Sunday, March 16, 2014

Weekly Refresh

~currently involved with~ I'm deeply involved with The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black on audiobook right now. It has been a nice treat on my commute but I have found myself listening to it more when I am off at night because the mood it better in the dark (that and I have been rocking out to my jams during the day in the beautiful weather we have been having). Then, I play it while I am getting ready for bed and it has kept me up late like I only thought "real" books could.

~moving on from~ This week would have been difficult even if one of my boys hadn't vandalized something with "f*** you Jessica." Charming. But it was really sweet to see the caring and protective way many of them reacted when it was found. So I'm moving on from the negativity.

~taking with me~ Well first of all this gorgeous weather. Love! I am also taking a new book home with me. My local bookstore didn't have Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen in stock so I had them order it and it arrived. I am usually at the bookstore on release day for Sarah but for some reason that didn't happen this time. Her books remind me of warm days in NC and really good memories of being there. We will see if it feels the same reading her books in CA but the weather today is really working for me. I may have snatched an additional book on impulse while at the bookstore. What? I'm trying to support local businesses. More is better. 

~quote of the week~ The quote this week is actually a conversation I had with one of my boys that cracked me up. Maybe it won't make sense out of context but at my job it is encouraged that we show emotion. Timing is everything and it can be a good tool. Well it has been difficult lately and I have found myself expressing myself in tears more than usual...I'm emotional, what can I say. So talking to one of my teen boys this is how it went.

Boy: How are you doing?
Me: Good. How are you?

B: How come every time I ask you how you are, you say good?
M: (shrugs) You ask me when I am good.
B: No I think you just say you're good.
M: Well maybe you only ask me how I'm doing when I'm in a good mood. Did you ever think about that?
B: Yeah, well all the other times you're crying.

Oh these boys!


Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

I like listening to cheery music when the weather finally gets nice. It's fun to celebrate that it's finally not terrible outside :)

Jenny @ Reading the End said...

Mm, listening to The Coldest Girl in Coldtown sounds fantastic in the evening. And I'm not even an audiobook listener!