Summer Reading.

Posted by Rae on July 22, 2015 | 1 response

Do I still have time to get through my Summer Reading List? It’s still summer? Life has been HAPPENING around these parts and with all the happenings, my time to do what I want is almost nonexistent. I have a stack of books on my night stand that I have yet to read or finish reading. I won’t even tell you how long I’ve been reading Zahir by Paulo Coelho. It’s the book that I’ve had posted on my blog to the bottom right for months now. I’d probably have more time if I wasn’t so good at finding shows on Netflix Hulu. HBOgo, etc and binge watching them. But, I digress…

I really hate to hear the words I don’t have time to read. Because, well, I do but sometimes I just don’t want to do anything but lay in bed and eat. But, I feel that at this point, I’ve done enough of that and now I have enough time left in my summer to get a few reads in, at least a few shorter ones. Here are a few on my list to get started on and to complete —


I hope to finish this selection by August and leave the remainder of the quarter to finally finish my thesis. Hopefully, Waiting on Superman will be a nice transition into understanding STEM apathy in students.

What are you guys reading? What’s on your Summer Reading list?

28 & Sunday.

Posted by Rae on July 19, 2015 | 3 responses

I woke up at the crack of dawn today to begin working due to my projects release/deployment. Luckily, these work weekends only have three times a year and not to mention, I don’t have to go into the office to complete the work. My responsibilities on the project have tripled and to be honest, I’m not complaining one bit. I’m thankful to be entrusted to handle the assignments.

My 28th birthday was earlier in the week on Wednesday. I was bummed during the day because I thought a few of my coworkers had forgotten, but it turned out to be a surprise birthday party that was orchestrated by the boyfriend. Yes, boyfriend. You read that correctly. I’m saving that story for later — but just know, he’s amazing.

Ever since getting back from Puerto Rico, I haven’t wanted to stay still. You know how you need a vacation for your vacation? I went back to Pensacola two weeks ago, but I didn’t get a chance to go back to the beach. I want to get a family vacay in before the kids and I return to school in the next few weeks.

Speaking of back to school, I’m not ready. I think I enjoy not having to wake up so early in the morning more than my kids do. The summers are going by so quickly now, maybe because they are jam-packed with stuff to do. The kids return to school almost two weeks earlier than the previous years. Ask me which supplies I’ve gotten already..

Overall, life has been good. I’m getting better at recognizing my blessings in each day that passes. I hope all is well with you all!