Weekly Wrap-Up: May 7, 2016

Whew-this has been a week.

ON CONSTANT LOOP

Several years ago, my father surprised me with one of the most exciting gifts I have ever received in my adult life. It was the complete set of Zig Ziglar’s How to Stay Motivated set of CD’s (plus the Performance Planner…which I LOVED)! This may sound pretty lame to some, but I am a HUGE Zig fan (may he rest in peace), and these CD’s have been such a priceless addition to my library. I still listen to them quite often, so much so that my kids can even regurgitate some of the stories Zig tells. We giggle together when Zig gets tickled with himself (Zig had a great laugh!), and we talk about different points he makes. This week, Zig has reemerged on my car CD player and kept me motivated to keep moving forward even during weeks like this when it feels like the whole world is pushing against!

WHAT I’M ENJOYING READING

Young adult fiction, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Sooo good! I couldn’t be more surprised that I’m enjoying this book.

ON THE BIG SCREEN

Went to the movies this weekend, which almost never happens. We saw the re-adaptation of The Jungle Book, and OH WOW! So well done!!! As a kiddo who was raised with the cartoon version, I didn’t have a lot of faith going in that this version was going to be any good at all. I was super wrong!!! Even with real, live-looking CGI characters running throughout, this talking animal tale had every opportunity to be terribly cheesy, but instead was just an overall great movie! My 8-year old was still a bit scared during some of the scenes, so take caution, but overall a really wonderful movie.

As a side note, as the classic Jungle Book songs played, it was so fun to hear the PARENTS in the audience singing along, while the kids looked on in bewilderment, “How do you know this song, Mom?” 🙂

SPEAKING TO ME THROUGH THE WORDS OF OTHERS

“Know who you are and know it’s enough” @good_food_karma Lea Isnor

WHERE I WASTED TIME THIS WEEK

Like I said, this has been a week. As my escape from the week, I stayed up much too late every single night of the week mindlessly watching YouTube videos. It was never even my favorite YouTubers or anything, it was a strange array of constantly streaming stuff. For instance, last night I began with a few odd vids from Onision, which morphed into watching clips of The Ellen Show, which turned me onto watching way too many interviews across years and genres of both Sarah Jessica Parker, and then Jennifer Aniston. After all of that drama, it seemed only natural to watch this crazy Extreme Up-Close Video of a Tornado Near Wray, CO! So, even as much as I dislike this exact bad habit of spending countless hours draining away and gaining nothing, I am, at times, guilty…

Until next time, my friends…

Make it a great day,

Mari!yn

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