Snippety Snippets

by Ginger on November 19, 2013

in Random

I don’t have the brain power for a well thought out post, so snippets it is!

  • Because I’ve been wearing the walking boot (stupid boot is stupid and annoying and stupid), I only have 1/2 a pedicure. I wore *a* high heel to N.C.’s show on Saturday, and painted my toes on the right foot, but didn’t see the point (and didn’t have the time to let it dry) on my left because of the boot. So every time I take my socks off, I crack up at my 1/2 pedicure.
  • If I want to complete my challenge of reading 50 books this year, I have to read 16 books before the end of December. In another life, that would have been EASY, but I just do not see how I’m going to be able to make that happen with my current life, even with my current addiction to YA books. Unless reading leveled readers to my kid over and over and over and over counts.
  • I’m totally planning to reread Catching Fire though, because I’m hoping to go see the movie soon. Although I’m still disappointed in the casting of both the boys. But it’s ok, because I didn’t really care about the love stories in the book either–it’s all about Katniss.
  • I’m annoyed with myself, but the last few days I’ve been feeling very “wah, poor me, I don’t have any friends.” I think part of it has to do with the fact that I realized I don’t have anyone to go see Catching Fire with (N.C. will go with me, because he’s a good husband, but he hasn’t read the books and doesn’t really care about the story, so it’s…different. You know.), and sometimes it would just be nice to have girlfriends to go do stuff like that with. And I realize that that’s pretty much all on me, and it makes me look at my shortcomings as a friend and as a person and as I said on Twitter the other day, sometimes looking at your shortcomings makes you make changes to better yourself, and sometimes it just makes you feel shitty. Right now, it’s the latter for me. I’ll probably feel better in a few days (I’ll gladly blame hormones as well), but sometimes it just sucks to think about how few connections you have in a place, you know?
  • We decided to go out to dinner for Thanksgiving, because it’s just going to be the three of us. There’s about 5% of me that’s a little sad to think of not having leftovers and doing all of the traditional dishes the way that I know we’ll love them, and there’s 95% of me that is beyond thrilled that I don’t have to do a damn thing next Thursday except drive 5 minutes and sit down (and tip well. Holiday service gets even better tips, barring any insanely bad service. Like, if our waiter threw my drink in my face and hit Jackson with a plate or something.). I am thankful that I have those options.
  • The boy is feeling a little under the weather, and has a little bit of a fever. A normal person who didn’t interact with him much would never know it, as he’s still pretty active and chatty. But N.C. and I both have felt very keenly a distinct, but subtle, difference in his demeanor the last few days, and neither of us was very surprised by his fever. The best way I know how to describe it is that Jackson is normally at ELEVEN!!!! and the last few days he’s been at….8.5 or 9. Again, if you didn’t know him, you’d never think there was something wrong, but the difference between ELEVEN!!!! and 9 is striking when you live with ELEVEN!!!! every day.
  • The kid is in bed, my husband made me a beer, the animals are curled up nearby, N.C. is sitting next to me, and it’s nice and mellow. All things being equal, this life isn’t too bad.
Erica November 20, 2013 at 11:41 am

I love going out for thanksgiving. Enjoy it.

april November 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I’ve been stuck on one book for most of November and now I have three days before it disappears from my ipad and I have 400 pages left. So. Um.

Ana November 21, 2013 at 10:01 am

Going out for Thanksgiving? Hmmm. I’m going to look into this because I SO don’t want to cook a traditional meal for the 4-of-us (only 2 of whom would reliably eat anything) and maybe G’s 20-something cousin.
Also…mmmm. Micheleda. i haven’t had that in YEARS (since I left TX)

Andrea November 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Wish we lived closer, I’d go to the movie with you. I read the books a long time ago, before they really became popular (mockingjay wasn’t even out yet) so I was excited about the movie, but in a protective way where I was a little annoyed that EVERYONE was into it. Wierd, huh? So I want to see Catching Fire, but want to wait a few weeks so all the crazy fans can have their turn and I can feel a little more peresonal when I go in a less crowded theater. Again, weird.

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