Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

Apparently it's Friday... and I normally do this on Wednesday. Summer brain, I guess?

1. I have started trading in my sugary breakfast cereals for two eggs on toast with Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning. It's delicious, and quick enough, but still sad. I get to have cereal as a snack later in the afternoon (as opposed to several cookies), but... not the same. I have started tracking my calories and while cereal is actually pretty low-cal it's not filling and I'm always hungry two hours later. 

2. I got a few new books the other day in the mail, using the measly $5 off Amazon Prime Day coupon as an excuse. I got copies of Meghan MacLean Weir's The Book of Essie, Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard, My Year of Rest of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh, and a book about Alzheimer's, since my grandmother has it and I know that there's a genetic factor.

3. I just finished Letters to a Young Writer by Colum McCann, which I absolutely loved as a teacher and someone with aspirations to someday write a novel. I hope to maybe do a post on it in the near future. I am about two-thirds the way done with The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti, which has me completely hooked.

4. Today my brother and I took Sawyer to the beach and it was a nice few hours in the sun (but man does it tire me out!). Sawyer is slightly terrified of water, though, so he spends most of the time in the sand, which is fine too. This was the third time I've been to the beach this summer, which is probably more than I've been in the last four years. Sawyer is old enough now to where it doesn't feel  like a huge hassle full of diaper bags and worries of sunburn and sand eating.

5. Yesterday I decided to paint an accent wall in our guest bedroom. So I did. It's nice how you can do something like that for less than $50 and really change the look and feel of a room in not a lot of time.

6. I finished a cross stitch projects (see above) that I've been working on for a year and I am so glad it's finished. It's a beautiful pattern, but it got a little monotonous. 

7. I miss Sawyer's scholastic book orders. I need their summer hiatus from the program to end. 

1 comment:

  1. Your cross stitch piece is beautiful! It looks like a lot of work-- I recently started embroidery, which I love.