Thursday, September 04, 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) We had a great beach getaway last weekend, but honestly, I wish I was still there. No surprise there.

2) I am really enjoying Goodnight June by Sarah Jio!!

3) I sent out my 1st ever "Counseling Corner" newsletter at school last Friday- to over 700 emails - YIKES --happy to report that I rec'd some positive feedback. Already working on October's newsletter.

4) My fitbit & I are very sad. I haven't made it to the YMCA for over 2 weeks now...excited to be flying out of work today at 3:30pm to squeeze in a quick workout before picking up Ethan and then heading to my home away from home - Target!! Yay!!

5) I am truly DROWNING in books I need/want to read right now. As a result of my newsletter, I am also making myself read 1 work/school related book each month...I love the challenge, but seriously, I'm OUT OF TIME. September's book is Rosalind Wiseman's Masterminds & Wingmen. October I plan to read The Big Disconnect by Catherine Steiner-Adair and November will likely be NurtureShock by Po Bronson. 

6) Debating between going to the Valley Fair or the mountains this weekend. The fair is more fun for Ethan of course, though he enjoys both...I'm not sure I'm up for fighting the crowds (and the heat) at the fair. 

7) I really need to find time to make these cookies!! Seriously, don't they look yummy??? And I really want to make A LOT of them and bring them to work.

8) I am in a sort of music rut right now...I desperately need some new music. Some mornings I don't even bother turning on my iPod in the car because the silence is fine and there's no song I'm "dying" to hear right now...and I really like to have a song slated as my "dying to hear" song. It gives me something to look forward to in the morning. Seriously.

9) Trying to decide on a quick one day trip somewhere (close by, obviously) for one of our Fall Break days in October. Right now, it's looking like Chattanooga to go to the zoo. We haven't been to that one and Ethan's a big zoo fan. 

10) It's closing in on time to get a new family trusty 2005 Ford Escape has 125,000 miles on it and doesn't start up quite as energetically as it used to. We also need something a bit bigger, as the little man is growing and so will his sports equipment and friends. I really like the Ford Edge, but O thinks we need to go even bigger...ugh...I'm the primary driver of said family vehicle and really don't want to be driving a big bus - AKA Chevy Tahoe - that's what O's a V8 AKA "gas guzzler"...I also dread this entire process as it's bound to suck many precious hours out of my weekends. Ugh.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I also loved Goodnight June...Jio has a new book coming out later this year.

Have a great day!

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Car shopping is seriously awful! I don't envy you in. Good Luck.

I've been in a music rut for probably over a year now. I can't stand all the commercials regular radio provides and I'm too cheap for satellite radio, so I pretty much drive in peace and quiet every morning. *boring*

Beatriz said...

I've been meaning to read Nurture Shock maybe I'll compare notes with you in November :)

Anonymous said...

They are the cutest cookies ever!! And I feel the same about drowning in books at the moment. Not that it's a bad thing, I just want to read them all nowwwww! :P

Christine said...

Nurtureshock is great. I read it several years ago for a class but would like to reread now that I have a kid.