June went by so fast. I can’t believe tomorrow’s the Fourth of July already. I feel like I sound like an old person, wondering why the world is spinning so fast and “Where does the time go?!” I guess that’s what happens when you’re working two jobs.
My actual job is going fine, and my offer to pick up an extra shift at the ice cream shop has quickly turned into me working between two and four shifts a week—or ten to twenty hours.
Last week I worked 55 hours between both, and I survived but I felt like I got nothing done during the week. By Friday, I had a pile of at least six pairs of shoes kicked off on my floor and laundry stacking up on my desk chair because I was too lazy to put it away.
My work week was two days this week, and tomorrow I start a five day weekend. I normally take a long weekend around my birthday/Memorial Day and my second long weekend is normally around the Fourth. I don’t go on vacation, and I’d feel weird taking an entire week off of work, so I’d rather do long weekends. I plan on floating in my pool all five days and reading.
I finished “The President is Missing” and I really liked it but feel like I’ll need to re-read it to fully understand the story. (Now that I know how it ends, I want to re-read it to see if I can figure it out again along the way.) On Monday night, I went to the library to get a couple more books because I know I’d finish TPIM while I’m off. I got “Not That I Could Tell” by Jennifer Strawser off the new fiction shelf and “Long Gone” by Alafair Burke. I read two of her books over Memorial Day weekend and loved them, so I figured I’d start reading some of her other ones.
I doubt I’ll get any runs in for my 5k training this week because I want to relax and plus we’re in the middle of a heat wave here in New England. It hit 100 degrees on Sunday, and it’s supposed to be in the mid 90s all week 😨 Granted I could run inside on the treadmill in my basement… we’ll see what I can do.
I’m going to a Hartford Yard Goats game on Saturday with my parents and one of my mom’s friends. It’ll be my first of the year, and I’m excited to go back. I plan on drinking my weight in beer—Thomas Hooker Brewery has a “Nectar of the Goats” beer that I’ve had before and it’s great—and eating my weight in Bear’s BBQ as well.
My parents and I are also going to go mini golfing and to the batting cages either Thursday or Friday since my dad has the week off from work. I make them do things with me since I don’t have anyone to do stuff with. Also #OnlyChildProblems.
I finished Quantico on Netflix the other week and was thinking about watching it again. I’m mad they cancelled it after the third season that’s airing now. I started watching The Blacklist and love it. Not sure why I’m into FBI shows and thriller books…
Speaking of books, I’ve hardly touched my fiction story I’ve been working on. I just haven’t had the time. Little things for it will pop into my head and if I remember, I’ll put them into a Notes doc in my Google Drive, but I haven’t really sat down to write anything. I wish that I could just think what I wanted to write and it would magically appear on the computer. That just sounds like me being lazy.
I’m still on my podcast kick. And I still highly recommend Brunch. I also started listening to the Section 10 Podcast and it’s wonderful. Well, as wonderful as a Barstool-sponsored podcast can be.
I hope everyone has a great Fourth! Use sunscreen! ☀️