Thinking about doing some sort of cleanse when Jerome has a field exercise in April. Currently working out what I will cleanse with. It’ll only be like two days. We’ll see.
I ordered a kombucha mother thing today. I’ve wanted my own since we moved to Washington and now Mom’s here (she knows how to do it) and she has a jar and everything.
I set a goal I can actually do. It’s something just for me too. It won’t come to fruition for quite a while though. I can do things for myself and not die!
Lemon juice, water and cayenne pepper doesn’t taste so bad at all. I don’t need no stinkin’ sugar!
Been trying to quit soda for a long time now. I have a love/hate relationship with Dr. Pepper. Last year saw a dramatic decrease, and so far this year it’s decreased even further…we’ll see if I can get down to none for good.
Books, magazines, the sides of packaging no one pays attention to, instructions, I was even bored enough at one time in my life to read a dictionary…though I unfortunately didn’t retain all the words.
In second grade, my teacher found me reading a fat chapter book for older children. She asked if I understood it and when I said yes, she left me alone. In fifth grade I was in trouble a lot for reading ahead of the class.
Also in fifth grade they took my reading levels. I went through every test they had and passed it. They ran out at college level.
Currently reading the Hetta Coffey Series because the first three books were free. I am only the slightest bit (okay, 17%) in to the first book because it’s so bad so far I find other things to do. The main character is very mean, and so far not a page has gone by without mention of alcohol. (I have a very complicated relationship with alcohol that I can’t explain very well.) …oh yeah, and she gives her dog things that could actually be poisonous to him…though she’s not MEAN to the dog at all, I just hope no one thinks it’s okay to give a dog alcohol or some of the other things that were mentioned.
I have a hard time setting aside a book I’ve started even if it’s terrible. Even if it’s bad for me. Even if it doesn’t interest me. Like, I started this thing and now I have to finish no matter what.
Over on GoodReads I’ve set a goal of 52 books this year. I could easily double it if I wanted, but I left room for the books that take longer either because they’re so good they demand more attention, or because they’re awful and I find myself reading less often. I’m currently six books ahead of schedule.
If I had absolutely nothing else to do, I could (and sometimes manage to anyway) read a book a day.
I moved to ebooks several years ago because my eyes got bad enough that it was hard to read the smaller print of a regular book in public places and large print books cost a fortune. (I can read regular print at home if it’s quiet and I can concentrate and there’s ample light and whatnot.)
I could go on for a long time about reading, but I guess I’ll stop here. What’re you reading, Tumblr?
My Mom keeps asking me who the people are. I don’t know most of them. I don’t watch that many movies. Now she’s mad that I don’t know! What do you want me to do, make up stories for each one? Maybe I will.
3) I am having a hard time finding balance. I start talking about this thing and can’t stop, or I don’t talk about it and seethe. I’ve tried journaling about it too to no avail.
4) I managed to distract myself for a while, but when quiet time hit, my mind snapped back to being angry. It is getting self-destructive at this point. Maybe medication is in order…I will decide soon.
5) In other news: I thought I was missing one of my vintage Pyrex bowls (the best bowls EVER) but it was hiding in the dishwasher.
6) I had my favorite Vietnamese grilled chicken today. I really should learn how to make it. I assume it’s a common recipe because it’s very similar at all the places I’ve tried it. Now I can taste it again! THIS is an okay thing to focus on! Hopefully it stays in my head till I fall asleep.