Boy, am I glad this week is nearly through! And I was only at work for 3 days of it! I am enthusiastically awaiting the weekend and this upcoming week, which, thankfully, will be class-free. Michigan was a blast (more on that in a later post), but scrambling to get everything done to go away and then, subsequently, scrambling to get everything back on track after vacation has been a little crazy. And I even did quite a bit of work/school work while away, too.
And what an emotional roller-coaster of a week in the news, too, huh? From the incredible show Wendy Davis gave in the Texas State Legislature to fight an anti-abortion bill and speak out for women everywhere, to the joyous overturning of DOMA, to the certainly-not-joyous overturning of the Voting Rights Bill, to immigration reform, my head and my heart are all over the place. I don’t really want to get all political on here, but I do just want to say: I hope the children that my generation beget can looks back and say to their parents, “I can’t believe people would ever consider being so hurtful, negative and controlling based on the color of someone’s skin, their country of birth, how other people express love, or how someone chooses to handle their body.” We still have a lot of work to do, folks.
In other news, I’m taking this weekend to do some serious Rachel-oriented things and to get the household back in order.
– Finish How To Be A Women for the inaugural meeting of my book club (2 members strong!) next week. Pick a new book. Try to recruit some more members.
– Paint my nails
– Grocery shop, meal plan and cook. Vacation + busy schedule =lots of meals out flanked by gummy bears, cookies and ice cream.
– Write some blog posts! I know ya’ll have missed me. I have some recipes to share, some thoughts on marriage and weddings in light of my brother’s recent engagement to his girlfriend, and some creative writing pieces I’ve been itching to get down on paper (into the cloud?).
– Exercise! I feel so lazy recently. I’m itching to try something new (dance class?) or revisit something I love but haven’t done in awhile (rock climbing?). Also, when will Boston get one of these studios? http://rowstudios.com/ It’s like a spin class on a row machine! Sign. me. up.
-Call some friends whom I haven’t spoken with in awhile
-Watch Game of Thrones season 3!
-Read some more food/nutrition-related articles. Perhaps formulate a blog post here, too. (These have been on my radar this week, if you’d like some reading material: Why The Atlantic’s Defense of Junk Food Fails and Bullied with Food)
What’s been going on with all of you folks??
Also: Happy First Anniversary to one of my favorite couples, Brian and Jodi!