Miscellaneous Mondays

Welp. It’s snowing in Huntsville right now.

I mean, it’s not much and I don’t think there’s going to be any noticeable accumulation anywhere but in the higher elevation areas, but still. IT IS SNOWING RIGHT NOW IN ALABAMA AND I HAD THE AIR CONDITIONING ON TWO WEEKS AGO.

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I saw Wrinkle in Time this weekend. I thought it was beautiful and well-acted and I didn’t mind most of the changes from the book. (I intentionally did NOT re-read the book because I heard there were quite a few changes and I didn’t want it to be fresh on my mind and therefore a focal point of my critique.) There was one thing I didn’t really like. I’ll be spoiler-free in my discussions but basically I felt like the Dad was framed in a more negative light in the movie. I’ll leave it at that and state that Nyoka didn’t feel the same way. So, it may just be me.

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I read a good book this weekend. It was quick and easy and an ADULT fiction which I don’t read often so I thought I’d share it. It was The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson. I read one of her books for book club a few years ago and something put her back on my radar again so I checked out o few books of hers this weekend and THOROUGHLY ENJOYED that one. I started Someone Else’s Love Story by the same author last night and it seems just as riveting but I’m not done yet so I’m not going to recommend it.

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I’m not keeping beer for myself in the house anymore. I felt like the “beer before bed” had turned into “beer while I cook dinner” which meant I had plenty of time for MORE BEERS before bed and I was not a big fan of what THAT was looking like for my future. SO! I have switched to hard seltzer which is basically like alcoholic LaCroix. It’s lower calorie than beer and doesn’t not go down as smooth (for me) as beer so I drink much less and it is “better” for me if such a thing is possible. I used to make sure to squeeze in a beer before bed even if I got home late but these things take me so long to drink, I don’t bother if I don’t have at least an hour to drink it. Also, because of that, I usually can keep myself to one a night, and NEVER more than two. If we never went out to eat I’d be doing SO GREAT but as it is – we still go out once or twice a week and I can’t resist the pull of a good beer on tap but overall, the hard seltzer has been a welcome replacement in my life! Baby steps!

That’s about it for my miscellaneous Monday. Do you have any good books or movies or low-calorie alcoholic drinks you would like to share?