Thursday, December 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) Damn! November & December are totally killing me. For a second I thought how glad I was that November was over, it brought lots of sickness to my house and a whole lot of bullshit to my life too (unrelated to the sickness). Well, then Dec 1st came along and Ethan woke up puking. Great! Because I had burned up so many sick days in the past two weeks, my mom had to come over to stay w/him. Thankfully it was the true 24hr stomach bug. We were back at school on Tuesday.

2) Since I am finally feeling well, I got my flu shot at Target on Tuesday night. While the shot was virtually painless, I was left with a nice welt on my arm - ouch. That has never happened before. 

3) This is my 5th year in my current job, which is also my 2nd career. This just so happens to me the WORST year of all 5....for many reasons of which I'll spare you. You can thank me later. 

4) I really didn't want this post to be all Debbie Downer-ish, but dang, it's been hard to find any "good" in my world lately. I'm not sure if I pissed off the Karma gods somehow, though I don't even know what I have done to piss them off.

5) Friends. Oh friends. Why is this SUCH a freakin' issue? So I asked a friend if she wanted to grab dinner on a particular night this week. She said she couldn't. Last time I asked, she said the same thing. I'm done inviting. Pretty sure she has valid reasons, is busy and not blowing me off, but her responses are so short, that it feels "ugly" and so I'm not asking again. In fact, I pretty much give up on the whole friends thing with anyone anymore. I'm tired of putting in more effort, only to be shit upon. I guess I suck as a friend. At least that's what I'm feeling like...again, unbeknownst to me why...can't think of what I have done to not have friends. I'm a counselor for pete's sake, I think about other peoples feelings all the freakin' time...I think I'd know if I pissed someone off. Heck, I rarely even speak up for myself. WTH? The hermit life sounds better every day.

6) I am probably clinically depressed at this point. 

7) I probably should say something about books...yeah, I met and exceeded my Goodreads goal...though I think I mentioned that already. I decided to read AMULET - the graphic novel series all the 5-7th graders seem to be reading (or have read) these days. I'm read 5/6 so far - only one more to go. They are pretty good, but it's been a little challenging to follow all the characters.

8) While I've enjoyed getting a few ARCs free and reading them before everyone else...I don't enjoy writing reviews, so I don't plan to pursue obtaining anymore. I am totally fine with this.


9) I received this Truthbomb on Wednesday morning...I think they sent it to me by mistake...seriously!!

10) I bought a lottery ticket. I plan to start buying regularly. You can't win, if you don't play...and at least it gives me a little hope for a while. Oh and I don't play the big lottos - too hard to win...I don't need millions, a couple hundred thousand can go a long way too!!


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sick kids can make anyone depressed, especially when you go through so many days of it that you run out of sick leave!

Imagine them grown up and out of the house...and living well.

Looking back, I wish I could have imagined that then.

Enjoy feeling better....and here are MY BOOKISH/NOT SO BOOKISH THOUGHTS

Beatriz said...

I don't know maybe the truth bomb came at the perfect moment? #5 seems to fit that bill.

I hope things look up soon! Feel better :)

*krystyn* said...

Thanks Beatriz - you are very sweet!! Have a great weekend!!