The Latest in my life
My husband tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday morning, so he has been isolating from us in the office where we have a sofa bed. My daughter already had it back in October, but since she now has Type 1 Diabetes, we are not quite sure how her body would react to it. She is now eligible to be vaccinated, but we apparently have to wait until we are contacted by the NHS.
Luckily, my husband’s symptoms have been mild and my daughter and I have had negative tests all week. My mum-in-law has been helping with the school run as I don’t drive and my daughter has been amazing. But it’s been hard having to do so much on my own, including all the carb-counting and insulin injections on top of the cooking, chores and homework. I have so much respect for single parents who do this every day. It’s only been 5 days and I’m worn out.
I was sad to hear about the death of Meat Loaf a couple of days ago. I didn’t agree with the political opinions he expressed in recent years, but his music was the soundtrack to my teens. My favourite songs are “Rock and Roll Dreams Come True”, “I’d Lie For You” and “Heaven Can Wait”. I enjoyed seeing the Bat out of Hell musical in London with my friend a few years ago. We’re losing too many legends lately.
It’s been a slow writing week because of everything going on. I’m currently working on a short piece for my writer’s group. I have to rewrite the first chapter of a novel in the style of another genre. I can’t say much about it until I’ve shared it with my group, but it’s been a lot of fun to write.
I’m still reading The Maelstrom by Matthew Barnes. I’ve been taking my time with this one, Most nights I can only manage a chapter before I start dozing off. This is nothing to do with my enjoyment of the novel. It’s actually fascinating and I want to see how it ends. I’m just exhausted.
Watching and Listening
- I’m behind with The Apprentice and Boba Fett at the moment because I’m waiting for my husband to get better so we can watch it together. So I’m trying my best to avoid spoilers! We’ve also held off on watching Camp Cretaceous season 2 for the same reason, as it’s nice to enjoy as a family.
- We are still obsessed with the Encanto soundtrack, which is playing 24/7 in my head and on Alexa most of the time too.
- My daughter and I have been rewatching a lot of kids’ films to pass the time, such as Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Big Hero 6.
- Feel the need to play my Bat Out of Hell album this week and reminisce.
Quote of the Week
It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!~Kimberly
How was your week? Were you a fan of Meat Loaf? Have you read or watched anything interesting lately? Let me know in the comments!