Can’t kill my spirit

Apparently, I’m anemic. I’m always so tired unless I have caffeine and then I’m okay for about 30 minutes. I knew this all along. But it took a while for the doctors to figure it out. Anyway, I’m waiting for more lab results. If my iron is low again,  I would have to take two iron pills instead of one. And then get tested again.

Someone emailed me about a job. Oh fuck. I don’t feel like doing interviews right now. This job would be more money than I make now and since I have these things called bills, how can I not even interview for it? blah. I’m thinking about it. I don’t seem qualified, but he contacted me. I have to respond, right? Sigh. I’ll email him tomorrow once I figure out what to say. lol.

I do have one of the certifications he wants, but most of the other things, uh I haven’t ever heard of those duties so no I don’t have the experience that is required. I will say auditing is involved in the job. My ultimate goal is to be an auditor in this field. I would say a teacher or an auditor, but teaching seems to involve so much more talking, so I’m a little freaked out by the idea.

We got another update about part-time work. It is supposed to start next week. At this point, since there is so much going on, I don’t mind waiting for two weeks for the work to start. I need time to BREATHE.

I still don’t know when the home inspection will be. It must be at the very end of August. So much for the two-week notice? I’m still stressing out about it. I’m off today and tomorrow. My mom will help me get everything in order tomorrow. Fun times. I was so excited to have these two days off, and now I’m stressed.

Good news! I just got my fall/winter PTO approved. I have a full week off in October, and I somehow managed to get election day off!! Yay! We are voting for governor, so I expect it to be a little busy. It won’t be like 2020 or anything. And I snagged 3 days in a row off in mid-December.

I still haven’t gotten my textbook so even if I wanted to start the course, I couldn’t. I’m so sick of calling and emailing people about doing their jobs. I feel like that is all I’ve been doing lately. I also need another book for the course from another store, and they sent me the WRONG BOOK.  Ugh. They won’t send me the right book until they receive the wrong book and they won’t send the shipping label. Blah, blah, blah. I’m so done. Anyhow, with PT work and FT work, I don’t think I will be that engaged in the course for a few weeks.

Depo-Provera update: “I thought Depo-Provera was supposed to stop your period,” said my doctor. ROFLMAO. What universe is she living in? Yeah, ideally that is how it is supposed to work. Now it seems like I’m heavily bleeding 3 days a week. It used to be every day for 3 months straight so how can I complain? But the heavy days suck. I don’t even feel like walking my dog to the park, but I do.

My PCP also said Depo-Provera is used to stop periods “and for other things, of course.” Uh, nope. Not for me. I am only on DP for one reason, and that is to be period-free! It will happen one day. Maybe soon.

This week I…

Music of the week: Paula Cole, Ke$ha, Joseph, Brooklyn Duo, Kelly Clarkson, Halsey, Bethany Dillion, Grace

One day, I need to post about what music I really grew up on. I said I grew up listening to Linkin Park, but I was in my early 20s  (college years and beyond) when I really got into them. I mention this because I was going to say I grew up listening to Paula Cole and I did! I was in my teenage years listening to her and Jewel. Jewel saved my life as much as music can. I also listened to TLC and Aaliyah during those teenage years. I could go on and maybe one day I will.

TV of the week: Big Brother, The Keepers

I’ve also been watching court trials. I go through phases where I’m obsessed with trials. I just finished the Baby Doe case, and now I’m watching another case where a father might have killed his son. But everyone should have kids, right? sigh. In the Baby Doe case, I don’t think the man killed Bella. I think the mother did it and maybe both of them hid the body. I’m not even sure he had anything to do with it. That whole case was sad. Well, I find most cases sad and frustrating. I have a lot to say about the so called justice system. Don’t get me started! 😉

Movie of the week: None

Books of the week: I finished reading The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. I thought it went on a little too much, but otherwise, it was a good read. 4 stars.

Now reading:

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Erin Condren

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Plans for the Weekend: Making sure everything is perfect for the home inspection. 😦 This is a big house (for me), and my dog is constantly making a mess, so it won’t be perfect. He is just supposed to check the appliances. Yeah, right. I’m trying to give this ‘problem’ to the Universe and not get too stressed. I have been better about it recently, but it is still kind of weighing on me.

