Current Events

I got this idea from Darin at The Life of a Conflicted Teacher. I’m still overtired and bottomlessly sad and angry about Atlanta. I’m going to compartmentalize a bit, however, and set that aside. Those feelings are the constant under anything else I am feeling at the moment, but where else am I currently? Well …

Currently annoyed by

  • My upstairs neighbor who might actually be the heaviest walker in the known world and who has twice woken me up when they’ve decided to move furniture in the middle of the night.
  • My insurance company, which has randomly decided that a medication I’ve been taking for years will now have a copay that is almost 10 times higher than it used to be. My doctor and I are …

Currently trying

  • … to figure out what medication I can swap in for the newly over-priced one. Feh.
  • To decide if I want or need to get a new phone. Mine has hit its 2-year mark. The battery isn’t great these days, and there are some bells and whistles I might want in the new model. It works perfectly well, however, so maybe I push it out to 3 years?

Currently reading

  • Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert — I’ve read this book twice already. I recommended it to a friend the other day and decided I had to read it again.
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
  • The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr

Currently loving

  • My new cozy-cozy pajamas with their ridiculous leopard print.
  • That both my tax returns have already landed in my bank account.
  • The color of the yarn I’m using in my latest gift project. At first I thought it wasn’t quite right, but now that I have a good chunk knitted, I’ve really fallen for it.

Currently wishing

  • For everyone who can to be vaccinated.
  • For the chance to see my family again sooner rather than later.
  • For my first sighting of forsythia, always my “welcome to spring!” harbinger. It’s still a little early, but I keep watching for it!

And that’s where I currently am. What about you?


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8 thoughts on “Current Events

  1. I paid a $400.00 copay yesterday on one prescription, so I hear you on the insurance conundrum. Love “I’m Still Here,” and “The Shallows.” That section on F-Pattern reading was revelatory. I taught kids how to screen read after reading that book. If you find the secret to getting a phone to last three years, let me know. I’m getting my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine Friday morning and feel lucky to have snagged an appointment in the first try of my eligibility.

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    1. My phone before my current phone lasted about 3.5 years … that last half year was super frustrating, however, as it couldn’t hold a charge for more than an hour. Still, it got me through to the release of the next new model! I hope you’ve gotten your 2nd vax shot now and aren’t having a reaction to it!

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  2. This is such a fun format, and I really like how you have multiple ideas under each Currently. When I’ve done Currently posts before they look different, and I think I want to try your version this year. I am also struggling to slice because I am so sad and angry, really angry.

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    1. When something awful happens/is happening, it’s hard to find a light slice, but I also don’t want all the slices to be sad and angry. Sometimes that’s just where we are, however. ❤

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  3. Currently I’m rubbing my slightly sore arm from my Covid shot yesterday. Also trying to contain yet release my continuing frustration, re: Atlanta et al. It sticks in my craw.

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  4. I know you want to see forsythia in the wild, but the lobby in my building has a gorgeous spray. A week ago they were bare branches, then suddenly they were lemony yellow and making me feel happy just to see them. One of our residents is a professional flower arranger, and periodically he’ll provide gorgeous masses of color and shape. I wanted to insert a photo, but seems like I can’t.

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