Today was the first day in a while that I was able to sleep in. Of course–OF COURSE–today also had to be the day that our neighbor has their music up so loud that it can be heard in our bedroom. Thankfully, they did not start playing it until around an hour ago (11:00AM EST), so I managed to get enough sleep to count. Still. It’s super annoying and management will do nothing about it. I am seriously considering asking Coventry if we can find another place to live. I’m just so unhappy with our neighbors right now.
It would be one thing if it happened to be good music. Instead, it’s all auto-tuned people that couldn’t hold a note otherwise. Beautiful people with terrible voices. Not to mention I think it’s the radio, so there are really annoying ads every so often as well. I suppose it could be worse. It could be Christmas music. Ugh.
Speaking of the dreaded holiday…Last night, my wife and I decorated our tree. We don’t really celebrate Christmas outside of our family–meaning that we, ourselves, celebrate the Winter Solstice instead, but do go to our families’ homes for Christmas–so it’s a little odd. Of course, having a tree is tradition that dates back to Pagan beliefs. Anyway, we decorated Bethany (our tree) with little rubber snakes, spiders, rats, bats, and skeletons, along with a few bits and bobbles that make it look good. Then, to top the tree, we have Janet–our skeletal (plastic) bird with a little Santa hat. Bethany is a tiny tree, only about three feet, but it tries its best and I love it.
Currently, I am reading the book “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard. I feel bad about it, mostly because it’s an okay book–not great, but not bad–and I am just having a time getting through it. I want to read it. This is something I should like! It’s just…I don’t know! It feels like reading through taffy. There is just this disconnect for me. It’s so strange. It’s a well written book, the characters are interesting. The setting is a little odd and not what I expected, but that’s good! The plot, so far, is intriguing. I honestly don’t know why I am having such a hard time with it. Honestly.
Eventually, I will manage to finish it. I’m sure of that. I just don’t know when.