If I were a different girl

Countdown

95 days until my Getaway from DC 

The Depo-Provera is finally out of my system, and I’m so thrilled! It didn’t take that long. TMI Warning! My periods are much lighter (but not light) and only lasts 3 and a half days. Okay, you can say 4 days. Thank God. I’m loving the BC I’m on. I’m on Bilsovi Fe. The only downside is that my stomach is much bigger and it may have caused weight gain. 😦 BUT I think it might get rid of my period.

I was going to quit Bilsovi in the near future because I’m not having sex and the bleeding from the Depo is gone so why do I need it? But if there is a tiny chance it can get rid of my period, I will stay on it for at least a year. I’ve been on it for about 3 months so far. If you really care about weight gain and bloating, don’t take Bilsovi. I care, but I don’t care enough to quit just yet. I want to post this quote again about Bilsovi. It gives me hope:

After several months on treatment, bleeding may be reduced to a point of virtual absence. This reduced flow may occur as a result of medication, in which event it is not indicative of pregnancy.

I started with the good news first. Now the bad. The day before my birthday I’m getting a pap smear! ROFL. How much does that suck? Uh, at least it’s not on my birthday, right? It is very painful for me. I’m not looking forward to it. But how else am I going to continue to get my BC? I have to go to the OB/GYN. Plus, they were nice last year and said since I’m a virgin, I didn’t have to get a pap smear, so I’ll get one this year. I think I’m going to ask if she can put it on my record that I only have to get one every other year. It sounds like a good plan, but once I get in the doctor’s office, I probably won’t mention it. I’ll see. Once I get off BC (if It doesn’t stop my period), they won’t see me for a while.

I now realize that buying the MacBook Air was a horrible idea. Of course, I really knew that from the beginning. I blame it on the Abilify. I really do. I would have NEVER done something like this prior to being on it. Oh well. I bought it, and it’s here now. I’m not using the Air that much. I’m still using my HP.

I still love my Mac. Nothing’s change.  I should have waited until my HP was really dead. I should have had more patience through that Sunday morning instead of getting frustrated. I got pissed and wanted a new computer NOW. Eventually, the Mac will be my main computer, and maybe I won’t feel so bad. I know it’s worth having. It’s just weird because I’m barely using it. Such an expensive toy to barely use. It will be my primary computer once my HP is really dead.

Buyer’s remorse sucks! :/

I just got back from seeing my psychiatrist. I haven’t seen him in about 6 months. He doesn’t get it. This is why I was searching for a new doctor. I called a few people. I left messages. No one called me back. What should I do? Just show up and make an appointment? I don’t live that far from the office I want to go to.

Anyway, he was SHOCKED that I had side effects from quitting the Abilify. LOL. WTF? Am I supposed to believe that? Where is a competent doctor? I told him I had nausea and I couldn’t eat. Etc. Apparently, he has never heard of such. All he has to do is get on the Google Machine and see that other people have the same issue. And he’s a freaking doctor! He should know!

I talked him into giving me a 2mg dose of Abilify. I will split the pill in half and take 1mg a day. I have to use a mail order pharmacy, and unfortunately, it is snowing right now so I won’t be mailing it off tomorrow. I also won’t be able to test my lawn mower tomorrow due to the snow. 😦 I wanted to do it while I have a half day at work and while my neighbors would be working.

I’m really low on my anti-depressant. Really low as in I have been taking a half of dose for the past 3 weeks and I barely have anything left.  I have to mail these prescriptions off ASAP. I don’t know when I’m doing it. I probably won’t feel like going out and removing the snow from my car tomorrow. On Thursday, it is going to be 60 degrees. Why not just wait until the snow melts? Too bad I won’t have medicine. Whatever. I’ll live. First world issues.

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Took my own advice

I sent a ton of documents to the state because they said I might have unclaimed property. 8 weeks later I got a check for 62.87 in the mail. Woohoo!!!111! I didn’t think I was going to get anything back. I have no idea where this money is from. They didn’t tell me. I’ll take it. 🙂

I’m back on Abilify daily. I can’t stand the nausea. However, when I go to the doctor in March, I’m going to ask for a 2mg prescription and cut the pill in half so I will only be taking 1mg a day. Right now and since I’ve been on it, I’ve been taking 2.5 mg a day. (I split the 5mg in half). Hopefully, the lower dose will take care of the withdrawal and any depression.

