Hi there, it's Mr. Shife, world-famous blogger and sex symbol.
Hi there, it's Mr. Shife,
world-famous blogger and sex symbol.
OK. Now it's fixed.
Sorry about that.
Sometimes I get my blogging audiences confused.
Can you believe it is already the fifth month of the year?
May is not quite as hectic as March or April for us but we are still busy.
No birthdays but we do have Mothers Day.
And, before I forgot, I wish a happy day to all you amazing ladies out there that take care of us.
Kyle is still doing track, Hayden and I are still playing softball and since Mrs. Shife is the PTO president, she is putting together an end-of-school-year celebration.
Yep, three more weeks and the kiddos wrap up another school year.
Then, it is the unofficial official beginning of summer with Memorial Day weekend.
In an effort to sleep better, I am putting the phone away and reading a book before I go to bed.
I went to Google to help me out by searching "the best books to read even if you hate reading."
Here's my stash and I started the month by tackling "The Premonition" by Michael Lewis.
I am 5 chapters in and still going strong.
Here is Ms. Frizzle's collar for the month:
It has been 51 days since I had a candy bar.
What I am watching?
Since I am reading more and watching less this month, this is what I have on my streaming to-do list:
Psych - Season 5 - Kyle and I are watching this
Halo - Season 1 - Kyle and I are watching this
This Is Us - Season 6
This Is Us - Season 6
Better Call Saul - Season 6
Barry - Season 3
Atlanta - Season 1
Thanks for stopping by, talk to you soon and happy Cinco de Mayo, amigos.
I will persevere.
I will keep moving forward.
I will be the stream.
I will keep moving forward.
I will be the stream.
I'm watching Halo and I think it is freaking amazing!ReplyDelete
Kyle and I support this message, Dave R.Delete
I'm half way to sumo status.ReplyDelete
Is this a good or bad thing, Mike?Delete
Ah, that makes sense. Screens are supposed to interfere with getting to sleep although I read on my phone, so that's not a good thing. How does one comfortably read a book in bed? Never found a way. "The Art of Racing in the Rain" just about did me in emotionally but I loved it anyway. We read "A Man Called Ove" in Book Club; I liked it less than many people but I can't remember why. May is a very busy month around here with many birthdays.ReplyDelete
I only read about 30 minutes so it's not too bad, Margaret. I make a huge pillow fort that keeps me mostly satisfied.Delete
I also have given up my phone and tablet before bed and am reading real books. I also added CBD at night. I do sleep much better. I hope it lasts! Love the memes!ReplyDelete
I had a friend that used CBD and he said it did wonders as well, Jeanette.Delete
May, after the hellish school activity period known as April, seems like a cake walk.ReplyDelete
I have the opposite problem. I sometimes stop reading books before bedtime because I'll spend all night dreaming about the plot lines. Let me know how the Nick Offerman book is.
Just finished up the final season of Ozark. I certainly hope the finale of Better Call Saul isn't similar because Ozark was kind of a disappointment.
I was disappointed with Ozark as well, Ed.Delete
I think I might excuse a fart from that woman.ReplyDelete
The horse didn't seem to mind, Bathwater.Delete
I hope Mrs. Shife has a wonderful Mother's Day! She is blessed with a very special family. If you find the right book it should be easy to read because you won't want to put it down. Congratulations for taking this step to help your sleep! I need to do the same. Ms. Frizzle's collar is great. I love that she has a new one each month. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Bonnie. Have a great week as well.Delete
I loved the memes - thank you. I admire your determination to try new things for self-improvement. I need some of that motivation. I hope you enjoy at least one of those books and get some ideas for where your reading enjoyment will come from. Enjoy May; it's nice to have some less-hectic time now and then. Ms. Frizzle's collar looks very nice on her. I hope she has her own closet to hang her fashion accessories in. Well, maybe just her own hook. Happy Mother's Day to Mrs. Shife!ReplyDelete
Thank you, jenny_o. Ms. Frizzle has her own cabinet for all of her things. She might be a little spoiled but I think that is OK because she deserves it.Delete
Some interesting book titles; I may have to check them out as I am winding down on two of the three books I'm currently reading.ReplyDelete
Ms. Frizzle is looking stylish for Spring!
