Thursday, February 04, 2016

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&encountered during the week. **************************************************************************************

1) I have been spending way too much time surfing the web in bed at night instead of reading. Proof: I'm only 10% into a book I started 3 days ago...and it's already a good story, yet I remain addicted to Poshmark, Pinterest and other internet villians. 

2) I am over the hump of Catholic Schools Week and couldn't be happier...biggest worry now is preparing to be observed by my Principal on Monday morning 8am. Ugh. Why does worrying exist? Oh and CSW is one week later this year which means it runs concurrently with Nat'l School Counseling Week...a week where I normally bring in treats EVERY DAY for the staff. Do you think anyone has realized that it is NSCW? I'll let you answer that one. 

3) I have never wished away so much of my life as I have in the past few weeks. Seriously, that is NOT good and to me, it feels like a "sign".

"This has been a really hard mantra to live by being in a long distance relationship and wanting to be together, but it's something that I have really tried to take to heart, because the days I wish away now will never be mine again.." -person I repinned from I was going to write something about how I need to work on this, but I think whoever I repinned this from summed it all up perfectly:
4) Signed up at the "last minute" for a 1/2 marathon this Saturday. Originally I wanted to run a 1/2 on March 6 in Chattanooga, but the early start time, lack of hotel points & high race fee changed my mind. I settled for a race 30 minutes away, half the cost and no hotel needed. #win And then I read the course description in detail "rolling course"...those are like curse words on my ears. I hope I survive the rolling parts. Meh - I'm trying to not "care" and just plan to go out and do my best. I'm going to consider it a great training run since I have yet to run even 7-8 miles in prep for the Disney 1/2, well besides the 15k I did in October. 

5) I am certain I will want to spend Sunday on the couch after that "rolling course"..however, Ethan is having a few friends over to celebrate his birthday so I'll be running around (again!) like a crazy woman. Hoping we have weather that allows for a true pinata "event" - the husband is EXCITED about this (and so am I really!)

6) Public Service Announcement: when I request "light ice", that does NOT mean the cup should be 3/4 FULL of ice. Seriously! #notcoolchickfila

7) In January, I attempted a "No Spend January" project. I would deem it "somewhat-successful"....I had only 2 days all month where I spent ZERO, but overall I was more cautious with my spending, not going out to eat with Ethan as much. I was writing down every penny I spent, which I feel made a big difference in my spending decisions. It's only Feb 4th and I have not been documenting my spending and it already feels like I'm spending too much. I need to sit down and make my "No Spend February" chart  STAT.


~**Dawn**~ said...

1. Some weeks tend to be more book-heavy than others for me. And the same goes with internet usage and catching up on tv shows. I decided that as long as I'm enjoying my recreation time, that's good enough for me.

3. I agree. Usually means it's time for me to evaluate.

7. Instead of "no spend," which frankly seems near impossible to me, what about a "weekly allowance" type "light spend" plan? I have a certain (modest) amount of "fun money" I'm comfortable spending per week, and, honestly, I rarely even use it all -- I'm just not a big spender -- but I don't think even I could pull off a no-spend month! And the money that doesn't get spent, I either let sit there and accumulate for something fun (like one of the EPCOT fests!) or I deposit it into savings and start building it up again.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing that quote about enjoying life, it's a good thing to be reminded of every now and then.

lol, I totally hear you re: #6, that happens a lot around my house: I ask for half a cup of juice and they give me a whole glass O_o

Anonymous said...

We have a firm rule for our kids - no devices once they're in bed - it's books or lights out. I apply the same rule to my own bedtime :-)

Christine said...

I get so worried too, when I'm up for evaluation. Why, I have no idea. I'm tenured! Plus, I know what I'm doing and it always goes fine. But still, there something about anticipating judgement.

*krystyn* said...

And then he didn't show cuz he got caught up in a maybe it happens tomorrow if we don't have a snow day...ack!! And we don't have tenure and though I'm on year 6 there is always *that* fear...