I don’t have plans for Saturday and Sunday. I’m trying to do everything on Friday, but I don’t know if that is going to happen. My mom and I going out to eat on Friday after we get the house ready for inspection. I just checked my planner, and I have nothing listed for Saturday (yet). That should be a good thing, right? On Sunday I have one thing I want to do.

I just really want tomorrow (Friday) to be the end of getting the house in shape.

Well, now I have to think of what I want to say to the guy who liked my resume. Tomorrow is going to be so busy, so I don’t want to wait until then to come up with an email. I should work on it tonight and have it mostly ready by tomorrow morning. He told me I could call or email. Of course, I’m emailing. I hope he doesn’t want to talk tomorrow. I’m going to be cleaning and then going out to eat in the afternoon. No time to really talk. Well, I can take a break from cleaning. As long as I’m home, I can talk.

Maybe something will come out of this. I just feel so unqualified. I think I even saw that job posted and thought, “I wish I could apply for this job, but I don’t have enough experience.” I just skipped over it after reading a few of the requirements.

Enough about the job. I’m going now. So much to do.

Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

Dreaming is free

Oops! I did it again.  I signed up for a certification course. If I pass, this will be my THIRD certification. I will have a lot of letters after my name. I’m not taking the test until September 2018. So I have a lot of time to take the course and study before I take the exam. I have a career plan all worked out in my head with this certification, but who knows what will happen.

I had to sign up. This was a special price ($300 off). Plus, they threw in a free textbook! They never do that. I hope I can still make it to Kripalu next May since I spent a lot on the course. I have the flight covered. I’m just a little concerned about room and board.

I just knew we weren’t getting a bonus this quarter. But we are!! YAY. It isn’t thousands or even a thousand dollars. But I need all the help I can get so I’m happy.

What else is making me happy? I have occasionally been driving my dog to the park near us. Well, now I found a shortcut that doesn’t involve a car. All I have to do is walk to the park. It is less than a 5-minute walk from my house!! How could I not know that after living here for over 4 years? Don’t ask. We have been going daily after I get off of work. How awesome is that? I love it. Of course, my dog wants to stay for hours, but we only stay for about 15 minutes on weekdays. On the weekend, I plan to stay longer.

My dad is coming back to the United States. This time for good. 😦 He went back overseas for 2 months, and now he is coming back this weekend. Just to be clear, the sad face is because he is going to be living with my mom. So when I take her to the store, he has to go too. I hate driving “strangers” around. I have to take medicine, and it’s just not a good situation.

Depo-Provera update: I was just about to say the bleeding stop. But it started back up today. Compared to what it used to be, this is nothing. I’m grateful for that. I lost 1.5 pounds, so I don’t think I’m gaining weight due to DP.

This week I…

Music of the week: Shawn Mendes, Lorde, Hannah Trigwell, Paramore, Jem, Lana Del Rey, Lea Michele, Robyn

TV of the week: Big Brother, Thirteen Reasons Why

I’ve had 13 Reasons Why on my ‘to be read’ list FOREVER. I never got to it. I decided to finally watch the series this week. It starts off slow, but it’s a really good show. I wouldn’t recommend suicidal teens watch it. Or any teens when I think about how tough junior high and high school was for me. It made me go back to my suicidal days (not that long ago). For the longest time, I wanted to publish this manifesto of all the people who wronged me. How they contributed to my suicide. I never wrote it. But I thought about it a lot. I think I was going to mail it to a bunch of newspapers.

But now I’m in a better place. Most of the time. 😉

Movie of the week: None

Books of the week:

I finished reading two travel guides on The Dominican Republic. Very helpful. But I still feel a bit lost. At least I have a place to stay (see entry below). I will probably just stay there and walk to the private beach and to the small “town”. I just want a feel of the DR. That’s the one thing I really liked about my Mexico trip. I didn’t do the tourist thing. I stayed where the locals lived.

Trudy Scott (author of The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution) is your typical food snob. No gluten. No processed foods. YET, she says it is okay to eat sardines. Sardines from a can! Yes, LOL. So I’ve been eating sardines for lunch on most days. Fish is good for the body…even sardines. Besides, it was better than what I was eating before. I’m so glad she gave me that idea.

