BookTube/Book Reviews

I have discovered BookTube…on YouTube. I am already pretty obsessed with YouTube and am subscribed to over 100 channels. I cannot even remember how I found BookTube. I can’t believe that I did not know about it before.

It’s made me think about starting my own. Because I love to read and I would love to get better at book reviews. However, I hate being on camera. I am not a fan of how I look and I don’t like the idea of other people looking at me in videos. The idea of nasty nasty comments scares me. So, I am thinking about starting a book blog. Not a new blog. Either integrating book reviews into this blog, or if I can find a plugin that creates an off-shoot feed for book reviews.

I especially have been a reading fiend lately. I have about 14 books checked out from the library right now. I’ve gotten though 6 books in about a week. I love reading. I love books.

Wisdom Tooth

Had the wisdom tooth on the lower right side taken out this morning. The dentist had to cut into my gum to there are sutures that need to be taken out next week. I wish the numbing lasted longer. The worst part is when the numbing wears off and you realize just how pain you are in. Luckily, because of the sutures, I will hopefully not get dry socket this time. Pluto, my Wegie, has been by my side since I got home. Hanging out with my while I nap and head-butting my arm to pet him when I am awake.

image1It’s sweet how pets know when something is wrong or when we are not feeling good. They know how to comfort. Seems cheesy, but it’s true.

Torn Tendon

I mentioned in my last post that I haven’t started exercising with my dieting and the reason for that it foot pain. I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis a few years ago. And about a month ago my right foot really started to hurt despite my insoles, new shoes and exercises. Turns out I have a tear in the tendon that runs along the outside edge of my right foot. My doc wrapped my foot and fitted me for a removable boot. I have to wear it for two weeks, only taking it off when showering, sleeping and driving. I’ve noticed that it has helped. When I am wearing it there is no pain because it’s keeping pressure off the tendon. We are hoping that it will allow the tendon to heal and I can avoid surgery.

This Thursday I am going to the dentist to get a wisdom tooth removed. I feel like a mess. A boot on my foot and soon my face will be all swollen. Oy vey.

Weight Loss: Fast Food

In doing Weight Watchers the one thing I really needed to give up was fast food. And luckily, it was not that hard to do. The point value on some of the things I used to get at places like McDonald’s and Taco Bell are ridiculous. I could eat my whole day of points in one meal at a fast food restaurant. The only place I still frequent once every couple of weeks is Subway. And I usually get mostly veggies on wheat bread, so it’s not terrible points wise. So far Weight Watchers has been working okay for me. I am not exercising yet, but I will explain that in a later post. I’ve lost between 20-25 pounds just by changing my eating habits. I still have a long way to go though.

Car Insurance

I hate car insurance. I hate the whole idea. I hate that I pay so much money every 6 months for something that might happen. And then, heaven forbid if something does happen and then they jack my rates way up. HATE IT.

I have been with the same insurance company since I started driving and you would think that would mean something. You’d think my rates would slowly go down. But no. And I’ve gotten quotes from many different places and it’s not any better. Ridiculous.

End rant.

Up North

Went on a little vacation for the fourth of July weekend. While it wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns the whole time, it was nice to get away from the daily grind. Saw some new sights and enjoyed the nice weather. Next year though I think I want to stick around home to see the fireworks. It’s been a few years since I have seen our own.

On our trip we stopped at a book store and I bought A Hot Glue Gun Mess by Mr. Kate. It was hilarious! I read the whole book in one night. Her stories were brilliant, and they reminded me of times in my life. I very good read. I highly recommend it.

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