January 13th: Read Conspiracy Theories

Holy goodness!

Who knew there were so many conspiracy theories out there?!?

I found SOO MANY SITES.

And it just keeps going deeper and deeper.

Some are creepy. Some are intriguing. Some are just downright ridiculous.

If you want to dive in a little. I suggest just start with Wikipedia: Conspiracy Theories but Time Magazine has a great list of the Top 10 Conspiracy Theories.

Do you have a favorite theory? Something you believe in?

January 9th: Read History of My Birthday

This is one of those things that is simple but can end up meaning a lot or at least having some sort of simple effect.

I found a website called On This Day.

I think I thing I lived the most was Famous People Born on August 26th. I have the same birthday as Mother Teresa! What an honor.

Then there is specific events that happened on the day. How cool is it that I was on born on Women’s Equality Day!

So cool! I encourage everyone to check out the site. Learn a little about your day of birth. Please share some interesting points you find.

January 7th: Ask Friends for Book Suggestions and Read Throughout the Year

So I did this last year and got a lot of responses, so I cut it at 10. I still have not gotten through all those books, and hope to at some point. But I might as well stack some new titles on top of those!

So here are the book suggestions I have gotten and where you can find them on Amazon! Maybe some of them will be good books for others of you too!

  1. Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  2. The Beaten Territory by Randi Samuelson
  3. The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  4. The Big Lie by Dinesh D’Souza
  5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  6. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  7. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
  8. Earth Children Series by Jean M. Auel (This one counts as the last three because it is a six book series!)

Hope if you can find some time to read something this year, you will give a glance over this list and give some a try. If you have already read some of these I would love opinions on them… which ones I should dive into first, which ones I might want to wait till later and any other comments you might want to share!

May 29th: Discover a New Podcast

So I went into iTunes and just chose Comedy… I felt like something funny today. I found a podcast called Barely Friending and it is pretty great.

I actually ended up listening to the first two which were “Worst Thing a Friend has Done” and “Worst and Best Vacations”. 

It’s pretty great. Each of the hosts tells a story of their own and then they read one from audience members too.

There is over 100 episodes… definitely something I could listen to for a while!

May 14th: Read in the Park

Another afternoon in the park… today just doing a little reading. I am still working on reading The Red Tent so today is getting me a little closer to actually finishing it.


It was a beautiful day. And Mia had fun too!


Between running around with Mia taking pictures, I probably did not get as much reading done as I would have liked… I guess I will have to start making this a regular thing.. maybe I will finish the book by the end of June. 😂


May 8th: Listen to an Audio Book

I found this awesome app: AudiobooksApp.

It has a ton of free audio books in all ranges of topics and genres. No big like New York Times Best Sellers, but still interesting.

I searched the Travel section and found a book called “A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains”. I am still listening to it.

I love it! It gives great insight into early Colorado and Rocky Mountain living but from a woman’s point of view, which you don’t hear often!

I think I might actually buy the book though. I don’t really enjoy the audio book. I find myself not concentrating and getting side tracked.

April 19th: Lay in a Hammock

Spring is here! And the year is just going to get better and better as tasks on my list get more relaxing, more enjoyable, and more outdoorsy!

Today I got home from work just before 6pm. I took my book that I am trying to get through, The Red Tent (which is getting better by the page!) and went out back to lay in the hammock for a while.

It was gorgeous. 70 degrees, blue skies, and a nice breeze.


Mia ran around the backyard and only tried to join me in the hammock once… but was pretty terrified by the hammocks movement.

I got to spend almost an entire hour reading before it got windy and there was a chill in the air. Clouds started to appear and were rather dark so I ventured back inside.