barnes). I knew that the book was different but I hadn’t realized how many of the show’s adaptations I gave my heart to until I longed to stumble across the words on a page…and didn’t. Anyway, I’ll save my thoughts about the book for a book review which I’ll publish this Tuesday—so check back here! I also finished binge-watching season 5b of Lucifer and found out it was renewed for a 6th season which is incredibly exciting! I think the cast is phenomenal and the scrip is hilarious. I’m excited to see what direction the new season takes whenever it is set to release.
Last week was difficult for me health-wise. Since my brain injury, my body always has a hard time adjusting to the hotter months since it takes a lot more energy out of me. I was incredibly thankful for fewer work tasks since I had many headache days and needed to go slow. I ended up taking one to two naps daily and rekindling my friendship with the icepack at the back of the freezer. I’m hoping this week is easier for me to power through despite the temps and humidity levels being so high!