It hardly seems possible that we are beginning the second half of the year today, yet that is exactly the case.
I had sincerely hoped that by the time July 1 ticked over on the calendar, I would be writing from our temporary rental residence.
It would seem, however, that the buyer we have worked with for the last 3 months is simply not meant to have our house. At least, that’s what her realtor told us when she called last week to explain the situation’s latest obstacle.
It’s truly been one thing after another since we signed the contract, but this latest problem is not something that can be easily fixed. And it looks as though our sale has fallen through for good.
The realtor is bringing a new prospect this morning, but I refuse to get too excited just yet having been burned pretty hard on our first lead.
I had taken most of this week in vacation days, thinking I’d either be taking my grandmother for her annual oncology checkup in Memphis, OR, I’d be unpacking boxes in the rental house.
Since neither is my reality this week, I am choosing to take 4 days off and just do what I damn well please.
One of the things I damn well please is to update you on my latest entertainment indulgences.
Let’s just dive right in, shall we?
WHAT I’M READING
I picked up this little gem off a bargain table in Books-A-Million sometime last year. After the last two adult drama novels I finished, this selection is a nice change of pace. Whimsical, funny, mysterious – I’m thoroughly enjoying the simplicity of children’s literature right now. I feel the need to keep things simple in my life these days.
The other two books I finished were on my list I shared a while back. Neither of them really excited me or felt like an extremely good use of my precious reading time, but I finished them anyway.
WHAT I’M HEARING
I had to make an unexpected long drive last week so I asked my book club ladies for some podcast selections. The one that stuck out most to me was this one from Jen:
Learn more about it here.
I will just say, I listened to this hilarious and unique production for 5 straight hours and laughed out loud, in the car, alone, on multiple occasions.
A mix between audiobook and podcast, King Falls AM is highly entertaining and just the kind of weird yet humorous – even heartfelt – show I needed right now.
WHAT I’M WATCHING
I am still very much into my first ever viewing of The West Wing, and have taken to watching it on my lunch breaks at work.
My husband and I also recently finished Netflix’s resuming of Designated Survivor (following its very disappointing-to-us cancellation on ABC).
With another election year looming, both shows make me genuinely sad that we don’t have a Bartlett or Kirkman option for the ballot.
So there you have it, folks. A life update complete with moving details and a list of sensory delights.
Here’s hoping that the second half of 2019 is a bit more progressive toward our big goals, while never forgetting to enjoy the simple things that make life enjoyable, even when progress on the big picture seems a bit stalled out.