Friday, August 21, 2015

Five on Friday: Looking Forward

Tomorrow // I am very much looking forward to tomorrow. For the first time in FOREVER (seriously- six months), I do not have practice. I can sleep in, which for me is only about 8am, but- and here's the best part- I can spend the rest of the morning lounging on my couch. It will be glorious!

Next week // I got to meet my kiddos today, but next week- I get to know my kiddos. There's magic in the first week of school. Exhausting magic, that leads me straight to bed shortly before 7pm every night. But magic, nonetheless. 

End of August // There's a reason that I get to sleep in tomorrow, and go to bed early on Monday night afternoon. Practice is cancelled for the rest of August. Because my little derby league has faced some rough times as of late, leading to stress and exhaustion like I don't usually experience, even the week before school starts. But at the end of August we get an answer to the "do we stay or do we go?" question. It's looking like good news, but we'll know for sure come the end of August. 

September // College Football. Saturdays take on a whole new meaning. I will probably start practices back up, but this time, I'll have ESPN, thanks to some password sharing on my family's part. I will have my BELOVED College Game Day back, and more chances to watch my Gators play. 

September 08 // The first day off of the school year. Typically, we go to school for a week and then get Labor Day off. This year though, due to the wonky lunar calendaring mojo or whatever, Labor Day is really late, and we have to go TWO WHOLE WEEKS before getting a day off. Man, this one's gonna be good...

What are you looking forward to?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Book Challenge- Update

Time to update my reading list...

Almost nine months in, I've read thirteen books. 
Five of them are even on the list...
(Didn't take into account the rereading thing I tend to do)
































1. Book you've been meaning to read:
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Attwood
Am I the only person in America that just thought "meh" about this book?

2. Book published this year:
Fairest and/or Winter by Marissa Meyer.
Finishing the Lunar Chronicles series
Listened to it on audio book. Not bad...

3. Book in a genre you don't typically read:
Love is a Mixtape by Rob Sheffield
Don't really read memoirs.
I'm tryin' man... I'm tryin'...

4. Book from your childhood
Step to the Music by Phyllis A. Whitney
Vividly remember going to the library as a child and getting this book and cherishing it.
Out of print- ordered it from Amazon. It should be a quick read- just haven't tackled it yet.

5. Book your mom loves:
Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankles
Since my mother doesn't read at all, I used The Aunt as a source for this one.
Again- meh.

6. Book that was originally written in a different language
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery

7. Book that "everyone" has read but you
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I may seriously be the only person in America that hasn't read it or seen the movie.

8. Book you chose because of the cover
still haven't found one to pick yet.

9. Book by a favorite author
One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
Love her work and want to read it all. Me Before You positively wrecked me.
And now they're making it a movie...
AND SHE WROTE A SEQUEL!
Loved it!

10. Book recommended by someone with great taste
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
This was very different and quite a good read.
Probably the book I recommend most in 2015

11. Book you should have read in high school
I was a good girl that read everything she was supposed to in school.
I may read Catcher in the Rye since I'm also about the only one that hasn't read that.

12. Book that's currently on the bestseller list.
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
I started this one a little bit, before I realized that it was over 500 pages long. #kindleproblems


One horrible habit that I resurrected this year:
Starting several books at one time and randomly reading them.

I've got three books that I'm currently in the middle of:
Champion by Marie Lu: A friend was passionate about this series, and I enjoyed the first book but can't get into the second book.  I may need to go the audio route for this one.
Paper Towns by John Green: About halfway through but forgot to take it on vacation. May finish this one soon...
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner: Listening to this one- really good...

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

{Half} A Year in Review

July 1.
Happy day to you Canada.

I went back to January to read all my blog posts from the year so far. There are only 16, so it's not really that hard or time consuming. (And apparently I skipped blogging in April altogether).

Back in January, I posted about my one little word {magic} and my wish for the new year:


So far... 
has it been filled with magic and dreams and good madness? A little bit. 
have I read some fine books? A few here and there. {Sea of Tranquility, Station Eleven}
have I been kissed by someone who thinks I'm wonderful? Notsomuch. 
have I made some art? A little bit here and there.
have I surprised myself? Here and there. In both good and bad ways. 

Do I still believe in the {magic}? Yes. 
Did I hear "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" today? Yes. 
Did that remind me that there's still six more months of magic to come? 

Absolutely.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

In my browser

Yes, I know I haven't blogged in forever.
Yes, I'll try to blog more.

