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It has been two weeks since I last wrote a Coffee Chat post. As I studied my calendar and pondered the events of the last two weeks, everything hit me all over again. The computer hack, the days without my laptop, and then, even worse, the banking issues that I thought were related to the hack…but were not. Apparently some updates for my trust that I had completed with a bank official several weeks ago had not been reviewed at the other end…and those analysts were now holding everything up. So…with a “frozen” bank account at just the time that I was expecting some direct deposits that were not going to make it into the account without aggressive action, I marched down to the bank this morning. And stayed in the manager’s office until it was sorted. I think it is…finally.
- Luckily, the books I have been reading were good ones that kept my mind distracted from all the chaos in my interior world. I have read and reviewed two books so far this week: Don’t Wake Up, by Liz Lawler; and On Turpentine Lane, by Elinor Lipman.
- I am just starting The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides: “…A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy.”
- This afternoon I took a long nap…since my anxieties kept me awake for several hours last night.
- Now that February is ending, my two granddaughters have celebrated their 22nd birthdays… I featured them (below) on my FB cover: Aubrey and her dad, my #2 son, on the left; Fiona on the right. My favorite VW from Snow Sparks is in the center.
- Last weekend, I made lentil soup in my Crockpot, and I’ve been eating a lot of leftovers this week.
- I did record the Oscars, and then proceeded to FF through a lot of it. I had only seen one of those films nominated for Best Picture (A Star Is Born), but I had seen some movies with actors nominated for Best Actor. (Glenn Close, for The Wife; and Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me).
- I may need to see a couple of the movie contenders, but I’m thinking I’ll wait until they come to Prime or Netflix.
So…after a week of total chaos, I am starting to find my feet. And my normal routines. What has your week looked like?