Feb 29, 2012

I have a confession...

#1 Man, I am not a consistent blogger. I really am trying though. Promise.


#2 I joined/am joining-ish a book club. Yes, go ahead, call me a nerd. I will laugh at you. I like reading when I read. But I never read. I could get some serious reading time in during B's softball practices but I just haven't. I will catch up on facebook or instagram or texts/emails, and the list goes on. Why not read during those times? I wanted to increase my reading for 2012 and so far I have done a horrible job. A lot of my best friends read a lot (Lora, I'm looking at you), and I hate when I hear a conversation about a great book and I just have to sit there quietly and twiddle my thumbs. My cousin is a big reader and when she mentioned she was trying to decide on a book for her book club, I bombarded her with questions and a pitiful request to join in. I met some of the gals last weekend for lunch and got our book for March. We chit chatted and then they discussed the book they read in February. So far I am not doing too great, but I plan to try to get through about half of the book this weekend and through the other half next weekend. Our next meeting is March 16th so I have a real solid deadline {unlike when I tried to read those other 18 books sitting under my bed with bookmarks about a quarter of the way in, eh}


#3 [Brain fart, what was #3 again? Oh yeah.] So since I started working at my current job, each year I have given up something for lent. Hey, all the cool kids are doing it. I have not mentioned what I gave up this year and I'm ashamed to say it's because I was afraid of being held accountable for it. That's awful right? Last year I gave up elevators in order to take the stairs more {fitness kick}. And it worked. I would rather die that let someone see me get out of the elevator last year. And the trend continued even after my 40 days. So this year....I decided....I was giving up......shopping....grocery shopping, hah, not really. I gave up clothes shopping. I am again ashamed at how hard this has been (and it's only been days). But I'm on a saving money kick and I'm trying to stop just buying everything I see that is on sale. So far I have realized I am too materialistic. I also realized I have a lot of wasteful items in my closet and I am missing several basic pieces. After this 40 days is up, I plan on putting myself on a clothes budget going forward. 


So that's it. All the confessions I have for today. Feels pretty good.

2 comments:

Melissa said...

can i add a pitiful request to also join your book club??? i've been dying to find a good one since returning to memphis. email or fb me the details if the members agree.

having given up being pregnant for lent, i anticipate this as being the easiest so far! :) good luck w/the shopping...

JMc said...

Yes, you should totally join the book club! I will email you the details this afternoon!

Love the timing of sweet August's arrival! He knew you needed a good idea of something to give up for lent, lol.