Good morning and Happy Sunday!
Sarah update: Well as always, not quite as relaxing of a week as I’d hoped, but still a good one. Monday I ran a lot of errands and then it was game night, which was really nice as I got to drink a bit. (FYI, Hypnotic tastes really good with orange juice.) Tuesday can be summed up easily – SIX HOURS OF LAUNDRY. Wednesday I actually had a really nice visit with my dad – there was laughing and actual discussion instead of arguing and him just giving me a list of things to do for him. And I probably won’t see him again until around Christmas – his sentencing is in like 10 days, and then they’ll figure out where upstate they’re going to send him. Also, I made spinach lasagna rolls and they were super delicious. Thursday I didn’t do much except wait around for my books to come from B&N and then go workout.
And now I’m back at work. I’m working 72 hours this week, which is just going to suck big time. Oh and when I came into work today, I found out that somehow the door broke and won’t shut, which means I spent the whole morning getting up and attempting to shut it every time the wind blew it wide open. Hopefully that gets fixed ASAP. But no matter what, I’m pretty sure this is what I’ll look like by the end of the week…
I’ll try to get online to read blogs and go on Twitter a lot, but I’m going to be both busy and tired, so you might not hear from me a lot this coming week.
As far as a weight loss update, I’m down 17.2 lbs as of this morning. Only another 8 to 13 lbs to go! So hopefully by Christmas I’ll be switching to maintenance, and my calories for each day will go up a bit. That would be nice. I’ll still stick with going to the gym though. It’s cool feeling like I can walk or (heaven forbid) run without being COMPLETELY winded after 30 seconds. Plus, I kind of actually like my gym time now. I can bring small paperbacks with me and read on basically any machine, or I can listen to my music and get really pumped and pretend I’m being chased by zombies.
Holy crap, I can’t believe I’m actually saying that I like working out now. SO STRANGE.
Bookish update: Well, this week I finished the 2nd and the 3rd Nightside books, and yeah, they’re super awesome and addicting. I have the next two waiting for me, and I’m trying to show some restraint so I don’t fly through the whole series in a month and then get all sad because I have no more of them to read. I finished reading Coraline for Jenn’s readalong, and I’ll hopefully be watching the movie this afternoon / evening with the honeyman. I’m most of the way through this week’s Grapes of Wrath section, and I’m thinking things. (Plus researching things, like the Dust Bowl, and stuff, which is interesting and yay for learning new things AKA things you heard about in middle school and then promptly forgot.) Annnnd I’ve started reading The Diviners by Libba Bray, finally! I’m also kind of perusing How to Archer, in which the world’s greatest secret agent Sterling Archer tells you how to try to be like him. I’m borrowing it from the honeyman, and it’s a funny book so far. (I’m really looking forward to season 3 coming out on DVD.)
This sounds like a lot of reading, but it isn’t – those Nightside books and Coraline were really short. But still, it feels like I’m accomplishing a lot, so hooray! If I can finish The Diviners by about Tuesday, I might go ahead and re-read An Echo in the Bone, which is the most recent Outlander book. It’d be nice to finish re-reading the series by the end of the year, PLUS I believe the newest one will be out sometime in 2013, so it’ll all be pretty fresh in my memory.
OH OH OH and I heard about a Penguin-Putnam warehouse sale happening the first weekend of November, and it’s about 3 hours away from me… does anyone know if it would be worth the drive? Have you ever been to a warehouse sale before? It sounds awesome, but that’s a lot of gas, plus might involve me having to take a day off of work, so I’m undecided…
I hope everyone’s having an awesome Sunday! And have a really good week!