25 February 2024

Sunday Salon/Sunday Post - Feb 25, 2024 Back to Elections edition

Yes, indeed. My 'back to elections' edition! I'm joining a lil late today with Readerbuzz and Caffeinated Reviewer, and optimistically hoping to get/keep my week under control while I work another election as an election inspector. 

I used to work a lot of elections, but got away from it once I was working full time. Election pay around me averages $15/hour or so, but that's for a 12+ hour day. Also, I'm not a chairperson this time, and the precincts closer to my house now do it way different. I don't get to leave the property where I'm working alllll day. Weird, but I don't make the rules. They also didn't train me to work the computers, so I'm thinking I may have A LOT of time to read. Fine by me :) I think the biggest challenge will be holding my tongue. I'm pretty sure the majority of my community comes in as red Republicans, and I am very much not.

What I'm reading this week:

Neither one is going very fast. 

My print book right now is We Are All So Good at Smiling by Amber McBride. I'm LOVING it, but it's quite emotional, and a book in verse (I feel) is intended to be processed a little slower. (Side Note - I feel the author's name is A SIGN!! Keep reading this post...)

My kindle book right now is The Resort by Sara Ochs which I'm reading for review (published 2/6/24). Also very good, but it's just starting to get more exciting now that I'm past the half way point.

I'm hoping to finish both of these books today or tomorrow. Tuesday is election day, and I'd like to be starting with fresh books and plenty to read (okay, at least a fresh print book...).

Three Good Things:

WOW! SO easy lately 😻

1. The kids and I had a GREAT time at the Detroit Institute of Arts today! The most entertaining part was imitating the art, obvs. We also took turns getting in trouble. I apparently stepped too close to a Picasso (setting off the motion sensors telling me to move away from the art), my son was told to get off a wall that looked like a great seat, according to the three other kids sitting there before him, and my daughter rested a finger on the words next to a display case. We've all learned our lessons and will be better patrons of the arts next time. Probably.

2. I FINALLY got an email back regarding the position I applied for at my current company. (*holding breath waiting for next step*)

3. A lot of friends are super excited that Andrew McBride (almost certainly no relation to the author mentioned above, but that's why I think it's A SIGN!) is re-launching Perfectly Posh!!While I am not ready to head back into direct sales, this was the best company I worked with, and I'm super excited to see a lot of people I got to know through the company enjoy their successes again 🥳


Emma at Words And Peace / France Book Tours said...

The Resort sounds good. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

We also love the DIA! It’s too easy to get within the radar that surrounds the paintings, just trying to see the brush strokes or details, isn’t it? Voting is really important this election… we did early voting already. Good of you to work at the polls.
best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I do love to go to a museum, and I haven't been in a long, long time. I need to visit one soon!

I've got my fingers crossed for you that the job situation resolves itself in a way that is best for you.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I work the elections here in Australia but they pay very well, casual rates at about $35 an hour.

Wishing you are great reading week, and good news on the job

The Fantasy Princess said...

I have not been to an art museum but it sounds like you had a great time!