Earlier this week I felt totally overwhelmed by… everything. After more than three weeks of not having an entire day at home to myself, I was just feeling worn down. I wasn’t reading, I wasn’t writing, I just didn’t feel like me.
And then Saturday came, and all seemed to improve. Instead of spending yesterday at home in my pajamas like I originally planned, I forced myself out of the house to a local coffee shop to get some blogging done. I managed to write first drafts of six reviews, which gets me caught up with reviews from 2011 (joy!). I still have to format and edit them, but I’ve got hours of football games to do that during this afternoon (more joy!).
I also managed to finish two books that I’d been putzing along with since the beginning of the year — Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood and The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston. Finally finishing a book was exciting! I also made some good progress with my first book on the Indie Lit Awards nonfiction short list — Berlin 1961 by Frederick Kempe. It’s a GIANT book, but I’m hoping I can finish it by the end of the week.
That’s about all I’ve got today. I’m just so happy to be at home, relaxing with my cat and a cup of tea and football and the boyfriend. Here’s to a relaxing Sunday for all of you!