This was definitely the week of television shows, hot dang! My lazy butt hasn’t done much this week apart from her routine, and, well, putting Netflix to good use.
Probably the most exciting thing we’ve accomplished as a family this week is putting up baby gates (can someone say finally?) and keeping our 15-month old alive. YAY, US!
This weekend was very nice and chill. Some co-workers and I made plans to go hiking, but it unfortunately didn’t happen. Not to worry though, because hanging out at my house and not having to really do anything, aside from a few chores here and there, was super nice. I even went through my bookshelves a bit and started putting together a box of books I either want to give away or sell, so it felt good to finally do that and weed out all of the books I’m probably never going to read.
In the world of my son, Rowan, he’s been doing a very good job of helping ‘clean up’ lately. I mean, he’s still got awhile to go, but I’m seeing the effort! So proud. ?
If you haven’t checked out ChirpBooks, you probably ought to. They sell audiobooks at low, low prices, usually from $2.99 to $4.99, and that’s exactly where I found The Kiss Quotient.
This week: It’s been a struggle trying to balance working, parenting, reading, and my sanity lately, but I’m trying really hard to keep posting! Please applaud my efforts. ?
- AURORA RISING (AUDIOBOOK) READ BY… MULTIPLE NARRATORS • (STILL LISTENING) Read to 76% so far. I really enjoy re-reading this book via audio. (Add to Goodreads)
- WE HUNT THE FLAME BY HAFSAH FAIZAL • (STILL READING) Read to 51% last week. I wrote a post this week about how ridiculously slow I’ve been reading this book. I’m just… not feeling it? (Add to Goodreads)
- HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (AUDIOBOOK) READ BY JIM DALE • (STILL LISTENING) Listened to 60% last week. I only listened a smidge. But it was a good smidge. (Add to Goodreads)
BOOKS ON HOLD
- SHADOW FROST BY COCO MA • (ON HOLD) Read to 28% so far. (Add to Goodreads)
- A GAME OF THRONES BY GEORGE R.R. MARTIN • (ON HOLD) Read to 6% so far. (Add to Goodreads)
Isaac and I finished season 3 of Stranger Things, and oh. my. Lanta. I’m actually really sad to see this series take another break… just very heartbroken to see it end. I’d say season 3 was much better than the second, though. I’ll forever love Steve ‘The Hair’ Harrington. After that was over, I commenced my marathon of Fuller House, and I finished season 4 by Friday evening. I have so many feels with that finale, and I can’t wait until season 5 comes out this fall! I also found this Netflix show called Amazing Interiors. If you don’t know this about me, I love home decor and HDTV, and this show features eccentric homeowners and their unique spaces – really interesting! There’s only one season so far, but I’ve watched a third of it.
I mentioned last weekend that I was seeing the new Lion King movie in theaters with my bff. And, well. It was a beautiful movie that sometimes gave me chills with the similarities. (There’s a big BUT coming.) But… the animals had very little expression… Scar wasn’t how I imagined, and I wish Jeremy Irons could’ve voiced Scar like James Earl Jones voiced both versions of Mufasa (and don’t even get me started on that rendition of “Be Prepared”)… the way they did the hyenas mad me sad (again, where was Whoopi Goldberg?)… and honestly, I just wish they would’ve kept the hula scene with Timon and Pumbaa, I mean, come on, that is a classic! I’ll close with saying that I have no regrets about seeing it, but I definitely think the original is superior. I tried to watch it with Rowan the next day, but he refused to sit and cuddle with me. And then I tried again yesterday, but he fell asleep within 15 minutes. ? I can’t wait until he can enjoy movies with me!
I also found a new Netflix series that I really dig, and it’s called Workin’ Moms. I actually just started it last night, and it’s got wonderful adult humor, and real life situations that I can empathize with, considering I’m a working mom as well. I just really like all of the characters, and how they handle being a working mom differently.
- Make it to 75% in We Hunt the Flame.
- Finish Aurora Rising audiobook.
- Stop eating sh*tty and get back into a meal prep groove.