Good morning my friends and fellow bloggers! Another busy week on this end, including Homecoming Week and dance for my daughter, a 9 mile run with my running partner, a 5K on Saturday, and another blowout football game (36-0) for my son. On the flip side, I did have one day this week where my husband implored me to "take the day off from working out before you collapse", since it really is generally a 7-day-a-week thing these days. So I cleaned the house and then just...took a nap. Sometimes I need to be smacked out of my fervor.
*Beginning of rant * I did want to mention (not the first time, I'm sorry) that I am fed up with the election. As one of the swing states, we are battered with these awful TV ads (and mailings, and rallys), rarely with any of them making any points about the issues (and if they do, they seem to all contradict each other, so somebody's lying). Then there was that debate, which, no comment. So last night after a glass of wine and one of my husband's drinks, I read the 30,000th freaking Facebook political statement, and I threw a momma fit. I'm turning off Facebook for the next month. There are people...they know who they are...who post something nasty and slanderous every 23.5 minutes on FB. Do they really THINK they are going to change my mind? Really? Or are they just taking pleasure in being obnoxious? So in order to preserve my sanity and these friendships, I'm observing a Political Lent until after the election. I love all my FB friends, but I'd really like to hear what they are doing, see pictures of their garden or their families, not having my nose rubbed in hate and snark. I know it is a free country people, but please, check yourself. This election has divided this country like I've never seen before. Those at the helm of both sides should be ashamed of themselves. *Rant over*
So in the reading department, I absolutely blew through Emily Giffin's audio of "Where We Belong" which was the selection for this month's book club. I would NOT have chosen such a book to read, so I was pleasantly surprised that while the plot was completely unrealistic and way too predictable, it was a pleasant, easy read. It soothed my brain. I'm now almost half-way through "Shine Shine Shine". You all know I love Joshilyn Jackson, who narrates this one. Her voice and mannerisms are delightful, and she makes me laugh. But the plot is really confusing to me. I'm struggling, but I'm determined to make it through.
In the category of physical books, I finished Nesbo's "Phantom" the night before I was due to post my review. That was close! Been awhile since I've cut it that close. I'm now about half-way through "The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D." by Nichole Bernier, and it has been an engrossing, thought-provoking read so far.
So, next weekend is Dewey's Readathon! And I'm just thinking about it now. We have STUFF going on all day Saturday, but I'm thinking that I could at least do some concentrated reading that evening. If I withdraw myself to my mom's house next door, that helps too. Something to think about! Are any of you participating?
There is a high chance of relaxation today, after a run and some church. Floating, reading. A girl can at least try right?