Watching: 1,000 Times Good Night. It’s on Netflix, so go find it and watch it. It’s an absolutely gut-wrenching story of an embedded photographer and the choices she has to make as a woman, a mother, and a human being. The movie attempts to create a balance between the choices she has to make and does a good job of it, but it left me feeling like we never quite got enough of either side- human or humanitarian. The end left me with a lot of hope that she would learn to blend the two into a complete person.
Reading: I just finished The Girl on the Train, available on Amazon.com and at all fine booksellers (that felt really suave, saying that). It was an actual page turner for me- I loved the alternating POV (which comes up a LOT in the author discussions I get to eavesdrop on now) and the way the author uses it to push the story in directions I wasn’t expecting. It’s everything Gone Girl could have been for me if I hadn’t hated every single character in that particular book. 10/10- Read it. There’s a panoply of mental health issues and I ended up nervously routing for the character who (I felt) was at least trying to do the least harm.
Thinking About: My face shape. Yeah, that’s BRILLIANTLY vain. It’s just so confusing, once you fall down a beauty rabbit hole. I plugged my mug into a face analyzer and it pronounced me an 8.1 out of 10, but my face is too long. Too long for what?
Working On: Next year’s lesson schedules and this year’s yearbook. This may explain the long face. Sorry. I had to work that joke in somewhere.
Eating/Cooking: Lots of artichokes. Trader Joe’s has artichoke and olive stuffed ravioli and it’s savory and mouth-watering.
Looking Forward To: SPRING BREAK. HIKING. And reading a butt-ton* of books.
And we’re off to another week. Mental health checkup on Friday with the PCP- should be fun.
*A butt-ton is mathematically quite close to an “ass-load” but is used in politer company or when one wants to convey just how Southern they are.