March 28th, 2020
It seems like every Weekly Wrap this month has been full of stress and uncertainty, which is…par for the course, given that we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. But this is also a good reminder that things other than COVID-19 are happening, and I’m hanging on to that as I sum this week up.
Life Beyond the Blog
If I say everything is about Animal Crossing again, will you be mad? Because it is a lot of Animal Crossing. There’s something so soothing about wandering around the island, paying off my debts to a raccoon, and selling heaps of coconuts and seashells to his adorable twin nephews. I’ve had the misfortune of getting three gorilla villagers in a row and no bunnies (a personal attack by the universe), but got lucky with an amazing island layout and lots of friends to play with. 🥰
I also learned this week that with enough blankets and persistence, it is possible to make a blanket fort with very little! And it turns out that having an appointment with my therapist by phone is made easier by doing so from inside said blanket fort. I even slept in it, which may have been a mistake, in hindsight. Turns out even heaps of blankets and a rug aren’t enough to change the fact you’re still sleeping on a wood floor. Whoops.
But seriously, blanket forts are so peaceful, and I can’t recommend it enough. If you’re stressed right now, build a fort and camp out. Just do it.
Sometimes you just have to make a blanket fort. With not enough pillows and an obscene number of blankets. Anyway, if you need me, I'll be playing ACNH in here. pic.twitter.com/lUNocewbYq
— Meaghan 💛 Giveaway in Pinned Tweet! (@hailandwellread) March 24, 2020
Another bit of wisdom the universe dropped on my head? Murder mysteries are a very good distraction. This week, I actually got to try my first Hunt a Killer box with my best friend, and we Skyped to open our boxes and solve it together! It was an amazing distraction from the stress of, well, everything. It also was LOADED with ciphers and suspects, and my brain is still buzzing with it! Waiting month by month for the whole mystery to unfold is going to be so hard, but it also gives us something really amazing to look forward to.
Posts This Week
There Will Come a Darkness Review — T5T Authors From K to T — Night of the Dragon Review
The Week Ahead
It’s incredibly difficult to finish a Weekly Wrap right now. And planning a whole week ahead? Even harder. At the moment, I feel like I have to work with one hour at a time just to stay afloat. Despite that, though, I have some plans I’m really hoping to deliver on. For one, I want to try the totwaffle, a glorious creation that Twitter user mspowahs so graciously shared. I can be tempted by potatoes in any form, clearly.
I’m also hoping to get back into embroidery, which has been hard to pick up lately, and to do more reading. Everything is falling behind slowly, in a little bubble. Next week is for picking it back up and trying to find some semblance of normal in the process.
On top of that, I’ve got my fingers crossed I’ll be able to do something fun for April Fool’s Day. Never fear: I don’t do pranks or screamers or anything like that. I just have a silly sort of surprise in mind that will hopefully bring a smile to your face. It’s harmless and goofy and pun-based, too, if you really must know. 😉
And there you have it. Another Weekly Wrap gone by, and hopefully one of many with more positive content. I hope you’re doing well right now and taking care of yourself, and I’ll see you around this coming week. 💛