When I'm not obsessing and freaking out over politics, what else is going on?
Watching: Man In The High Castle. How timely! This was on my Amazon Prime watchlist for a very long time and haven't gotten around to watching it until now. Based on the novel, it takes place during 1962 and it's been 15 years since the Axis won World War II. The Nazis and Japanese have divided the U.S. into three parts - Nazis control the East, Japanese the West, and a lawless neutral zone in between. A "Resistance" is growing after a film emerges showing a different history of the U.S. winning the war which could lead to the Americans really gaining their freedom.
Reading: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquez. I'm a very slow reader and my focus sometimes is short. Márquez is not easy for me to read. This is my 3rd time trying to read his book. I have this thing about him, I have a bunch of his books but I have a hard time reading them but I am determined to get through his novels and actually understand what is going on. It is a personal quest for me. The story is straight forward, it follows the family who founded a mythical town through generations. Some of it is a bit whacked and a little child-rapey. On the other hand, I am enjoying my New York Times - Daily Edition for Kindle, I set up just after New Years. I used to avoid the NY Times because their articles used to be really long-winded but I think they got hip to that after their subscriptions dropped significantly. Now it's back up and I'd like to do my small part in supporting a business that Trump does not like.
Loving: Pour over coffee! After my coffee maker died, I decided it was time to approach my coffee making a little different. Instead of getting my coffee "instantly", I wanted my coffee to to taste GOOD! Seriously, how often do you clean out your coffee makers? I did not do it enough and I'm always going through filters. No more machines & filters!! Do I get a French Press? There's too many steps involved. I don't mind taking a little extra time making coffee but I don't like too many "steps." Instead I saw the Osaka Pour Over Coffee Brewer and ordered it. I loved it, but it broke in less than two weeks. So I ordered a Carafe by Coffee Gator.
Fighting: Insomnia. Almost every night, I fall asleep without any problem but I will wake up just a couple of hours later. Sometimes I fall back asleep just to wake up again, or I just stay awake. This has been going on for years. Some nights are better than others. I've tried yoga, wine, less coffee, shutting off my electronic devices an hour before bedtime, reading in bed, I just can't get my mind to shut down and REST.
Doing: Getting acquainted with my new MacBook. As timing would have it, just as I was planning on buying an new laptop since my home computer is almost dead, the laptop I have for work also died! So after a week of scrambling, I got a new baby and work sent me a new laptop and I'm getting back on track and also back to blogging. I had to break my "2 blog posts per week" goal last week (and this week) but I'll get back to it next week.