I still might ask my doctor about TMS. But TMS won’t take care of Abilify withdrawal. Hmmm. TMS must be nice. No medicine, but I don’t mind taking an anti-depressant. I’m not anti-med like the cool kids. I just want to stop taking Abilify, but my body doesn’t want me to. Whatevs.

I was the worst at spin class again. :/ And I can’t put those damn cycling shoes on the bike without help. Ugh! I only burned 255 calories this time, and I was trying really hard. I have one class left on my Groupon. I know I’m not going the next two weekends, but I might go for my last ride after that.

I don’t know what I’m doing this weekend. It depends on work. Another department is really behind, and they want a few of us to help them. I volunteered to help, so that might happen this Saturday. Don’t ask me why I volunteered. Long story.

Update: Apparently I’m working 5 hours for the other department this Saturday. Well, at least I get paid overtime pay, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much. I just hope they train us well because there were issues with that once before. That’s all I’m saying about that.

Oh, God. We are going to have a meeting with just the 5 of us in training and our manager to see how training is going. That means I have to talk. &*%$ I will have a few remarks prepared. But I don’t really know how training is going. I rarely or I probably should say NEVER talk during meetings. I recently had to say something during an instant message meeting at work, and I freaked out about that. Now I have to use my voice?

This is one of the reasons why I didn’t want to be in the first group to go through training. Now we might be expected to talk about it and help or teach the others. I have trained people in person before at this job but not a ton. I was very comfortable with what I had to train people on YEARS ago. I had been working with that system for 2+ years before I trained someone. This is totally different. I don’t know this crap. At least it won’t be in person. Helping people through a computer is a little easier…unless I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing. 😉

I’ve only been in training for 6 days. All I can say is this is very different from what I do now.  My thoughts on it are all muddled. Some things are very confusing. Tomorrow is the big test on all that we’ve learned in part one. I’m a little worried about it because it’s timed. I have to pass! No pressure.

Well, I’ve gotta go. As of right now, I have no overtime scheduled for Thursday and Friday. I would like to keep it that way. That being said, I would like to have more overtime opportunities in the future because I need the money. But right now, I just need a break.

I am an uphill battle

Countdown:

112 days until our (my dog and I) Escape from DC weekend getaway

The Dems really need to stop acting like they care so much about gun control. They had a chance to do something about it in 2009, and they did nothing. They had the 60 votes to pass something. Stop pretending. I’m not buying it. I just got a text from the DNC about supporting their gun crap. Please.

I think I may be going through Abilify withdrawal. 😦 I’m more nauseous than usual. And I have a headache, but I don’t know if it is due to training or the lack of Abilify. Right now I’m only skipping two days between doses. Will I ever be able to stop taking Abilify? Or will I have to deal with being sick? I just hope I don’t get depressed. That’s the most important thing.

Ugh. The nausea and headache definitely have nothing to do with training and everything to do with Abilify. I’m convinced of it now.  I might go back to taking the Abilify every other day. That’s how much I hate feeling nauseous. I just can’t deal with the withdrawal. This really sucks. I wish there were something to take for nausea (another med!), but nothing OTC is strong enough.

This week has been so busy and just nuts. I’m never working this much overtime again. The training is really hard. I’ve only completed one week of training. Well, I’m a day behind right now. I’m glad some of this training is at our own pace. On Monday, I will probably be in training for most of the day. We get to divide our day between work and training. They claim they want us to focus on training, but I feel bad for not getting any work done, so I try to do both each day.

It’s funny when I tell certain people what I do, they think my job is easy. ROFL. My job is so stressful. We cannot make mistakes. That is probably the most stressful part of my job. They also expect us to be highly productive. We get measured daily, weekly, and monthly. If we could work a little slower, then maybe there would be fewer mistakes. So much pressure. Even the managers email us about handling our stress on the job. I think that’s funny because they are the ones pressuring us. But this is a corporate environment. What should I expect? Corporations don’t care about us. That’s the bottom line.

OMG! I just found out that Marie Forleo was at Gabby Bernstein’s talk in Los Angeles! She was one of the 1300 people in the audience. She heard me say I don’t have any friends. There’s no point in freaking out now. It already happened. LOL. I love Marie. Who doesn’t? But I’m so embarrassed. I really didn’t have to know she was there. If I ever were to start my own business (probably will never happen because I’m not interested at all), I would take Marie’s B-School and Gabby’s Spirit Junkie master class.

