In an attempt to breathe some new life into blogging, I’ve been thinking about ways I could mix things up. I need some things I could post on a regular basis that could be quick and fun. One thought that kept recurring was to post the answers to a weekly list of questions. This feature had several names before I settled on calling it Filling in the Blanks. These basic sentences will largely remain the same, but I may mix things up from time to time by adding new blanks. If there is something you’d like to know about me on a weekly basis, by all means let me know. I can’t make any promises, but I’m here to please. If you’d like to fill in your own blanks, feel free to do so. Now let’s fill in some blanks:
I’m reading The Martian by Andy Weir.
Book shopping with bookish friends is a dangerous activity. I walked into Barnes and Noble with no intentions of picking up anything remotely science fiction. Then Cassandra pointed out the first line. It was all over from that point forward. How could I not buy and immediately start reading a book that begins, “I’m pretty much fucked.”? It’s still early days, but it’s been a lot of fun to read thus far.
I’m listening to The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, narrated by Meryl Streep.
My initial approach to the Armchair Audies Literary Fiction category was to start with The Goldfinch. I enjoy David Pittu’s narration and I’ve wanted to read that book since July. The audiobook is 32 hours long, though. I worry about getting burned out right from the beginning, so I’m putting that on hold and starting this audiobook instead.
Bruno Mars, OneRepublic, and New Politics have been music to my ears this week.
I’m crafting not much this week at all.
I’m thinking about how to get my daughters to keep their rooms clean.
This is one parenting hurdle I’ve earned. It doesn’t make it any less frustrating.
My weight loss journey is suffering from long term motivation.
I do well for one day or one week and then I’m back off. I’m not giving up, though. Spring is coming and I am keeping activity as my focus. My mojo will return and I’m not going to let myself go back. Maintaining my current weight is far preferable to gaining what I’ve lost back. I’ll figure this out. I just need to be patient with myself.
I’m loving the spring weather.
I’m looking forward to my trip to Las Vegas the weekend of the 21st to celebrate my best friend Trista’s upcoming 4oth birthday.
We’ll be staying at the Monte Carlo and seeing Penn & Teller. It’s going to be a great time.