This is just a random little life update, because I don’t have any book related posts that I want to write right now and it’s been a while since I’ve done a post like this. Sorry in advance if this post is all over the place and completely random.
So, for the last two or three years I haven’t been counting audiobooks toward my Goodreads challenge goal, because I wanted to challenge myself to see how many books that I could read on my own. I had that goal at the start of 2020 too, BUT…you guys already know this has been a crazy damn year! With that being said, I decided that I would start counting audiobooks toward my reading challenge for this year. The thought of not completing my Goodreads challenge would have just brought me down even more than I am already feeling. Since I decided to do that, I am only 1 or 2 books behind schedule and I’m sure I’ll be caught up soon! I’ve been listening to books while I do my diamond paintings and it’s been nice! Below is the most recent diamond painting I completed. Also, check out this new blood spatter bookmark I got from The Bookables on Etsy! It gives me so many Dexter vibes.
I got back into playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons more. Currently, I have been working on redoing the interior of my house and making it more homey. I’ve focused a lot of my main room and my basement. Next up will probably be the bathroom. And then I need to do some serious work on my island itself. I have way too many flowers and they just need to go. I’m not seeing the real potential for my island, because it’s buried under hundreds of dang flowers! It’s a long process getting rid of so many flowers though, which is why I haven’t touched them. But that needs to change A.S.A.P. lol. 😛 Do you play Animal Crossing? Let’s be friends!
The husband and I watched both seasons of Cobra Kai on Netflix and OMG….the feels! We both love The Karate Kid sooo much, especially me. Cobra Kai was AMAZING and I am dying for the third season. I can’t even count how many times I cried or got goosebumps. The episode that made me cry the most was episode five of season one though. I’m talking tears streaming down my face and me yelling that I can’t take this show anymore, LOL. We got so obsessed with Cobra Kai that for the last week we’ve been going around the house pretending to do karate moves on each other when we pass by each other.
I put up some Halloween decorations around my house! I still need like A LOT more, but I am happy with the little bit of Halloween touch I’ve been adding around the house. I also put out a jar of my favorite Halloween candy, because I love them so much and also because it makes for a good Halloween decoration as well….as long as I don’t eat them all lol. 😛
Speaking of Halloween, I’m in the process of creating my Halloweenie TBR that I do every year. I like to try to read as many spooky/Halloween vibe books throughout October. I’m not entirely sure what books I will be adding to the list yet, but we’ll see how that goes. I am excited to go through my bookshelves and my Kindle shelf to see what books I may want to read in October! As long as I can actually read, still battling a reading slump. I have been reading the same book for 18 days and only on page 120, UGH. I guess that’s where audiobooks come in. If I can’t read myself, at least I have them.
I’ve been struggling a lot with anxiety as you already know and maybe even some depression (or sadness if it’s not depression). My sleep schedule has been really bad, which I think I’ve also talked about here. Sometimes I don’t go to sleep until 5 or 6am. I function day to day on only 3-5 hours of sleep a day. This week I’ve been challenging myself to go to sleep by 1am every night and so far I’ve done that. There was one day I even went to sleep at 10pm, so that’s been a good thing. I still can’t seem to get myself out of bed in the mornings, but it’s progress.
Andy and I went on a day trip a couple weekends ago to visit my younger sister, because my mom, older sister, niece, and nephew were going to. We went to this place called the “Shell Factory”. I’ve been there many times in the past since I used to live near there, but haven’t gone in years and years. Some things were okay and other things weren’t that great. I did take some pictures, so here are a few. For the small ones, you can click the image to see a full size version.
These next pictures will just be a bunch of random pictures, furbabies, sunsets, etc. 🙂
Some banana bread and cheesecake that I made recently. 🙂
And with that, I think that’s all I have for this update. I still want to do a picture update from when I went to Illinois for a month in June, so hopefully I’ll finally get around to doing that post. I’ll catch up with your posts and comments over the weekend. 🙂
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I always count my audiobooks in my Goodreads challenge. They take longer to complete than reading books, so why not? 😉
I’m sorry you’ve been down. Hope the extra sleep helps. Also, love that diamond painting. We just finished a giant dragon.
I used to count audiobooks, but then wanted to see how much I could challenge myself to read on my own. I think I might go back to counting them in the coming years as well as this one. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂 That’s awesome that you just finished a giant dragon! I bet it looked really cool.
It does! My daughter wanted it framed for her room.
That’s awesome that she wanted it framed for her room. I’m thinking about framing the ones that I’ve done. We don’t have a lot of pictures or artwork for our walls, so maybe all my diamond paintings can go to good use. Because I really don’t know what to do with them after I finish them. I just make a stack of them on my table LOL.
That’s my problem, too! I have an owl I did, but I have no idea what to do with it now.
That’s interesting! I didn’t know you weren’t including audiobooks on your GR progress :O I think you def should though 😀 I’m not a bit audiobook fan, but they help so much when we have other things to do, and when reading physical books becomes a chore. 🙂
Your cats and doggy are so beautiful ❤ (and photogenic!)
When I first got into blogging, I was counting audiobooks toward my challenge. But then the last two or three years I decided not to, so I could see how many I could read on my own. But I think I’m going to go back to counting them again haha. Especially for this year, because this year has just not been my year for reading on my own. 😛 Thank you ❤ I love how cute my furbabies are and that they mostly tolerate me taking so many pictures of them.
I have been wavering between decorating for Halloween and not doing so. I love all the decorations, but will literally be the only one appreciating them with the pandemic going on. I want to pick up at least a couple of spooky reads this October. I have my eye on a few, but I also don’t want to force myself to read. I feel like I’ve been reading a lot of books because I have to for various readathons and haven’t picked up enough reads because I’m just in the mood. Random furbaby pics are the best kind of pics.
I say go for it with decorating for Halloween even if you’re the only one that will be appreciating them. If it makes you happy, might as well do it! I’m almost always the only one that appreciates decorating for Halloween (the husband could careless haha), but I love doing it and it makes me happy, so I do it. Any happiness is great, especially with this year! I think that’s why I make a big Halloween TBR. I know realistically I won’t read every single book on the list, but it’s nice to have a lot to choose from so I don’t feel like I’m forcing myself to read. I hope you’ll be able to read at least a few spooky reads this October. 🙂 ❤
Love the bookmark and the banana bread! This was such a fun read 🙂
Thanks! 🙂 Banana bread is seriously the best and I am so glad I taught myself to bake it this year. 🙂
I confess audiobooks are not really my thing usually, but the ones I’ve tried I definitely add towards my Goodreads goal. 😉 I love that bookmark and your photos! Banana bread never fails either; so yummy! Sorry to hear you still struggle a lot with the anxiety and sleeping… I hope things will approve soon! xx
all the photos are amazing!!!
oh em gee, your cats are sooooo cute. also, LOVE the bookmark.
hmm… i don’t really play Animal Crossing. or any videogames as such, but i am D Y I N G to get my hands on the new harry potter one!! it looks so good, and my YouTube feed is stuffed with videos of it.
the skeleton Halloween decoration looks AWESOME!!! it’s great.
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