The Sunday Salon: On being glad that May is over
Sunday, May 31, 2015
I'm glad May is over, or almost over, once this day is out. It hasn't been my most prolific reading month, which is a bummer because this month could have been better. The books I did finish were both readalong books, and both were wonderful reads. I've noticed that I seem to read almost nothing every other month and then make up for it in the following month. If that trend keeps up, maybe June may work out to be better.
The week thus far...
Anyone else liking the heat outside? It's been in the 80s all week and I am sick of it. I feel like every summer and winter, I complain about the weather. It's worse when you're pregnant because your wardrobe is already severely limited, plus I hate that maternity clothes cost double compared to regular clothes and have no utility after the delivery.
Last evening, we had our possibly last gathering with some friends before the baby arrived. We went to play a game of putt putt - 36 holes and 2.5 hours later, we were starving, thirsty, and feeling very exhilarated. Pizza and pasta sounded just the perfect meal after a game in the sun, and later some delicious icecream and a game of Taboo perfectly rounded out the night. Couple of these friends were going to be on vacation next month, and another couple will be getting posted to a different state for Air Force training. So we wanted to do something fun before everyone went their different ways.
TomorrowLand, which was a so-so movie - somewhat cute and great for young kids but pretty predictable and not so fun with adults. I did love that a girl was the main character in this book, plus that she was very interested in science - you don't see that much anymore. Still, at the end of the movie, I was teary for no real reason other than loving the theme of the movie, which is to dream more and not to settle down for less. It was the weirdest thing ever and I tried to clear up the dewy eyes before getting out of the dark theater. I think my hormones are all over the place, especially this past week, which has been physically a very tough week for me.
Speaking of which, my whole body has been hurting this week. Every time I stand, I have to hold still for a few minutes (not seconds), and make sure my legs have enough strength to take me wherever it is I want to go to. You would think that evolutionarily, human beings would have adapted well to carrying babies without having so much discomfort. I honestly feel for those people who have to work on their feet even on their last trimester. This is the only time I am glad my work doesn't require me to be mobile at all except to head to meetings.
Other than some work I brought home, we don't have any major plans for today. We may head to watch Mad Max: Fury Road. I have not watched any of the Mad Max movies and don't know what any of them is about. But after reading about how well women are portrayed in this movie, I have been hoping to watch it. Later tonight, we'll be watching the Game of Thrones Episode 8. Much as I hate admitting this, this season has been a bummer. If Sansa Stark can get her revenge, I will probably feel much better.
The week ahead...
We need to finally hit the Purchase button on many items in our baby's shopping list. We have gone the minimal route and only plan to buy items that we think is essential. Depending on when these items arrive, we need to start setting up the bedroom and the playroom.