Finding The Time To Read

I wish I could say that during quarantine I have been catching up on the things that I have wanted to get done over the last little bit but alas, it is not so. I have been so busy with work that my life seems to be work–sleep–repeat. Hopefully life will be back to normal soon enough.

In the meantime, I have a list of books that I am working on right now. Ever so often, I get 15 minutes where I can sit down and read. While I have MANY that I am trying to work through (because I don’t just read them one at a time), here are 5 that I thought I would share with you.

What are you reading?



TED Talks

Over the years I have gravitated to listening to TED talks during my work day. They offer the right mix of content and duration that I am able to listen and focus without compromising the one over the other. I also have a lots of friends that exchange thoughts and videos with me. It is similar to a book club for us.

I decided to share with you 5 of the ones that I have loved the most. Have you listen to any TED talks? What are you favorites?

Gift Giving

As a kid it was VERY easy for me to come up with a list of things I wanted for Christmas. Some years my list was a couple of pages long. I remember pouring over the toy section of the Sears Catalog and turning down all the pages of the items that I just knew I had to have. As an adult, I prefer to give gifts then receive them because the real gift for me now is to know that others are happy but even with that being said, it is nice to see something under the tree with your name on it.

The older I get the more I want to give gifts that are experiences and not things but an envelope with tickets isn’t the same as the actual wrapped box under the tree. Over the years I have also noticed a structure for what gifts to purchase so that overbuying doesn’t ensue. So here is the structure and my list should anyone be buying anything for me this year.

  1. Something I want to Read . . . Daring Greatly by Brene Brown  
  2. Something I Need . . . Crock-pot (okay I have a Crock-pot but it is really small, I really need a normal size one) 
  3. Something I want to Wear . . . Oxford Heels (aren’t they so cute?!!!) 
  4. Something I Want . . . Air Purifier (I live in Oregon with mold people . . . enough said) 
  5. Something to Eat . . . Salted Caramels (yes, please!)