It would appear that 2020 is in no hurry to take it easy on us. Like everyone else, life has been a series of one step forward and two steps back, making the urge to wallow and whinge strong. But we know better. We’ve learned to look for the things bringing us joy in the little moments. It’s the only way to battle the blahs … Continue reading 5 Things Bringing Me Joy Right Now.
When I look back on this time someday, these are the things I hope to remember. Not how Facebook was driving me crazy or how much I hate group texts or how much I miss that sense of normalcy that we’ve always taken for granted. I want to remember the beautiful moments that we found when we were forced to slow down and focus on … Continue reading wordless wednesday | pictures of june
How has summer been treating your reading life? I’ve found that quarantine life equals lazy mornings which results in staying up late reading most nights. So my nightstand reads are getting a fair amount of attention. Those are the lighter, fluffier reads that I trust not to make sleeping difficult. My book club picks have been hit or miss. Most of them have had heavier … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading Lately | June 15, 2020
Summer vacation started a couple of weeks ago but for the most part nothing has changed. Despite some restrictions being lifted in town, we’re still mostly staying at home and trying to keep busy and avoid the news. Oh wait, that last part is just me. That said, with school work out of the way and my husband back at work, we’ve had more time … Continue reading Summer Vacation: Stuck at Home Still Edition
People keep talking about the new normal we’re going to have to adjust to when things start to open back up. I have mixed feelings about this phrase because I have mixed feelings about what life in quarantine has been like. The things I will miss and the things I won’t miss if and when life starts to resemble before. Before quarantine I would stop … Continue reading Before and After. Thoughts on life before quarantine and “new normals”
I saw this tag at A Book. A Thought. and loved it so much that I tagged myself in immediately. What is your reading life like while you are stuck at home? Keep scrolling for a peek at mine. Rules Thank the person who nominated you – thanks self! And thanks to Sofii for sharing. Answer all the questions down below Pingback to the creator: … Continue reading The Stuck at Home Book Tag.
I just finished creating a summer reading challenge for 2020 because my kids have ONE WEEK LEFT of distance learning before our summer break begins! Is anyone else baffled by how fast and how slow quarantine seems to go at the same exact time? My kids are counting down the days and I’m trying to get a game plan put together so that we don’t … Continue reading Summer Reading BINGO 2020 | Free Printable
The prompt for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday hosted by Bionic Bookworm is love stories or romances. This term can be applied to a lot of books and can mean different things to different people. From corset ripping to classic love stories and everything in between. Here are 5 of my very favorites. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen | This is my Gold Standard. … Continue reading Top 5 Love Stories
One of the advantages to being stuck at home has been a fairly sizeable increase in reading time. With nowhere to be in the mornings, I’ve been letting myself stay up late reading most nights, flipping through my book club picks during the day (they’ve all been too heavy to read right before bed – a lesson I’ve learned over time about myself), reading books … Continue reading What I Read In April.