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:

real life is distracting book of essie overdrive


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,ย  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!

while i was reading ramona mead


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…….


  1. Martha

    July 24, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Looks like you deserved to be late. I love the cuucu clock! That would be a great blog topic, before and after you get it cleaned up!

  2. Cha

    July 24, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    success is winning over a lot of distractions. congrats to this post. hope for more motivation on the next. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

  3. Gay Ingram

    July 25, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Thrifting is such fun…you never know what you will come across that you just can’t live without.

  4. Ramona Mead

    July 25, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Great idea! My husband and I are super excited to get started on it!

  5. Ramona Mead

    July 25, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Great way to reframe it, thanks!

  6. Ramona Mead

    July 25, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Agreed! I go often and find a lot of joy in it. I usually don’t buy stuff that’s in need of repair simply because I used to do that and it led to a pile of unfinished projects sitting around. I followed my intuition on this one and was thrilled to see how excited my husband was when he saw it!

  7. Julia Neiman

    July 25, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Ramona, this was a clever way to get a post in today. I love this idea. And good work on not letting the day go by without making it happen.

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