Sweet Tennessee!

Sweet Tennessee!

March 3, 2015

Stuff From 3/3/15



                            Just a few random things of no particular importance from my day. First of all, I can't believe it's already March 3rd!  Wasn't Christmas last week?  :) I had, (and still have,) a long list of things I wanted (want) to do in the first 6 months of '15.  Waaaaay behind on my reading goal.. And my weight loss goal.. and my keep-in-touch-with-people letter writing goal, and.. and.. and... As usual, online is a huge distraction for me. I said I was going to nip that in the bud. Set time limits. Well, I've set the time limits, but I'm rebelling against them. No surprise to those who know me well. If I can procrastinate something, I will totally do it!  And yes, I can even procrastinate in procrastinating. I've made a little progress in my battle with the procrastination monster, but I need to make more.

                        As for my reading goal of 36 books this year, I've read only 3 so far. I have a long way to go!  Thing is, I have such a wonderful home library, that it's hard to choose what to read at any given time. And the actual library is one of my favorite places ever!  I go there 2 or 3 times a week. I'm forever returning books, borrowing more, and donating books of my own that I either start and don't like, that have been in my bookshelves 'forever', and I know I'll never read, or books I've read that I don't want to read again and therefore don't need to keep!  Plus, there's the fact that I can't seem to borrow just 2 or 3 at a time. It has to be at least a half a dozen. It really IS ridiculous. There's the fact, too, that there's so much wonderful stuff to read on the interwebz!  As you know, there's a whole Universe of delicious reading goodies. Must. focus. Must!  Lol. Of course, then there's the fact that to read, and be online.. I sit. On my arse. It will be jam pretty soon if I don't get OFF it!  (I can't blame gravity for all my woes, now can I?) it IS a law and all, but I could be doing much more to reduce its effects!

                     And what's another thing that's become an enormous distraction over these winter months?  Ah yes. NETFLIX!  And Acorn. Acorn. That little squirrelly nut in the form of awesome British TV show brought directly into my home for my viewing pleasure!  I love the British TV!  When it was 'just' Downton Abbey Sunday nights on PBS, I was 'safe'. But now there's Time Team, Midsommer Murders, Vera, Inspector Morse, Republic of Doyle (Canadian,) Miss Fisher Mysteries (Australian,) Doc Martin!  Shall I go on?  No!  I've talked long enough. I am solely responsible for my lack of action. My jelly arse laziness. My (almost) complete failure to meet my goals. I feel better already talking about it here. Confession is good for the soul, after all!  Thank you so much for your patience.. for listening to md drone on. Drooooooooone!  I swear, my next blogpost will be filled with thrills!  Well, maybe not. But I'll try to give it more plot. Maybe a little less 'character development'.  Snort.

                     Until then, I wish you all a wonderful Hump Day!  Sending peace!  I'll return!

                                               Mary

9 comments:

  1. I tend to do that with my Kindle books. They come out with so many free ones that I cannot resist. Then I find myself back and forth with my reading and never finishing any.
    Mary

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  2. I have no problem to read (12 books so far this year). For the other things , well , after all , we have only one life, so let's live it as we like .

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  3. I dont know how many books Ive read this year... most are on a tablet. :)

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  4. i spend too much time blogging - i gave up a lot of movies and tv time and even the dallas newspaper because of it. :)

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  5. I love my British anything! Masterpiece is always worth it (loved Grantchester, too) and now the second season of Broadchurch is starting on BBCAmerica. Sigh. I really want acorn but I'm afraid I'll fall in and never get out! I still have boatloads of Brit-dram DVDs from when I was working that I still haven't seen. I've been doing freelance work for my old station so I'm getting mail again and they put the envelope with the Downton christmas finale in my box (thinking it had to do with my project.) I thought it would be churlish to say, "No, this should go elsewhere," especially since I didn't know where it would go! Sigh! I'll miss them till next year!

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  6. I totally get the book problem! I have an extensive library at home and dozens of books waiting to be read. So many good things to read! How do I settle for just a few? I enjoy my computer time, but I have certain hours for it. And then I'm done. But I don't watch TV, so I've got more free time because of that to catch up on other things. Do what you can, Mary, and don't worry too much. There's no rush or deadline, is there? No. So just enjoy.

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  7. My book reading goal for the year is 50 books. I'm behind on my goal too.
    I love the British shows too. It's a long time to wait for the next series of DA!!

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  8. had to laugh about your progress on the reading list!

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