In the evenings I try to be better at reading books and getting my crossstitching done so I don’t just sit there and scroll through Instagram videos. Ahem. And there is definitely some progress:
I am also finishing up my 4th and last book) book so I decided to celebrate Friday by ubering out to Barnes & Nobles to stock up on books. This was right next to - sort of - Montgomery mall. And there were sidewalks! Gasp! So I could walkthere😱 and spend a little time hanging out at the mall instead of sitting at home. I have to admit though that my ability to shop is just getting less and less. I hate to spend money on “things” (something that really got to me when our stuff in Denmark burned down. Things are just things and you might lose them). And also from an environmental perspective I just can’t justify all that waste. Seeing their use of plastic bags has started to make me feel sick.
Now I am back”home” with lit candles, a glass of redwine and a crazy thunderstorm outside. Kind of cozy actually:
And my bed is waiting for me. Right here next to me in the living room! After having spent night after night gritting my teeth over the noise from the upstairs neighbors stomping and shouting and snoring like a truck (well, actually they are just walking and talking and breathing heavily when they sleep, but in these ridiculous cardboard buildings you just can’t tell the difference) I finally pulled my mattress into the living room. And now I can let out a big sigh of relief when I hear them getting ready to go to bed, instead of getting really stressed out. Yay me!