Friday, July 16, 2021

What I'm Reading This Week #29

Happy Friday everyone!  Anyone else on vacation?  It seems like almost everyone I know is on sabbatical.  It's been a mix of hot, humid and marginally tolerable weather this week and we've made it out to walk for four days...some of them we regret because it's not until lap two you're like "dammit...mistake.'  I think I made a mistake jumping the gun on getting Netflix for 2 months because I thought there was more on.  I was desperate enough to watch Thunder Force if that tells you anything.  

We were doing our 'workshop Wednesday' (marriage therapy) and the Mr found this guy on YouTube and he found a few videos for us to watch after our usual session.  It seems the more current ones are aimed toward parenting but a deeper dive has some good stuff for anxiety and/or self worth.  It can be a little hard to feel like you're not getting Rick rolled or should look out for Howdy Doody.  Check him out if you're bored after that hard sell.

Let's get to the eats.

Monday was orange roughy, brown rice and broccoli.

Workout was three miles around park.

Tuesday was chicken quesadilla with Brussels and I was so excited about it, I forgot to take a pic.  Workout was 3 miler around Grandma's cemetery

Wednesday was BBQ Shrimp and Cheese Grits.

Workout was a two miler.

Thursday was General Tso's Chicken with cauli-rice.

Workout was resistance bands.

Now you can no longer resist...

Bad Walking Habits Every Walker Should Quit, Say Experts  (You know what?  I don't know that I swing my arms at all.)

How Stress Hits Women’s Brains Harder—and Why Men Don’t Always Get It  (This is some serious knowledge here.  Every man needs to read this.)

Stuck In A Rut? Sometimes Joy Takes A Little Practice  (That first friggin paragraph could've been written by me.)

In Toxic Families, How a Scapegoated Child Is Chosen  (It's like they knew I was reading a book on the subject!  I'm the sensitive one, btw)

'You're not being helpful': Valerie Bertinelli slams troll who criticized her weight  (How many of us can relate to this tearful video by Valerie?  Couple that with her new book about accepting herself as she is right now at her age and it's particularly heartbreaking.  You can be on a path that you believe is going to serve you better and one asshole can spin you off your axis.  Hang in there girl!  Many of us are still fighting the lifelong battle with you!)

I surprised the Mr with a delivery from Portillo's.  Last weekend he said if he could have anything, it would've been a Maxwell Street Polish and since it's been a year since we had any, I figured it was time.  So that arrived yesterday and that'll be consumed at some point tomorrow along with a crap ton of water to wash out the flood of sodium to go along with it.  Worth it.  

Any plans for the weekend, my lovelies?

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  1. Portillo's is a great surprise and I thank you for it. Cannot wait to have that as I've been craving it for a while now. No other major plans that I can think of but I am looking forward to the weekend because this week has kind of dragged on. Have a great weekend everyone!

  2. I'm deep in my annual deep clean/declutter (still - why does it take so long?). Yardwork and then working on the basement today. Then we'll just have bedrooms left.

    Watching the kiddo do his part is painful - he wants to keep everything and he is a butterfly and I'm a cricket.

    I'm also in the get rid of it all phase, and he has like 3 things in the donate bin and 1 in the trash. I stress him out just as badly though b/c I keep trying to "teach him to do it right" - but I have to remember that our brains just don't work the same and that's ok.

    It's going to be blazingly hot this weekend (again) so there will be a lot of hiding inside in the AC.

  3. I'm pretty much just doing house stuff, and if I were smart (jury still out on that) I'd work in the kitchen to prepare for the cabinet to arrive in a few weeks. I have to work so that will take up most of the time. Hubs has to work tomorrow, so it'll be me and pooches until I leave for work. Laundry is the highlight for today. Scintillating.


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