Sunday, March 20, 2016

Currently: 03.20.16

Happy Sunday, kittens. Let's jump straight in, shall we?

Right this minute: Sitting on my couch in a very cold house. Texas has been unseasonably warm lately (80s), but we dipped back down into the 30s overnight, so the dogs and I are trying to warm up the house with heaters, snuggles, and blankets. 

Feeling: Tired! Hubs is off to a work training in Colorado for two weeks, so I made a trip to the airport and back before daylight.


Reading: Dietland by Sarai Walker which is FABULOUS so far. It's really subversive and snarky and smart and just wonderful. I'm really looking forward to finishing it today to see where it all leads.

Listening: The Note to Self podcast. I've previously mentioned this one in regards to their #Infomagical series, which I really loved. The episode I listened to on the road this morning was all about fitness trackers and whether they're good for us, not, or somewhere in between. As a fitness tracker quitter, it was really interesting and hit home in regards to some of the reasons I lost interest in mine.

Watching: Mostly BookTube videos today! And Feedly.

Promoting: #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks rolls on, and #Readathon planning is coming right up!

Loving: That I only have 3.5 days of work left! I'm currently going through the interview process to adjunct teach research writing for a new-to-me university. I'm also brainstorming some other freelance ideas.

Hating: That hubs is gone for two weeks. I will miss him lots, and as great and well-behaved as Greyson is, I am not a fan of the single parenting.

Eating: Finished off my bowl of Cheerios and coffee for breakfast. Now I'm mentally plotting dinner: cajun fried catfish and some veggies or somethin'.

Anticipating: Having more time to read, exercise, clear my head.

Here's my latest BookTube video talking a bit about the job situation, the books that have come into my house as of late, and culling.

35 comments:

  1. I am a fitness tracker quitter too. I might have to check out that podcast! I am so glad you're enjoying Dietland. I read it last year and thought it was great. So much to think about and discuss in it, plus an intriguing story to boot. Happy reading this week.

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    1. Quitters unite! I am getting so much more than I'd bargained for with Dietland. I think I had chick lit in mind (even though I hate that term), and it's so much more. Irreverent, awesome.

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  2. Good luck with the temporary single parenting life. Cajun Catfish and veggies sounds yummy!

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    1. Thanks, Joy! It's gonna be an adventure, I'm sure!

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  3. Three and a half more days. Let's see what happens then....

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/03/can-you-guess-how-many-books-i-read.html

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    1. Hahah, that's all I can do. See how it shakes out. Whew!

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  4. Yay for saying goodbye to that soul sucking job!!

    It's been very warm here, too, but we woke up to cool weather on the first day of spring. It's crazy!

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    1. Amen! Spring is so schizophrenic. I'm glad we're not the only ones!

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  5. I count myself as a long-term single parent. DH was working 80 and 90 hour weeks when my son was growing up, and he's been working out of town during the week since my daughter was in second grade (she's graduating high school this year). It's hard but does leave more time for reading, I guess. Good luck on changing jobs!

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    1. Oh my gosh! That sounds like such a trial, but I'm sure you took it in stride. Thank you for the good luck wishes and for sending 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl!

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  6. I brought Dietland home from the library once and never opened it. Guess I should check it out again. Also, sounds like it might make a good book club pick.

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    1. Definitely do give it a go! I think it'd make a fantastic book club pick.

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  7. The Note to Self podcast sounds like something I MUST listen to :)

    Enjoy the final 3.5 days!

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    1. It is WONDERFUL! Their tagline is "The tech show about being human." Perfection!

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  8. I have been wanting to read dietland. I look forward to seeing what you think.

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    1. I'll definitely keep you posted!

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  9. Blogger ate my comment. Boo!!! Something about Texas spring (and fall) weather being a fickle bitch. Hoping that this week goes quickly for you and then FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM. Come home soon David. Enjoy the rest of your day.

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    1. Damn you blogggerrrrr! I need to see if I can get Disqus working. LMAO re: fickle bitch because it's SO TRUE.

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  10. CATFISH!!! Our anniversary (heh) made me want Lafayette's super bad. *sigh*

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    1. LOL, yes!!! Still so good, and they're actually finishing up the giant addition they started back then. lol

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  11. Love Dietland and I'm glad you gave it a shot. It really is all those things you said!

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  12. Hope those last few days fly by! Enjoy that quiet house - I hope it helps you find some good answers about where to go next. :)

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  13. The end is near, the end is near!

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  14. I am sure you have great things ahead! Sorry hubby is away, though... Hope time goes quickly!

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  15. Happy Sunday! It must be hard with your hubby away but when my husband goes away I tend to binge watch chic flicks :)

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  16. I'd love to hear more about the fitness tracker podcast! I've never used a fitness tracker, which is kind of odd since I'm super into fitness. But, for some reason I feel like all that data would stress me out! Good luck with the job search!

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  17. I get you on the two weeks of single parenthood. My David traveled over 90% of the year, when I had small children and it frankly sucked. Now that I have no kids in the house, I make the most of his absence when he's gone. I particularly love being able to turn the light on and read if I wake up in the middle of the night (which I do frequently).

    My fitness tracker experience was pretty great, apart from the fact that the brand we chose lasted about a month to 6 weeks. I think I must have gone through 6 of them before I gave up. They were cheap but good grief. Nothing's cheap enough to replace *that* often. I did find it motivating but I haven't found any in the more expensive brands that appeal to me, so I guess I'm done.

    Hope you enjoy your free time between jobs and that you find the perfect fit. It's been cold here, too. Bit of a shock after the storms and warmth to suddenly drop back to winter cold and switch from A/C to heat. I love it, though.

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  18. I married a vegetable farmer, so for approximately 9 months out of the year, I am very alone. The hubby is up and out the door by 5:30am and he doesn't get back until about 7 at night. It's crazy and leaves very little time for...anything.

    I'm glad you are leaving a crappy job. There's nothing worse than waking up and dreading work; I did it for two years and I literally felt the weight lift off my shoulders when I left the office on that last day.

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  19. The booktube video is very good. I will follow them more. And you sound so happy about quitting a boring job. Looking to more videos from you.

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  20. The weather has been similar in Utah. It is really warm during the day, but gets cold at night. I hate it when my hubby is gone too.

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  21. I am curious what they decide about fitness trackers. I liked having mine, but it never did instigate me into moving more often. It just told me that I did not move nearly enough. I also really struggled with the social aspect of it. I tried having friends to help "motivate" me. I found myself so stressed out trying to compete with people with no kids, people who stay home, have young kids, etc. It just was not worth the stress. I stopped wearing mine because I reacted to the band (after two years which seems odd to me but it is what it is), but I do miss it and have looked at getting another one. Will it help motivate me? Not a bit.

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  22. I have plenty of respect for single parents but I know that I cannot do it either. I was alone with the baby for 3 days and the husband couldn't get home soon enough. Hope these two weeks fly by soon for you!

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  23. Congrats on new adventures with the job search! And I love your podcasts.

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