This week I…

Music of the week (my top 8 most listened to): Brandi Carlile, Rachel Platten, Kesha, Tori Kelly, Camilla Cabello, Maria Mena, Mariah Carey, Lea Michele

TV of the week: Celebrity Big Brother, PLL

Celebrity BB is so entertaining. They are playing HARD. Too bad it ends on Sunday. I hope they do it again next year. It’s hard to find celebs to stay in a house for 3-4 weeks. Plus, CBS doesn’t want to pay the celebs. They say it’s “too expensive.” As if CBS doesn’t have any money.

Movie of the week: none

Podcasts of the week: The Lively Show, The Rachael Maddow Show, True Crime Garage, Mentally Chill, Pop Shop, All in with Chris Hayes

Books of the week: Now reading –

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Get To Work Book

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Plans for the Weekend: I just want to stay in bed and read all weekend. I need a break. I’m exhausted. But I agreed to work 5 hours of overtime on Saturday. Blah. And I have to organize my shelves and hang up my clothes. Do I sound like a slob? Lol. I just have to get organized. On Sunday, I’m going to spin class.

Thanks for reading. Have an awesome weekend. 🙂

I want more best days

This has been the best February ever as far as weather is concerned. I have only been going to the park about twice a week because it has been rainy, but the temps have been in the 60s and 70s!  I bitched about the weather in January so much so guess who is so grateful for this weather? My electric bill for January was $290. I kid you not. I thought it would be more than that because it was so cold and my house has not been weatherized. I have to do something different for next winter.

Wednesday at the park was one of the best walks I’ve had in months. I saw a bunch of people on bikes, but no dogs. It was great.

I’m going to start skipping two days of taking Abilify next week. I’m scared. Maybe terrified. I hope I don’t see any side effects. I’ve been taking Abilify every other day for about 3 weeks. I can’t afford to ever go through withdrawal. Who can? If “Abilify withdrawal” were a thing, maybe there would be resources, but there’s nothing. Sigh. I would like to point out that I’m on a very low dose of Abilify and I still can’t just quit it cold turkey.

I shouldn’t talk about work when I suspect someone from work may be reading. But I’m gonna do it anyway. Only 2 people have gone through this training in our department. I was picked in the next group. We are considered the first real group to go to training. She chose me and the 4 other people because we have good reading comprehension. Lol. Thanks! 🙂 We have to do a lot of reading for our job.

I just wish I knew the schedule. Training starts on Monday, and I know next to nothing. I do know that we have to post on a discussion board almost daily. I HATE THAT! And they even have that ‘like’ shit like Facebook. I’m going to be the last person to post every day so people won’t have time to like or even read my posts. What kind of crap is this? Are we back in college or high school? Ick.  The training will take place at home (thank god), but we have 2-3 hour meetings via the phone and internet at least a few days a week. It might be every day. I will probably have a lot more to say about training because soon this will be taking over my life.

Update: I received the training schedule for the next week and a half. Is this how they are going to do things? Training lasts until the end of June, but we only get a week and a half of the schedule?  Well, I won’t be able to plan for things in advance. I have a doctor’s appointment already scheduled for March. I can’t change that. It is very hard to get an appointment with him. I only have 2 hours off that day. Hopefully, it won’t affect my training.

I lost my Fitbit Zip about 2 months ago. It fell off my pants and eventually, my mom found it outside her house. It was ruined by the time she found it. I had that for over 2 years. I miss my Zip. 😦  I finally ordered a Fitbit Flex 2. It is on backorder. It should be here within 2 weeks. I can’t wait to finally have my walking stats again. The only thing I don’t like about it is that I have to sync it with the app to find out my stats. I prefer the Zip because I could tell how many steps I had by just looking at it.

Update!! – My Fitbit shipped. It should be here Wednesday, but I probably won’t pick it up from my mom’s until Sunday. Woohoo! So excited. YAY. 🙂 🙂

Update #2 – MY FITBIT CAME ON A SUNDAY! I totally mean to yell. I have it right now. It is charging. Total yayness!!111!!!

These school shootings are scary. I don’t know what it feels like to send a kid to school and wonder about it. All I know is that my sister is a teacher. And this is some terrifying shit! It could happen anywhere.

