I had every intention of writing reviews and being all sorts of productive around the house, and then work happened. A mind-numbing, no-brain-involved project took me all week to finish. Let me tell you, you think you are exhausted after a workday in which you have no time to eat or pee but I am here to tell you that days where you literally have to shut off your brain to do the work are even worse. I went home every evening barely able to see straight and most definitely not interested in looking at a computer screen or anything related to writing. My hand started cramping from using Alt-C and Alt-V so many times. I really hope I never have to do anything like that again.
Other than that, it was pretty much a normal week around the house. The boys worked later than normal, which made dinner a little haphazard. Connor said good-bye to his oldest and best friend. He also took out his first student loan and was bemoaning not only the interest rate but the hoops through which he had to jump just to be approved. Holly is spending her weekend in a 12-hour ballet/dance intensive. The doggies are recovering from their days at work with the boys. Chores got done. The lawn got mowed. Life keeps chugging along.
I was wasting time on Pinterest on Friday and came across this pin, and I cannot get it out of my mind. It is rather long, but I think it is worth sharing.
The part about what you wear and shaving and seeing yourself in the mirror are the parts that really struck me. Yes, those fictionalized real-life stories are shattering, but I believe those are the obvious examples of the need for feminism. It is the everyday impact on our behavior and our appearance though that is more insidious and therefore more difficult to fight. Can I really say I dress for myself? No, I cannot. I do not dress for men per se, but I do let my audience dictate what I where, whether that audience is all men or all women. I will admit that I shave my armpits because of societal expectations and the fear of being judged by others. We can work on fighting the gender gap in pay, in C-suite positions, in healthcare, and in legal rights. We can work towards providing better support for victims of domestic violence. We can even change the rape culture that permeates the globe. But even if we accomplish all of that, if we do not change how we as individuals view ourselves and stop doing so in consideration of others, we have failed as feminists. And thus closes my deep thoughts to end the week.
Today should be another quiet one, as we got most of the chores done yesterday. Holly still has dance, but other than that, I see some reading, some napping, and some more organizing in our future. In other words, it is exactly what a Sunday should be.
I hope everyone who is participating in the 24-in-48 Readathon is having fun and making a lot of progress. For those who are not, I hope you are having a fun and relaxing weekend. Have a great week, everyone, and I will see you back here next time!
Here are past posts from the last few weeks in case you missed them the first time:
- It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 16 July 2018
- Fabulous Friday – 20 July 2018
- What’s for Dinner? – Week Starting 14 July 2018
I’ll have to come back and read the post your shared because I am having one of those computer days and my eyes are not focusing at all. I can do the Ctrl + trick to make it bigger but it’s not happening for me.
However, I’m sorry you had to experience such a rough week. They suck majorly. I am heading into a very busy time but I shall get through it. I still have a good week or two before it gets nuts.
I totally understand the eyes thing. That was how I was once I got home in the evenings last week. It was why there was not much reading and a whole lot of game playing. It is a lot easier to loosely focus on pictures than it is on words.
Your hotel weekend will hopefully make up for the awful workweek you just had! I hope you never have to do a project like that again!
Me too, although I fear there is more of that in my future if the rumblings I am hearing are true. I really should have put on an audiobook. That is what I used to do with mind-numbing projects like that. I have gotten out of the habit for a variety of reasons though.
I had an excellent readathon! I decided to stop early because I could sense myself becoming strangely obsessed with the idea of reaching 24 hours, even though I was crazy sleepy and wanted to watch Cougar Town. So. I am now bloghopping and watching Cougar Town. Feels great.
Yay! I never understand people who think they fail at readathons because they do not reach the total reading time. That is so not the point of them. I am glad you recognized the danger of becoming obsessed with that magical 24 hour number and did what you wanted to do instead of forcing yourself to keep reading!
So no readathon this weekend for you? 🙁 But next weekend is when you have the hotel room, right? 🙂
No readathon this weekend but absolutely next weekend at the hotel. I am so flipping excited!!