This was a picture that did not make it in the paper. It would look a lot better without all of those wires.
This week I am ...
Reading: The Opportunist. I don't know how I feel about this book other than I cannot put it down. Usually in NA books, the protagonist is likable, if not a Mary Sue. I can't decide if I like Olivia or not. Olivia and Caleb suffered a painful breakup in which she apparently did a Very Bad Thing. I have not reached the part of the book where the Very Bad Thing is revealed so I don't know where this is heading at all. Caleb was in a car accident and lost his memory (sounds more soapy than it is playing out, I promise) so when Olivia randomly runs into him, she sees her opportunity to make amends and spend time with him again. The book flips back and forth from the beginning of their relationship in college and present day. Usually you can see where a book is headed but at this point (39%) I have no clue. I will say that the writing is excellent. The author knows how to take an outrageous situation and make it totally believable. I am eating this story up with a spoon.
Doing: A lot of research for my job on the upcoming Month of the Military Child, which is in April! Also Spring Break is upon us, so we have a whole list of activities that we are knocking off from the circus to buying new cleats for Big Kid.
Watching: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt -- Tina Fey's new Netflix series. It is no 30 Rock (one of my most favorite TV shows of all time) but still funny and weird and you can see Tina Fey's trademark quick-witted humor.
Feeling: Thankful that I have a flexible workplace and co-workers who understand that my availability is limited this week with the kids home -- and who also don't bat an eye when I lug my children in to hang out while I attend a staff meeting. I am also feeling tired from the mountain of music that we are plugging through in choir in preparation for Holy Week.
Experiencing: Allergies. Oh, Bradford Pears. Why must you be so beautiful, yet so deadly?
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