Cooking : nothing yet, but later hot dogs and tomorrow broccoli frittatas for my January new recipe.
Drinking : nothing – but you’ve inspired me to dig out my bottle of water
Reading: blogs- what else!
Wanting: my headache to go away
Looking: into quitting sugar- one day a week or cold turkey for a bit?
Wasting: Nothing really. I have nowhere I need to be, nothing I need to be doing. Tomorrow there are things to do but not right now.
Wishing: we knew the answer to this endless job application opportunity
Enjoying: this song
Waiting: always waiting – though doing my best to appreciate the every day, don’t want to be a wait-er. I said that exact sentence last night, when I realised the joke but it was too serious a time to point it out. I also don’t want to be a waiter, but doubt I’ll ever be one.
Liking: a funny text
Wondering: about this course, and my future involvement with it..
Loving: my boyfriend
Hoping: he’ll be back soon, and be a whirlwind of happiness not grump.
Marvelling: at how one blog post breeds more.
Needing: the last instalment of a trilogy I’m into
Smelling: nothing. my conditioner a little
Wearing: jeans and a black cashmere jumper (ultra lux)
Following: this music blog in future more closely
Noticing: I shouldn’t have sat for so long on this kitchen bench at my laptop
Knowing: that all is well
Thinking: today is better than yesterday. concious effort.
Feeling: more calm, more pleasant, more happy.
Opening: up my tablet for some netflix time
Giggling: I hope so
I wrote this a few weeks ago.
I’m currently writing an essay for my child nursing course about communication and relationship building with children and their families. I hit a bit of a lull, so I was googling to find some more articles. I typed in ‘lack of respect for children’. Immediately it became obvious every single result was the opposite of what I’d intended.’Children lack respect for their parents’ ‘a lack of respect is a big issue with children nowadays’ ‘need a rant- my daughter won’t respect me’ were just a few of the 125,000,000 results. It hurt, to see that. It seems very few people respect children, and all too many are demanding it from them instead. I already knew it, but to see it displayed so visually. Jolts you out your comfort zone, of thoughtful kind-to-kids blogs such as Janet Lansbury and Girls Gone Child.
Back over here, I decided to write down every book I read in 2013, with a star rating and very short description.
I read 53 books, and 20 of them were awarded the highest rank of 4 stars.
My highest month was January, with 11 books completed, whilst it was normally more like 4 per month.
I’m going to keep doing it this year.
Let me recommend;
The King’s Concubine, by Anne O’Brien
My dear, I wanted to tell you by Louisa Young
Belle, Lesley Pearse
All of the Crowther series by Imogen Robertson
The Examined Life, Stephen Grosz (non fiction)
All of the Game of Thrones books which I re-read some of last year.
Jodi Picoult just you know, in general.
Empress of Rome, Kate Quinn (next one perhaps later this year?)
Kiss An Angel, Susan Elizabeth Phillips- my third read.
Both the Cromwell/Henry 8th books by Hilary Mantel (new one out 2015)