What exactly do I feel? I feel as if the school year is already upon me and I dread it. Without a vacation this summer and the lack of road trips in general, this was really a non-summer to me. I tried super hard to inject summery things into my days and weeks but none of it worked. I’ve been anxious and just a little too unsettled to relax.
The plus side? I’ve been a reading fool. It’s the one constant thing that brings me pleasure each and every day (besides family time) and this, I’ve been loving. After a long day of work, coming home to air conditioning and a good book has been wonderful. I am going to be very sorry when that time is filled with homework help and the running around that is my life.
This week, both kids register for school and they start classes on 8/13. We started back to school shopping which always does me in, but we are not done yet and I just looked at the cost of the senior fun pack. Goodness! It’s going to be an exciting year. I just wish we could quietly ease into it. You know?
I am writing out bills (fun!), filling out school paperwork (even more fun!) and tossing back some coffee and a gluten-free bagel. Some of you have been suggesting gluten-free bagel brands for me to try but none of them are available where I am. So today, my bagel is just OK. Someday, I will find a good alternative. After breakfast, we are off to church.
I’ve got book club on Thursday and I haven’t read the book yet! I better get right on that.
Haven’t done a darn thing to The Girl’s room yet. How does one remove a border? We took it down but we can’t get the adhesive off and it’s holding up the entire process.
I should be reading my book club book (Everything I Never Told You). I’ve read maybe 15% so far.
Just finished Murakami’s Wind / Pinball. It started off a little weird. I was worried I wasn’t going to like it but I ended up loving it.
I am 82% done with Atlas Shrugged for the #AtlasRAL. This book surprised me in a totally good way.
Mad Men. I am halfway through the last season and now Netflix doesn’t have the last few episodes!!!! What happened to them?? They WERE there a few weeks ago. I am very angry about this.
I’ve been watching Humans too but very, very slowly. My kids think I look like the main gal. I don’t think so but they think so. Makes me want to stand in a dark hallway and pretend to be a robot.
I do try to cook a good Sunday meal because with church in the morning and then going back later to volunteer, it just feels good to come home and have something good. That takes planning though and although I had some recipes bookmarked (turkey burgers, for example) we’ll see if I actually have time to go to the store to get the stuff I need in order to make them!
My reading time. It’s really the one thing this week that’s kept me from jumping out of my skin.
What are you all up to today? I missed two Sundays in a row because my MacBook would not boot but it seems to be working fine now.