Currently | January

reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

getting (a little bit) annoyed with my nook, because it’s a few years old now and transferring books via ADE (Adobe Digital Editions) is a hit and miss. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. That is particularly frustrating when I try to borrow a book from the library that I was on the waiting list for and it won’t accept the “loan token” and I basically have to return it without being able to read it. HMPF. Maybe it is time to upgrade sometime?

drinking coffee. As always.

eating German pancakes, because they’re so quick and easy to make (just mix flour, egg, and milk) and so delicious with fruit (apples or blueberries) or just with cinnamon-sugar.

watching the news. Mostly. Although I get this knot in my stomach every time I turn on the TV and I see that man. I am trying to stay informed, but also want to disconnect so badly. I am trying to find an acceptable balance, but staying engaged seems to be more important than ever. As Rachel Maddow likes to say “This is not a time to stop paying attention”. In fact, quite the opposite.

hoping that the momentum that was put in motion last Saturday with the Women’s March will keep going, so here are 10 actions in 100 Days that we should all consider.

listening to my first audiobook. I am still not convinced I like audiobooks, but I am trying to give them a fair chance.

looking forward to a bit of a break from the rain and storms. We had our fair share of storms in the last couple of weeks and while we have (mostly) weathered them without problems, I am ready for some time off from the rain so the ground to soak up the access water. We need the water badly after our long drought here in CA, but if we get too much in a short amount of  time, that causes all kinds of other problems. Luckily, we haven’t had a power outage yet and only a minor leak.

feeling a bit overwhelmed at work. Either everyone wants everything at once or I am twiddling my thumbs (well, not literally, but you get the picture).

thinking about all the things I want to do this year. Trips I want to take; books I want to read; races I want to run; people I want to see; experiences I want to have. Man, a year is so short, if you think about it in terms of all the things you want to accomplish.

  1. I find audiobooks to be hit or miss. I have enjoyed listening to the Harry Potter books though! I’d usually rather listen to a podcast if I am going to listen to anything at all.

    1. Yeah, I feel it depends on the narrator.

  2. I would highly recommend getting a kindle. I love mine so so so so so much. I had a Nook for years but the technology for borrowing books is not as good on the nook IMO. I felt like the adobe download process was very very clunky. With my nook, when I borrow a book from the libary, it brings me to the amazon website and I check it out there. It’s so slick! I’m not a big fan of audiobooks because I find that my concentration isn’t always consistent when listening to an audiobook. I can not multitask at all when trying to listen to a book if I want to catch everything! But I think some say that non-fiction is better because there isn’t a plot line and characters to keep track of.

    I hope you get a break from the rain!!

  3. That book looks amazing. I need to check it out. Did you like it? And so does that pancake (now makes me want pancakes!).

    Of course I’m always down for coffee!

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