It’s Monday, What are you Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at One Person’s Journey Through A World Of Books to discuss what we are reading this week, as well as books completed the previous week.
Last Week:Returned (will eventually buy): The Moor by: Laurie R. King Finished: Fallen by: Lauren Kate Finishing: A Great and Terribly Beauty by: Libba Bray Plodding away at: Chapter after Chapter by:Heather Sellers
This week:Start and Finish: Blue Bloods by: Melissa De La Cruz Start and Finish: City of Bones by: Cassandra Claire Start: The Luxe by: Anna Godbersen
Did I mention I got the job. Because I totally got the job. I was so excited last Monday about it I just about vibrated out of my seat. I normally do all of my blog posts on Monday, and so because I couldn’t concentrate worth a tea cup, I didn’t do all of my blogs and so fell behind in the rest of the week. Also Cowboy is so back in town. Which delights me of course to no end. Except I don’t have as much free time as I normally desire with him in town.
I think we will be going out of town for this weekend. I actually like traveling a lot. Especially with him. We always manage to have a good time. I am hoping that we go to Ottawa, but really anywhere would be a nice break for a change.
I feel a wee bit odd this summer, as the past two summers we have done MAJOR traveling. Last summer we drove (did I mention we drove) from Ontario (about 4 hours north of Toronto) to Victoria BC. It was long but totally worth it. The summer before that we flew to Newfoundland for a friend’s wedding. I feel like I need to go some place Canadian for a week in the summer. Explore my backyard. And I haven’t really been able to do that this summer yet. So a weekend trip somewhere will hopefully be able to stifle the craving a bit.
Also I have 12 books out from the library and as of tonight I will have 10 left to read. I need to read these all within the next three weeks. Conveniently I did not give myself any writing goals for this week with Cowboy in town. Instead I have given myself reading goals. Also I just bought this kickass new chair from Pier One for my front porch. So I can sit outside curled up reading a good book. I am mighty pleased with myself right now. (That was also my gift to myself for successfully landing this job – hello!! I am so set for the rest of my life. I mean I still totally want to write, and that will never change, but now I don’t have to worry about mortgage payments, I got stability to rely on. I am in a department at our local college that 100% brings in the money. And my position is so specialized there is very little chance I will get dislodged in a downsizing.)
And thus that has been my life. I am happy and things are looking up. And sure the new day job has its downs, like any day job will, but this one has a hole heck of a lot of ups. And even the downs are kind of funny in their stupidity. And the benefits are good, and really this is an amazing opportunity as I am gaining international experience and learning about various cultures, and so I am getting novel fodder from my day job. If there was a way to wed the day job to the night writer ambitions, this job has that kind of potential. I totally think that one ambition will feed the other in this kind of super vortex of personally fulfillment.