I feel like I owe you guys an apology for going MIA so often and only returning with lame posts. 😛 I’ve been so incredibly busy, but it feels like I haven’t been doing much because I’ve been busy with the usual stuff – school, nannying, reading, slaying the writer’s block beast, etc, etc…
My family’s been going through a rough spot, too. We’ve got some hard church stuff going on, and… Other Situations That Require Attention. (Also, I’m trying to get my older sister married off, but she hasn’t taken my Awesome Guy Advice yet. I keep telling her she’d better hop on certain trains before they leave the station, but… we’ll see.)
Anyway, I just started my first official college course – a fiction course from LSU – and got back my first grade a few hours ago. (Less than great, but we’ll keep moving forward.)
SPEAKING OF MOVING FORWARD. Go see Tomorrowland. Seriously, that movie was incredible. It was full of day-after-tomorrow type stuff, and deeper than I ever thought a Disney movie could be. I absolutely loved it. I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie full of so much hope and promise for the future. Gahhhh. *insert heart-eyed emoji here*
Another thing I’ve been loving lately is my hair. Which I got cut. We’re talking like a foot off, people. O_O I haven’t had it this short since I was, like, eleven. And it. is. awesome. I’ve been told it’s “super cute,” and my only hesitant thought is that it’s too cute and people will think I’m younger than I actually am. What do you guys think?
I’ve also been reading a lot. Like, a LOT. My Goodreads goal for this year is seventy-five books. I’m a few behind, but I have a life, so that’s my excuse. 🙂 Most recently, I read John Green’s Looking for Alaska (not my favorite of his books) and The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet (soooogoooooooood). Here’s my stack of books that I keep beside my bed. Most are on my To Read Immediately list, but some are just awesome books that I (a) don’t have room for on my shelf or (b) don’t want to put on my shelf because I want to keep them close to me like the total book nerd that I am. (#noshame) I’ve also bought a ton of books lately. Lots of Jack Cavanaugh, John Green, and randomness. No regrets.
Let’s see… what else have I been doing? Oh, I know – watching an insane amount of girly chick flicks. My dad was recently gone for a few days on a business trip and whenever that happens my sisters and mom and I always have a marathon. My sister and I got my mom a Hugh Grant collection for Mother’s Day (because she loves him muchly) and we blew through those. (My favorite was Music and Lyrics. Drew Barrymore + Hugh Grant + music + twisted backstories = AWESOME.) I’ve also been indulging in my love for all things Stanley Tucci, which means watching Easy A and The Devil Wears Prada for the first time. (I can’t completely recommend either, by the way, even though I totally loved both of them. Comment if you want specifics.) I’m planning on doing a post full of my favorite Stanley Tucci roles – which will probably end up being a list of all the movies I’ve ever seen him in BUT THIS IS MY BLOG SO THERE.
I’ve also started writing again. FINALLY. I finallyfinallyfinallyyyyy got over my writer’s block (which meant cutting out a few hundred words of bad storytelling but c’est la vie). I’m pretty sure I’ve got about two chapters left, and I’m inwardly plotting a sequel (and another totally separate novel… but that’s hush-hush at this moment in time *wink*). It’s going really well, but I have so many insecurities about my writing skills and if I’ll be able to pull it off. I’ve got such a big vision for what The Art is going to be… and if I can’t make it work… we’ll see. I’ll do my best and leave the rest up to God. 🙂
Well, I’ve gotta go now. As it’s Tuesday night (which means date night for my parents and movie night for my siblings and I), a Monkathon is in order… after I whip up a batch of gluten-free brownies. : ))))))))