Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Where I've Been and What I'm Up To
On Friday, John and I started walking on the indoor track at the gym (might as well get back out there and not waste the investment I pay into for a gym membership each paycheck). I do a LOT of walking at work, and even though I don't have a permission slip to return to the job for at least another three weeks, I've got to build back up my strength and stamina. So yeah...walking.
The NFL playoffs pretty much kept me glued to the tv all day Saturday and Sunday. This wasn't just couch potato sports viewing. Oh no. I've never talked to a tv as much as I did on Saturday when the Steelers temporarily forgot what they get paid for and couldn't remember how to play football for the entire first half. Only by the grace of God and a few other deities (and hopefully an ass chewing from Coach Mike Tomlin at half time) did they save their collective tailends and win the game. Seriously, if they played the second half like they did the first, they may as well have handed that game to Baltimore. Oh, at times, I take my pro football seriously, especially when there's another Superball on the line for my beloved Black and Gold. But I digress...
Basically I'm rambling, trying to come up with a subject for this post, so bear with me (subject? We don't need no steenkin' subject...). I could make this reading related -- I finally finished ROYAL'S BRIDE this morning after letting it sit pretty much all weekend. Now I'm jonesing for another book, but haven't decided what mood I'm in -- historical vs paranormal vs romantic suspense vs contemporary vs hellifIknow. MsM has a nifty little post over at her place, asking her readers if they could choose, which paranormal/fantasy world and heroine would you live and be if you had a choice. I definitely have some catching up there to do.
Oh oh! I forgot. Over the weekend I started an ebook (hey, it was a freebie download) that I swore I'd probably never read and get this -- I'm liking it! With all the talk about Karen Marie Moning's upcoming Fever book release, it's got me curious. So I started DARK FEVER on Friday night. Since I have to read all of my ebooks on the computer right now, it's slow going for me since I can't stand to sit for that long and read an entire ebook in one sitting. But, still, I'm really enjoying it. Love the Dublin, Ireland setting.
Lately I've spent more time at a few non-bookish blogs, chiefly at one of my new favorites, The Frugal Girl. This girl makes saving money look so cool. I've actually taken a few of her pointers and applied them to mine and John's daily lives. One of the biggest things I'm having to curb is staying out of the freaking grocery store and maintaining a stricter budget. I'm a magnet for anything that looks different, delicious, a good buy, or screams "you want me, Amy!" at the grocery. If Gerber baby food was on sale, I'd probably buy it because I could save $4 on 10 jars...you dig? And, yeah, we don't have any kids. Also, I love to go grocery shopping if I'm bored. Oh, I have tons of food in the house that I could use, but shopping sounds like so much fun.
Another one of my new fave blogs is the Non-consumer Advocate. This blogger is a little more strict in her thinking in that she rarely buys anything new (except for key items) and while it's certainly a good way to think and learn to save dollars here and there, I'm not sure I can stay out of the bookstores for an entire year. I'm doing better, but I hardly have that much restraint.
And that's where I'm at these days. Exciting life I lead, no? Apparently I'm feeling a bit longwinded today. Sheesh.