Unfortunately, we watched the RNC on PBS. What a trainwreck.
New song from Regina Spektor. Everyone on high alert! Rest of the album on September 30th. Can't come soon enough.
And Mr. Robot has me listening to Phil Collins "Take Me Home." Great song.
We went over to the Harrison County Fair this week. It's across the street and we always get a kick out of fair week. However, this year it is FABULOUS. New midway company and wow, it was so much nicer than usual.
The longest 7 minutes of your life. Damn you Tracy Anderson!
This has definitely been the hardest area to keep going during the first trimester. The fatigue leaves me incapable of practicing much yoga, but I've still been going for it when I can. Teaching 8 classes a week throughout helped me stay moving too.
Homemade pesto with fresh basil from the garden. So good.
Lemon Shakeups from the Lion's Club over at the Fair. WHY are they so good?!
Skimmed a few books for school:
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
I had high hopes for this middle grade novel about the aftermath of 9/11, but am not impressed with the first 50 or so pages. Writing is poor and lacks any kind of nuance at all. I hate it because I have a feeling this is going to be very popular and I think I'm already in the minority here.
Tru and Nelle by G. Neri
Sweet middle grade novel that is a fictionalized account of the childhood friendship between Truman Capote and Harper Lee that went on to inspire Lee to write Jem, Dill, and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird.
What is...the Summer Olympics?
Super silly biography of the Olympics. Will probably read the highlights aloud the first few weeks of school.
Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner
Fun adventure in the sci-fi, dystopic fashion. Nothing groundbreaking, but fun.
Also devoured You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein, the book of essays I mentioned last week. Hilarious.
Intrigued by these milkshakes and want to make them with Cap N Crunch.