SWTLO weekly

Photo of the week

Fall colors finally starting to appear

The Fall colors are just starting to come in. It really makes for great scenery wherever we go (around here).

Five things for the week

  1. I notice that a lot to these (five things…) tend to be the same. They end up being affirmations and encouragement; they’re thoughts and terms meant to keep me enthusiastic about doing things for the better. Are they working? Well, let’s just say that there’s a reason so many of them seem like they keep repeating.
  2. Coming to terms with just being okay using my iPhone camera to take pictures. Sure, I would love to use my other cameras but, practically, I’m just not carrying those wherever I go (like I used to).
  3. I’m almost done with Instagram. The timeline algorythm is horrible; I’m seeing the same photos (some of which I have already liked) appear over and over again. And, I am missing posts from friends and people that I want to see posts from. It’s getting to the point where it’s just not enjoyable anymore.
  4. This week was a bad one, at work. Two projects hit major blocks, proof that we are trying to do too much with too little resources. And further proof that I am stretched too thin. I need to find a new approach to these projects. If I don’t, this week looks to be just as bad as last.
  5. I hate that, for the last few months, by the time I get to the weekend I am out of steam. Both my mind and my body are too tired to do anything enjoyable. I spend the weekends trying to recuperate or catch up. I also have noticed that some of the weekends I have been sick. I’m not taking care of myself. I need to do better.

Recently read

Working through Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere. It’s a good read, I just haven’t dedicated the time to get through it. I also have a good 4-5 books that I want to start immediately afterwards.

Recently watched

  • Stranger Things 2 – A fun season. Not quite the same magic that Season 1 had but, I love the ensemble cast and the overall nostalgia that this show brings. It’s a mash of Goonies, E.T., and so much more from the 80s that I just enjoyed.
  • The House – a fun movie. Not too serious, just something that one could watch without having to put too much brain power into it. I just about love anything with Amy Poehler in it.

 

//I’m trying out a new weekly format, more to keep track of the things I have read and watched. It’s also a format that, I hope, will evolve as I look to put together a weekly email newsletter.

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