Thursday, June 6, 2019

Currently... (Vol. 40)

Pissed...  about Trump's recent Cuba travel ban, which now prevents cruise ship passengers from going to Cuba.  Next week, I'm going on a cruise with my mom and on the 15th and 16th we were supposed to port in Havana.  The Trump administration nixed that two days ago.  Honestly, the only reason we chose to go on a cruise in the first place was because my mom wanted to see Cuba.  Not only am I super pissed, but I'm also indescribably disappointed. 

Apologizing...  for starting my post off in such a negative manner.  Sorry, I'm just really aggravated by this.

Starting...  to chisel away at my summer "to-do" list.  So far I've hauled off aluminum cans, donated several bags of stuff to charity, and I just began deep cleaning my kitchen (Lord, give me strength!).

Listening...  to the audiobook Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus.

Reading...  (yes, like with my eyeballs) To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.  I've had a couple of false starts with this book over the past 4-5 months, so hopefully this time will stick.

Recommending...  Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.  If you like rock music documentaries like VH1's "Behind the Music" back in the 1990s, then you will like this story of this fictional band that is set in the 1970s.

Anxious...  to see Toy Story 4 and Rocketman later this month.

Participating...  in a 154.8 mile virtual race along Australia's southern coastline.  LOL!  Why on earth did I pay money to do a virtual race?  Well, I figured it would be a good way of keeping myself motivated this summer.

Agreeing...  with this:
Laughing...  at this:

Adjusting...  to what my husband and I are calling our new reality after the sudden death of his son last month.  This is something we won't get over; instead, it will be something we merely learn to cope with.

Remembering and recommending... this:

May in a Snapshot:

1) Ka, H, and I at Thurby
2) My Kentucky Derby pick, flowers in the park
3) My cupcake is my co-pilot (trying to get my cupcake from Teacher Appreciation
luncheon home in one piece); hanging out with my stepdaughter's dog, Jax;
remembering GA; voting in the Kentucky primary; R napping with Jax.

What have you been up to lately?

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  1. I feel like i could never read the Jenny Han books now that I saw the Netflix movie? It was great, but now it's like there's no point in reading the books. Eh.

    That's a bummer about Cuba :(

    1. Yes... it's quite a bummer. It really gives a whole new meaning to the saying, "close but no cigar..."

  2. Ugh, how did I miss that about Cuba? I've been wanting to do a cruise that stops there. We can't go because my husband is in the Army and that's one of the places they aren't allowed to travel to. Hopefully this ban is lifted by time he gets out!

    1. Well, the Cuba ban just went down on Tuesday, so a lot of people still don't know about it. Apparently air travel to Cuba is unaffected, but I don't know for how long.

  3. I would be freaking livid about the Cuba situation

    1. That's a fairly accurate description. My mother, bless her heart, is taking it way better than I am and this was HER bucket list item. I know she has to be disappointed, but, like always, she's taking it in stride and handling it with grace. That is my mother. Meanwhile, I've been cussing like a sailor, something I don't typically do, and am feeling like my blood pressure is on the rise. I know life isn't fair, but this is just... bullshit.

  4. Daisy Jones and The Six is so good!

  5. That quote about people judging - SO TRUE. I often remind myself that one can never make everyone happy.

    I love that quote at the end of your post. We all need to be reminded that today is a gift.

    1. Yes, I think most people, myself included, need to be reminded that our lives are not infinite and we must make the most of the time we've been granted.

  6. oh my gosh, so frustrating about Cuba :( i'm sorry. i would be super angry. i am really excited for rocketman!
    i am so sorry for your loss. hugs to you both xx

    1. Yes, very frustrating about Cuba... But, we made the best of it (our cruise was last week). Hopefully one day I'll get another opportunity to go.

      Thank you. We are adjusting. Some days are better than others, but I guess that is to be expected.


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