Blog Digest #41.
Hi friends! So much has happened since we last talked, and do you realize we’re just a month away from Christmas?
And do I have my Christmas shopping done? Of course not.
As is proper around this time of year, I’ve focused my mind onto weight loss again. I always jump on this wagon, and then fall off by February or so… What’s the difference this time? Can I promise myself I’ll stick with it this time to reach my goal weight? Who knows. The only thing is that I’m turning 30 next year… and I don’t want to look like it. I want to be healthy and make healthy choices – not only for me, but for my son. So I’ve renewed my gym membership with Planet Fitness and I’m doing workouts on Beachbody On Demand again. Last Monday, I started the Morning Meltdown 100, and I’m liking these short but challenging workouts. It’s 100 workouts, but they’re only 20-30 minutes long a day, and they’re engaging! Plus, I can make time for a 30-minute workout, and I feel great after.
My son got his fall pictures back! He’s done so much growing since his spring pictures back in April. He’s now in the Toddler classroom, and we even turned his carseat around to forward facing since he meets all of the requirements. CRAZY!
We have NOT put our tree up yet. 🎄 I’ve wanted to, but lack the motivation. I also don’t exactly know where I’m going to put it… that, and I’m nervous about how my toddler will react to it. Will he leave it alone? Or will he yank every single ornament off? Anyone’s guess.
I’m also very much looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday coming up this week. (And we will be putting up the tree sometime during our four-day weekend. Stay tuned to see what Rowan does to it.)
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
I wasn’t very active these past two weeks. 😬
• HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (AUDIOBOOK) FINISHED ★★★★★ I finally finished the last book in the series, guys. And I feel so hollow. (Goodreads)
• MEDDLING KIDS STARTED Read to 61%. This author basically wrote a Scooby Doo fan-fiction story about when the gang all grew up, except for the fact that all of their names are different. I ain’t even mad about it. Scooby Doo was my JAM as a kid! (Goodreads)
• STRANGE THE DREAMER (AUDIOBOOK) STARTED Listened to 18%. After I’d listened to all of my Harry Potter audiobooks, I needed something else to listen to on my every-day commute. I’ve had the audiobook for Strange the Dreamer on my Audible shelf for quite some time now, and I thought it was time to re-read it so that I can finally read Muse of Nightmares. (Goodreads)
We started off by watching the newest season of Rick and Morty, and then everything was Disney+ after that. 😅 The very first thing I watched was 101 Dalmatians. I tried to watch it with Rowan because it was my favorite Disney movie around his age, but he wasn’t quite as interested. Then I watched 10 Things I Hate About You, classic. Isaac and I watched some of the series Disney+ has to offer, like Life According to Jeff Goldblum and Marvel’s Hero Project.
My mom had never seen Remember the Titans (GASP!) so instead of disowning her, I made her sit through it with me. (She loved it.) And then I watched The Princess Diaries, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and Fantasia!