This week I…

Music of the week (my top 8):  Kelly Clarkson, Lissie, Zedd, Anna Nalick, Justin Timberlake, Ben Platt, Kesha, Kendrick Lamar

I forgot how much I love listening to Lissie’s music. I was thinking about going to the 9:30 Club in DC to see her on tour. I forgot that they do general admission for their shows and  I don’t do general admission. Oh well. This is probably for the best. I don’t need any more plans. Her new album comes out March 23. I can’t wait that long! :/

TV of the week: Curling, basketball, PLL, Celebrity BB

I don’t know what to think about Celebrity Big Brother. It’s like regular Big Brother on speed. I want Shannon to win even though she has next to no chance. I still like Meta World Peace, but I’m disappointed because he didn’t bother to watch one episode before agreeing to be on the show. Ugh. Yes, I take BB very seriously. It is definitely one of my favorite shows. I love Grey’s (when I can binge watch it) and Big Brother.

Movie of the week: none

Podcasts of the week: The Lowe Post, The Lively Show, Open Run, Ryen Russilo Show, All In with Chris Hayes, True Crime Garage

Books of the week: Unfortunately I didn’t finish reading any books this week. Now reading –

I watched the Aaron Hernandez trial live every single day. I don’t know what the book can tell me that I don’t already know. I didn’t follow his NFL career that much because he was a New England Patriot and I hate the Patriots. I’m hoping to learn more about his history in this book. **Possible spoiler** The news of his death hit me HARD. I was shocked and saddened. I remember barely being able to work for an hour after hearing the news. I kept thinking about his girlfriend/wife and their kid. So sad. Plus, he had CTE. And this is exactly why I no longer watch football.

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Get To Work Book

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Plans for the Weekend: This is probably the busiest weekend I’ve had in a while. I don’t like busy weekends, but most of these things I’m choosing to do. On Saturday I’m working 3 hours of overtime. Then I’m taking my mom and dad grocery shopping to two stores. (My dad is coming back to the States tomorrow). After that, I’m picking up my taxes. I still don’t know how much I’m getting back, but I do know I have a refund.

On Sunday, I’m going to spin class for an hour and then directly to the sauna. I still have to make a decision on whether I want to spend money on spin class or the sauna. This weekend will have a lot to do with my decision. I may decide to just commit to neither and do drop-ins.

I hate being out all weekend. Sunday is more of a choice and Saturday is just doing things I have to do. I didn’t do any school work this week. I’ll start doing it next week. Maybe. I’m working overtime every day except Monday next week.

Thanks for reading this entry. Have a great weekend! 🙂

Learn to let go

I guess I’m weaning myself off Abilify again. I’ve started taking a dosage every other day. It wasn’t planned, but one day I just skipped so I figured why not keep skipping days. After a couple of weeks, I will probably skip two days and then 3 days. I haven’t figured it all out yet.

It looks I got picked for training. :/ I kind of want to go to training just to do something different, but I’ve heard it’s hard. I love a challenge, but not when it comes to working since other things like my livelihood depends on it. However, since I can’t take off time until July or August, I have 3 days off at the end of next week! Yay. Celebrate!! I was so nervous about asking for time off on such short notice. But fuck it. They won’t let me get my birthday vacation so what’s wrong with asking for time off next week? I could have taken the whole week off. I probably should have.

I have to book my Getaway from DC weekend vacay soon. I’m still nervous about not having cell service, and I feel guilty for keeping it a secret. I just have to get over it.

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just booked the Getaway! I was a nervous wreck the whole time. OMFG. I am going to a cabin/tiny house in the woods on June 15th and I’m returning on June 17th. A weekend getaway. I’m still nervous. WTF did I do? My dog better behave. Ack!

I enjoyed the Grammys this year. It wasn’t great, but I had no expectations, and that’s why I think I enjoyed the show. The performances (for the most part) were good. I don’t care about the awards as much anymore. I used to care because the awards would affect sales and that does matter to the musicians. Well, Kesha’s song, “Praying” went back in the top ten on iTunes, so the Grammys still do affect sales somewhat. To all the people that like “Praying,” you’ll probably like the album so buy that too! 😉

I won’t even comment on the Grammy boss saying that women need to step up. What BS. I listen to mostly female musicians, so I’m not having any of that. Whatever. Ugh.

This week I…

Music of the week (my top 8):  Kesha, Rachel Platten, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Brintey Spears, Carly Rae Jepsen

Bad reviews are coming in for Justin Timberlake’s album (by music critics). I’m not shocked. His music is very hit or miss. If I don’t like the new album, I’m so glad I’m not seeing him on tour when he comes to DC. I would still probably enjoy myself, but a concert is always better when you like the new music. I’m still excited to watch him at the Superbowl halftime. I don’t watch football anymore because it kills people. #BoycottFootball But I will watch halftime.

