#297: A Slow-ish Recovery

Residential sky at night. Tall pine tree.
North La Salle, Detroit, MI

I’m still recuperating from my stress cold/manuscript hangover, but am starting to pick up the pieces of my routine again. Today I made my first real to-do list in weeks, and actually did a good two-thirds of it: I rehung some curtains rods, made a couple overdue appointments, caught up on email, and took my first online spin class on an old exercise bike we got the other day off Facebook Marketplace. (I’m on a trial of the Peloton app, which lets you stream the classes with your own equipment, and I think I finally understand the appeal.)

I’ve also started posting to my Instagram again, and will be cataloguing all the books I read this year, and hope that doing so publicly will be just enough of a nudge for me to choose reading over other activities like obsessively following election news. At the time of my writing this, I’ve only posted two books so far, but have a backlog from January that I’ll be putting up later this week. I generally advocate staying off of social media altogether, but if you’re going to be on Instagram, you can follow along here.

That’s it for this week. No insights or epiphanies, just slowly getting back into the saddle – bike and otherwise.