Work Book Club: I had my first work book club last night. As you all know, I don't read a TON or that fast, so I was mostly just pleased that I actually had finished the darn book!! 😄 We read The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. Everything was okay. 🙃 I thought the book was… Continue reading First book club and other misc.
Mental hurdle: a busy gym I love our local gym, but guess what? So do a lot of other people. And this makes me happy, because it's locally owned by a couple (and the owners are super nice), AND our gym provides an AMAZING place for teens and pre-teens to hang out somewhere safe and… Continue reading Overcoming a mental hurdle, books + a meal plan!
I mentioned probably way back in July that I had started reading Tim Ferriss' book Tribe of Mentors. Well, long story short, I'm still reading it. I had to renew it multiple times and re-check it out, but I'm finally getting close to the end. It is a 569 page book. I need to return… Continue reading Quote dump!
This week I've run across the topic of "reality" vs. "people's personal perceptions" of things in multiple places. It is truly a fascinating topic. A frustrating and confusing topic, but fascinating. One place I saw this message was in the Kindle version of the old book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. (I hadn't used… Continue reading Our brains + skewed realities
I've been slowly plugging along through Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss, and I'm really enjoying it. I try to write down at least one quote from each interview in my notebook. The book is full of great WISDOM! I had no pictures to go with this post, so I found this owl. He is… Continue reading Quotes/ Wisdom – Tribe of Mentors
I started reading a new book yesterday: This was on my yearly book list, technically for Q4....but I was in the mood for something "inspirational". I've been in a pretty low time of reading. Hasn't felt like I've had much time for it lately at all. I finished a book on June 12 and then… Continue reading New book
In March, I finally finished Cal Newport's So Good They Can't Ignore You. I am a big Cal fan, so I was really excited for this one. Unfortunately, I don't think it was my favorite. It was okay- and I think the big, general takeaways have stuck with me. It definitely made me think differently… Continue reading Recent books/ with kids
I was reading some discussion a couple weeks ago now on Elisabeth's blog in response to the question: "When you read, do you read every word, or do you skim the pages?" I was surprised/shocked/literally kind of appalled (dramatic response? maybe? but it's the truth!) to learn that apparently, there are at least a few… Continue reading Reading every word
Coco asked me yesterday how I'm planning to track "family" or "fun" activities (one of my goals for 2022). My planner (the Wonderland 222) has these quarterly pages in the front of the planner (see above). Last year, I didn't really end up using these pages too much. The monthly boxes are obviously quite small… Continue reading Tracking family activities
I read 3 books in January, which for me, is definitely solid! The Family Firm was one I started in December, finished in January. It's basically a parenting book, but didn't feel like your traditional "parenting book". It is written by economist Emily Oster and I felt like she took a fresh approach to common… Continue reading January Reads