Thursday, August 07, 2014

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).

1. Goodness...summer is over. back to work...these are the words on constant repeat in my brain right now. I think it's my reaction to denial. Reading time for me has plummeted. So sad.

2. I've been reading "Skeletons at the Feast" by Chris Bohjalian since July 28th and well, it's (clearly) taking some effort to get through...which really bums me out because it sounds FABULOUS...and maybe it eventually will be, but I'm making such slow progress that it's been hard to tell. Currently on page 135 of 360. Ack!

3. I'm teaching myself MS Publisher so that I can put together a rad monthly newsletter at school. Already did the front page yesterday. Maybe then some parents will realize I exist. Or not. But it's fun, so who cares.

4. Highlight of my day today: going to Target after work. Seriously. Yep, you can tell I'm back to work, when that is the highlight of my day. Pathetic. I know. And I'm not even buying anything fun...I need to get a couple of cases of water to have at work so I don't have to remember to bring a few bottles everyday and risk forgetting them...which happens often. 


5. Had a great visit with a fellow school counselor friend and her son, who is E's age. The boys swam. We talked. and talked. It was great. She always gets me motivated and focused back on school counseling, even when I don't want to be. In fact, she told me about an excellent book called "Masterminds and Wingmen" which I have already put on hold at the library...I am hoping this book gives me the knowledge (and courage) to deal with a specific group of "challenging" students we have this year...oh yeah, and helps keep me sane too.

6. In 2 weeks, I'll be ANOTHER year older...I look forward to my birthday every year like I'm turning 5 years old...seriously, it's like I'm a kid again. I'm an only child, so maybe it's that I like the attention, I don't know really...this year I'm excited though because it's on a Saturday (no work!!) and we are going to Margaritaville for lunch!! It's a new location and though it was going to be my first time to this one; mom, E and I already went earlier in the summer. It was yummy and I'm excited to go back. Other than that, the day will pretty much be about E as he has already rattled off a list of things he wants to do that day since the area is full of attractions and such. I think he's confused as to who's birthday it is. 

7. It would be really nice if my screened in patio was complete by my birthday. This is TOTALLY wishful thinking. You know that whole thing - if  you write it down, there's more chance of it actually happening. I don't think that will work in this case. Ha!

8. As much as I try to come up with 10 things for today...I think 8 is it. Happy Thursday people!!


bookjunkie54 said...

Going to Target would be the highlight of my day. I wish I could leave that store without buying more than I need!

Happy early birthday! I wish I could get excited about my birthday but it just depresses me instead. Lol.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love your blog! And that blog header is great.

My post today is all about remembering moments, too.

My daughter's birthday is next week, but we start celebrating it tonight.


Chrizette Bayman said...

Oh wow, I admire you for being a school counselor. In fact I admire all teachers too - I have heard some horror stories of how children treat teachers these days. When I was at school . . . lol . . . let's not go there! Welcome back to work :)

Travel & Dive Girl said...

"I think he's confused as to who's birthday it is." - I had to laugh out loud at that one...

I can't believe you're back to school already. It just seems like yesterday when you started summer holidays (I've been living through your adventures this summer).

Well, I hope your birthday is fabulous and that your wishes come true!