Weekly Wishes No. 3

Monday, October 14, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport| |

Monday, October 14, 2013

The fact that I am writing this post means that I successfully completed one of my goals from last week. And in other recap news, only days after procrastinating selecting a premade blogger template from Etsy, I found out that I won a custom design from Amber (along with other wonderful prizes)! If that isn't a testimonial for procrastination, then I don't know what is. Good things do come to those who wait. And I tried not one, but two, recipes last week. BBQ chicken pizzas and the best banana bar recipe. Be prepared to become everyone's favorite person at bring-your-own-dish parties. (Don't worry, you don't have to tell any of them that they take no time at all, nor crazy ingredients like vanilla beans straight from Tahiti.)

Friday is my fall break and it couldn't come at a better time. Thanksgiving seems like forever and a day away. Without fall break, I'm sure I would have ended up taking one (or two, or three) personal days along the way. I'm leaving for Nashville on Thursday afternoon to meet my parents for the long weekend. I started the semester off in the most exciting way with a trip to California the first weekend and since then (with the exception of one or two outings in Little Rock) I have been in Searcy. It is past time to remedy this situation.

On the goals list for this week:
1//Find a new pair of boots. My current ones survived Europe and two years after and probably should have been retired a long time ago. Cross my fingers for a successful shopping trip this weekend.

2//Make time for more than school, work, and sleep. The past few weeks have felt like they were non-stop from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., but I know there are several mindless Internet browsing times in there so I would love to find a few extra minutes for something fun and out of the ordinary.

3//I would love to actually start reading a book for fun and have the intention of finishing it within a month (instead of eight...yes, I'm talking about you Anna Karenina, I've been trudging through that piece of Russian literature for 18 months and counting.) I downloaded "The Fault in Our Stars" weeks ago, so maybe now is the time to begin.

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5 comments:

Kayli Schattner said...

I have been wanting to read The Fault in Our Stars so bad! It's been on my "to read" list forever. I love John Greene, so I'm sure it's a masterpiece.

Fran said...

The Fault in Our stars was one of my favorite books last year - I finished it in 7 hrs, it was THAT good haha

LittleMissConfused said...

I've been in a reading slump for sooo long, and then I just decided to pick up something easy that will get me back into my reading habits. Hunger Games did more for me than I'd like to admit :D

Crystal said...

Hello! I found you through Weekly Wishes. Good luck with your wishes this week! I haven't read The Fault in Our Stars yet but I've heard wonderful things about it. I'm not sure I'll pick it up because I stumbled across a spoiler for how it ends. But I have Looking for Alaska on my Kindle and I still need to read that. :)

Megan C. Stroup said...

Congrats on winning the new design! I'm excited to see it. :) And I think once you start The Fault in Our Stars, you'll be able to finish it pretty quickly! I read it last month or the month before, and I really enjoyed it.