I don't even know what the point of this post will be, but no, I'm not in a bloggy funk. No sir. UH-uh.
Right now our summer is drifting merrily along, one day blending into the next. A little bit of this and that, nothing really standing out. Swimming. Playing. Reading*. Movie watching**. Exercising***. Getting ready for VBS next week.
You know, the usual summer stuff, just not necessarily blog worthy stuff. But, hey, no bloggy funk happening here. Nope.
Obviously I have a case of bloggy funk denial. Is there a Px for that?
Since nothing else is really happening I thought I'd talk more about my asterisks from above. (Isn't that a funny little word? Asterisk.)
*Reading: I've a had stronger case of bibliophilia lately and have been gleefully working my way through my current stack of books. Now that Annelise can swim on her own it's like a whole new world has opened up for me. She can swim and I can lounge around reading. It's a huge win-win.
Here are a few I've recently enjoyed: Prep by Curtis Settinfield, Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian (WWII Holocaust drama), Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis (what a HOOT) and Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin (this is book one in a three book series, yet they seem to stand alone. I'm enjoying the second one, Fire by Night now.) I also read A Passage to India by E.M. Forster, but I'm not sure what I think of it. I mean, it was good, but I'm not sure I really got his overall message.
**Movie Watching: I recently went on a bit of an India kick and watched A Passage to India and Gandhi (I remember watching this in a high school history class, yet recalled virtually nothing. Typical. I LOVED it as an adult.) Scott and I watched a PPV movie, Defiance with Daniel Craig. We both really liked it. It was about three brothers that organized a camp in the Russian forests for Jewish refugees during WWII. Some rough parts, but overall very, very good. Annelise and I watched Kit Kitteridge: An American Girl. I thought it was quite good, Annelise liked it too. I also finally broke down and watched Twilight. Yes, I did. I tried to suspend disbelief and think like a teenager. It was okay. I'm not sure Robert Pattinson is the Edward I had in mind. I kept staring at his hair. He didn't exude the charisma and simmering strength I imagined Edward would have. Then there were the effects. A little cheesy. And Bella still annoyed me. I did like the music, if that counts. So, it was an EH with a shoulder shrug.
***Exercising: Getting a little more running in (WooHoo) while trying not to dissolve completely in a puddle of sweat. Working on Phase 2 of P90X. Two new workouts, Chest/Shoulders/Triceps and Back & Biceps are added in this phase. What can I say? I'm a little bit stronger, have a little bit more endurance. I still modify most of the push ups and all of the pull ups. Oh...and I totally collapsed on my first one arm push up. Guess what though? Ab Ripper X is much more do-able (WooHoo) and almost enjoyable. Almost. So...um, yeah, there is progress slowly happening.
Are you in bloggy funk denial too? What are you reading this summer? Have you seen any of those movies?