Weigh-In Wednesday #72 – 150.8

So I started reading Tina Fey’s Bossypants a few nights ago with high hopes, and don’t get me wrong… it’s a good book, but I’m having a hard time finishing it.  She is a great writer and it couldn’t be any better for the kind of book that it is.  I can’t for the life of me keep my attention on it for very long.  I guess it’s just not the type of story I’m looking for right now.  Luckily while purchasing Bossypants, I also picked up another book – Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes.  I know, I know, what a girly thing to do.  I’ve seen the movie, which I actually took as a negative before buying the book.  I think I stood there in the bookstore for at least a good 10 minutes before deciding to purchase it.  I decided to get it based on a few good thoughts:  1.  I want to live in Europe for a short amount of time in the near future.  2.  She buys & restores/renovates a house, which is what I just did (minus the buying part).  3.  I find that the experience of reading a book is much different from watching a movie.  4.  It’s about a major life change.  Those are pretty good reasons.  After giving up temporarily on Bossypants last night, I picked up Under the Tuscan Sun and started to read.   And I’m hooked.  It’s definitely the book I was looking for and is speaking to my soul.

This is going to sound silly, but do you ever find yourself in amazement at all of the simple tasks you complete as a functioning human being everyday?  Sometimes I feel like a robot by the way I mechanically do things in the same order day in and day out.  My alarm goes off in the morning.  I hit snooze.  It goes off again.  I eat cereal and watch the Today Show.  I clean my bowl.  I brush my teeth.  I write my blog.  I take a shower (sometimes optional).  🙂  I do all the after shower stuff that I do.  I get dressed.  I leave for work.  Then it just goes on and on for the rest of my waking hours.  I guess there is comfort in routine, and besides that, why would we do it any other way?  Oh yes, I know why… because we can.