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Erin Condren

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Plans for the Weekend: The park! We (my dog and I) might go Sunday morning around 7 or 8 AM and stay for an hour. It depends on when my dad is coming back because he will want to go grocery shopping immediately. Right now he is in France. How cool. I wish I were in France. Anyway, I’m not starting my course until I get my textbook. I probably won’t seriously start until the weekend of the 26th.

I might mow my lawn this weekend. I’m trying to wait until next week because I’m off on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday I have a doctor’s appointment to check my iron levels. I have been taking iron pills, but not the ones she recommended because I can’t swallow pills (and they can’t be crushed).

Well, I have to go cook for the week. blah. I hate “cooking” even though all I do is bake a bunch of chicken for the week. How hard is that?

Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend! 🙂

I hear sounds in my mind

I don’t know where to start. That’s a great first sentence for a post. lol. Not a lot of big things are happening. I just want to do a few updates.

Job(s) update: FT job is still stressful, but today was pretty good. Re: the part-time job – We don’t have as much work because companies are sending their work overseas. 😦 I knew this was happening, but I didn’t know it was affecting the company I work for that badly.

Anyway, I should have work in about 2 weeks. People with more experience are working now. Us newbies have to wait. There are still opportunities and I’m glad I’m working with this company. However, I don’t think I’m going to invest in this career further. I was considering getting a THIRD certification. That’s a couple of thousands of dollars I would have to invest.

A course is starting next week with a discount for a few days in the certification I want, and of course, I’m tempted to sign up. But ugh, I just finished studying and taking a certification exam. Do I REALLY want to spend time and money on another certification right now? I think I will pass on the discounted price and wait until I really know I will receive a return on my investment.

Depo-Provera update: UGH. The bleeding started back on Wednesday. Great. I hope it is only temporary or I might call the doctor. It’s not really heavy, so that’s a good thing. I think I might be at the beginning of gaining weight due to the Depo. I won’t know for sure until a few weeks. Many women start gaining after the 3rd shot, so no shock there.

Other than that, things are going great with the Depo. 😉 More on this later.

List time! I love lists. Obvs. I made a list of things I really want. I think it’s accurate. I came up with this list in my paper journal pretty quickly so I might have left a few things off.  I left two private things off the following list. These wants are in no particular order:

  1. A private island in a warm climate.
  2. No debt.
  3. A good relationship with food.
  4. A carefree job where I feel confident.
  5. A consistent spiritual practice.
  6. To be all around healthy.
  7. To forgive my past tormentors.

I have nothing to add right now. Just sharing.

This week I…

Music of the week: Jillette Johnson, Lorde, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Julia Michaels, Ariana Grande, John Mayer, Lana Del Rey

Song of the week: Lorde – Perfect Places

 

TV of the week: Big Brother, Pretty Little Liars

I’m so glad PLL is finally over. It got so bad at the end. Horrible. I quit watching Empire during the second season. I just don’t care what happens to these millionaires. And the music was horrible. Music is subjective, so I’ll just say I didn’t like the music. I hate saying that because Timbaland is the executive music producer. But whatever.  I started watching Empire because so many people were talking about it and I’m a fan of Gabourey Sidibe. But she wasn’t on the show enough for me. I should probably read Gabby’s book. I don’t know much about it. I just heard it was good.

/end tangent

Movie of the week: None

Books of the week:

I’m trying to focus on the following books –

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Erin Condren

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Plans for the Weekend: Why do I even have this section? It’s not like I do anything fun on most weekends. LOL. Anyway, I’m just going grocery shopping and enjoying my free time. I am preparing to work at my part time job. It’s kind of hard to prepare without work, but I have some old coursework I can do. I’m trying to get really good at it so I can always have work despite a lot of work being moved overseas.

Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

Be careful what you wish for

My god! I feel great…when compared to how I felt all day on Wednesday and Thursday until 3 PM So much pain. I have never felt cramps like this before. The kind that is constant and reaches down to my leg. I could barely work. In fact, I could only do the easy stuff. My brain was just focused on the pain. My productivity suffered. I wanted to call in sick, but I never do that. I need all the help I can get.

I’m still in pain. I used Instacart and got some groceries delivered. Thank God for them and Amazon Prime Now. I ordered children’s liquid Advil (can’t swallow pills). I also bought some heating pads. I hope this pain doesn’t last for weeks. I know Depo-Provera is the cause of this, so I’m thinking of the worst case scenario.

