Another quiet day.


I was planning a ten kilometre run for today but we woke up to more snow. It wasn’t tons, but I wasn’t sure how the trails would be and not all the sidewalks were cleared so I guess I’ll just have to hope to get at least three runs in on other days this week!

It does feel weird not to have done any exercise today though.


I went for a walk with my friend from work. It was a gorgeous day out and we spent about two hours walking around the lake in a nearby park. There were tons of people out as well! We saw a hummingbird, mergansers and a cormorant:)


I finished Longbourn by Jo Baker today.

This tells the story of the servants in the classic story Pride and Prejudice. It centres upon Sarah, a young maid, but also features Mr. & Mrs. Hill, young Polly and James Smith.

It was very cool to see the characters from Pride and Prejudice from a different perspective. I think most were like how I would have expected them to be portrayed, except for Mr. Bennett. He was different than I was expecting, but I do wonder if this would have been a more accurate description of him. The reader also gets to see the major events of Pride and Prejudice from this new angle too:). There was a rather large plot twist that I didn’t see coming.

In all, I really enjoyed the book. It had me hooked from page one right through to the end, with many surprises throughout. I would recommend it for anyone who likes Pride and Prejudice or who enjoys historical fiction in general.


I also had book club this evening. We were discussing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It wasn’t the best discussion because we all liked it, though two of us had difficulty getting into it. Our discussions are always much better when there are people who liked the book and people who didn’t. The food, however, was as good as ever! I got seven layer dip and corn chips, deviled eggs, butternut squash soup and then the sweets I took, plus pineapple upside down cake:)

I got lots of compliments on the goodies:)

Overall, the good outweighed the bad today, though I did spend some time being angry and upset with people who aren’t going to care or change just because I’m angry and upset. 😖😫😞. My mom told me they aren’t coming home for at least another month and it just made me feel like I’m the only one in my family who cares about family, which is nothing new! It’s been like that since we lost my amazing grandma. I hear from one brother if he happens to be coming over to visit friends and I hear from the other if he needs a babysitter and my parents are off enjoying their retirement. I don’t even know why I was so upset when they are all perfectly happy and I’m happy for them. I guess it’s just a down day:(. I think I may be most upset that my nieces and nephews aren’t getting the grandparent experience I had, but it doesn’t seem to bother anyone who is involved so I shouldn’t be upset about that either. Ugh, sometimes emotions suck!

I’m going to go curl up and read a trashy romance novel and hopefully I’ll emerge as my usual self tomorrow!

Have fun!


39 thoughts on “A Nice Day with Pointless Emotions

  1. Love the pictures! I have never experienced snow. You must be very lucky!

    I would miss my parents too. We are lucky in my country we live in bigger family units my parents my brother his Wife and kids and we share the same house. My sisters visit very often during week.

    Hope you are feeling better

  2. I hope you’re feeling a bit better now. I sometimes get upset about things that I needn’t worry my head over because no one else is worrying or bothered about it. I understand how horrible it feels.
    Those baked treats for book club look delicious! Mmmm.

  3. I’m glad the goodies went over well, they look delicious!!!
    On the family side, all you can do is wait it out. You guys will come together soon. Don’t let your emotions get the best of you!

  4. Family…..well, I have to say that I reread Jen Hatmakers book over the weekend and her family is still getting together at her mom’s on weekends. I was thrilled for her, but a bit sad that Al is on Oklahoma and Zach is in Mexico. I do know this: i talk and text with them ALL the TIME. Their physical presence is missing, but they are deeply connected with us. Things ebb and flow AJ. Your sadness is valid. And sweet

    1. Yup I guess I should be thankful for what I have. Just always want family around but they have other agendas. Just have to be happy for them.

  5. Beautiful pictures from your walk. That umbrella lamp is perfect!!!

    Family isn’t always perfect but over time it can get better. Hope you are feeling better.

    I am far away from my boys in the winter but see them a lot more in the summer and winter Holidays. We make it work. Feel better!

    1. Thanks! I liked the umbrella bench too!
      I guess it’s just tough as we used to be so close and now my parents pass through for about a week, twice a year:(. I know I need to be grateful for what I have though.

  6. I hope you are feeling better today AJ. Don’t worry too much about the world and I am sure your family loves you. They are probably a bit too immersed in their lives? Have you tried talking about it with them? xx

  7. Emotions are never pointless, really. I used to try to temper mine, but now I make room for them on the sofa and they have a regular seat at the table. By embracing them, I no longer feel like I am at their mercy.
    Your goodies look devine, dahling!

    1. It’s just so odd for me as I’m pretty even tempered and go with the flow. It just got to me – probably loneliness.
      Thank you – they were yummy:)

      1. When it comes to family, I think things are intensified. I hate feeling lonely. My husband is away presently, and if it weren’t for the dog, well…

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