Words, Words, Words

Everyone is moving right into the new year and here I am feeling as if I have a scratch in my vinyl. My mind is skipping all over the place so I thought it best to at least check in.

Many of you have come up with your One Word for the year. I am toying with words in the back of my mind but none of them are right and many of them are strange (in my opinion) but seem to fit the mood. Like BEAUTY. I  mean, what the heck is that about? Right now, I have a notepad by my bed and when one hits me, I jot it down. Maybe I will have one before February. Maybe not.

I’ve got some reviews written and they they will post this week. I feel good about this because I’ve been all droopy and uninteresting for almost a month now. Reading is great though. Lots of reading.


Production week for Joseph is just a couple of weeks away. It will be the third time for my son and the second time for my daughter. It’s a great show. We all enjoy it. They should be professionals by now. He is playing Pharaoh and she is an Adoring Girl.

I keep hearing about Hidden Figures the movie but I just learned about the book. Has anyone read it?”

Also, I need to buy my copy of Ulysses because there is an informal read-along starting in February. Wish me luck because I’ve tried to read it before and uh, it didn’t go so well.

That’s it. Fill me in on what’s going on with you because I’ve missed you.

21 thoughts on “Words, Words, Words”

  1. I feel like I’ve been in a fog since the holidays. It’s probably why I’ve been focused on audiobooks lately and memoirs at that. I need something to keep me focused and these seem to be doing the trick.

    I finally participated in One Word this year, and I think it’s a good one for me, as I tend to just say “Yes” to everything and then regret it later.

    I ordered my copy of Ulysses, and I’ll post a link up about it. Did you want to keep it a Twitter convo.? I haven’t read this before, but it’s on my list…just like Dubliners.

    1. I’ve been really unfocused so I’m sorry if I haven’t been much help discussing this group read. I like Twitter Convos and they are easy. We need to think of a hashtag and maybe I will make a button. What is the timeframe you think? Maybe we ought to wait for our books.

  2. I must admit I’ve been a little worried about you! But I thought that you were just into your vacay…I have just been gathering books and reading them…and trying not to feel so tired. But I feel good…better than I have felt in a long time!

  3. You are reading Ulysses? I will definitely wish you good luck! That is one, along with Moby Dick I have never remotely wanted to read but appreciate all those who do manage to get through it!

    You’ll find your one word eventually. Maybe it’s like sleep. It will happen when you are relaxed and not thinking about it.

    I can’t wait to see what reviews you have for us this month!

    1. Moby Dick was actually quite humorous which I did not anticipate when I hosted that darn read along. However, I was expecting a big payoff and it was like 1000 pages about whaling and two pages about the whale.

  4. I keep meaning to look up the word I chose (and promptly forgot) for 2016. I think this year’s might be BOLD. Maybe not. I am thinking about maybe possibly joining you on Ulysses. Someday I will be able to say I read every word. Enjoying it isn’t even a consideration. BOLD, right?!
    Btw, I thank you for joining me in a buddy read last year of that odd book The New World. Hope to readalong on something with you in 2017.

    1. I think you should join us for Ulysses. It will be about as difficult to get through as Moby Dick but I pushed through that one since it was my read along and I felt obligated. Obligation is key.

      My word. I have some really weird ones on my list but again, they were just words that popped into my head like: Be, Stop, Surround…. ugh. Not ugh, but yeah.

  5. I’ve been thinking about you, Ti, and wondering how you were. May I say that when things are all crazy for me, I tend to bury myself in reading. I think, for most of us, that’s not a bad thing. Take care. Your word will come. Again, thinking of you. So far, I’m doing pretty good with my word – ‘breathe’.

    1. Breathe. That’s a good one.

      I am okay. I have good moments and some not so great moments. The stress has really affected my health but I am getting a handle on it. I have to! Thanks for thinking of me.

  6. I was wondering how you’ve been. I hope that life settles down a bit for you, so that you don’t fee like a record with a scratch in it (loved that comparison by the way). I never do one word. I’ve tried to, but can never pick a word to focus on. Hidden Figures is a great book – I loved it and definitely plan on seeing the movie version soon. A Ulysses readalong should be fun.

    1. It’s been a rocky road Nadia and it is only going to get worse as things play out here. I guess I am in denial. I’ve been trying to focus on my health which has been a nice distraction actually but it’s easy to turn into yourself and hide from things when life gets rough.

  7. Take care of yourself, Ti. You can’t take care of anyone else if you neglect yourself. I know you’ll do what you think is best in your situation. Life is such a rocky road, isn’t it?
    The word thing drove me bonkers too…I guess when you know it, you’ll know 🙂
    I’m probably the most unfocused book blogger that ever existed and it’s probably safe to say “book blogger” doesn’t describe me anymore. I’ve been using my blog more as a journal…trying to force myself to write more. It’s so cleansing and soothing to me. 🙂 Stay in touch. 🙂

  8. I actually got excited about selecting a word. I settled on two: focus and complete. Don’t know where this will take me, but they are here.

    I am working on being healthier. I love walking so am trying to get more of that going. And I’m reading a lot of good stuff that is coming out this spring. I’m also working on my upcoming lectures and that always stresses me out. So am trying to take deep breaths and feel positive.

    Stay well and keep focused.

    1. I love your words. I feel as if I am close to my word but not quite there yet.

      Try not to stress over your lecture. Just prepare, prepare, prepare. Confidence comes with prep. I know you will be amazing.

      I am focusing on health this year too but I am not calling it a resolution because I just do not do well with them. But, the passing of my mom from stroke and the doctor telling me I am a prime candidate for stroke myself is rather sobering.

  9. My Word for 2017 is SEE. We’ll SEE how that works out…🙂

    I read HIDDEN FIGURES in audio back in the autumn and found it fascinating! It ended up on my 2016 Books of the Year list. I haven’t quite decided if I’ll see the movie, but I’m leaning toward doing it.

  10. Haven’t seen the movie Hidden Figures yet, but really enjoyed the book. I learned so many things – really had my eyes opened!

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