Bookish (and Not So Bookish) Thoughts

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).

1.My daughter had her gymnastics recital on Sunday. She has type 1 diabetes, which means I have to be backstage. I love my kids, but being a backstage parent sucks. I think it could be fun if I were one of the literal “backstage” people, but being a large, echoing room babysitting 50+ loud and rambunctious girls?! Yeah, not my thing.
--Plus I got stuck with snack duty aka stand by the boxes of snacks and police a mob of hungry girls and tell them they can each only have one bag. (It went as well as one can expect it to.)

2. I did enjoy watching my daughter's performance! (albeit from the side) I am so proud of her. This year was her first doing gymnastics. There is such a drastic improvement from when she started and now. She was on point!

3. My crockpot was lost somewhere during our last two moves and I finally have a new one! This will be a huge help in general, but especially on the evenings I have to work.

4. The husband and I had a date last night to see a rerelease of one of my absolute favorite movies, Some Like It Hot! I've seen this movie so many times, but it was still so wonderful to see it on the big screen.

5. I finished a book, updated it to goodreads and my little counter said I am now only 2 books behind!. The following day, it went back up to 3. :(  I mean, I know how it works, but I still wish it would have been a little bit longer!

6. Just got an email from the library that one my daughter's library books is very overdue. This is mostly on me because I just took her word for it that she only checked out 3 books. I was positive she had 4 and I didn't double check online. She's at a sleepover right now, but as soon as she gets back, she's finding that book.

Until next week! 💖.~*Shannon

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  1. Congrats on your daughter's performance. It is always great to watch them outdo themselves and grow.

    I recently got a new crockpot after "losing" the first one in the divorce. LOL

    Thanks for sharing, and here are MY BOOKISH/NOT SO BOOKISH THOUGHTS

    1. She did ballet for two years and made no progress at all so this was just amazing to watch.

      Haha, I wish I knew what happened to my old one. We've actually needed one for about 3 months now, but I put it off because I don't like spending money on things if we already have one! I just sort of hoped it'd turn up, but we have been past this point for a while.

  2. My son just started gymnastics and it is HILARIOUS to watch (it's the 3-4 year olds). I don't know if I can commit myself to being a long-term gymnastics-mom, so kudos to you! I do appreciate that it is indoors, though, as opposed to the hot sun of soccer or baseball, so there's potential.

    Get a super fancy crockpot with all the bells and whistles. It's for a good cause!

    1. My daughter's almost 11 so it's not so funny when they mess up. I can imagine a bunch of preschoolers though! *^-^* I DO want to enroll my son once he's potty trained to help burn that energy and teach him how to fall.
      I don't know that I'm cut out for long term. This is "only" her third year of doing some sort of dance class.

      I got a pretty inexpensive one with only 3 settings: high, low, and off.