But I loved A's post about her current obsessions, and also Egg's post that inspired it, and I started to think about what my current obsessions are.
At first I drew a complete blank. Because I'm obsessed with getting knocked up, and that's pretty much it.
And then a couple things popped into my head.
And then I realized, there are other things going on in my life!
And not only that, but I really should both acknowledge and embrace those things! Because the last thing I want is to be defined by IF.
So, without further ado, here are some of my current obsessions:
I just bought one of these juicers off etsy and I'm now totally obsessed with fresh squeezed OJ! And I love that I didn't have to buy something that plugs into the wall to get it - this is so 19th century!
Okay, I know this one is a little Olsen Twins, but I'm obsessed with slouchy cardigans! I'm a big believer in layering and slouchy sweaters are so comfy!
I'm totally addicted to decaf green tea. With honey and milk, I could drink this stuff all day! I'm trying to drink more water, and I think this totally counts (right?).
And finally... KenKen.
So, I'm a big bedtime reader. I love to get a chapter or two in before I fall asleep. And then one day, I don't remember what it was that possessed me to do it since I'd always scoffed at Sudoku (putting numbers in a grid - pshaw!), I bought a Sudoku book. It was one of those that has 4 sections: easy, medium, hard and really hard; and about 300 puzzles overall. I became obsessed. I gave up my nighttime reading and did Sudoku instead. And I couldn't do just one. At first, with the easier puzzles, I'd do 2 or 3 a night and they would take about 10 minutes each. Then, as they became more difficult they took longer to solve, and I was still doing 2 or 3 but they were each taking 30 minutes or more each and I was staying up an hour or more after DH went to sleep doing these puzzles. Well, I ended up getting through about three quarters of the book, and I had reached the really hard puzzles, where sometimes I would just stare at a puzzle for 10 or 15 minutes without making any progress at all. That's when I burnt out, and I put the Sudoku book away, and went back to reading.
Then, the New York Times started publishing KenKen. It's similar to Sudoku but involves basic arithmetic. I scoffed once again. Arithmetic! That sound like work! Until, about a month ago, I tried one. I'm hooked. I will not buy a book this time, though, lest, once again, puzzles take over my life! So I do them in the newspaper and that's it.