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Briefly | It has been a rough week for this introvert! I ended up having to work part of the evening every day this week, which really drains my energy — by the time I got to Friday evening, I could hardly keep my eyes open. I made up for it by hunkering down at home this weekend and catching up on all those pesky projects that I neglected… but I still feel behind, especially on all things blog related. Thank goodness for Sundays.

Reading | I feel like I haven’t been able to settle down and read for the last couple of weeks. I did finish two books since my last post, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and The Secret Life of the American Musical by Jack Viertel — both nonfiction and both great in their own ways. I’m not sure what is going to catch my mood today… something cheerful, I hope.

Watching | The boyfriend and I watched Nebraska and The Big Short over the weekend. I liked them both quite a bit, although The Big Short is pretty darn depressing when you start to think about how little has been done to regulate the financial/banking industry since the financial collapse in 2008.

Making | I have a couple of baby projects I need to get started on — one for a friend who had her little guy in January, and another who is expecting this summer.

Blogging | This week I shared my Day in the Life post and 15 great nonfiction books by women. I’d like to get some actual reviews written for this week, but we’ll see!

Hating | My cell phone started acting up this week — couldn’t do updates, thought it had no space, randomly draining the battery — so I decided to do a hard reset and clear the whole thing. It’s been kind of a pain trying to get all my settings back.

Loving | On the plus side, resetting the phone cleared all of the apps, meaning I can try to be intentional about what I put back on there. I decided not to install Facebook or Hootsuite (my preferred Twitter client), which has been amazing. I wish I’d gotten brave enough to just pull them off months ago.

Avoiding | After being gone last weekend and crazy busy this week, I’m woefully behind on responding to blog comments… that’s my biggest source of blogger guilt, even though I try not to succumb to blogger guilt regularly.

Anticipating | Easter brunch! Because my parents are still wintering down in Arizona, we’re not traveling for Easter this year. Instead, the boyfriend and I are heading to a local restaurant for their Easter brunch buffet late this morning — it’s supposed to be really good. Fingers crossed!

Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?

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  • BermudaOnion (Kathy) March 27, 2016, 10:08 am

    Happy Easter! I’ll be working today so Carl will be cooking. Speaking of Carl, he had to do a hard reset of his phone this week and is struggling with it too.

    • Kim March 28, 2016, 7:32 pm

      The worst was having all my notification settings get reset… I had a lot turned off, so when I reset the phone it started beeping at my incessantly.

  • iliana March 27, 2016, 8:24 pm

    Happy Easter! I hope brunch ended up being yummy. I’m forever behind on blog comments too so I can relate! I haven’t watched the Big Short but I’m definitely interested in it – glad to hear it was good (if depressing). Hope you have a great week ahead.

  • Shannon @ River City Reading March 28, 2016, 7:00 am

    I just got a new phone a few weeks ago and you’re so right about choosing your apps carefully. It becomes pretty clear which ones you really need and which ones you just add on a whim when you think you need them!

    • Kim March 28, 2016, 7:32 pm

      I was actually kind of happy all the apps got demolished. It’s nice to add them back one by one when I think I need them.

  • Bryan March 28, 2016, 9:06 am

    I understand this blogger guilt of which you speak :), especially in regards to responding to comments. However, I’m beginning to let it go a little bit and have put a disclaimer in recent weeks that I don’t always respond to comments unless a question or something I believe warrants a response. Otherwise, I try to go visit the person’s blog instead and comment on a post there. However, even that admittedly can be hard and I’m not consistent with that either.

    • Kim March 28, 2016, 7:33 pm

      That’s where I’ve been leaning towards — trying to leave more comments and worrying less about responding here. BUt it’s a tough balance!

  • Michelle March 28, 2016, 4:32 pm

    I hear you on leaving comments. It is a vicious cycle in many ways.

    So you got rid of Twitter on your phone, eh? That’s bold. I pretty much only use Twitter on my phone. Still, I have begun to think about a social media break. I am too chicken to try it for a month, but I wonder if I could cut it for a week.

    I hope your brunch was especially delicious, you found something perfect to read and you were able to get to a few of those pesky tasks you wanted to get done.

    Have a great week!

    • Kim March 28, 2016, 7:40 pm

      I’d been thinking about uninstalling Facebook and Twitter from my phone for awhile but kept chickening out (FOMO for sure). I still have the itch, but I’m hoping that’ll subside and I’ll stop trying to check Twitter all the time 🙂

  • Jenny @ Reading the End March 28, 2016, 7:57 pm

    Oh my gosh, no blogger guilt, madam! I have been given to understand that this is a thing most bloggers worry about, which makes me think we’ll tend to be forgiving of it. :p

    Happy Easter!