Enjoying... the album Blues of Desperation by Joe Bonamassa. This blues/rock singer/guitarist was recommended to me by a friend. I owe this friend a huge thank you. (Thank you, K)
Struggling... to push through this case of writer's block that I had pretty much the entire month of August (and that is evidenced by my blog posts last month).
Looking... forward to the appearance of honeycrisp apples that will soon start to appear in grocery stores.
Reading (well, really listening)... to the audiobook The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.
Pre-ordering... a copy of the 2017 Thunder From Down Under calendar. It will be a gift that keeps on giving. ;)
Working... through this reading slump that has plagued me all last month. Seriously, last month I listened to one book. One. Uno. 1. I'm not sure what's caused this slump. Right now I'm going to blame it on a combination of the Olympics (because I watched a lot of events), going back to work and getting in the swing of things again, and just having a lot on my mind and preferring to listen to music and work through those thoughts while commuting instead of listening to an audiobook. Perhaps September will be better (fingers crossed).
Loving... my new West Virginia Strong t-shirt. The proceeds from the sale of this shirt goes to West Virginia flood relief.
|Yes...My eyes are closed. By the time I realized this, I had already thrown this shirt in the wash and I thought, "Screw it..". LOL|
Thankful... that the prolonged heat wave that the Louisville metro area has been under for most of late July and August has finally broken. It's just been too damn hot...
Impressed... by WalMart's Yeti-knockoff 30 ounce insulated tumbler. Supposedly, it is made by the same company that makes Yeti, but it is $30 cheaper (Ozark Trail tumbler is $10 bucks and Yeti is $40.) I don't have a Yeti, so I haven't done any official experiments or head to head challenges, but there are tons online so you can Google them if you are interested. All I know is that I put ice in mine when I leave for work at 6:15am and I still have ice in my soda when I leave to come home anywhere from 4-6pm each afternoon.
Being... mindful of my caloric intake. Since August 1, I've tightened up my belt one notch and have lost 8 pounds.
Missing... the river. This is the first summer in 6 or 7 years in which I haven't gone white water rafting at least once. I hate it when life gets in the way. I may have to remedy this when I go to West Virginia in October. I might be able to squeeze in a trip down the New River.
Appreciating... the members of my tribe, the people I've allowed in to my inner circle. These are the people who get me and with whom I trust. August was not an easy month for me on many levels and I've had to rely on these kindred spirits more than usual. Some read this blog, some don't. Regardless, I am so very thankful for them and I'm blessed to have them in my life.
So, what have you been up to lately? Please feel free to share. I love audience participation.
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