Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

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1. So, after talking and worrying about it for like two months now, I finally had an MRI on my hip today (also, the pain is getting worse and worse and worse, so YAY! I am thankful exercise doesn't worsen it, but the 6+ hour car drive I have this weekend will for sure). Turns out I still feel a bit claustrophobic in an open machine, but at least I dozed off towards the middle for a bit (it was nearly 45 minutes long). I should have some info by the beginning of next week, finally.

2. This is a long story, but I'll just say that we had our house painted and there was issues with the color and now I have to fear the HOA and prepare to go to battle. We have a valid case and story, but I just really don't want to deal with it, given everything else that's going on. The house looks great, but I shouldn't have to go through this sort of stress when I paid a lot of money to professionals.

3. Also, they broke my lawn gnome and didn't even have the courtesy to tell me. The audacity. So many expletives. 

4. I made Gaby's Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Salsa for the first time this summer (it's kinda a staple around here) and probably ate half it from the bowl on a spoon (if you make it, add the oil, lime juice, and cilantro to the food processor for a smoother dressing).

5. I leave for the Central Valley with Sawyer in a few days and I am hoping and praying he naps in the car, mostly because it will ensure he shuts up (three-year-olds talk in the car NONSTOP) and is in a good mood when we arrive, but also because I just downloaded The Nest to listen to.

6. I just finished reading Ayelet Waldman's A Really Good Day, a look at her month microdosing on LSD, and I was interested in a conversation she had with her therapist on the idea of being so over-extended. The therapist told her to imagine she had a dozen clones of herself. What jobs would she give them to do? Why? I looked at my own life from that vantage point and had a really, really hard time allocating the work to my counterparts. It's safe to say that I am okay passing along bathroom cleaning, dishwasher unloading, floor cleaning, and shutter dusting to my clones. 

7. If you have  young child that likes stickers and to color, go to Michael's and pick up their Grab and Go Play Packs for $1. They have like ten different ones and they're perfect for occupying your little guy or girl when going out to eat or meet a friend for coffee. 


  1. Hmmm... the question the therapist posed to Waldman is really interesting - really gets to the guts of control issues.

  2. I love Ayelet Waldman...must check this one out.

    So glad you got the less thing to stress about...and enjoy the trip to the Central Valley. I live there, and it has been hot...but not triple digits yet.

    I hate when workmen break things! My movers (ten years ago, so you can tell that I hold a grudge! LOL) broke the umbrella on my patio set.

  3. Breaking something and not telling you is very unprofessional!