My Week(s) 11/18/22.

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Life has been a little bit busy, but not enough to stop me from blogging. I just didn’t know what to write about; I’d sit down and stare at the screen for a little while, only to get up and do something else. So it’s not you, it’s me. I just didn’t know what to talk about really.

TV

We’ve sort of been watching Survivor and The Amazing Race. I’m still interested in the Race, but with the 9 p.m. slot, I sometimes fall asleep at the end and have no clue who got first place or who got the boot. Survivor’s been especially boring this season. Last week we only watched the last 30 minutes of the show and this week we hardly watched it all. Ghosts is still my #1 must watch, but last night there was a rerun as there wasn’t a new episode, much to my sadness. I really do love that show.

I’ve been watching Jeopardy the last few nights because they’re having the top past contenders on and one of my favorites is back on the show, Amy Schneider. She’s super smart. But the other two are good too and it makes for a good game. I was pleased to know some of the answers to the questions last night. One of them, about the book Brain on Fire, I knew and none of the contestants knew the answer. They should’ve given me the money for that question.

Books

I haven’t been good with finishing books lately; mostly, I’ve been a slow reader. I finished reading Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy and the Ceely Rose Murders at Malabar Far by Mark Sebastian Jordan. Both were good in their own ways, I wanted to read the Malabar Farm one since we recently visited the farm and walked around.

I’m currently reading From Scratch that was recently turned into a Netflix series. I’m enjoying it but it’s super sad, but the way she writes is super beautiful. I’m probably 1/4 of the way through, maybe halfway. I might watch the show after I read it, who knows.

I haven’t been good at reading nonfiction or indigenous books like I’d hope to read this month. I read halfway through two different nonfiction books and just didn’t want to finish them. I haven’t even started on an indigenous book. Mostly because I can’t decide on a book, and mostly because I read an indigenous book in October that I was going to save for November and now I don’t know what to read. This is why it’s hard for me to do book challenges: I pick out some books and then I don’t want to read them for when the time comes.

Movies

The week prior we watched the new Top Gun movie. My husband enjoyed it immensely and I thought it was okay for a Tom Cruise movie, better put together than the original one. As in, it actually had a storyline and I was semi-impressed.

This week, we watched the new Lindsay Lohan Christmas movie. This is supposed to be her comeback movie, I presume, and to me, it was just okay. The editing was clunky and the acting was super cheesy, more on the bad side. Lohan was just okay, which was disappointing. I never really watched her movies when she starred as a kid, so I can’t compare too much, but she seemed to have much more promise when she was younger. This is probably the only movie she was able to get at the moment and I hope she gets better roles in the future.

I started watching The 3 Bears and I on Disney+. It was made in 1974, so it’s super old at this point, but I’m enjoying it. The husband didn’t seem interested, so I turned it off after 40 minutes. I’ll have to watch it some other time on my own.

Other Things

It’s been snowing since Wednesday. I’m super depressed about it, as I wasn’t ready for it, especially since it’s been in the 60’s all the way up until last Saturday. I know I should expect it but I was blissfully ignoring it this year.

I hope to catch up on housework today, particularly this morning so I can spend the afternoon (and weekend) reading and spending time with my family. We spend the last couple of weekends with family and working on the water softener and I’m spent emotionally and physically. We were going to spend the weekend away, but I think we’ve decided to stay home. That’s fine with me.

I hope to start feeling better and getting back into blogging.

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