You’ve just described my current life in your initial post!!!
I love reading, and past favourites have been Phillipa Gregory, Margaret George, Barbara Erskine and anything else that tickles my fancy. Unfortuntately, reading is quite difficult for me these days as it makes me feel lightheaded, brings on my weird eye symtpoms, and I’m even finding it difficult to hold a book at the moment. However, I refuse to give up and do manage a couple of pages at a time (bit different to 2 books minimum a week!). Watching TV/films is a bit the same at the moment, but I do enjoy a good comedy, or a good stiff-upper-lip English war film (especially with a young John Mills in the cast…mmmmmmm)
Other things that cheer me up are getting unexpected hugs from my 18 year old son, cuddles with my chocolate labrador and the knowledge that there is something yummy in the fridge to enjoy later (usually involving chocolate in some form!). Also, simple things like sitting in the conservatory watching the birds and squirrels in the garden…very relaxing!
Lastly, my son is a drummer and has just turned professional, so my greatest pleasure is saving up all my energy and going to see him play live. It’s a struggle, but so worth it and makes my heart literally glow with pride!