Friday, May 27, 2016

Sea La Vie - 5/27

Time to talk about all the things that have been going on by the sea this week!

// Sunday we finally made it to the beach, in our swimsuits, without beach gear! I finished The Ocean At The End Of The Lane while I was there. When I got home I moved back to Mr. Mercedes which I determined to finish this time although I still haven't hit the thing that makes it a good Stephen Kind novel yet. Sweetbitter and The Assistants are waiting for me at the library.

// I had Monday off again, this time, to volunteer at K's school for field day. It was so good to be outside of my house and away from my desk on a Monday. K had a good time and since field day ended at 11:30 I got to relax and do nothing the rest of the afternoon.

// I fired someone on Tuesday, it was my first termination after being a manager for several years.

// As the holiday weekend gets closer I'm watching the tropics instead of planning my beach weekend. It looks like the first named storm of the year is heading this way. On the upside, I expect to see some awesome sunrises and sunsets before and after it's arrival. Storms add a little something extra to sky art.

// We're counting down to school ending next Friday! We're off on Monday then we have a full day and three half days. It's like waiting for Santa to come!

Happy Weekending

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Confessions Of A Beach Bum

// I volunteered at Field Day on Monday, at first I was a little disappointed to end up at the art station but then I realized it came with a tent and no kids that were screaming and running around. Art tent will be mine every year!

// My right index and middle fingers hurt badly when I try to open lids on jugs and bottles. This hasn't always, why does getting old suck?

// Every night I sit in my big reading chair watching the sunset and dreaming of the day 7 days from now when I can chase them because my kid will have summer bedtime. Summer bedtime is the point in the day where I can't take anymore and it's bedtime or bust.

// At Field Day we got to listen to Kidz Bop all day, which leads me to my next confession. I thought hearing a bunch of inmates singing "Party Up" while they watched TV was weird. How about a bunch of 6 year-olds singing "See You Again" while they work on their art projects?

// It annoys me a new book app but it's only for iPhone so I can't download it. Android users are book lovers too!

// When we adopted our dog in January K named her Marina, more times than not I call her Beans. She answers to either.

// I have to help my kid learn an age appropriate joke for Red Nose day, good thing I have Google because I don't know any age appropriate jokes.

// Wanting something really badly makes me work harder for it.

What are you confessing this week?

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Things I Don't Understand

// Leggings worn as pants.

// When someone asks me if we're going on vacation this summer or any summer.

// People who forget that the same traffic laws apply where you're a tourist as they do where you live.

// Algebra.

// Why anyone cares what strangers do with their personal lives.

// People that have the time to spend writing angry hateful comments to strangers on the internet.

// Why flex schedules and naps at work aren't basic employee benefits.

// The appeal of graphic novels.

// People who rely solely on social media for their news.

// Group chats when you're only talking to one person.

// Why someone won't pay me to read books and lay on the beach all day.

// Where summer is!

What don't you understand?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Sea La Vie - 5/20

Sea La Vie

Look finally who made it to Blogland this week! Let's get started talking about all the things currently going on in beach life.

// Finished The Year We Turned Forty and started Reconstructing Amelia, I'm really really into Reconstructing Amelia and already thinking of people I can recommend it too.

// The Blue Crab Festival was Sunday, it was much bigger this year than in years past which is a good thing in my book. My mom and my Aunt bought painted tiles they'd been drooling over for a year while I bought Wow-Wow shrimp and tickets to kids rides. The Wow-Wow shrimp was totally worth the $12 price tag. Seafood festivals are expensive Y'all.

// Monday was my birthday so of course that means no work if you work on your birthday we need to talk. No one should be working on the holiday of you. I was hoping the above average temps would continue so I could enjoy a little beach sun and book reading instead it was the coldest day in May. So I clean my beach access, took a long walk on the beach, and bought some old lady shorts because I'm an old lady now yo and showing my ass around town in short shorts is not my idea of cool.

