Thursday, January 22, 2015
New release, grabbed from the 7 day shelf… read like a demon for a week. Great book. Robinson is one of my favourite "go to" writers, especially when I am in the mood for a police procedural. I like what is happening with the characters, and this was a gripping mystery. I have read this series completely out of order, and it really doesn't seem to matter. It does have staying power, and I am excited to see what is next for Inspector Banks…
Semester is off to a fine start. Today was one of the first days in way too long that I felt like I had accomplished 'enough'. That tomorrow I will be able to chip away at projects, and keep getting things better organized, and start feeling like I move closer to the front of the ball rather than being chased down and flattened by it. The last few years have really been something else. It is also helping that I am getting out for walks again. I am aiming for 3-4 a week, and the hill portion of my walk is getting easier. It helps. It helps not feeling so crazy stressed out at the end of my day as well.
This has been a better week. I am trying to do mornings different, and trying not to arrive at places in such a mad panic. When things start to go pear shaped around here, I am trying to put the brakes on a little better and just stopping the cycle. It has helped. There have been a few moments, but overall, improvements. It is so much about routines and rituals - truly, the working mom's mantra.