Thursday, November 20, 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.).
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1) Can't this just apply to everyday?

2) I'm home from school/work with Ethan today, who is under the weather with some nasty congestion and a cough. I'm hoping we can beat this junk today so he can go on his field trip tomorrow. 

3) I'm reading 3 books right now. That's nuts, I know. I'm also 1 book away from meeting my 52 books read this year goal on Goodreads. I'm happy with that...comes out to more than one per week since we still have 4 weeks left and I'll likely finish at least 3-4 more books before December 31. For me, 52+ books in a year is good. I don't know how people do 100+ books in a year...maybe they aren't working full time, and if they are, then I really have NO idea how they do it. I suck at audio books, so that's not an option for me.

4) We are seriously thinking about selling our house and moving. There are 2 main reasons for this... (1) the hillbillies that live behind our house (outside of our neighborhood) are in the county where it is permitted to shoot guns...they have built a shooting range in their backyard. Last year, a bullet came through my neighbors bedroom window. I can't stop thinking about when we will be next. (2) There is a strong chance that a Dollar General store will be constructed immediately outside of my neighborhood. Now, I realize that these two reasons make it sound like I live in the most run down, hillbilly trailer park ever, but let me assure you that I live in a 200+ home subdivision with HOA dues of $300 a year and houses that range from $190-260k...so no, we do not live in a trailer park. or a dumpy neighborhood. I'm no longer happy here and my unhappiness will increase exponentially if the Dollar General store is built. I knew I hated that store for a reason...I never shop there and now for sure I never EVER will. Crooks. The only plus side: we need a bigger house anyway.

5) I have an insane travel bug right now...which is funny since I just went to Charleston, SC last weekend. But I think this is more of a "travel someplace new" travel bug...like Seattle or London. I miss traveling.

6) I cannot believe how cold it has been already...we even had snow on Tuesday morning...enough that we should have had a delayed start at school, but they messed that up (again)...so I drove with white knuckles all the way to school. Thankful I don't live too far away. The high was 28 degrees that day. Nuts!

7) No plans this weekend. That's probably good since we were out of town and crazy busy last weekend. Well, I say no plans, but really it's the usual plans - YMCA, grocery shopping, lunch w/mom...nice and low key - the way I like my weekends.

8) For the past few years, I have wrapped up 24 Christmas books and Ethan opens one each night and we read it at bedtime. I love love love this tradition we have created. I ordered two new Christmas books for our collection: Here Comes Santa Cat and Memoirs of an Elf.

9) How do you deal with that feeling of "so many books to read and so little time"??? Seriously, it frustrates me so much. All I want to do is read, but that's impossible. Ugh.

10) Why in the world do we have school next Monday & Tuesday? It seems like everyone else is off the WHOLE week!?!?! Argh!!!


2 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Your neighbors sound horrible! There is nothing worse than feeling you have to move because the neighborhood is going through drastic changes. Good luck!

After thirteen years in a lovely foothill house, I sold it and moved because the sleepy little town was turning wild.

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Beatriz said...

I know right? What can you possibly accomplish in 2 days? I don't know what people think but I am looking forward to some time off. Hope you have a great holiday!