Off topic: I also ordered gluten free tortillas. The verdict is still out on those since I haven’t tried them. I will probably fix tacos this weekend and I’ll review them.

I was supposed to mow the lawn on Wednesday. I could barely keep still to sit at my computer to work, so that didn’t happen. 😦 I really wanted to mow the lawn while it was somewhat cool (mid-eighties). It will probably go back to being hot soon. Blah.

OOH! I just saw on the news that Monday will be 82 degrees! That sounds like mowing the lawn weather to me. That’s the plan. I hope I’m still not in pain. I bought a lot of medicine, but I don’t know how long it will last if I have to constantly take it.

I had planned to exercise every day this week. I got on my treadmill on Monday. On Tuesday, I did a 15-minute exercise video. The video involves weights and cardio, and I love it. Even though the pain has lessened, I’m scared to exercise. What if the pain comes back full blast? I’m not doing anything until the cramping stops (except mowing the lawn).

I was going to blog about all this other stuff, and all I’m talking about is my pain. Typical, right? Let me do a brief synopsis on what I wanted to mention in this post, before pain fest.

I think Trump tweeting about transgenders in the military wasn’t just for distraction purposes. I think he desperately wanted a WIN with conservatives and he got it. Groups praised him. The end. Oh, it and sucks for people to be kicked out of the armed forces. That affects so many people (not just transgender folks). It hasn’t happened yet, but I think it will in the future.

Melissa Harris Perry wrote an article on “self-care” and what a bunch of BS it is. LOL. I don’t do “self-care”. Well, of course, I do! Almost everyone does. Taking a long bath is self-care. Reading a book, taking a walk, meditating, praying, etc. is self-care. I respect Melissa Harris Perry. But she’s wrong about this. She couldn’t be a good mom to two kids if she didn’t practice self-care.

I don’t call what I do self-care because I was doing it before people started calling it that. But the main things I do these days are napping after work, listening to music daily, and reading on most days. I would yell at my dog a LOT more if I didn’t do these things on a daily basis. 😉

Job(s) update: It’s still very quiet. I haven’t been focusing on it because of the cramping. No word on the PT job or the FT job. I think the PT job will probably start back up next week. Management can’t control when the work comes in. I have a meeting with my manager on Monday at my current FT job. I’m a little nervous about that.

This week I…

Music of the week: Linkin Park, Lana Del Rey, Kelly Clarkson, Lorde, Leona Lewis, Jasmine Thompson, Halsey, Mary J. Blige

Loving the Lana Del Rey. Still loving Lorde. Jillette Johnson’s album comes out tomorrow. Finally! I have been waiting YEARS for this.

TV of the week: Big Brother, Empire

I was going to write about Empire. I’m watching the first season (!!) for the first time. But this entry is already so long. I might get to it later.

Movie of the week: None

Books of the week: I finished reading Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads. I think it is a good book for people dealing with grief. I just read it out of curiosity. I didn’t read Sandberg’s book Lean In because it didn’t seem like it was written for me. I don’t want to Lean In. lol. But I might give the book a chance.

I also finished reading Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay. WOW! I wish more people would write while trying to figure stuff out. I don’t like all the books with “I went through that, and now I’m fine.” Um, boring. I could relate to this book so much. Her life is my life. I will probably read this book again. I need to buy it.

Now reading:

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Erin Condren

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Plans for the Weekend: I’m going to my mom’s house to pick up a package.
Other than that, I hope to relax, do a little “self-care.” haha. NOT. I will be reading and doing an online course from Iyanla Vanzant. I’m not sure how I feel about the course so far. I hope I like it since I paid for it (got early bird pricing).

Well, this entry is so long. I better go. Thanks for reading if you made it this far. 🙂 Have a nice weekend!

For me to bleed

It was glorious. For a little over 24 hours, I didn’t bleed. It was pure joy. Not even the fucked up “meeting” on Tuesday could ruin my mood because hello, I had stopped bleeding.

Now the bleeding is back (so far it isn’t heavy which is good). The Depo Provera injection stopped my bleeding immediately. I was shocked. How could that happen? I was bleeding heavily before the injection, and then it just stopped. I guess it doesn’t matter now because I’m back to bleeding.

Needless to say, I can’t wait until my body gets back to normal. The nurse said to call within a couple of weeks if I’m still bleeding. LOL. I will wait for 4-6 weeks before I call the nurse/doctor. That is how I roll. I don’t like calling people, so I’m going to wait as long as possible.

