I suppose a quick post about what I’m currently reading will suffice for now. As well as this shot of…I don’t know what this is. I found myself wandering around JC Penney a few weeks ago (at the Reno mall my department store choices are slim – Penny’s or Macy’s). I was searching for a white button-down shirt for Maddie’s nerd costume for Halloween. So, yes, this beauty (and her sisters) was on display BEFORE Halloween even. I took a picture and made note that I’d like to perhaps purchase it simply for the sake of frivolity (but that won’t happen until I can make a little extra $$ – frivolity isn’t in the budget right now ;)). Like Maddie always says about her favorite TV show, “Jessie”, the thing makes me happy.
Okay, so got that out of the way.
Now down to the business at hand…
What I Am Reading!
I’ve been really lazy as far as selecting books lately. Sort of just reading the next thing in my pile on my nightstand. So, it’s Behave: Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst for the win. Pretty detailed, quite heavy, thick – almost textbookish thing – on what goes on behind the scenes (in our brains) before we behave a certain way. Very science oriented. I understand approximately one paragraph every three pages – but those paragraphs are awesome and I keep having great lightbulb moments every three pages, so I continue skimming/reading until I get to something I can kind of comprehend. Puts me to sleep fast too.
I’m also still paging through Mary Oliver’s poems (I used to roll my eyes but I love her now), browsing some Hygge books, and then I finished the Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich – yes, I know that’s a weird one in the mix, but WWII history has always interested me quite a bit – my grandfather fought in France, won a lot of medals, and told me stories about it all throughout my childhood. This one was actually an ARC that was in a pile of ARCs I still have from my bookstore days and is just another in a long list of histories and stories I’ve read on the topic.
Now, I’m off to build an Ikea dresser (I love building IKEA furniture!! Not kidding!!) that will take up probably the rest of the afternoon. Au revoir!