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Wednesday, August 21, five! Well would you look at that? A few months have gone by, our family has gone through some pretty major changes, and my 1 best girl turned FIVE years old! Labels: monthly updateparenthood. Friday, February 1, a productive january. That's really the only way to describe it. Not the most exciting, not the most fun And since I like productivity I'm happy, haha.
Here are some of my productivity highlights: 1. Completed our foster care training classes. This was three weekends of Friday and Saturday classes. Although I hadn't really been looking forward to the classes in terms of content I was looking forward to taking them and being done with them so we could move forward in the foster process, hahaI have to say that Matt and I both really enjoyed them and found them very interesting.
Heartbreaking, yes. But really helpful, too- not just for our future in foster care, whatever that will look like, but in our parenting journey with Millie, and in understanding more about the reality of 'the system' in Georgia.
Since we had to spend so many hours there and so many of our precious few weekend hours away from MillieI'm glad it ended up being really worthwhile. And now we're done with it! Labels: parenthoodthings you should read. Monday, January 21, how I read. This is probably a pretty niche post, but two of my favorite bookish friends recently blogged based on this prompt and I found it fascinating and wanted to play along! So the topic prompt is How I Read - which, like I said, is possibly Something Beautiful - Various - Esound 10 interest to only about a dozen people in the entire world.
If I promise to throw in some pictures of Millie, maybe about three more folks might keep reading? I promise. Look, here's a down payment. Like Allen and Natasha, I'll break down the topic into a few sub-sections:. I'm not a certified speed reader or anything is there a certificate for that??
Hahabut I'd estimate that compared to my peers in school growing up, in college, and coworkers for the 13 years of my 'professional' life, I read faster than almost everyone. I have not had a head-to-head competition with my friends in book club, so I'm not making any claims that I read faster than fellow prolific readers As my book club friends would be quick to point out- it isn't that I don't spend money on books.
I just don't spend money on books at bookstores. If we were to add up the amount I spend in library fines each year, though, you would find that I am actually QUITE a generous supporter of the arts!!! I go through phases of being a big Kindle reader either on my physical Kindle or on the Kindle app on my phone and being a mainly physical book reader.
For the last few years, I'd estimate I did most of my Something Beautiful - Various - Esound 10 electronically because my library's ebook loan system was fantastic. They used Overdrive and had a fantastic selection- I was constantly reading everything on my Kindle or phone. It's devastating.
I could still read on my phone via the RB Digital app, but I haven't yet. I just haven't had the energy to learn a new library ebook system. It's a lot, guys. And my library makes it so easy to just get whatever I want in physical format, I haven't felt up to learning the new ebook system. I can keep my Kindle Something Beautiful - Various - Esound 10 my purse, and my phone is basically adhered to my body, so I am never without a book.
I can get in so much extra reading time just waiting in lines, killing the last 15 minutes of my lunch break at work, etc. If I'm in the middle of an ebook, then all the time I would normally waste on Instagram or Facebook is immediately diverted to reading. Also, reading on my Kindle or phone is physically so much easier than reading a library book.
I know, I am like years old and infirm, but seriously. I read mostly giant novels, and then if it's from the library, it's usually hardback, and like I can't throw it in my purse unless I want to spend the next year in physical therapy. And although I'm not ashamed to show up to dance class with a frigging giant book in hand I mean, I'm a Suburban Mom. Or just to have my books be electronic. But alas, nowadays I'm reading mostly NOT electronically.
The Georgia library system makes it lovely and painless to put books on hold, and delivers them from anywhere in the state Chico-Chico-Charly - Various - Amiga-Express 1959 to the front desk of your chosen library, so that's mostly what I do.
I almost never actually go to the library and hunt for a book I just go online a few times a week, add everything new on my TBR list to my holds list, and wait to get the glorious email informing me that I have books ready to pick up! Where and When I Read. As I've already mentioned But most of my dedicated reading time is at night.
I work full time, plus I have a high-energy, attention-hungry Millie to devote my pre- and post-work hours to, so I don't usually have much uninterrupted time to read during the day.
Once she hits the sack, though She goes to bed at I'd estimate I'm usually camped out with my blanket, book, and tea by p. All other hobbies have mostly fallen by the wayside. While I'm reading each night, Matt is also either reading or working from home Boring birds. But similar birds. On the one hand, I want her to see Matt and me reading so that she has a model of adults reading for fun as I did growing up- my mom was rarely without a book!
Butttttt it's hardly escaped her notice that Mommy and Daddy go through stacks of grown-up library books that rival the stacks of picture books she gets each week. She's with me multiple times a week when we stop by the library to pick up my books on hold. She sees me hauling my book du jour around to dance classes and doctor offices, and she knows ALL ABOUT book club and aspires to join my book club AND be an author so that book club will come hear her speak.
And we read to her all the time. I want to read, too!!! A negligible statistical amount is other non-fiction I should probably read more parenting Undercover - Gareth Evans - Finding Lights. But other than that I don't get caught up in "should. It's my grown-up privilege. Of my fiction, it's probably an even split between historical fiction and modern.
I tend to lean Something Beautiful - Various - Esound 10 more 'literary' books and not as much 'fluff.
Same with chick lit. Maybe if enough trusted reader friends recommend something Not judging it, it's just not generally my favorite! My go-to fiction topical categories are WWII stories especially if based on a true story!! In general, I like stories that make me think. I want to be entertained, but I want to be challenged, too. And I want the writing to be good. A good story alone is not enough to keep me going, generally.
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Thinking about hard things, thinking about gross things in our nation Volver A Empezar (Begin The Beguine) - Julio Iglesias - Forever Gold world's past or present So these are the things I want to read about, usually.
Except for when I Verdades E Mentiras - Sá & Guarabyra - Songbook want to be entertained and escape for a few hours, which also happens, so that's when I'm glad not everyone is as 'heavy' as me Something Beautiful - Various - Esound 10 that there are plenty of lighter books there for the taking when I want them!
In general, I only Something Beautiful - Various - Esound 10 one book at a time. I am NOT one with five books in progress!! I can read that AND a novel at the same time. Because in all honesty, I'll read the non-fic book at a snail's pace and it'll probably take me 6 months to Quintet For 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello And Piano In E Major: 1.
Massiges Zeitmass, Mit Schwungcol it or I'll never finish it Just being honest, though. I will also occasionally work through a Harry Potter re-read at the same time as I'm reading other novels. I know those stories well enough that I don't get it mixed up with whatever else I'm reading.
Rereading HP is more like breathing to me, really. And at this point, HP rereads are more just to savor. Not to power through.
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