Thursday, May 19, 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) Commence the emotional eating - oh who am I kidding...I should say CONTINUE the emotional eating since it's been the way of my world for the past few weeks. Ugh!! To add to the drama around me, today is the last day of school for public schools in our area and next Friday is the last day for all of the schools in our diocese, except us. Yep - we will be in school until June 10 (June 14 for teachers)....and while we had a long summer last year because we started after Labor Day, now begins the not-so-fun part of being the ONLY people in school in our immediate area. 

2) The only "good" thing in not getting out of school today is that it's been unseasonably cold and it doesn't feel at all like summer. Of course, next week we will be in the high 80s so that feeling will come to a quick end. *sigh*

3) On the bright side, next week begins our school Book Fair! Yahoo!! I love the book fair, even though I rarely read "real" books...I'm an e-book junkie....but I do love seeing and feeling all those wonderful new books. Now if only my fully-capable-awesome-reading-ability-kid would be motivated to read books other than the Guinness World Records - Video Game Edition. #OhHelpMe

4) We are fostering a Golden Retriever beginning tomorrow. While it should be fun, I am also quite nervous about it. I am also mad at myself about it because a friend suggested that we become a foster family and in the moment, it sounded like a great idea, but now it doesn't seem so. Why do I say "yes" to things so easily?!?! (One of my many faults) It's too late to back out without embarrassment or shining a negative light on my friend, who is very involved with the organization, so I am hoping and praying that this adorable 6.5 yo golden loves (and doesn't torture) Milo and that Milo feels the same way (doubtful). Originally we were going to foster over the summer, which again now in hindsight is also a bad idea because we travel quite a bit I'm hoping this sweet pup finds a forever home by June 23, as we are traveling on the 24th!! 

5) One of my coworkers is leaving after this year because her husband got a job in Lakeland, FL! She also landed a job at the Catholic school in the area with a Facetime interview. OMGoodness....I am dying!! Seriously, how many years have I been working on moving there and it just doesn't happen for me and then for others it happens so easily. I am really happy for her though...even if I am frustrated with my own world.

6) I'm really trying to remain subscribed to the whole idea of "You are where you are meant to be right now" blah, blah, blah,....but some days that is just really hard and also seems ridiculous to even believe.


Anonymous said...

I never get tired of quoting that first pic :-) Hope all the drama settles down.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love that pic....and the idea of it.

It is hard when the things we wish for don't seem to be happening, at least not right now.

But I do believe that we are where we're supposed to be, even though it sounds ridiculous.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.