sunday salon/currently … 8/28/2016

Sunday Salon 4

This was a busy week with a lot of running around getting school supplies and back-to-school clothes shopping.  The kids started high school and we’re back into our regular routine with much earlier mornings for everyone.  Although, go figure, the high school bus comes slightly later than the middle school bus — and let me tell you, those extra 10 minutes in the morning have been a godsend. Back to school is always a difficult transition — especially for The Boy — but so far we’re doing pretty well. Better than I expected, actually.

Reading …
Bright Precious Day
Hoping to finish up Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney tonight. At 397 pages, it’s just shy of the required 400 needed for the Big Book Summer Challenge but I’m guessing that Sue of Book by Book might be a little forgiving. (Right, Sue?)  Plus, I’m pretty sure a couple pages were read twice as I was reading in bed and immediately fell asleep, as you do.

We Were Feminists OnceIn the car I’ve been listening to We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to Cover Girl, The Buying and Selling of a Political Movement by Andi Zeisler and narrated by Joell Jacob. It’s focused on advertising and how feminism is being used to market products. The second — or third, I’m not sure what I’m up to now — chapter about women in the film industry is particularly interesting.

Eating … 
So far, so good with the low-carb, low-cholesterol diet.  It’s not an actual diet, per se; it’s mostly just being more focused on eating healthier foods and smaller portions. Ice cream remains one of my weaknesses, unfortunately,  but this week wasn’t so bad: I only had ice cream on Monday, and then both days this weekend.  I’ve been tracking everything in MyFitnessPal for nearly 3 weeks now and I love it.

I think I’ve resigned myself to making two separate dinners every night — one for me and another for The Husband and kids. In some ways, I think it will be easier. Less complaining on my end and that of the kids. My dinner is usually a salad or something light which I always offer to them, but there are rarely any takers.

Thanking …
Several people have been very generous to our family recently.  Their kindnesses have each been very different, but they have all been thoughtful, timely, and much needed. They are all things that have helped relieve a little of the constant stress we’ve been under. I think they all read this blog, so if you recognize yourself in this, my deepest thanks and appreciation.

Linking …
I haven’t been reading too many blogs this week, but one that stood out was Keith’s requiem for his father, who passed away in 1983, and the realization that his death from lymphoma at age 51 may have been for the best. Very thought-provoking read.

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