Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts is a weekly meme hosted by Christine at Bookishly Boisterous that works well for my scattered mind.
- Baby alert: we had our ultrasound on Monday! It was really cool, especially when the tech started focusing on specific things and we got to literally see the heart beating. But then they flipped it over to the new kind of ultrasound, and those 3D alien babies still creep me out, even if it is my own. I’ll stick with my wavy black lines, thank you very much.
- In other exciting news, three of my friends got engaged last week! (Well, two of them to each other, so… two engagements total.) The amusing coincidence is that the first friend lives in Minnesota, and the other two were visiting the Mall of America when he proposed. We were actually cat-sitting for them while they were gone – they make the trip every year around this time – but we weren’t expecting the text we got Saturday night with pictures of a newly-placed ring!
- Well, we finally got snow that stuck. It’s already lost its charm.
- I read an interesting article this week: Deciding Whether to Disclose Mental Disorders to the Boss. It especially makes a good point that the more people who are successful at managing their disorder (people the outside world sees as “normal”) come forward about what they deal with, the more it can help change public perception of mental health issues. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy, or even a good idea, to do so when your livelihood is on the line.
- For like a week now, I’ve been ready to pass out at like 7:30 at night… but then 9:30 rolls around and my body’s all, “Nope, wide awake!” It’s not even a too much on my mind thing, at least not consciously. I don’t think I can blame it on the pregnancy. Just a weird random sleep phase that will hopefully work itself out soon.
- I’m done with the Bears. I realized coming up to last Sunday’s game that I just didn’t care anymore. We have the same offense that was so explosive last year. We made improvements where we needed them in the off-season. We’ve had some injuries, yes, but not to the extent that should cause such a complete collapse. And I knew playing the Vikings was going to be the best chance for a win we’d had in a while – and we did win – but I couldn’t make myself care. This season is too much of a train wreck, and I’m tired of waiting to see if they can turn it around.
- You have one more day to vote in the semifinal round of Shannon’s Book Blogger Top Picks of 2014! I can’t wait to see which books make the finals!
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