Happy August! I’d ask how we’re already here, but honestly, the days are blurring together and the only way I know it’s August is it’s HOT HOT HOT here in NJ right now. Anyway, I’ve been getting my reading ON, y’all! Just ripping through stories left and right and loving it. What’s better than sitting outside for a little while with a book and some sunblock and escaping for a bit? Or more often for me it’s lying in bed at 3 am with a blanket over my phone to kill the light and reading a library book until my eyes get heavy. I do what I have to do. Here’s what I read in July.
The biggest perk of being at home all the time and never leaving my house again (crying) is that I can read SO much more than I did before when I was commuting over 3 hours every single day. I’m a little late to the party, but I wanted to share the books I read in June. I will add that all of these were books I read using an e-reader with the Libby andHoopla apps while my library was closed.
Spring is really here now in New Jersey, JK it’s freezing outside. It felt so good to open up the windows last weekend, but hopefully the warm weather makes its way back soon. Oh, but I’d like to wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all of the mommas & momma figures out there! I’ve been trying to stay busy, but a slow busy. Mostly reading some books after work. I just finished reading Young House Love’s Lovable, Livable Home. It gave me so many ideas for when we can complete all of our half-finished home renovations that we started at the beginning of the shutdown. We’ve been refraining from heading to the stores for supplies, so we’re just working with what we’ve got, but if you are doing that it’s totally OK! We just don’t feel comfortable. Here’s a little sneak peek of our guest bedroom: I found out that a local bookstore at the Jersey Shore is participating in an alternative platform for audiobook subscriptions. There’s a lot of indie bookstores on the …
While I’ve been home, I like looking back on the times I went out in the world. Often, I think about wandering around Home Goods, but I like to think about the trips Tom and I have taken over the last few years. It gives me hope that there is an end to this and it gets me thinking about where I want to go next when this is all over.
Are the weeks just blending together anymore? Sure feels like it. On the bright side, I’ve finally found an at-home daily routine that’s added more structure to my days. I generally go to sleep at wake up around the same time now and squeeze in a short at-home workout and a walk before work if I can. It’s not much but it does help. In addition to my new schedule, I’ve sprinkled in a few things while at home to make the days a little brighter.
When I was a kid, my mom would take us to the library once a week or so to pick out a new book to read. It’s a memory I cherish and I think about it every time I step foot in the library. It’s been odd not to be able to do that recently, but the library is still alive and well — digitally!