Real Life Is Distracting
It’s almost 8pm and I haven’t posted yet today. This is the first day so far in this Ultimate Blog Challenge, that I haven’t pre-scheduled or at least pre-started a post for a day.
As I’ve mentioned previously, I generally don’t have screen time after 7pm. When my phone alarm went off tonight at 7, reminding me to put my phone away, I screeched “Oh crap!”
I have a couple ideas for posts, but they require a bit of research and preparation. So instead of scrambling to put a post together last minute, I thought I’d explain why I didn’t make the time to do it earlier!
Because, you know, real life is distracting!
First of all, this book:
Holy cow this book is occupying all of my time and my thoughts right now! I can’t stop listening to it. I started it yesterday morning and was almost 50% finished before I went to bed last night. That’s a good sign! Today I listened to it every moment I possibly could. It’s an incredibly compelling, emotional story about the daughter of a Evangelical Pastor whose family is a full time reality show. She finds herself pregnant at 17 and desperate for an escape from the family. All I want to do is listen to Essie’s story!
Second distraction of the day: I went thrifting after my doctor’s appointments, which I often do, to lift my spirits. I find 60 pounds of weights my husband has been wanting for his new weight bench for a total of $12, which is a great find.
Even better than that, I found what looked like a cuckoo clock in a bag for $6 so I took a chance on it.I got home and discovered it is in fact an real wood German cuckoo like I have been wanting for years! It’s a bit banged up, which I suspected when I bought it, but a little interneting turned up plenty of sites providing parts and guidance for repair. My husband and I have decided this will likely be a winter project for us, which is super cool.
I also found some great bookish treasures today. All of these for $6.50!
Plus a cute little cover Vera Bradley for my Kindle (for 99 cents!) I’ve been looking for a new one with a pocket to hold a Tile, and The Universe provided!
And now I’m off to more of The Book of Essie before bed! I’ll be back tomorrow with a more interesting blog post. Unless of course I get distracted…….