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Trying to actively not be on my phone all the time. I’m still on it when I’m working (pitfalls of being someone who owns a business and works at home) but my new rule is I won’t lay in bed and play on it. I read an actual physical book instead. That’s been helping me sleep so much.
Also helping me sleep? I bought this lavender aromatherapy spray. Ok I don’t know if that helps but it does make my pillow smell nice so there’s that.
This book is like an insight into my mind. I am basically the main character, rom com obsessed Annie Cassidy. Annie works as a content writer, writing random internet stories, which is also what I do. Within the first chapter of the book she mentions You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, and Hallmark movies. And not only does she mention You’ve Got Mail, she quotes it as she talks about wanting to find a man that will bring her a bouquet of sharpened pencils like Tom Hanks brings Meg Ryan.
Annie fully embodies and articulates my deep love of the romcom genre saying as she talks about how Tom Hank’s wife died in Sleepless in Seattle and Meg Ryan lost her mom’s business in You’ve got Mail, “The things that suck still suck, but they’re allowed to be happy. And maybe it means so much more that they’re happy, knowing they carry all that sadness with them.”
That line really struck a chord with me on a personal level.
Anyway our romcom loving heroine Annie is a definite klutz and embodies the trope of the awkward girl that can’t find love. Until, of course, she finds herself working the set of a movie that’s filming in her small hometown, where she catches the eye of the leading man in the movie, a practical joker named Drew. The ensuing love story is a sweet but smart ode to the genre of romantic comedies. I highly recommend if you want to read a well written, funny cheesy romance novel that embraces itself and its genre.
Currently? Knee deep in the Lilo and Stitch sequels with my daughter. Stitch is the best. Hands down the cutest Disney character ever. I’m deeply obsessed. In fact, I even own Stitch slippers (that are currently on my feet) and love to draw Stitch since he’s so cute.
In grown up things I’m watching:
The Schitt’s Creek binge continues. I’m halfway through season 2. Still love David and Stevie. Also, Catherine O’Hara’s Moira is brilliantly acted. She is so funny and it’s really fun to watch her character develop. Still recommend. In fact if you talk to me in real life, I’ll probably ask you at least 4 times if you are watching Schitt’s Creek. Over the course of one conversation. Sorry bout that.
Cheer. Not sure how I feel about it yet. I’m one episode in and have been told it gets better, but so far I’m a bit meh on it.
Holy hell. We bought an air fryer. It was the best kitchen purchase we have made for our kitchen hands down. Whereas the Instant Pot and I have a love hate relationship, the air fryer is solid. And let me tell you: these Parmesan chicken nuggets and this buffalo cauliflower made in the air fryer is even better. I highly recommend this as a gadget if you are looking to add to your collection of kitchen stuff. Air fryer recipes are definitely forthcoming.
It was gorgeously warm on Monday and I managed to get in 5 miles before it started to get dark. Had I started earlier I would have been able to keep going, so I’m feeling pretty good about my next long run. I also shaved some time off my pace, which was a good thing. Guess my work is starting to pay off. I can’t wait until the weather turns when I can do this more consistently.
That’s it for me this week! What are you up to? Leave me a comment and let me know!