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Whatnot – 02/08/23

HollyYou guys! Look what comes out on my birthday this year! Holly by Stephen King! Yes, THAT Holly. Holly Gibney, one of King’s most resourceful and likable characters. I cannot wait for September 5th! I clearly need to take that day off so I can make my Labor Day weekend extra long. 

In other news, I’ve been in a weird place. After my bloodwork came back positive for numerous autoimmune disorders, I was feeling pretty lousy and sorry for myself. But now, I feel motivated to take better care of myself. I really do not take good care of myself. I’m not making any bold statements here but I am trying to focus on health and rest. We’ll see what role medication plays when I see my new Rheumatologist on 2/13. 

I blew through two books recently, both reviews will be posted soon: Exiles by Jane Harper and The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani. Both were quite enjoyable. That leaves me with my book club pick Black Cake which we will discuss next week. I am only a few chapters in so far but it’s also very good. February is going to be a good reading month. 

You might remember how my husband is NOT a reader, well, we’ve established a new routine in the evenings and it’s so nice and relaxing. I set my diffuser up with some lavender and then we both sit and read. He is working on a Bible in a Year plan and I will either read my Bible stuff or whatever else I have going if my Bible plans are all caught up. It’s been so nice! We do this before bed. Even the pup likes it. 

It has been so pretty here. Cool mornings and evenings but bright blue skies and sun. I am historically low again on Vitamin D so trying to get a little sun each day. I will most likely be prescribed a high dose supplement again but trying to get some natural D in before then. 

Do you have plans for the Super Bowl? We do not at this moment. We will probably stay home and enjoy some chili and hot dogs. I am not that into who is playing but my church is a huge fan of KC. Don’t hit me but I think Phil will win. If you added one finger food to chili and hotdogs, what would you add? I feel like I need something else. I still have student ministry on Sunday but will be out by 1pm. 

That’s it from me. I hope you are all doing well. I know some of you are battling health issues too and many of you are still trying to get your homes situated after all the weather damage. Hang in there. I am thinking of you and praying for you too.

Whatnot – 01/11/23

Reading.The holidays have ended for me and I am back in the office . We had a nice Christmas and New Years. Most of us got sick (Hub and myself), just bad colds but it was nice to be able to stay home and rest. All plans cancelled. Numerous naps, movies, reading. I am still wrapping up my first book of the year, Lessons in Chemistry. I missed all the “first book” hoopla because just the thought of writing a post gave me a headache but I do love that event and cheered for all the picks from my sick bed. You all picked some good ones. 

My days at home have been filled with cat wrangling. Jinx wants to play. She is only 4 months old but the Otter Pup sees her playing as bullying. Honestly, she is a thug and a bit rough. She is climbing all over everything and the pup feels responsible for her so she’s been a nervous wreck. Jinx and my daughter head back 1/21. It went by super fast, although my pup probably doesn’t think that. 

We’ve been enjoying some weather. A Bomb Cyclone which brought lots of rain and snow to the mountains. My yard flooded at one point but then the rain just stopped and that gave it all a chance to drain away. As I type this, it’s really coming down out there.  

I am going to keep this brief because being back at work is rough after so much time off but I just wanted to check in and wish everyone a good 2023.

How are you?