"Ugh. Cannot face thought of going to work. It seems wrong and unfair that Christmas, with its stressful and unmanageable financial and emotional challenges, should first be forced upon one wholly against one’s will, then rudely snatched away just when one is starting to get into it. Was really beginning to enjoy the feeling that normal service was suspended and it was OK to lie in bed as long as you want, put anything you fancy into your mouth, and drink alcohol whenever it should chance to pass your way, even in the mornings. Now suddenly we are all supposed to snap into self-discipline like lean teenage greyhounds."
— master chronicler of the human condition Bridget Jones (via ruthcurry)
I just read this page this morning, and felt like there were fireworks going off when I did. This book is so incredibly perfect, I feel almost guilty for enjoying it this much. I am doing the opposite of devouring it - reading no more than two chapters a day so I can keep it going for as long as possible.
This is what you get when you google image search “most exciting”
A quick “to resolve” list:
1. Get angry just a teensy bit slower.
2. Put down QuizUp so I can actually finish one of the 18 books I’m reading or need to (right now: The Days of Abandonment; Voyager; Where’d You Go Bernadette; The Goldfinch; The Deerslayer; Among the Tibetans; and Life After Life).
3. Figure out how to make dinner for the kids when I am getting home from work at 5:30 (this can’t be impossible).
4. Get my eyebrows waxed regularly again.
5. Get the Aleppo laced before it falls over.
I’m trying to be reasonable here. And also boring, I guess.
Pitch Dark- Renata Adler
This book is killing everything. It is not fair that I have to wait until I get off work and then get home and then wait for the kids to go asleep before I can pick this up again. If this was a new Harry Potter I would be allowed to shirk all responsibilities immediately.
They’re right, I haven’t! But two are in my “to start” bedroom stack.
Getting excited for the one fantasy property my husband will actually indulge me in to start back up (I mean seriously, he even gripes about the new Star Trek).