Life in a COVID-19 Hot Spot – Week 9 – Tallying up the Cloistered Life
What I’ve finished:
Six face masks (see above)
Three jigsaw puzzles,
An old-fashioned rag doll with a matching toddler size outfit for my granddaughter – including a face mask for wearing outside.
What I’ve read: Bloomberg Business Week (weekly) , Time (weekly), The New Yorker (weekly) and nine books (click for links to my reviews on Amazon):
The Horse and his Boy – C. S. Lewis
Milkman – Anna Burns
The Fourth Hand – John Irving
The Belton Estate – Anthony Trollope
The Chinese Have a Word for It – Boye de Menthe:
Paris by the Book – Liam Callanan
Celtic Myths and Legends – Eoin Neeson:
South of Broad – Pat Conroy
Season of the Witch – David Talbot
What I’ve grown:
Hair: at least two inches of shag. Kudos to my hairdresser Heinz, – 10 weeks between haircuts and I haven’t really had a bad hair day yet.
Orchids: moved from my mother’s garden. Largely neglected. Vitalized by timely spring rains.
Amaryllis: benign neglect works well
Roses: Most fragrant – Double Delight, Secret, Just Joey
Most perfect for bouquets: Fame (but no smell)
Very readable and entertaining column, Allyson, which lends some life and color to this experience. I admire your hair for growing two inches. I think mine takes about six months to grow that much