We are fast approaching the end of Thursday in the work day sense, and I, for one, will be happy to see that end. For being a four-day week, this one’s been a bit crazy, and there’s a book I’d like to get back to reading.

I had a big lunch today and am skipping having a big dinner, in case I decide to go to bed early. Since I had a big lunch, I’ll just snack and graze throughout the rest of the day.

There are a ton of fresh tomatoes on my counter, and by fresh I mean straight from a garden, and I plan to slice at least one of them up, sprinkle salt and pepper on the slices, and enjoy a refreshing snack while I read later on.

It’s Friday, and I started the work day finding out that today is actually going to be the most full and most crazy day of the week. Three-day wekends are great, but then four-day work weeks make you pay for that greatness by piling five days of work into four.

I plan to spend Shabbat catching up on Elul preparations, reading others’ entried in the #BlogElul challenge/series, and generally relaxing.

I’ve closed my rings on the Apple Watch all but one day this week, and that one day I didn’t close them I was ten perecent away from closing my move ring, so I’m not that disappointed. Next week’s another week.

Lord knows I have some very strong criticisms of the blind community, but if you think that the solution to constant negativity in your social media feeds is hang out with less blind people you haven’t spent time in any other small, tight-knit community. And if you want a less bitchy social media feed, spend less time on social media. Step away from your keyboard and your phone and go outside. I swear, the people constantly bitching about drama are worse than the people supposedly creating the drama.

You don’t realize how dependent you are on a working internet connection until you’ve finished the last book you downloaded and are about to download more books, only to find that you have no internet connection.

I have ten books to go for my reading challenge and I will probably have this one in the bag within the next week. I haven’t decided if I’m going to up the challenge before I finish it in order to make it last through the end of 2019, or just call it a win and set the one for next year higher.

What say you internets?

Since I am so close to finishing my original challenge goal, I have decided to update my reading challenge to 150 books instead of 100 books. We still have three months left in the year, so I don’t think this will be too hard to complete. It took me until the third book to really get into the series, but having read and really liked the last three books, this one will definitely end up in the re-read pile for later.