Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wordless Wednesday (isn't wordless, as usual)

As usual, I can't make my Wordless Wednesday post truly wordless. Somehow, whenever I feel an itch to update my blog, it's on a Wednesday -- so ... apologies for co-opting this meme for my purposes!

Life has just been bananas hectic for us the last three months or so. My wife broke her ankle. We decided to move to the country. (!) Unabridged Kid turned four. We move next week, so it's been cardboard box city at our house the last few weeks, and I'm just not someone with grit or resilience. When faced with stress, I kind of just turn to mush. So it's been lots of games on my phone and zoning out to Netflix. (Although I did manage about 13K words for NaNoWriMo, so I am pleased about that.)

I hope I get back into reading once we're moved and settled. I'll have a new, longer commute once we move, which will allow a good stretch of reading time twice a day -- I'm really looking forward to that.

I've got something like nine books I'm in the middle of, but during jury duty on Monday, I started Nancy Bilyeau's The Blue, which is a wonderful historical novel about the 18th century passion for porcelain and the sneaky pursuit of perfect blue. It's pretty engrossing and might just get me through all this move stress.

How are things with you?


  1. When it rains it pours! I hope your wife is healing well and your move goes smoothly.

  2. Can you say "stressed"? Wow. Hope you and your family have an easy move, and you're going to love all that audiobook/reading time during your commute.

  3. That is interesting. I tend to turn to games on my phone and movies when stressed also!

    Just remember...'This too..shall pass'....

    - Lisa