A quick glimpse into my life this month!
Books I Read:
A Dance of Dragons by George R.R. Martin: This was on the list last month and it makes the list this month because I just finished it last night, ha-ha! It was just as good as the first time I read it and I think I caught on to some stuff that I might have missed the first time.
Books in the Queue:
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo: It’s still on the tablet. Just waiting. Just like my book about Argo. I guess I’ll start up on this one at some point – maybe I’ll even get to it before the month is over!
Can’t Miss Television:
Game of Thrones: Only for one more week though. The season finale is on Sunday night – I am both looking forward with anticipation and dreading the end of the season; which is the same feeling I had when it came to last Sunday night’s episode, The Rains of Castamere. To say the episode caused major emotional strife would be an understatement. The worldwide reaction was pretty funny* to witness since I’d read the books and knew what was coming. That said, they just don’t make TV this good on a year round basis and I hate that Game of Thrones only gets a 10 episode run each Spring. I need more!
True Blood: Season 6 starts on Sunday, June 16th. Not sure where in the world they are going after the level of crazy the writers took it to in the season 5 finale, but I guess that’s why people watch, right? Also, I need my Eric Northman fix – that would Alexander Skarsgard to all of you who don’t watch True Blood. Hopefully season 6 will be better than season 5. We shall see.
|Ha-ha…I have a Team Eric shirt. I won’t even deny it.|
Movies I’ve Watched:
Iron Man 3: Which was awesome! Loved it and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. If you’ve seen the other two, you should really check this one out. It was a really good ending to the trilogy of Iron Man films but set up some interesting plot points and questions for the upcoming Avengers sequel in 2015.
The Great Gatsby: Another movie that was amazing! I have long loved the book and I always knew that this movie could go either way for me – I’d either absolutely love it or absolutely hate it. Thankfully I absolutely loved it! Granted, I also love Leo DiCaprio and think he acts amazingly so I wasn’t worried about his part of the film; his presence just made it all that much more enjoyable. I saw it with a dear friend and we had such a great conversation about the movie on the ride home. I love that!
Music I’ve Listened to:
Game of Thrones: Music from the Series: I’m still listening to this on a pretty regular basis. Funnily enough, when I am walking on the treadmill the theme song is actually really motivating. Maybe that seems silly but it works for me. Granted, it only works for about a minute and forty-nine seconds…but hey, that’s cool!
The Great Gatsby: Music from and Inspired by the Film: That’s right, another soundtrack. The songs on here are so varied and awesome but my personal favorites are Young & Beautiful by Lana Del Ray, Over the Love by Florence & the Machine and No Church in the Wild by Jay-Z featuring Kanye West. Which, can I just say, I do not like Jay-Z or Kanye West normally. But the song is good.
Still sleeping late on Saturdays, obviously. I don’t think that feeling can ever not be happiness.
Walking on the treadmill. Let me tell you that a month ago I would not have thought I’d be telling you that. I’ve gotten into it though and now I actually look forward to it and enjoy it (for the most part). It is a really good stress reliever and lately I’ve needed that. I told a friend that when I get home in the afternoons I am able to walk away the rage, ha-ha. It’s calming, I know it is making me a healthier person and I feel really empowered when I step off that treadmill and it is blinking back at me that I’ve walked 3.2 miles and burned 400+ calories. That is happiness for sure.
Knowing that the dog that was terrorizing my sweet Watson’s existence has been given away and now my pup can go back to roaming our yard on his own again. It warms my heart to watch him scamper across the yard in the mornings, just looking for adventure and squirrels to chase.
What I’m Looking Forward to in June:
Most importantly – my family will be in town the 14th – 18th and so I have big plans to spend as much time as possible doing things with them. I can’t wait to see them all! I haven’t seen my Mom and Dad since late March; I saw Lindsey just about 3 weeks ago but I am always thrilled to see them all! And Watson will probably cut flips when they drive up!
Seeing even more movies! Man of Steel comes out on the 16th of June and not only does it look amazing but I am already a big fan of all things Superman and so I can’t wait to see that. I’m also planning to go see Now You See Me at some point; I’ve heard it is pretty great, so I’ll be making my way to a theater soon to see that. I feel like I’m missing something…but I’m sure just because I didn’t type it on this list, I won’t miss it. I love me some movies y’all!
|He is wearing that suit y’all – be still my heart!|