Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.
I spotted this on the library shelf. It looked good.

Super excited about this one. 
I've listened to Dana White's podcast, A Slob Comes Clean. I'm looking forward to reading her book. 

What did you pick up this week? Share your loot below.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

August Book Tally

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up by Laura Atkins
Brave by Svetlana Chmaova
No Bad Dogs by Barbara Woodhouse
Do You Want To Start A Scandal? by Tessa Dare

Another dismal month. Good books, just not a lot of reading time. September is just as busy so I doubt I'll read more.

Book Stats:
Foodies Read: 0 (None this month) YTD: 4
What's In A Name: 0 (None This Month) YTD: 1
Read Harder: 0 (None This month) YTD: 5
Total:63

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

My friend raves about Geraldine Brooks. I've picked up several of her books but haven't actually read any of her books. Hopefully I'll read this one.

I'm a big fan of Jet Tila. I'm looking forward to trying a few dishes out of here.

I spotted this one on the shelf.

What did you get this week? Claire's got the linky.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

August Goal Update

Prepare to do something physically challenging in 2018. I just went on one hike in August but I have 2 planned in September.

Be able to park my car in the garage by December 31, 2017. I did get rid of some stuff but August was too busy and too hot to move stuff around. 

Add yoga back into my life at least once a week. I did some yoga this month. I'd still like to do more. 

One hour a day without technology (no phone, no computer, no tv). Still doing good on this one. 

Add more art into my life. Nothing here this month. There have been some great exhibits but no time to see them. 

Get back to meal planning. I'm less meal planning and just using what we have on hand. It works out most days.

August goal: Take 100 items to the thrift shop. I wish I would have taken a picture of the one load I took. There was at least a 100 items there.

September Goal: Stick to my budget. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

If I Could...

  • Travel anywhere, where would it be?
Right now, probably Hawaii. Some place relaxing.

  • Meet anyone, who would it be?
Ryan Reynolds. But I'd probably be too shy to say anything.
  • Bring anyone dead back to life, who would it be?
I don't think I want to bring anyone back from the dead. Gross.
  • Be anyone for a day, who would it be?
I'm happy being me.
  • Get anything for free for the rest of your life what would it be?
Sushi
  • Change one thing about your life what would it be?
Get rid of debt.
  • Have any superpower what would it be?
Super Speed. No more commute!
  • Be any animal for a day which would you be?
Dog. 
  • Date anyone who would it be?
Don't want to date anyone by my hubby.
  • Change one thing about the world what would it be?
Increase peace. 
  • Live in any fictional universe which would you choose?
Whedonverse. Buffy and Firefly all day. 
  • Eliminate one of your human needs which would you get rid of?
I don't know. I love sleep and food. Maybe going to the bathroom?
  • Change one thing about your physical appearance what would it be?
Easy. I'd be thinner.
  • Change one of your personality traits which would you choose?
Nothing. I'm perfect :)
  • Be talented at anything instantly what would you choose?
I'd like to play an instrument or be able to sew. 
  • Forget one event in your life which would you choose?
If I forgot, I wouldn't be who I was now. 
  • Erase an event from history (make it so it never happened) which would you choose?
Tricky. No thanks. 
  • Have any hair/eye/skin color, which would you choose?
I've always wanted to be blonde but I don't think it would look good on me.
  • Be any weight/body type, which would you choose?
Thinner than I am now but not skinny. 
  • Live in any country/city, where would you choose?
I love Washington and wouldn't choose some place else. 
  • Change one law in your country, which would you change?
Too many to just choose one.
  • Be any height, which would you choose?
I like the height I am now
  • Have any job in the world, which would you choose?
Something with books or dogs.
  • Have anything appear in your pocket right now, what would it be?
A couple million dollars.
  • Have anyone beside you right now, who would it be?
My brother. I miss him.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Random Thoughts

-I'm over the hot summer we are having. Multiple days in the 90's do not make me happy. There's a reason I live in the PNW. I want fall now.

-I need to do an Instant Pot post and post some of the recipes we've been enjoying. Even when it's been hot, I've been able to cook dinner in the Instant Pot.

-I've been making yogurt in my Instant Pot and love it. We go through a lot of yogurt and I love being able to make it fresh.

-Somehow I bought hiking socks a size too big and I got a blister on my last outing. I need to pick up a new pair before my next hike.

-Still not doing much reading. I did finish a historical romance and think those might be the way to go for me right now.

-Football is back. Watching my Seahawks as I type this. I love football season.

-I bought more herbs. I added sage and oregano.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.



Spotted this one on the library shelf. Looked interesting.

I read the first book in this series, Firefly Lane, a few years ago. I'm looking forward to this one.

What did you get this week? Share below!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.



Good looking historical fiction.

Just cause I liked the title. 

I've started walking more and I'm always looking for more good walks. 

Another one that just sounded good.

What did you get this week? Claire's got the linky. 



Friday, August 18, 2017

How I Read

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I'll read anywhere but my bed is my favorite.
2. Do you use a bookmark or a random piece of paper?
I use the slips that are stuck in the book when I pick them up from the holds shelf. They come in handy. 

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain amount of pages?
I'll try to read to a chapter break but I can stop whenever I need to.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
I can drink while I read but I can't eat and read.

5. Do you watch TV or listen to music while reading? I can listen to music or tv but it has to be something I'm not terribly interested in. 

6. Do you read one book at a time or several at once? Nope. I read one at a time.

7. Do you prefer to read at home or anywhere? I'll read anywhere. I always carry a book.

8. Do you read out loud or silently? I read silently. Sometimes I'll read parts aloud to Tai.

9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?Sometimes I'll skim. Only if I'm getting bored and I'm close to the end.

10. Do you break the spine or keep it like new?
I don't mean to but yes I will break the spine.

11. Do you write in your books? Not but I will mark pages with sticky notes. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.



In an effort to help me declutter, I've started reading more about minimalism and reducing clutter. 
This one looked good.

What did you get this week? Share your loot below.