Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bookish & 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) This has not been a great week. It's not even been a GOOD week. It's been a "put one foot in front of the other" kind of week. Going through the motions while being told (strongly insinuated) twice by two different people that my role at work is unimportant and/or inconsequential. Yeah, that's been fun. Leaving here feeling great everyday. Not.

2) Thinking a lot about a mental health day. I thought I could do that next Tuesday, but nope, I had forgotten to put some classes on my calendar so I can't miss that day. Ugh.

3) Still feeling uber frustrated with not being able to run and the accompanying 10 extra pounds that has joined me over the past 10 months. I've made it to the YMCA only 2 times in past two weeks...yesterday being one of those days. I was told our meetings would end at 4pm which would have given me time for a GREAT workout...yeah, ended up leaving work at 4:50pm...which gave me a whopping 45 minutes instead. Better than nothing, yes, but still quite frustrating.

4) Along with not running, my endorphins are obviously in low supply, hence this total downer of a blog post (sorry!) and then I eat to make myself feel better. For the most part I'm eating "ok" things but I do fall off the wagon every so often and just eat junk. I'll never get this 10lbs off at this rate, that's for sure.

5) Even my book situation is kind of a downer...because I hardly have any time to read lately. 

6) On the bright side though, I saw the mad rush of blog posts about This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper recently and that the movie is coming out Sep I watched the trailer, loved it and decided I HAD to read the book first. I'm 100+ pages in and it's hilarious. I'm loving it and am super excited to see the movie. I must say, I have never been terribly woo-ed (is that a word?) by Jason Bateman, but something about him in this movie is changing that...oh goodness, I may have to go rent everything he has ever been in now...well, except for Silver Spoons because I already saw all of those episodes. Multiple times. Thanks to my mad teenage crush on Ricky Schroder :)

7) The rain is coming in this afternoon and lasting through Sunday as it looks right now. That should really (not) help with my mood. Oh joy!

8) Anyone out there using Shopkick? I am totally obsessed with it right now and I've already earned TWO $10 giftcards to Target. It's simple really!! Down load the free app to your phone and when you go shopping you can collect "kicks" (points). When you collect enough, you can cash them in for an IMMEDIATE giftcard to your favorite store. Starbucks is on there too. You can receive "kicks" for simply walking into a store and then even more if you go around and scan some products with your phone. Also, if you invite your friends and they sign up, you earn all the points they collect for the first two weeks as well. Awesome!! I love FREE shopping money, don't you?


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Add me to the list of people writing about This Is Where I Leave You...LOL.

I also downloaded the book after hearing about the movie...and loved it. Read it last week. Whew!


Travel & Dive Girl said...

I'm wondering if this week has had something to do with the full moon because I feel exactly what you're going through. It's been awful. I've grown to like Justin Bateman over the years, so the movie looks like fun. Shopkick sounds like fun - you guys have AWESOME things in the US. We don't have anything comparable here. Hope you weekend is good.

~**Dawn**~ said...

I always have such a hard time seeing movies after reading a book. I can see the movie first and then read the book, but if I loved the book, I'm afraid my expectations of the movie are unrealistic and then I'll be disappointed. (And if I don't like the book, why see the movie?)

Christine said...

I'm with you on so many things on this list! I hope your week got better.

I had Shopkick on my phone for awhile, but then constantly forgot to open the app, or got annoyed when I couldn't stop it from pushing notifications. Hearing you already got two gift cards is making me want to reconsider.