What I'm Loving | 7/29/2018

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Do you ever have weeks where you constantly catch yourself staring aimlessly at your phone? I had the compulsive phone-checking habit under control for awhile, so I'm not sure what's happened to me! It seems like I'm just reaching for it out of reflex, instead of channeling that effort into things that are actually what I want to spend my life thinking about. Maybe writing this will serve as a way to hold me accountable and stop looking at my dang phone so much. 😂

Here's what I'm loving lately: 


Reading :: I finally wrapped up Prarie Fires. It was a very in-depth look at not only the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, but how what she lived through came to be melded into the Little House series. The question of fact vs. fiction has always surrounded volumes and this book did a fair job at explaining the reason why that became such a topic of discussion. It was very thorough which I didn't hate, but I wouldn't recommend the book for someone who isn't already a fan of the series as it might seem a bit dull. I started The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides on Thursday and I'm already sucked in! I've never seen the movie and I don't know much about the book, but Middlesex is a favorite of mine so I have high hopes. 

Listening :: The Growlers. Perfect for this not-summer summer weather we're having and just general easy listening.

Spare Time :: We've (read: Harley) has spent a lot of time on the car this week. After spending a day troubleshooting the radio, we were finally able to get it swapped for a working one which was one of my top priority tasks! There's also some less-fun stuff like fluids and rods that need replacing...but we have tunes now!

Etcetera ::  I've started taking a magnesium supplement, and it's been a welcome addition to my daily routine. I mainly wanted to give it a shot as I've read quite a bit about the effects of magnesium on anxiety, but it's also been a great help to have my muscles recovering faster between climbs. It also doesn't hurt that the watermelon flavor is delish.