I’m currently sitting in the dark in my pj’s next to Korra, writing this five days ahead of schedule because I realized how long it’s been since I’ve sat down and chatted with you guys. There’s a thunder storm outside and I am LOVING it. I miss thunder storms so much – there’s nothing quite like a prairie thunder storm in the heat of summer to cool things off and give a pretty light show. This one is too humid and not close enough to be what I’m truly craving as a thunder storm, but it’s close enough.
What have I even been doing lately? There’s been a lot of time spent at the library working on a Biology course I started online way back in January but have barely touched. (Whoops.) There’s also consequently been a lot of reading happening – especially of graphic novels. Batman has been calling to me lately and the library has so many of the New 52 reboot so I’ve been inhaling them. (I currently have over 20 requests in the system for graphic novels. Yeah.) It’s been so lovely just reading again. It’s been a long time, but the combination of having a library down the street and Dylan using my computer most days for work has left me with a lot of offline time and it’s been swell. Oh! I also finished the Divergent series finally. It was pretty good! I love the complexity of Tris’ and Four’s relationship – even if it did feel forced at times. It wasn’t a typical YA love fest which was refreshing. Though I watched the Insurgent movie after and it left a sour taste in my mouth. Yech.
A week-ish ago my brother came to visit. It was the first time in over a year that I have seen, hugged or talked face to face to one of my family members. The four days he was here were both amazing and exhausting – I loved every minute of being with him whether we were watching The Busker Fest, eating AMAZING pizza from Morris East, spending HOURS at the Board Room cafe (it might just be my new favourite place outside of my apartment.) Well…third favourite behind the Public Gardens and the Central Library. There’s a $5 “cover charge” for entry and then you get access to their whole library of board games. There has to be over 100 on their shelves. They also offer drinks (alcoholic and non), food (snacks and more hearty stufF) and pretty amazing milkshakes if I do say so myself. We went on two separate occasions and on both instances were shocked at how late it was by the time we left. Considering I’m usually counting down the minutes until I get home after I leave the house, that’s pretty fabulous!
Did I tell you I quit my job? I don’t think I’ve really publicly said that. I was just done. And I need to get through this Biology course before September 30 and it just wasn’t happening while I was working. Plus it leaves me with more time to rub Korra’s tummy and drink gallons of coffee. 😉
How has your summer been?