The nurse said she would prescribe me a birth control pill to stop the bleeding. ROFL. Another birth control method? Well, great. I didn’t know I was bleeding due to lack of estrogen or something like that. I recently found this great article on Depo-Provera. It’s called What to Expect During Your First Year of Depo Provera Use. I wish I had known this before now. I thought I did my research, but I wasn’t searching for the right things.

I still would have tried Depo if I had read that article because everyone is different and a third of women stop getting their period after the 3rd injection. I just got my 3rd injection on Tuesday. I don’t think I will be part of the 1/3. 😦

UPDATE: Well, the bleeding stopped for another 24 hours. Thank you, Universe!! Maybe it will just be sporadic? I’ll take that over bleeding for 3 months straight. I had to update this post because this is great news for me. Maybe I won’t have to call the doctor. Yes!

The “meeting.” It was like a freaking cocktail party. Not that I would know what a cocktail party is like. I’ve never been to any kind of party. It was a nightmare. It was everything I feared. How could D invite me to that type of event when she knows I’ve always said, “I don’t like people.” Today I would not say that about people. Thanks to A Course in Miracles and other spiritual work.

However, I’m still scared of people. They terrify me. So don’t ask me to go somewhere with a bunch of people just to save your ass. I just wanted to get out of there. I don’t even know what more to say about it. It’s over now. I’m never going back.

Job(s) update: I haven’t heard back about the full-time job I interviewed for. They aren’t starting people until mid-August, but I don’t have a lot of faith that I will get an offer. The good news (I guess?) is that the interviewer got my thank you email. Well, the email didn’t come back to me.

I’m still waiting for part-time work. She said it would come this week or next. I’m still enjoying my free time. Long naps after work and lots of reading. Soaking it in.

This week I…

Music of the week: Linkin Park,  Mariah Carey, Elle Varner, Lorde, Marren Morris, Demi Lovato, Bethany Dillon, Ellie Goulding

I’m so sad over Chester’s suicide. 😦 I grew up listening to Linkin Park. I’m still in shock, I guess. So sad for his friends and family.

Song of the week: Linkin Park – Numb

TV of the week: Big Brother, Switched at Birth

I canceled Direct TV Now. I currently have Hulu Live TV. It’s definitely in the beta stages. I like it because it has a DVR. Right now I’m only recording 1 show.  I only watch the news. But when basketball comes back around, I will probably use it almost daily.

Movie of the week: I started watching Where to Invade Next. I might finish it this weekend. This is for people that believe AMERICA IS #1!!!!!!!!!!1!1!!!. That’s not me.

Books of the week: I finished reading No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America by Ron Powers. Great book, but I’ve read similar books and skipped over some of the history of mental health parts.

Now reading:

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Erin Condren

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Plans for the Weekend: Maybe working at my part time job? Not sure. I’m definitely going grocery shopping. I finished my course last weekend. Yay! I’m just doing the usual. No big plans.

Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

I’m all for believing

YAY! I have part-time work coming! It could start as soon as this upcoming Monday. Or it might start the week after. I can say goodbye to my life. No more sitting outside while reading. No more free time. I haven’t worked at my PT job since December, so I’m glad to have work. But I know how exhausting it will be working two jobs. When I work both jobs, I have no life. I’m always working when I’m awake.

I’m a little worried because I don’t feel good enough. I don’t have the confidence. And our work will be extremely audited. Every single thing we do will be looked at carefully. That makes me so nervous. But I have to believe I can do the work or else I won’t have a job. And if I make too many mistakes I won’t have a job. 

I keep replaying the interview in my mind. I don’t know. I did send a thank you email. I had to guess her email address since I didn’t get a business card. The email hasn’t come back to me yet, so I’m hoping she got it. Sometimes it takes days for an invalid email to come back. That is not good! What am I supposed to do then? I will probably do nothing. Then she’s going to think I didn’t send a ‘thank you.’ 😦

I also keep thinking about the pay. They give out good bonuses. But that’s not good enough. I need a good base salary. I love their PTO. It isn’t as good as the PTO I get now, but I’ve been at my company for a looong time. First, I have to get an offer. sigh. Waiting.

