Reading… Velva Jean Learns to Fly. This is the second book in the Velva Jean series. While I think the story could use a little more editing, I absolutely love the message. This book is set during WWII. Velva Jean decides she wants to learn to fly to help the war effort as part of the WASP program. As in the first book, she has a dream and does everything she can to pursue and accomplish it – no matter what other people say. If you have any teenage girls in your life, I highly recommend you buy them these books. They have a strong empowering message, something I think the Danielle Steele I read as a teen lacked.
Watching… Sully. I guess my media in the past week was aviation themed. I hadn’t yet seen this movie about the miracle on the Hudson and decided to watch it while I had HBO. I didn’t really care for how it jumped around in time, but overall I really enjoyed this one. I would not recommend watching it if you are planning to fly anytime soon!
Listening to… Oprah Super Soul Sunday Podcast. I think I first listened to this podcast version of Oprah’s show to listen to her interview Brene Brown. I’ve been selectively listening to episodes here and there since. I was excited to see the two episodes with Nate Berkus. I’m kinda iffy on Oprah, but I adore Nate. I love his philosophy on decorating and his story of loss following the tsunami is inspiring.
Trying… Bromelain. I have been under the weather for the last week. I’m not entirely certain if it’s a cold or allergies. My sinuses have been killing me. I’ve tried a few things and, other than sleeping on a hot water bottle, nothing has given me much relief. I’ve read that bromelain (an enzyme found in pineapple) can act as a natural anti-inflammatory. Lots of people with sinus issues swear by it. I think it can take a few doses before it really starts to help. We’ll see…I’m really hoping this pain goes away soon.
Eating… guacamole. Avocado prices are crazy high. Usually when I buy a bag of four from Trader Joe’s they are all on the same ripening schedule. That has not been the case with the last bag. One of them ripened faster than usual and went bad before I ate it. The rest of them are super ripe so I’ve been eating lots of guacamole.
What have you been up to lately?