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currently august 24

Time and Place // 8:30 a.m. in my living room

Eating and Drinking // I decided to officially start on my first attempt at a Whole30 this morning, so breakfast was two eggs, fruit, coconut flakes and water. I need to go some meal planning today.

Reading // I’ve had a slow reading week. I can’t seem to get into anything I pick up. I blame a really busy work week. When I have been reading, I’ve grabbed The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar and What Stays in Vegas by Adam Tanner (Sept. 2 from PublicAffairs). I also finished The Anatomy of Dreams by Chloe Krug Benjamin (Sept. 16 from Atria Books).

Watching // I spent a good chunk of time watching this week — I caught up on the most recent season of The Good Wife and started in on Suits. The boyfriend and I watched The Secret of Kells last night too.

Blogging // It was another quiet week on the blog. I shared a couple of recent audio books I enjoyedUnbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and Detroit by Charlie LeDuff. We’ll see what this week brings.

Hating // We had a weekend pretty epic thunderstorm this week with anywhere from two to four inches of rain, depending on who you ask. We ended up with quite a bit of standing water in our basement… gross.

Loving // The boyfriend and I are heading up to the cabin again this weekend to see family and relax. I can’t wait!

Avoiding // I have to do this dishes today… Blech.

Wanting // I’ve been feeling overextended lately. I need to do some pulling back, but I’m not quite sure where yet.

Anticipating // I’ve got an interview with an author later this morning for a freelance piece. I really enjoyed the novel, so I’m excited to talk about it!

Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?

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  • Vasilly August 24, 2014, 10:29 am

    I hope you’re able to pull back from some obligations and things without stress and drama. My reading is off right now and I’m hoping to jump back into things. Have a good week.

    • Kim August 26, 2014, 9:31 pm

      I think I’ll be able to do it. I know what I want to do, I just need to get myself geared up to actually do it.

  • Sandy August 24, 2014, 3:17 pm

    You are really smart to know when you are overextending. Many people figure it out when they collapse or have a nervous breakdown or something. Just being aware that something needs to change is half the battle. The trip up to the cabin will do you good.

    • Kim August 26, 2014, 9:31 pm

      I’m excited about it. It’s nice to get away from all the stuff that weighs on my mind to spend time with my family.

  • Andi @ Estella's Revenge August 25, 2014, 2:16 pm

    I ended up getting sucked down the rabbit hole of What Not to Wear on Netflix this weekend. In my defense, I had a terrible headache on Sunday that I just couldn’t shake, and looking at my ereader was out of the question!

    • Kim August 26, 2014, 9:32 pm

      Those marathons are the best/worst things…. so easy to get addicted to.

  • Jenny @ Reading the End August 25, 2014, 3:44 pm

    Aw, did you like this season of The Good Wife? I thought it was as good as it’s ever been — it was nice to see the show get back into its stride. <3

    I don't know what to read this week! I have some academic texts about post-war reconstruction in sub-Saharan Africa, and they are very fascinating, but I'm going to need some junk food to balance them out. Not sure yet what that's going to be…

    • Kim August 26, 2014, 9:32 pm

      I did! I only watched about 60 percent now because I’d seen the first part… but it was really great. I loved seeing Alicia really struggle with something, and how that affected the people around her.

  • Athira August 25, 2014, 4:55 pm

    I’ve been feeling quite over-extended as well and have been cutting back on things over the last few weeks. It’s a lot better now, but it doesn’t take too long for things to go back to epic chaos.

    • Kim August 26, 2014, 9:33 pm

      That’s the other frustrating part! It’s hard to stay organized and centered and focused on projects.

  • Bryan G. Robinson August 26, 2014, 9:47 am

    I’m sorry that I didn’t get around until today, but wanted to wish you luck with Whole30. Hope it is going well so far.

    • Kim August 26, 2014, 9:33 pm

      Thanks — so far, so good. I think this weekend, Labor Day with my family, will be tough, but I hope I can do it.