Thursday, September 21, 2017

Three on Thursday

Recently Carole decided to change Think Write Thursday to Three On Thursday. The idea is to write a list of three things on any subject you want. I have decided to take this as an opportunity to bring back Thankful Thursday. I am someone who usually is a glass half empty person and I am really trying to change that. I see Clark going down the same road and I want to model positivity and gratitude for him. Plus research shows that focusing on your gratitude can help you live longer which is something I think we all want so here are three things I am thankful for this week.

1) Podcasts because they really make my day at work go by much faster

2) Our library because I love to read and cannot afford to buy all the books

3) That the weather has been wonderful. The sun has been shining and the temps are in the high 70s.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Books Read: August 2017

I am still making my way through to make my goal of 52 books in 52 weeks. Let's see if I can keep the momentum going. Here are the 4 books I read in August.

1) Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personalty Case by Debbie Nathan - an interesting look not only at this case but at the rise of multiple personality diagnoses in American in the 1970s and 80s. It was a bit dry at the time but overall pretty enjoyable. It was also tells the stories of the doctor and the author of the original book which I never heard.

2) Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown - I loved this book. I really enjoyed her take that vulnerability should be seen as a good thing and not a weakness. I also liked how she uses herself as an example so we can realize that even experts struggle sometimes.

3) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - I have avoided reading this author because she is so popular. Well I will not make that mistake again. This book was so much fun to read. I really relate to the main character Cath. The book also made me a bit nostalgic for my own college days.

4) The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective by Andy Andrews - the first "self help" book I read was The Traveler's Gift by this author and I loved it. This book was also very enjoyable. I love his storytelling writing style and that he never comes across as arrogant.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday Musings

Another week is upon us. We are halfway through the month and I am once again amazed at how fast this year is flying by.

1) 3rd grade is no joke. With no homework last year little man is having a hard time dealing with the amount of work he has this year. The kids even have a planner to keep track of everything. I am also a bit overwhelmed.

2) The guys were out of town this weekend and I enjoyed my free time. I feel really relaxed and ready to tackle the week ahead. 

3) I am working on a prayer shawl for my co-worker who is going through chemo. I feel bad that she has been going through treatments for almost 2 months and it just occurred to me to do this on Friday.

4) I have managed to work out 3 days in a row. I really need to get back to eating better and working out. The scale is slowly creeping up towards a number I NEVER want to hit.

Here are the pictures for the week. 

I went to JoAnns to buy yarn for a prayer shawl for my co-worker and a few extra things ended up making their way into my cart.
The start of the prayer shawl
I love my new red journal from the dollar store

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Funnies

Have a great weekend all!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday Musings

Another week is upon us. Here is what I am thinking about today.

1) I cannot believe it has been 16 years since that horrible day when our world changed. In some ways it seems like just yesterday and in others it feels like it has been even longer.

2) Football is officially back with the start of the NFL season this weekend. I am so so so so happy.

3) I have only worked 4 days since my vacation ended and I am already for my next day off.

4) My motivation is seriously lacking. I just do not want to do anything at all. I have been trying to fake it until I make it but it has not been working.

Here are some pictures for the week.

The last night as an 8 year old
First day of 3rd grade
Turning 9 years old
The NFL is back!

First day of fall soccer
Party time with the family

Friday, September 08, 2017

Friday Funnies

I hope that everyone has a fun and relaxing weekend. If any of you are in Irma's path please stay safe.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Happy Birthday

Today this baby ...

turns 9 years old. I can hardly believe how fast these years have gone. Happy birthday buddy!