// Works been crazy, rain has been keeping us from finishing the t-ball season, and if summer break doesn't arrive soon someone is going to throttle a kid. Teacher, parent, coach, I don't know who but end of school attitudes are out in full force.

What's been going on in your world?

Friday, May 13, 2016

Sea La Vie - 5/12

// Finished The Island by Heather Graham and moved on to Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys and as usual I will be picking up 5 hold books from the library that showed up at the same time. At least I have a nice long birthday weekend with which to read them.

// T-ball was supposed to be over last night but thanks to thunderstorms a week ago we have one more make-up week to go. At least T-ball is more enjoyable than karate.

// This weekend in things to do we have the local Blue Crab Festival, I missed last year's event because I was sick but I'm not missing it again this year. Mom will be here early Sunday morning so we can be the heat and the festival crowds.

// I stopped by the beach Tuesday morning on the way back from school drop off and was visited by loads of jellyfish washed up on the beach. I have one picture with 8 beached jellyfish in it and you could see them dotting the shoreline up and down the coast. I hope they start to clear out soon, swimming weather is almost here!

// I'm counting down the days until school ends so we can all spend some time in our PJ's being lazy on weekdays. No school drop off and pick up means no pants for days!

No links this week, I just haven't been in a web surfing mood lately.

Happy Weekending!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Confessions Of A Beach Girl

Miss. Robinson

// My kid forgot her lunch on Last week, I used it as a perfect opportunity for her to try new things. So I refused to run home and return with her lunch instead I told her to eat school lunch. (GASP)! She was PISSED but learned she likes frozen french toast.

// I 've read two books from start to finish recently. I picked up something I knew would be light and easy on my brain. No concentration required it was exactly what I needed to get back on the reading train. WhooWhoo.

// One of the karate instructors is a big bully and while most parents sit there and take it I refuse to be bullied. Besides the fact that I am 14 days away from being 39 years old I am the customer, I pay you to teach my kid karate and I expect you to treat me with the same respect you expect from me!

// I feel like the weekend isn't complete if the cops, fire trucks, and/or ambulance doesn't show up on my street to visit someone at least one of the days.

// Lauren sent out a Tweet to her southeastern friends about eating on Top Chef Charleston, I emailed them ASAP and I'm awaiting more information! Blog friends always give you the best inside info! We all know from previous confessions I wanted to get into a Top Chef Charleston event.

// I'm a procrastinator with big dreams, I need something to remind me daily if I don't chase my dreams I'll still be in the same place 10 years from now and while this is a great place to be in life I have bigger dreams. So who has a great Facebook, Twitter, or IG account for daily motivation?

// K wrote and illustrated a Mother's Day story about me at school, it's the best Mother's Day gift ever and it shows how well my kid really knows me. She even says I look best when I wear skulls, I LOVE that kid!

// Tyson knocked on the neighbors door yesterday to ask if he could have a cinder block from her yard. She called the police because there was a suspicious person in the neighborhood trying to get in her house. Now I want to go throat punch that racist bitch because SHE is part of a huge problem that should be an absolute non-problem.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

It's All About The Books - Vol. 14

April Reads

Well, this post will be short and sweet, but the good news is I'm back to reading and next months post should be full of books you might want to read.

// F*ck That: An Honest Meditation by Jason Headley - I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion. Headley started by releasing this wildly popular meditation video, watch it you won't regret it. Next came the book which is a written version of the meditation and the perfect book of words to keep on my desk daily. With quotes like, "Here you can not be ensnared by anyone's dumbassery" and "Leaving all the flightless shitbirds behind" how can you go wrong? A short read that will have you saying F*ck That in no time!

// Bikini Season by Shelia Roberts - I decided that if I wanted to read I needed to read something light and fluffy that required little thought. Enter Bikini Season which had been on my to-read pile since last spring. A group of women transform their monthly cooking club meeting into a dieting support group. A perfect book to the pass the time and not bad as a beach read either.

Those are my April reads, what have you been reading?

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