Sunday Confessional

These are my confessions.

Confession #1:

I love my parents and sister*, but I can only endure so much family time before I need to check out. Thankfully, I don’t live with them, so I have the luxury of leaving and going back home when I’ve had my fill. Today was one of those days.

Confession #2 (related to #1):

*I actually have two sisters, but I rarely talk to one of them. We don’t get along very well or have much in common other than DNA. She lives in a different state, so it’s been a long time since I’ve seen her.

Confession #3:

It’s such a relief to quit reading a book I’m not enjoying. For the most part, I’m not one of those readers who feels compelled to finish reading something just because I’ve started it. If I’m not enjoying it, I abandon it and move on. I quit three books in the past week or so–separate post about those coming soon.

Sunday Confessional

These are my confessions.

Confession #1:

I am really bad at keeping this blog updated. Maybe I should go back to using writing prompts because otherwise it’s out of sight, out of mind! I kind of want to start posting book reviews again, even if it’s just a roundup of what I’ve read recently. Hmm.

Confession #2:

If I knit for any lengthy period of time (say, 20 minutes or longer), my hands start to hurt and I have to take a break. It’s worse when I’m using a smaller size needle, so sock knitting becomes pretty painful after awhile. Right now, I’m working on a shawl on larger needles, so it’s not as bad. During the week, I use my hands quite a bit at work–so most nights when I get home, the idea of knitting just doesn’t appeal. It makes me sad that I can’t knit for hours on end anymore, the way I used to.

Confession #3:

I’ve been in a funk the past couple of weeks. I wouldn’t say it’s another bout of depression, but I definitely feel lackluster, both at work and at home. I think it’s temporary, but it’s still not fun at the moment.

Sunday Confessional

These are my confessions. 

Confession #1:
I’ve gone back to the dark side of computers and am now a PC user once again. WHO AM I.

I’ve been a Mac person for almost 15 years, but it recently became clear that my trusty mid-2007 Macbook was at the end of its life cycle. (Battery/charging/overheating issues, etc.) Frankly, I’m not in a position to drop $1,000 on a new computer right now. Apple: I love you, but your shit is SO expensive. I’d already swapped out the battery previously and had still been experiencing issues over the past couple of years. Since I only need a laptop to do a handful of very basic things (that could be done on my phone or iPad, in theory, but are much more efficiently done on a laptop), after some research I decided to defect back to the world of PCs.

Surprisingly, I don’t hate Windows as much as I used to. Granted, by necessity I use Windows every day at work, but at home I’m using Windows 10 and it…isn’t that bad, actually. There are a zillion settings and notifications that I turned off/disabled, but once I tweaked things to my liking, so far it’s been just fine.

I’m keeping my Macbook since technically, it still runs and I don’t intend on transferring any files over since I like the idea of starting fresh. Also, maybe I’m not exactly ready to let go of it. All this being said, I am still 100% an iPhone person and you will pry it out of my cold, dead hands. But for now, I’m okay with enjoying both worlds (bi-computeral?).

Confession #2:
For the past month or so, I’ve been working on getting my health back in order. I think that blogging about my New Year’s resolutions kept some really important things in the forefront of my mind these past several weeks. So, I started tracking my meals again (ugh) and working out again (UGH).

Also recently, my employer launched a new wellness program that has been really helpful in motivating me to be healthier. There’s a monetary incentive to it, which apparently is very inspirational for me, haha. But also, I’m at a point where I just hated feeling crappy all the time and as much as I hate, hate, hate working out and tracking meals, I hate being unhealthy even more, I guess.

Anyway, since last month, I’m down several pounds and I only have 8 more pounds to lose before I’m back at my goal weight. (Hopefully, this time I’ll stay there.) Right now, my workout routine involves walking on the treadmill while listening to an audiobook. And I’ve plowed through quite a few audiobooks in the past month, which is an unintended bonus to this whole regimen. I’m eating healthier too, but trying to manage my cravings for junk food is still a big challenge for me. I don’t want to jinx myself or sabotage my plans, but I want to be optimistic while still remaining realistic, if that makes sense.

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It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I have no intention of watching the big game, but every intention of watching both the Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl. Also, I will be reading a football romance in honor of the game, but that’s as far as my participation in Super Bowl Sunday goes. 🙂