May was quite the month. I traveled to New Jersey for work (and fit in a dinner with my friend Alli and her husband which was the highlight of that trip!), moved in with Phil, and had surgery on my hip within the first 9 days of the month. I wouldn't recommend jamming that much in a 9 day span. The rest of the month was a haze of recovering and going to PT.
My May recap is really short this month. I'm skipping workouts this month because obviously there are no true workouts happening, unless you count the time I spent on a stationary bike or arm bike or my PT exercises. #lame I also didn't capture any outfit photos. It's tough to look or feel cute when you are hobbling around on crutches. So instead I added an interesting article that a friend shared with me this week.
Are PayDay Loans Really as Evil as People Say? by Freakonomics - I thought this was a really fascinating examination of the PayDay Loan industry, which gets a bad rap for charging exorbitant fees for the loans they offer. I thought it was interesting how they calculated the implicit interest rate of renting a car and compared it to PayDay Loans. The comparison makes PayDay loans seem like they aren't so unjust.
I read 5 books in May. My favorite book was the second book of Ken Follett's century series, Winter of the World (which was 900+ pages!!). I wish I had read it closer to when I read the first book in that series but it was still enjoyable. I highly recommend that series to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. I'm planning to read the final book in the series this summer.
Winter of the World by Ken Follett - 5 stars
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan - 4 stars
Plainsong by Kent Haruf - 4 stars
The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith - 2 stars
Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunee - 2 stars
Stuff it: Millennials nix their parents' treasures - This is an interesting article that talks about the generational shift that is happening regarding the accumulation of possessions. This article resonates with me as I've been in such a purging mode and want to continue to purge and limit the amount of goods I accumulate.