Saturday, 1 July 2017

Sunday post 62; It's Monday! What are you reading? 48


The Sunday Post - a chance for bloggers to catch up and chat about what's been going on in their lives - is hosted by Kimba, here: http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/ and It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Kathryn, over here: http://bookdate.blogspot.co.nz/

I have been rather notable by my absence, I think. Or not notable perhaps. Certainly absent, without intention.

Let's see ... my course finished and I closed out with As and Bs in everything, so that's the good news. I'm back looking for a job, which is the less-good news, but the struggle continues. At worst, I'll re-enrol for another semester of study. It gets me out of the house, gets the old brain cells cranking, and I genuinely enjoy the studying process.

Watch this space?

That's about the most significant thing, I think. I did have a job interview the week before last, but I'll update on that when I know more. It is a job I would love, but I have to wait and see.

I didn't do very much last week at all - it was the week after my course finished, so I decided to take it easy for a little bit - I applied for jobs and belted through a replay of Dragon Age II. This week - although applying for jobs is a given - I need to fill my days a bit more productively. I need to go through the process (again) of applying for benefits, which is always fun, and the course I want to do starts up on July 10, so if something doesn't fall out of the sky between now and next Monday, I need to follow up with the admin for that.

I have some projects I want to get done - I have hoarder pockets in my room that need to be dealt with, and I also want to reorganise the family collection of movies and video games so everything is tidy. It doesn't sound like much besides busywork, but while I have the time I want to get something done. I also want to go for a walk every day - not for fitness, but I find being outside, even for a little while walking around the block, can shift my perspective and clear my head.

I have my Circe cross-stitch that I've had on the go for years, but I've come to the stage where I can sort of see the finish line - it's blurry and distant but it's there, so I want to work on that as well. Get back into blogging regularly, and of course, reading.

My reading has slowed down, but I'm climbing that TBR, one book at a time. Right now, I'm picking my way through Ron Chernow's tome of an Alexander Hamilton bio, and also reading The Crow by Alison Croggan, the third in the Books of Pellinor series. Both good reads, and both very different reads. I'm about 20 books behind on my Goodreads challenge but I'm not losing any sleep over it - either I'll catch up, or I won't. If I don't I'll set myself a less lofty target next year.

I won tickets a couple of weeks ago to a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and went with a couple of women from my course. It was great fun, singing and dancing along with the movie, though I'm getting to the age where being out past midnight is something that my body does not enjoy - lol.

What about you? How's your week? What are you reading?

14 comments:

  1. Rocky Horror! Sounds like a fun night out! And I still haven't played Dragon Age- that was a game I wanted to try and never got to. I've heard it's awesome though.

    Congrats on finishing up your course!

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    1. It was great fun!! Dragon Age was my first-ever game, and I'm definitely biased, but I love it. Thank you :)

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  2. Good luck on that interview :)

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  3. It has been a long time since I thought of the Rocky Horror show...but it's fun.

    Good luck on the job front and on catching up on the tasks you want to do.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. It was great fun. Thank you! :)

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  4. Everyone needs to see the Rocky Horror Show at least once. Sounds like you have a nice list of activities to keep you busy. Good luck with the job search and happy reading.

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    1. I agree! Today's plans were torpedoed by a sick child, but onwards for tomorrow. Thank you :)

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  5. Fingers crossed for jobs, must be so hard searching out and applying. I'm grateful to be retired! Like you I try to go for a walk most days, I do count steps as motivation but really it makes me feel better to get out in the fresh air.

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    1. Thank you! It definitely is hard getting out there.

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  6. Congrats on the good grades. Good luck with the job search. Drama camp was a hit with my daughter. My son is doing well with cross country. And our big move is less than two weeks away! Come see what I've been reading

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  7. That's awesome! Congrats on your classes and on the ticket win. How fun! Hope things go great this week on the job hunt front :)

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