If we were having coffee, I would try not to tell you that I am still having issues with my sleep cycle, but you probably know it from the faraway look in my eyes and lack of concentration. I would let you do most of the talking and I would hope that I could follow you.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week I got my etsy purchase from LifeInNotes, a shop owned by Conny at Study Read Write. I ordered a bunch of her book review notebooks to keep track of the books for my reading challenges. (These can also be used for movie reviews.) They are for my Midori Traveler’s Notebook and are really great quality. I actually think it might be good for me to start using one of them now as I can’t focus on new projects so maybe I can enter the books I’ve already read this year (I’m on book number 6 for 2016). Some of those might turn into book review posts for this blog so maybe I should try to do that today?
Today is my son’s birthday. Tony is 34. That’s kind of hard to believe. It seems like ony yesterday I was eagerly awaiting his appearance. He was born 21 days post-mature so we were all eager for his appearance. He made us wait but boy has it been worth the wait! I could not ask for anything more in a son. He’s my rock. He’s hosting a Super Bowl party at his home in Seattle so I might not get to talk to him today. I actually spoke to him on the phone last night so it won’t be too bad if I don’t get to talk to him today.
I also spoke to Daughter #2 today. Susie lives in Santa Rosa, California, so I don’t get to see her too often, maybe two times a year. However, she is moving here to Portland at the end of March!!! I’ll get to see her a lot more often. The house they will be renting is about a 20 minute drive from me. Neither she nor her boyfriend have jobs here yet but both have a very good employment history and excellent references so we are all hopeful that they will find a job more easily than not.
I’m still battling depression. It helps if I can stay healthy so I can get out and about but that has been the challenge this year. Yesterday I woke up with a sore throat all over again. Yuck. But I am trying. Right now I need to wrap this up to go out to dinner with Tina and the boys. I miss them when I don’t see them and I haven’t seen them since Thursday.
I think I should shut up and listen to you now! Tell me about your week. What are you reading? Are any of you participating in the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge? The goal is to get people to read things that they would not normally read. They have twenty-four tasks that are pretty easy to follow. For example, one is to read a book under 100 pages. Another is to read aloud to another person; yet another is to read a book for middle grades. Some are more challenging (read a book over 500 pages; read a non-fiction science book; etc.). I’ve done four of my twenty-four tasks. You might want to check out the link above, even if you don’t join the challenge.
For now, know that I am trying to keep up. It’s difficult but I’m hoping to try some tricks this week (sending blogs directly to my e-reader or tablet so I can have them any time I want to read them. That will be much easier than trying to read and comment from my phone, which is what I’ve been doing for the past two or so months.
Until next time, be well, be happy.