1. School. I love that my kids get on the bus and go to school on Monday mornings. I look forward to the break in routine that the weekend provides, but nothing beats a cup of coffee in a quiet kitchen. Thank you, teachers and administrators.
|me at 8:21am on Monday morning|
2. Less TV, more writing and reading at night. Lately, I've been thinking about the ways my phone and other screens suck time and make my day disjointed. "One sec, I just need to check something"----->30 minutes later, I'm ready to engage in reality again. I've been sidelining my phone at different times and then considering how I feel after. When I read and/or write before bed I feel good about how I spent my time and I sleep better. I'm not cutting out all TV, but even watching one less episode of a show in favor of my book yields more happiness.
3. Reading picture books. Last night, my husband and I read picture books to some of our kids. They sat there rapt and we had fun walking down memory lane. I forget how nice it is to read a short book and be done with it, to pour over the pictures, and to revisit stories we love. This may be a new thing for this season because it was so relaxing and enjoyable for all of us.
1. Fall weather that feels like July weather. This is a common complaint these days but I am over temps in the 90's in October. We haven't had rain in a while and everything is coated with a thick layer of fall pollen that makes me want to itch my face off. Hopefully, this week will bring some cooler weather.
2. Bookstagram. Don't get me wrong, I love the community of readers on bookstagram but I get a little triggered by all of the "reading recap" images from people reading 14+ books in a single month. Calm down with all that reading. Am I jealous? Unequivocally yes. 💯 You may find me hanging out on twitter more for a while, though.
3. Shoulders. Well, I don't actually mind shoulders, but I wrecked my shoulder last week while I was exercising and I thought I would be done with the pain by now. It's definitely better than it was, but keeping my shoulders and posture in alignment is now work that I have to think about. Strained muscles are no joke.