New Habits, Same as the Old Habits (Kinda)

Faithful Place, the third of Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad books.
Faithful Place, the third of Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad books.
Confession: I made a New Year’s resolution this year I didn’t tell anyone about. (I think because I was sure there was a 0% chance of my keeping it.) But I’m now 10+ months in and still going strong — and mentioning it to Wendy when I visited last month didn’t ruin my mojo — so I think I’m finally safe to talk about it.

I’ve stopped watching reruns on tv.

Now, this may not seem like a very big deal, but I’m someone who would regularly lose an entire weekend to a Law & Order (or Criminal Minds, or SVU, or NCIS, or Castle, or…) marathon, so for me, it was huge change — and one that really needed to be made.

I’d like to say that I immediately reduced my tv watching by a huge amount and developed delightful new hobbies and have been both reading and writing a ton, but my path, alas, was not so straightforward — but it has been positive overall, in occasionally unexpected ways. Continue reading

2015 Weekending the First

2015 Weekending the First

When I ran out of Sunday before having time to write a blog post, I decided it was a good thing to have happened — re-entry into the working world after almost two weeks of staycation was going to be hard, and having the chance to rehash my weekend would be something to look forward to. And while indeed I am glad to be recapping a very fun weekend, I forgot to factor in how tired I would be. As in, so tired I can hardly see straight.

(Translation: please forgive me if this makes no sense.)

Anyway… because I wasn’t at the office, and because a lot happened, and — most of all — because I like three-day weekends and wish they were all that way, I am once again counting Friday towards the weekend, during which I… Continue reading