April 13, 2020

Up at the top, I’d mentioned recently about Rox having kidney disease (and, apparently, hypertension). We’ve got her on the prescription food, and added Semintra (at $100/bottle – making her meds the most expensive in the house), and she’s really turned a corner. Eating everything in her dish – which to me, is the biggest change. So, I think we’re in a good spot maintaining the health that she has for now.

So, onwards to this week’s Friday 5.

1. What did you have too much of this week?

Overdosed on the news: Twitter, my feeds, television. I’ve put a moratorium on news at The Apiary to a single news program per day. And it’s usually NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. Because we both love Lester.

Also, we watched the recent Frontline on plastics recycling, to which we both looked at each other after and asked, “WHY DO WE KEEP TIVO’ING FRONTLINE?! IT ONLY MAKES US MAD!” If there was any good to come of it, I maybe got Charlie on working on more sustainable practices at The Apiary. Maybe.

2. What did you have not enough of this week?

Well, I mean, obviously the opportunity to actually get out of this house.

I did sneak out this morning and go to the post office drive through to mail a letter.

But I’ve also skipped most of the neighborhood walkabouts that Charlie went on. I shouldn’t have ignored as many of them as I did. But here we are.

3. What did you have in just the right amount or number?

I finished The War on Peace earlier this week, and started on You Are Not so Smart. So, the amount of books that I’ve been reading have been just the right amount.

I’m 40% through You Are Not So Smart, and while it’s fine, I may pick at a couple of the chapters on topics I’m not as familiar with and shelve the rest. What with my general feeling of “this country and everything in life sucks,” this book doesn’t do a whole lot to help you feel very good or empowered about your place in society or the universe.

If The Body: A Guide for Occupants is actually available through the library, I’ll pick that one up instead.

4. What’s better today than it was a week ago?

It’s a bad week to ask me, but the weather is better. Sunny and blue skies today, if a little chilly.

5. When they make a movie about last month, what would be a good song for the soundtrack?

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) is a little too on-the-nose.

Let’s go with Broadripple is Burning as a good song to play to get yourself really in your feelings when you feel like everything has gone to shit.

Source: f.riday5.com

One thought on “April 13, 2020

  1. I’ve been sticking to Lester for (TV) national news, too. Mostly on the mobile app so I can watch it when I’m in the mood. A little bit of NPR here and there, also on the app. The Washington Post in small doses. My boss frequently sends out emails telling us to consume enough to be informed and no more, or we’ll all go crazy.

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