I don’t get why people are still so mad over the Janet Jackson prank, yet they aren’t as mad about JT doing a movie with Woody Allen. Don’t get me started on Woody Allen. Gross! (for lack of a better word).

TV of the week: basketball, news, Grey’s Anatomy, PLL

I’m excited about the winter Olympics. I love curling. It is definitely my favorite thing to watch. I’m also thrilled about Celebrity Big Brother. lol.  I want Metta World Peace to win so bad. I heart him. I also like Brandi Glanville. I don’t think Brandi will win. She’s a shit stirrer on purpose. That rarely works, but we’ve never had a Celebrity BB before. So who knows?

Movie of the week: I’m 90% through The King’s Speech. I’ll try to finish it this weekend.

Podcasts of the week: Mentally Chill, The Mental Illness Happy Hour, All In With Chris Hayes, True Crime Garage

Books of the week: It’s been a while since I’ve done this section. I’ve finished a few books and started new ones. I finished reading White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing by Gail Lukasik (4 stars), My Lovely Wife In the Psych Ward: A Memoir by Mark Lukach (5 stars), and Judgement Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living a Better Life by Gabrielle Bernstein (5 stars). TWO books with 5 stars in one month?? That never happens.

Now reading:

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Get to Work Book (coming Sunday)

Plans for the Weekend: A spin class on Sunday! I’m excited. Obvs. I’m also going grocery shopping and doing school work. I’m just looking forward to only working two days next week.

I hope to go the park today. I haven’t been since Saturday. It was about 60 on Saturday. Today will be 55 degrees. I got on my treadmill twice in the past 11 days! How sad to be so excited about that. But my dog is the problem. I can’t leave him alone while I’m on the treadmill. He’ll make a big mess. Last Monday he was at the vet being boarded (LA trip). And this Tuesday, I left him outside while I was on the treadmill. Obviously, I can’t leave him out there if it is really cold so that is why I’m glad I signed up for 4 classes of cycling.

Every winter I need to sign for some kind of class since I’m not going to the park every day when it’s cold. I used to go to the park as long as it was over 35 degrees. Now I won’t go unless it is at least 45. Sometimes I feel sick (like I’m getting a cold) when I go to the park when it’s really cold.

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend. 🙂

I’m back on Abilify

The title says it all. I was off Abilify for 23 days. It wasn’t the mental side effects. It was the physical side effects or withdrawal.  I felt physically sick and that kind of led to depression. I hate feeling sick. I just can’t deal. Anyway, I’m only back on the Abilify because I need to feel “normal” to go to Los Angeles. When I was throwing up one day last week, I knew wouldn’t be able to enjoy my trip.

I guess I should list the symptoms so I know what to look forward to when I go off again. I felt very nauseous especially after I ate. I didn’t have much of an appetite but I forced myself to eat. Maybe I should not have eaten as much. I have to eat lunch because I need to take my birth control at the same time every day. Next time I will eat less. I need to mention I also had muscle cramps.

It’s hard to describe how I feel/felt. Basically, I feel like crap.  I just started Abilify on Friday. Now I’m waiting to feel physically better. I’m surprised I don’t feel more depressed. I don’t feel very motivated. I was supposed to take my test for Chapter 10 today and I’m not doing it.

I’m not upset to be back on Abilify because I know I need it to have a good time in LA. If only I knew I was going somewhere before I stopped Abilify. I could have saved myself from debilitating nausea, digestive issues, a bad mood (sometimes), and muscle craps, and horrible mornings. Oh well. I’m going off Abilify again. So this is what I have to look forward to! 😉

Off topic: My dog is glued to me. He is so clingy! It is annoying. I feel bad because I haven’t taken him to the park since Wednesday. I knew I couldn’t walk that far without throwing up.

Forget being on topic. I have a $60 credit from Lyon & Post (THANK YOU!). I ordered two things to try on for Los Angeles. LA averages about 68 degrees in January. Of course, I don’t need anything new but since I have credit, why not? I’m not taking a lot of clothes since I’m only going for a weekend. I have to pack very light because I need to pack 4 copies of Gabby’s hardback book on the way back. I might leave one book in LA.

I’m just waiting to feel better. Next time I’m going to taper off Abilify slowly. According to some people, that doesn’t really help, but I’ll try it. I’m thinking about trying a new psychiatrist. But I’m scared. With my doctor recovering from an injury, it would be the perfect time to try someone new. I’m probably going to make an appointment for someone in February next week.

I’m going to post my planner spread here since I’m updating on Sunday.

