- Salad Love by David Ben
- You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld
- The Ghost on Windy Hill by Clyde Robert Bulla
- “We Go Together” by Eric McMillan
Reading The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes, The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, The Complete Essays of Montaigne, vol 1 by Montaigne, The Graphic Canon, Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Best Loved Poems of the American People, Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach, and Empowered Mama by Lisa Druxman
Yes, it felt good to read all of those Battle books and get them out of the way. Yes, it felt good to finish something. Yes, it felt good to return books. BUT, do you know what felt good this week? Well, it felt good to read comics, even though The Graphic Canon, vol 1 is 500 pages long and taking me forever. It felt good to play a game. It felt good to watch X-Files and color. It felt good to spend time with Hubby. It felt good to nap with LD. It felt good to take LD for a couple of walks around the subdivision. It even felt good to get a little drinky and do logic puzzles.
Basically, I spent my weekend unclenching and I do not regret it.
Now it is Monday and I love Monday because it is the day that I get to start fresh. And this week I think that I actually want to do stuff that I enjoy, like I did this weekend. I probably won’t tear through three books but I might do a lot of logic puzzles because I am really enjoying those right now.
My list is inundated with self-help type books currently. Did you notice? I LOVE self-help. I am not even embarrassed! BUT… Suddenly I feel like The Secret is everywhere, even though I hadn’t thought about it in years. I’ve stumbled across people who are teachers of The Secret through strange avenues and I’ve even discovered that one of my guided meditations is The Secret adjacent. That shit always weirds me out. Obviously the universe is telling me something, right? My other self-helpy things are, well, not very helpful right now…. Simple Abundance is begging me to delight in my senses and I DID need that reminder. Slow down, smell the pickles. But the whole month of April in Empowered Mama was about building a morning routine and, y’all, I’ve got that in the bag. I guess I benefited from that too, though, because I started focusing on THREE things instead of 20.
I’m feeling pretty good right now and I am feeling more like myself. I’m going to ride this wave and not feel bad about it. Okay? In the meantime, I hope we all get a chance to read this week, propped up in bed or in the sunshine. Maybe even in a box with a fox.