Moving on.

I've been spending inordinate amounts of time on the inter webs as of late, because: summer.
I present to you: a look at what is making its way into my cranium as of late.

Here's a list of what is open in my browser right this second.
* Mental Training and How We Self Sabotage (big issue for me at the moment)
42 Lemony Snicket quotes that sum up the absurdity of the human experience
* Experience: I've worn the same outfit as my husband for 35 years
* Memory Foam Insoles (y'all does this say old or what?)
* Champion (A Legend Novel, Book 3)- a new series I'm reading

And finally... the piece de resistance {said with French accent...}
This You Tube Video:



Y'all. This. I just can't even.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge

I've become quite the fan of Modern Mrs. Darcy, most notably for her love of books and her recommendations. I've seen her book lists before, and have read a few because of seeing them mentioned. 

This year, she did (another?) reading challenge, and I've decided to play along. 
Reading twelve books in twelve months? Easy peasy. 

Almost six months in, I've read nine books. 
Three of them are even on the list...
(Didn't take into account the rereading thing I tend to do)

But I thought I'd put it out here and share my choices. 


































1. Book you've been meaning to read:
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Attwood

2. Book published this year:
Fairest and/or Winter by Marissa Meyer.
Finishing the Lunar Chronicles series

3. Book in a genre you don't typically read:
Love is a Mixtape by Rob Sheffield
Don't really read memoirs.

4. Book from your childhood
Step to the Music by Phyllis A. Whitney
Vividly remember going to the library as a child and getting this book and cherishing it.

5. Book your mom loves:
Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankles
Since my mother doesn't read at all, I used The Aunt as a source for this one.

6. Book that was originally written in a different language
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery

7. Book that "everyone" has read but you
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I may seriously be the only person in America that hasn't read it or seen the movie.

8. Book you chose because of the cover
still haven't found one to pick yet.

9. Book by a favorite author
One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
Love her work and want to read it all. Me Before You positively wrecked me. And now they're making it a movie...

10. Book recommended by someone with great taste
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
This was very different and quite a good read.

11. Book you should have read in high school
I was a good girl that read everything she was supposed to in school.
I may read Catcher in the Rye since I'm also about the only one that hasn't read that.

12. Book that's currently on the bestseller list.
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
I started this one a little bit, before I realized that it was over 500 pages long. #kindleproblems

Hoping to actually follow through on this for the year.
Love is a Mixed Tape is up next.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Five on Friday. On Sunday.

Here's what I'm into as of late...

1. What I'm Listening to:
Cecelia and the Satellite.
Beautiful love song. 

2. What I'm reading:
Addicting, if a little predictable.
I'm only halfway through and I knew who the killer
really was, though the why wasn't as predictable.

3. What I'm creating:
I love my messy box subscription
And I love my messy book!

4. What I'm eating:
I'm on a chicken tacos kick.
It's relatively cheap, and I can eat it for days
without getting tired of it. 

5. What I'm surfing:
- and of course... the weather.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Twelve on the Twelfth

5:30 this morning I turned off my alarm and went back to sleep.
6:00 this morning I turned off my alarm and went back to sleep.
7:00 this morning I turned off my alarm and went back to sleep. 

Today I took the day off and it was glorious. 

It's also Ali Edwards' Day in the Life, and while I was excited to remember it before it happened, as opposed to the usual three days later, I knew it would look different simply because of taking the day off. 

And then I remembered it was the 12th, so I took 12 pictures and called it a project. I've also already got a plan to get it printed and in my new messy book today, so that's good as well. 

Morning cereal bowl

Snuggles with this girl all.morning.long.

She's always standing guard while I shower.
Every.single.day

While Netflix doesn't mind if I don't wear makeup,
the general public doesn't always like it.

Surprised Mom by showing up for lunch on her birthday.
Mod Market. Delicious, but a little fancy for my blood.

Trader Joe's, I love you.
Also, the number of bottles of wine in my cart
indicate that it is indeed the end of the school year.

I could look at clouds like this all day. Love them.
Also loved getting to my car right as the rain came down.

Driving all afternoon.
Including almost 20 miles in the wrong direction.

DMV
sigh...

Afternoon snuggles

Taco Tuesday
I've been on such a street tacos kick lately

Laundry doesn't take a day off...

To be honest, about half of the pictures could have been taken on any other, normal day.

I'm going to try to get back to blogging. soon. promise.


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