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Well, I’m going to go.

Today was okay

I’ve been off Abilify for 22 days. I wish I had documented what happened last time. I know I was barely functioning and had suicidal thoughts. I went back through my blog to try to find out when what happened when. It was exactly a year ago that I went back on Abilify! I had no idea. Why do I keep going off it during the winter months? Not smart. Anyone can be depressed. There is barely any sun.

Tuesday was great after 9AM. I was even happy!! Yesterday sucked all day. I’m having physical and mental symptoms. The nausea is the worst. I ordered something OTC for that. I hope it works. I’m also having headaches, but they aren’t that bad. My digestive system is also a little messed up. I went to the store to get something for that today.

Today was okay. It was definitely better than yesterday. Today was average. No real highs or lows.

The depression is not severe. I’m not having suicidal thoughts. If I were, I’d be back on Abilify. The plan would be to stay on Abilify until I get back from Los Angeles and then wean myself off slowly. My psychiatrist said I didn’t need to wean myself off, but the internet is saying something VERY different. Thanks a lot, doc!

I’m trying to push through it. But if lack of Abilify affects my work or I get suicidal, I will go back on. I wasn’t very productive at work yesterday. 😦  And I can’t go to LA depressed. What would be the point? I have to feel better before January 19.

I was thinking I don’t like who I am on Abilify, but I don’t like who I am off of it either. Who wants to be depressed? On Abilify, I lack inhibition. I want to be like I used to be before I started the drug. I was frugal. I didn’t need STUFF. I was careful.

Honestly, I’d be happier if I could just eat breakfast. I can’t stomach anything until after 8. I start work at 6. I get up at 5.  If I eat at 8, I’m less productive at work because I’m supposed to be working.

I’m trying to document what being off Abilify is like this time in case I have to do it again after I get back from LA. This is my way of saying that I might be blogging about Abilify a lot.

At this point, I’m still going to LA even though I don’t have that Friday off yet. I forgot that we were supposed to be trained sometime in 2018. What if that Friday is a day of training? There’s NO WAY I’m going to cancel my trip just due to one day of training. I’ll just have to miss it.

UPDATE: I now have that Friday off. I’m coming back at midnight on that Sunday night. I will probably ask for that Monday off. Not sure.

You know what I get excited about when it comes to my trip? Being in the hotel. LOL. Forget LA and Gabby Bernstein. I just want to enjoy the hotel. It’s a weekend getaway. A 3,000-mile weekend getaway. I’m so glad I changed the hotel. Now I know I’m getting something very nice. This is where business people stay. Since it is a business hotel, I wish they would offer a shuttle to downtown, but they don’t. I don’t even mind paying for it. I’ll just use Uber.

Birth control update: I STOPPED BLEEDING. WOW!!!!111!!! 😉

This week I…

Music of the week (my top 8):  Joan Osborne, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, Pink, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Jasmine Thompson, George Micahel

TV of the week:  Homeland, The Affair, Survivor, The Crown

I have pretty much stopped watching the news. I don’t care about Russia and that is all cable news covers. Well, recently they have been talking about taxes nonstop. It is so boring. Not interested.

Movie of the week: none

Podcasts of the week:  All In With Chris Hayes, Mentally Chill, Ryen Russilo Show, A Killing on the Cape, The Lively Show

Books of the week: I finished reading Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington. It is a coming of age story. I didn’t think I was going to like it. I love movies like that, but I rarely read books on that topic. It was a 4-star book. Better than average, but not great.

Now reading –

I have decided on what 3D books I’m taking with me to LA. I’m taking A Course in Miracles and a book I’ve been trying to finish forever: What Remains by Carole Radziwill. I didn’t want to take ACIM because it is so thick. But a plane ride is the perfect time to be “stuck” with the book. I’ll get a lot of reading done.

As far as Kindle books goes, I have a ton of books on my Kindle I haven’t read and hopefully, I will have library ebooks by then.

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Erin Condren (coming Sunday – Xmas theme!)

Plans for the Weekend: Unlike a lot of people, I had to work all week. I’m off on Monday, of course. I’m looking forward to just going to the park. It is going to be 70 degrees on Saturday and then it all goes downhill. I really want to get my living room cleaned up. Nothing exciting.

Oh, I’m supposed to take my test on Sunday but I might change that. I talked to one of the professors on the phone. It was awkward on my end, but she gave me resources so I can really grasp this stuff. So I spent $80 on that. Hopefully, it will be here soon.

Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