I know some people think it’s CRAZY to stop working from home. But I’ve been at this company forever. I have new skills, and to use them, I need a new job. PLUS, once I get 3 years of experience, I can probably easily find another work at home job. I wouldn’t stay in the office forever (unless I really love the job, of course).

I need to stop worrying and say, “May God’s will be done”. If I don’t get a job offer, it may be because I would hate working in that office or it may be illegal for me to work there (since I signed a contract with the part-time company). I have to let this go. Worrying isn’t going to solve a thing. I do wish I knew whether she got the thank you email.

This week I…

Music of the week: Jasmine Thompson, Emeli Sande, Demi Lovato, Elle Varner, Lea Michele, Bethany Dillon, Ellie Goulding, Halsey

TV of the week: Big Brother, The Handmaid’s Tale, Wimbledon

Movie of the week: none

Books of the week:

Now reading:

With the part-time job looming, I doubt I get a lot of reading done. I will try to always finish one book every couple of weeks.

Plans for the Weekend: I will be reading while I have at least one more free weekend. I also have my course work to do. I would like to finish that on Sunday since it is (part-time) work related. I have to clean up. I let everything slide because of the interview. I didn’t even use my planner this week. I can’t believe I actually got stuff done.

I’m off on Tuesday. I’m getting my third Depo injection. I thought the Depo was working because I had about a week off from my period, but now I think it’s back. BUMMER!

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend. 🙂

I’m not afraid of thunder

**********BREAKING NEWS********  The company called me and left a voicemail about wanting to schedule an interview!!  This is the job that was left on the site for over 30 days. I would have to go into an office to work. What a concept! But I would be using my “skills”. I’m calling him back tomorrow.  Now onto my regularly scheduled entry…

Update: I have a job interview on Wednesday afternoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

I might go to the Jazz Fest in August. Jazmine Sullivan,  Melanie Fiona, Erykah Badu, Elle Varner, Common, and a bunch of other people are going to be there. I should actually leave my house and go, right? It’s $140 for both days. Ugh. I have to look at the lineup and pick the best day. I really want to see Jazmine, Melanie, and Elle. I saw Melanie in concert a few years ago in Virginia Beach.  I think she opened for Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo.

I have a break from my months-long period! However, it could be just a break or is the Depo-Provera finally working? Time will tell. I wish I knew for sure so I could sign up for yoga classes.

I might finally get a chance to learn how to use a MacBook. My sister bought herself a new one, and she is giving her old one to my mom. I get to borrow it for 6 weeks to see if I like it. I did consider buying one two weeks ago, but I thought it would take me forever to get used to it, and I needed something I could use NOW.

I’m in love with my new HP laptop. It is so much faster than my last computer because I made sure to get one with Intel. Never buy a Windows computer with AMD. NEVER!!! Anyway, I mostly use it to listen to music, the A Course in Miracles audiobook and to print from time to time. I think we are going to have a  long relationship. 🙂 I love that it is small enough to travel with. I love everything about it.

This week I…

Music of the week: Marren Morris, Lorde, Jillette Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Halsey, John Mayer

TV of the week: Big Brother, Grey’s Anatomy, Wimbledon

Movie of the week: none

Books of the week: I finished reading The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Anderson Brower and The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs. I didn’t like The Bright Hour. I don’t know why it has such great reviews. I guess I just didn’t get it. Parts of it were interesting. I just couldn’t stand the way it was written.

*SPOILERS* I loved The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House. George W. Bush was the best family to work for. Not surprising. Everyone says he’s nice. Laura Bush too. I read a book about her a while back and have a little respect for her. Nancy Reagan was tough to work for, but Ronald wasn’t that bad. The Clintons were a mess. Chelsea was extremely nice to the staff (minus one incident with the secret service).  The Obamas were standoffish (not shocking). And Lyndon Johnson was the worst president to work for.

Now reading:

Planner update: Plans of the week in my Erin Condren (coming Sunday)

Plans for the Weekend: I’m taking my mom somewhere on Saturday. On Sunday, I’m going to the library to drop off a book, and I might go to Shoney’s. I love their breakfast buffet. 😉 I’m also going to try to finish up my course if I have time to take the final quiz.

I got my LeTote Select box today. I have to make a decision on what I’m keeping. I will probably decide tonight. I’m doing a full entry on it within the next 5 days.

Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!