Sorry for being rather hit-and-miss this month with blogging. It wasn’t my intent. I even had a post or two written and ready to go, but I never felt like pressing the publish button. I did, however, feel like commenting and visiting my favorite blogs but not being a blogger myself. And because it’s my blog, I get to do that! Yay for me!
I decided to ease back into blogging and just share what’s on my crazy mind, so let’s do this!
What I’m Reading
Ummmm … nothing. Seriously, I have not cracked open a new-to-me book this month. Instead I’ve been rereading some of my favorites to escape my book funk where nothing appeals to me, which makes me deeply cranky.
Did I reread every single page? Nope. Just my favorite parts because that’s how I roll.
What I’m Watching
Is it just me or is the new Fall TV Season a bit of a dud? Gifted is decent. Ghosted has an interesting premise and actors I like, but it’s kind of a hot, nonsensical mess and I’m out after three episodes. And that’s pretty much all the new shows I sampled because nothing else looked good. Major bummer. I’m still watching Speechless and Supernatural because apparently I only watch shows that start with an “S”.
I am excited about a bunch of upcoming movies, like Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Pitch Perfect 3. But the movie I am most excited about doesn’t open until 2018 but they just dropped a new trailer.
In Wakanda, women are the warriors. Women are the scientists. Women are not the future; they are now. Equally important, this is a movie with prominently black characters who are not slaves or thugs. They are the heroes (and yes, bad guys too because goodness and badness is color blind). So. Excited.
What I’m Eating
I’ve been very well-behaved this month. No sweets until October 31 because Halloween. I’ve reduced my carb intake drastically, which has surprisingly been a bit easier than expected. Of course, this time I also set myself up to succeed because I began trimming my carb intake this summer, which helped me ease into living with less helpings of potatoes, pasta and bread without turning into a raving Carb-o-holic in withdrawal. I did not take pictures of everything I ate this month, but this is what I’m eating this week: hot and sour soup and this awesome one skillet lasagna.
The hot and sour soup is from Rasa Malaysia. And I add a few chicken potstickers from Trader Joes to make it a bit more filling. For storing purposes, I keep the potstickers separate from the soup so they don’t get bloated. 😀
This one skillet lasagna hails from Life Made Sweeter. It’s also my first zoodle recipe too. I love that you can really adjust the meat and veggies to your preference too. Sadly, it’s not the prettiest picture I’ve ever taken but it is quite tasty. And good for you!
What I’m Primal Screaming Over
Everything. Literally everything. Puerto Rico. California wildfires. Taking a knee (people, it’s not about troops; it is and has always been about racial inequality).
Racism. Alive and well in the good ‘ol USA.
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry over this man’s hypocrisy and/or obliviousness.
Trump saying he’s a patriot (hence all the knee shaming) while not acknowledging the deaths of four U.S. soldiers for days and days while he tweets about stupid stuff. Las Vegas. Harvey Weinstein. CHIP. Birth Control. Trumpcare. And please, once The Dotard of Covfefe signed those Executive Orders, it ceased to be Obamacare and became Trumpcare. Trump and the GOP own it now, so let’s call it what it is. Trumpcare is now in a death spiral. Trumpcare rates have risen. Trumpcare enrollment is down.
What I’m Laughing At
Because we all desperately need this.
Everyone does this. Right? Right? Right? I mean Max and I have entire conversations and I’m not crazy. I am a crazy cat lady but I’m not crazy, crazy. Or that crazy.
Someone, who shall remain nameless but is a mischievous ginger and 18 pounds of pep, likes to play with toilet paper. And eat it.
This just kills me. Max is not a clothes thief. He has, however, tossed everything out of my underwear drawer so he could nap in it and rolled two potatoes off the kitchen table and into the bathroom, so he’s still special.
This is likely true. And such an adorable picture.
I literally laughed for like 15 minutes when I saw this. I also am easily amused.
I would not be able to resist that face. He would get all the food. All. The. Food.
What I’m Inspired By
I am angry and appalled by the Harvey Weinstein scandal. I even angrier and more horrified by stories shared on social media as part of the #MeToo campaign. I also felt deeply ashamed by how often I saw some stories as the unfortunate reality of the world we live in. That I had normalized sexual harassment to the point where I didn’t always recognize it as such. I also felt deeply inspired by the support, bravery and honesty of the women (and men too) who shared their stories. And I am grateful and hopeful that by having these much needed conversations, we can create real change. And until that day happens … remember …
I told you what’s new with me, now tell me what’s new with you!