Sunday, August 6, 2017

Life: It Goes On - August 6

Guys - I have book reviews written for the next two weeks! I'm reading again! Truth be told, many of the books weren't that long but if that's what it takes for me to get back in the swing of things, I'm good with that. Today I was rearranging the book shelves in my office and began gazing longingly at A Suitable Boy and other such chunksters there and it occurred to me that I might just be ready to dive into one of them.

But, people, this is how flighty my mind is of late - I went off to have a happy hour therapy session with my girlfriends and completely forgot that my niece (from Wisconsin) and parents were coming for dinner! That is so not me! I hadn't even written it in my bullet journal. That is the whole point of the bullet journal - so you don't forget things!

This Week I'm:

Listening To: Yep, still podcasts. This week it was lots of "Stuff You Should Know" and "RadioLab." Sometimes you don't even know how interesting those shows will be until you just let one run into another one.

Watching: Comedians In Cars Drinking Coffee (Jerry Seinfeld's web show - we watched episodes with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah), Game of Thrones, Westworld. Oh yeah, and yesterday an episode of Wild, Wild West; how I loved this show growing up!

Reading: I finished three books in eight days! I'm caught up for scheduled reviews and Netgalley requests and now I get to read something just because I feel like it. Because Miss H's best friend read The Woman In Cabin 10 last week, I'm reading that now so I'll be able to talk with her about it.

Making: Grilled chicken salad, grilled chicken with black bean and roasted corn salad, grilled steaks (well, The Big Guy actually grilled the steaks), S'mores - you get the idea, we're eating summer foods.

Planning: On going to protest the Keystone Pipeline this afternoon. Assuming I get the energy to drive to Lincoln. I feel like I need to go but I'm on both a reading and an organizing kick lately and I kind of want to keep at both of them.

Thinking About: Ways to pick myself up - Friday night it was a bonfire on the patio with friends, last night it was delicious pizza and this morning it was great coffee and pastries.

Enjoying: My brother sent the pictures he took the weekend of the wedding. He was the official photographer for the actual wedding. He's never taken pictures at a wedding before and we are so impressed with the pictures he took!

Feeling: Down; thus "Thinking About."

Looking forward to: Lots of family time next weekend - a going away for our great-nephew who is headed off to boarding school and a birthday party for BG's last member of the older generation.

Question of the week: What do you do to cheer yourself up?


  1. Keep busy. Clearing up and cleaning up are good tactics! As well as having some me time.

  2. I am glad you are reading again! I need to write reviews. I just haven't been motivated to do so, and now I'm way behind. :-( Did you end up going to the protest? I sure hope they decide against building the pipleline.

    I hope your spirits rise soon, Lisa. I haven't been able to sleep much the last few nights and it's impacting my mood and motivation. Starting a new work week this week probably won't help. Oh well. Maybe it's the let down from my vacation still . . .

    I hope you have a great week.

    1. I haven't been behind on reviews in so long - I forgot how stressful it can be! I am finally caught up and it's exciting to have reviews posted through the month already.
      Hope you're back to sleeping; that's so hard on getting through the days.

  3. A good cleaning/purging always puts me into a better mood. We drop my oldest off at college next Monday, so I will let you know how it works for me!

    1. Exactly what I've been doing the past week - a lot of reorganizing and purging. I should have taken better advantage of my blues and convinced my hubby that I'd feel much better if he'd purge his closet!

  4. I'm with you on the feeling down and flighty though for me there isn't really any reason. Sounds like you've got some fun stuff coming up and it's always fun to be able to just read what you want! I really loved The Woman in Cabin 10 though I listened to it on audio and the narrator is AMAZING so I'm not sure how much that skewed my opinion! Hope this week is going better for you!

    1. I did keep busy with fun stuff last weekend and it's a lot harder to wallow in your blues when you're mind doesn't have time to wander!