Thanks, Bob. Michael Lewis has a fascinating way at looking at things and I really enjoy his work.Delete
May is my birthday month and therefore a GREAT month. I give Mrs. Shife big kudos for PTO Prez. That must be exhausting. I’ve read two of your books…. Rain (I think you’ll love) and Ove, which most people love, except for me and Margaret above!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday, Bijoux. I have read a little bit of Rain and it is going to devastate me. I also saw the movie.Delete
I've only read one of those books, A Man Called Ove. I read it three times.ReplyDelete
I may not get to that one, Joanne, but it is still an option.Delete
I agree with jenny_o; I admire the different things you do every month. I'm not that motivated to make changes.ReplyDelete
Maybe I will inspire you someday, kden. You did go on a solo trip so the motivation is there.Delete
I love that you're going to your public library to get the books! Totally same. And reading a book is soooo good before bed! And I mean a physical book. There's something about the turning of the pages...ReplyDelete
And I am totally into Atlanta. People keep talking to me about Barry, so I may check it out.
And that meme of David Rose? That's literally me. I guess I'm a cat.
I loved all the memes this week, Sixpence, but the up-and-coming sumo made me cackle. And we are big fans of the public library.Delete
End of the year celebration...go Mrs. Shife. Having been super involved in PTO back in the day in a variety of offices.........lots of work. Bet the kids are anxious for the end of the year and summer time activities. I don't tend to use the phone before bed, it's the boob tube for us for an hour or so after dinner. My reading isn't really reading, it's listening. I've gotten so hooked on audio books, I've not read a book in ages. Hope it helps you. Even when I was reading, it was on my ipad or Kindle, much prefer that over a book book. But that doesn't help if you're trying to get away from screen time. The May collar is so colorful! Congrats on the 51 days. I can go without candy easily; wine...not so much. We all have our "thing". The only show on your list I've heard of is Call Saul. We're watching the newest season of The Ozarks......whew, such people!! Some good meme's.ReplyDelete
Thanks. Sandy. Let me know what you think of the last season of Ozark and Saul has been really good so far. The kids are definitely for school to be over and as well as Mrs. Shife so she can take a break from PTO.Delete
I want to know the name you use for your other blog audience.ReplyDelete
If you haven't watched "Heartstopper" on Netflix with your son, you are really missing something great!
I have used the pseudonym Brad Pitt and people seem to like it. Thanks for recommendation. I will check it out.Delete
I really enjoyed The Art of Racing in the Rain!ReplyDelete
Did you watch the movie, Debby? I saw that so I am kind of prepared for the emotional journey I am going to go on with the book.Delete
Hi Mr Shife, Thursday Blog posts are the only thing keeping us motivated through our exams! -Brian and JulietReplyDelete
Good luck on your exams, Brian and Juliet. Thanks for saying hi.Delete
the art of racing in the rain..soo good..ReplyDelete
The book and the movie are both great, YDG.Delete
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That's a long time with no candy bars. I would go into withdrawals.ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy the books.
I love that last meme on the extra mile. Will have to remember it. Yes, the year is flying by!ReplyDelete
We are almost halfway to 2023, Jeff.Delete
The dog collar is very pretty. I just put collars on the cats. -was going to have them read: Inside Cat Only + phone no., but instead had their names put on.ReplyDelete
Yay! for you not having a candy bar in some time. I just cut back (again) on the sugar intake as the jeans are fitting a bit too tightly these days.
Hope Mrs. Shife had a lovely Mother's Day!
Thanks, Bea. I haven't found the candy bar substitute yet but I am holding strong.Delete
Many times I go the extra mile because I have missed my exit!ReplyDelete
Me too, JM. This makes it sound much more exciting.Delete