1. Arts and crafts: I’m not into them at all. At all. But Girl 1 is. So now I am too, and Girl 2 as well. Our fireplace is covered with paper napkin snowflakes. Today they’ve moved on to Halloween decorations.
2. Thin Within: Weight Watchers is out, Thin Within is in. I can eat whatever I want, and I never have to be hungry, and I’m still (slowly) losing weight. The catch? I can only eat when I’m hungry and I stop when I’m just barely full. So hard, but exactly what I needed to work on. Kind of like Geneen Roth but from a Christian perspective.
3. I haven’t been reading much else lately, recovering from my book binges of the last few months. Our book club is reading Incidents In the Life of A Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs, so I’ll start that soon. I know it’s super sad, so it’s taking me a while to get the nerve to dive in
4. Movies: I’ve watched a lot of movies, the main criteria being finding it for free on Amazon Prime or at the library.
Footloose: Continuing my 80s kick. I’m finishing it as I type this. Looking forward to a big dance finale at the end. I should spend more of my life dancing.
10 Things I Hate About You: Funny watch this movie about high school seniors, which came out when I was a high school senior. Now I get what the fuss about Heath Ledger was about. That and why all the kids kept singing, “You’re Just Too Good To Be True” over and over again on the bus to World Youth Day 2002.
The Prince and Me: Slight Julia Stiles kick here. (Round-faced girls of the world, unite!) This was cute enough but I got bored and fast-forwarded to the end.
Hope Springs: Another movie starring Meryl Streep as the long-suffering wife of a jerk. Only in this one the guy comes around.
High Fidelity: Waste of time, tho Jack Black is pretty funny.
High Spirits: Watched this on fast-forward the whole way through. (Don’t ask.) Thus, a slightly lesser waste of time.
Rounders: About poker. Entertaining enough.
Moonstruck: Sweet, despite Nicholas Cage. Why don’t they make rom coms like this anymore?
Big Wedding: Just awful
Next up: Moms Night Out, on Jennifer Scott’s recommendation.
5. Pandora: This was a big thing ten years ago? More? But it’s still the only way I listen to music. I’ve put together what (I must admit) is an easy listening station. Most of the songs are from before I as born. But they put Adele on there so that’s something right?
Be careful if you “like” Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen because they will play every single damn one of the 234354353 covers every musician and his uncle has made of it.
I never get tired of hearing this song:
6. Consignment Sales: For the first time, I sold some stuff at one of those biannual kids’ consignment sales. Between it and a pre-sale that a friend hosted, I net about $40. I spent $47. So . . . worth it? I dunno. It’s a lot of work for the return it brought.
It’s nice to have all that stuff out of my house, and have something to show for it (namely . . . more stuff, but newer stuff that I wanted . . . I think). The things I sold would go for little to nothing on eBay and probably wouldn’t do well at the local consignment store, either.
I read a blog post by a woman who supposedly makes thousands of dollars selling at these things, and I have a lot of trouble believing it.
Still, there’s something satisfying about it. I just like buying and selling stuff.
7. The search for a signature scent, or at least something new: the hunt continues.
8. I’m still obsessed with Myers Briggs. I compulsively try to guess the MBTI type of everyone I know. Pretty sure Girl 1 is ENFP. I was reading the description of that type last night and though, “Aha! That explains a lot.” Maybe it’s dangerous to categorize a kid so early. But it’s healthy, I think, to think about how certain traits might be part of her personality that need to be worked around, not rooted out.
. . . Linking up with Leigh Kramer. Thanks Leigh! (Also, possibly with Jen for Seven Quick Takes at a later date.)