#fmsphotoaday Day 2: Routine

*Gasping*  Holy shit.  *Holding up one finger* Let me catch my breath.

I made it, bitches.  I made it.  Day 2 of #fmsphotoaday – I am here!

My first idea was to take a picture of my new snazzy lunchbox.  I bought it a few weeks ago and I’ve been serious about getting my healthy eating habits back on track.  And by that I mean I eat everything in my lunchbox and still sometimes get ice cream on the way home.

Don’t hate.

It figures the day I’m supposed to be posting a photo about my routine (lunch packing) I forgot to pack a fundamental part of my lunch.  In my defense, I brought all the ingredients, mixing bowls, a whisk, a spatula and a Crockpot to work so I could make one of my coworkers a Betty Crocker Chocolate Lava Cake…. mmmmmm….


Image Credit : Betty Crocker Website – sadly not my image

Instead of my lunchbox, I’m posting a picture of my routine of utilizing my Kindle’s Audiable app.

#fmsphotoaday Day 2: Routine – Listening to audio books on my drive to and from work.

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I mentioned on my blog post yesterday that I’ve been listening to Charles Duhigg’s The Power Of Habit.  It’s not the first audio book I downloaded.  First in my library was Ireland by Frank Delaney followed by Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell and The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

I had the hardest time focusing on the fictional books.  I first tried out Ireland on a road trip with the beau.  It’s purpose was to be a good distraction so that I wouldn’t think about having to pee the whole ride.  I decided that I wasn’t able to pay attention to it because the beau and I chatted a lot along the way and that is why I couldn’t stay focused.

I tried again later with Gone With The Wind – a book I can nearly recite on my own.  Nope, found myself zoning off to another world and not the world of The Hitchhiker’s Guide.  In one ear and out the other as I pondered about what was for dinner or how would I ever be able to differ the songs of the Chipping Sparrow and the Pine Warbler.

It was a last ditch effort to try a non-fiction audio book.  I really enjoyed the first podcast season of Serial.  I thought to myself, maybe I need someone to talk some real shit to me on the way home.

I scrolled the list and came across Habit.  I have been really impressed with it thus far.  It has a nice pace, a few backstories that are bounced around and some eye-opening facts.  Now, if I can use this to have more good habits than bad.

Come back tomorrow for day three:  “N is for….”


4 thoughts on “#fmsphotoaday Day 2: Routine

  1. The Power of Habit is a really interesting book – I learned a great deal from it. He makes these concepts very accessible.

    If I may now ask YOU a question – I am a blogger myself, but I wonder whether the bloggers I follow (such as you) find it weird that a woman in her mid-sixties is following bloggers who are half her age? I don’t want people to think I am creepy, but it is just that bloggers of my own age (with some exceptions) are so ‘worthy’ and ‘boring’ and lack a certain joie-de-vivre which is what I want from stuff I read on-line.

    1. I won’t classify you as creepy unless I find you peeking in my windows or if I start getting phone calls from you that are nothing but heavy breathing followed by a hang up 🙂

      I think that is the amazing thing about the blogging world. We can be entertained by whoever we choose – no matter who or where they are. I’m flattered to know that you still realize I exist after by blogging hiatus!

      1. Rest assured, I am not going to be peering in your windows (it would be difficult as I am in China) nor am I likely to phone and heavy breathe down the line – (a) I don’t know your phone number, and (b) I am too lazy to phone people I really ought to call, never mind bloggers. So you can sleep easy at night.

        I’ve enjoyed your books and enjoy your blogs…that’s all.

      2. That is so awesome. I really feel that I’m just talking to myself when it comes to my blogs and books. (I talk to myself in the real world all of the time) I’m sure lots of people feel l like that in blogging world and self-pub’d land. Thank you for making it feel a little more real 🙂

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