I’m feeling under the weather. It’s nothing drastic, but it’s been going on, well, off and on, since November, so it’s kinda annoying. And it means that I still can’t manage to get enough rest, which is also annoying. Boo.
I have some ideas for books. That’s nothing new, I have them all the time, but I think that I might actually finish one of them this year (mostly because it’s a combination of old and new stuff). No promises, though.
I don’t feel like doing much of anything, really. I haven’t been reading much, I haven’t been watching movies or TV series much, I’m watching some courses but even that takes more time than it should. And it’s not that they’re bad, it’s just that everything seems to take more time than expected. Again, kinda annoying, so it may seem like I’m really annoyed this month, but I’m not. I’m not even as anxious as before (playing with meditation helps), I’m just tired. And yet, I can’t get enough sleep.
All I’m gaining is weight. Holiday overeating isn’t good for me (or for anyone else), but no regrets. I’ll lose that weight at some point, and in the meantime, I’m enjoying in delicious food (lots of pastry (straight from the oven!) included on weekends).
It’s a lazy month, perhaps? A very long month that’s coming to an end after forever? And perhaps I’m rambling a bit?
All right, no interesting news, so…
Currently reading: technically, I’m still reading Odakle sam bila, više nisam by Dejan Tiago-Stanković. As in, that book is still on my nightstand. But right now, I’m not actually reading anything.
Recently read: mostly picture books and illustrated books for kids, like Have You Seen My Cat? (super-cute!), The Very Busy Spider (nice and fun!) and The Very Hungry Caterpillar (super-fun!) by Eric Carle, Where the Wild Things Are (wild and fun and compassionate) by Maurice Sendak, and The Velveteen Rabbit (might make kids sad at the end, but otherwise a sweet tale) by Margery Williams Bianco. I’ve also read Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki (I started reading it last year and now I’ve finally finished it, and loved it; it’s got a trans girl as the main character, violins, bargaining with a demon, extraterrestrial aliens, and donuts), How High We Go in the Dark (very ambitious for a debut novel, a complex tale (and an elegy for humanity of sorts) that’s mostly well done) by Sequoia Nagamatsu, and Lost in the Moment and Found (the latest book in the Wayward Children series (a YA portal fantasy series), and I loved it) by Seanan McGuire.
Currently watching: various courses, on meditation, writing, business, fun self-help… Useful stuff. And fun.
Recently watched: Troll (2022) (sort of like Godzilla, except that it’s happening in Norway and it’s a troll and not Godzilla; it was mostly fun), Trollhunter (2010) (a mockumentary about a crew following around a guy who hunts trolls), and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) (different from the first one, more comedy than whodunnit, but still very fun).
Currently working on: work, when there’s any. I wrote a couple of stories, too.
And that would be pretty much it. Yet another exciting month in an exciting life… Err…
Have another cat picture.