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Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Sunday Update 7: Coffee Nights

Another week of February has come and gone. I can’t believe how the time is just blazing through this year. Just this past week alone has gone by so fast that I hardly even knew what I did before it was over.  

Work has been a lot for me, as usual, but I have been trying to balance it out with other things just so I don’t get too stressed out. I signed up for Audible and I’m on a trial period right now, listening to the book P.S. It’s Always Been You by Lauren Blakely as narrated by Andi Arnt and Scott Eastwood (yes, the son of Clint Eastwood who starred in movies such as The Longest Ride, Suicide Squad, Pacific Rim Uprising and The Fate of the Furious). So far, it’s been a good book to listen to while I’m on the road for work. I hope I can finish soon so I can listen to the rest of the set (apparently it’s a set of three books about the two lead characters from the first one). 

For the past couple of nights, my family and I have been stopping by a coffee shop in town. I never thought I’d say this but there is such a thing as a coffee limit. All the coffee I’ve been having at the office PLUS coffee with the family in the evenings has been taking its toll. I ended up just ordering a lemonade during our most recent visit! I realized that I actually have a limit and I can’t take any more coffee after that! 

Valentine’s Day has been uneventful. Apart from the flowers from our Board Chairman at work (which I am grateful for, really), the day has not been a special/romantic one. Oddly enough when I look back, I have never had someone special during this day – ever. Not even when I was in a relationship (to quote Ross Geller: We were on a break!).  It’s weird. I decided that since it has always been that way that it was time to treat myself for Valentine’s Day: I ended up shopping for skincare products online (which I will be reviewing on this blog) and shopping for treats for my planned movie marathon during the weekend. Selfcare is the keyword here – as Mama Ru Paul says, “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love somebody else?” 

Movie marathon weekend has been good. I ended up watching a total of 9 movies, with 7 in the romance category. Most of the romance movies I watched were from back when I was younger. Watching them again made me realize that while I loved them before, some of them don’t hold up now that I’m older. They just aren’t as good as I thought they were when I first saw them. Thankfully though, I realized that there are a couple that can still be counted as my favorites, such as Something Borrowed (based on the book by Emily Giffin). That one still tugs at the heartstrings for me, even after all these years! I am still holding out hope that they will make Something Blue (the sequel to the book) with the same actors! 

All the movies that I’ve watched have also inspired a blog post that I’ll write soon...can’t go into too much detail but I hope that people will appreciate that one as much as I would researching for it.  

We are halfway through February! I turn 43 this coming week! Here’s to a good week for you and a good 43rd year of life for me! Let’s make it interesting! 


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