Oct. 19, 2020

How to Recharge Your Batteries

How to Recharge Your Batteries

In this episode, we talk about ways to recharge your batteries in ways that help your physical and emotional  state.  One of the ways to do this is through self-care.

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Chris: [00:00:00] Hello today. We're going to talk about how to recharge your batteries by doing three things that will keep you strong, both physically and emotionally, and allow you to do hard things when you need to and stay tuned until the end of the show to find out how [00:00:15] to join our VIP list. You can get a free gift.

What is up [00:00:30] everybody. I'm Chris and 

Mary: [00:00:31] I'm Mary Catherine. Hello? Hello. 

Chris: [00:00:33] Hello. We are back for another episode. 

Mary: [00:00:38] We wouldn't be wouldn't you. They were like, how can it be? It's been weeks in a row. 

[00:00:45] Chris: [00:00:44] Did you notice anything different about the theme song today? 

Mary: [00:00:47] I did. You changed it up without asking me? I 

Chris: [00:00:50] did. I felt a little.

Yeah, no, I just felt like a little more energized today and I wanted to throw something on there to [00:01:00] keep us both energized as we start the show 

Mary: [00:01:03] today. I love it. 

Chris: [00:01:05] It's the rock intro. I love it. That's what I called it. And I have a few others. I may throw some more in there. I 

Mary: [00:01:12] know. Oh my gosh. He's got so many buttons and I'm going 

[00:01:15] Chris: [00:01:14] crazy.

Yeah. So how's your week been?

Mary: [00:01:20] I would call it a slog. 

Chris: [00:01:23] What is that? 

Mary: [00:01:25] I've heard it before for probably on some BBC show. And it's just it [00:01:30] sounds like a slog, like you think of muddy boots, maybe some sand involved, wet, just heavy, slow, just a slog. It's You do a bunch of work [00:01:45] and you think you're going to be like, you're getting something done.

And then you realize you're only three centimeters farther. 

Chris: [00:01:51] No, I know the feeling. I know the feeling, 

Mary: [00:01:53] but I'm not complaining. I'm just saying it was one of those weeks. It's fine. Yeah. It's 

Chris: [00:01:58] hard to. [00:02:00] Complain, we have jobs and many people don't. So I feel for those people, especially right now that are struggling.

but yeah, it's hard to complain when, when life is not the [00:02:15] worst, we're actually pretty in pretty good position as far as everybody else during this COVID. 

Mary: [00:02:21] Yes. I took a survey this week and it. they were checking my, just my life situation in this COVID [00:02:30] world. And it was through a university and the university, I go to send it to us because we're part of the study, So I took 20 minutes and filled out the survey and at the end of it, I was like, yeah, I'm not doing too bad. 

Chris: [00:02:42] Yeah, It's not too bad at all. 

Mary: [00:02:44] I'm D I'm [00:02:45] not food insecure. I'm not housing insecure. I'm not insecure with my safety. 

Chris: [00:02:51] Yeah. 

Mary: [00:02:51] It's not bad. It's just like what? I haven't had to, go stand in a line for anything in a while.

And, I just think that [00:03:00] I don't have anything to complain about. So if I have to work extra hard one week, Too bad. Yeah. 

Chris: [00:03:05] Boy, I really, the whole rock intro is brought us into a bummer now. 

Mary: [00:03:11] no. 

Chris: [00:03:12] That would have been uplifting and we would have [00:03:15] talked about positive things, but we're talking about COVID, which is on everybody's mind right now, along with the election that's coming up here in a few 

Mary: [00:03:22] weeks.

Yes, I should we tell the listening audience, our election debacle. [00:03:30] Some fine individual. And I say that in a Southern way, some fine bless his heart, sweetheart. I'm assuming it's a man, because that's just where I go. My bias [00:03:45] took our ballots out of our mailboxes, 

Chris: [00:03:47] not just ours, 

Mary: [00:03:48] a lot of people in our neighborhood.

So yesterday the sunny shy sun shiny shine. Part of that is that our mail lady. [00:04:00] Broadest our ballots yesterday 

Chris: [00:04:01] or new ballots that we requested, 

Mary: [00:04:03] like we requested our new ballots. She like hand delivered them. Cause she didn't want them to go missing again. Yes. Isn't that awesome. Very nice 

Chris: [00:04:12] of her. 

Mary: [00:04:12] And then it occurred to me.

I don't know 


Chris: [00:04:14] name. [00:04:15] Oh, I do. 

Mary: [00:04:16] What's her name? I can't remember. Oh my gosh. So I've made a point. To learn her name and you're not supposed to give your male people gifts. She's getting one. 

Chris: [00:04:28] yeah, during, talk about COVID and [00:04:30] how things are so hard, you want to talk about hard and doing hard things.

People that work at the post office are doing hard things. They're working extra long hours. A lot of people are ordering things online. So FedEx ups. [00:04:45] U S P S they're all working extra hard. And so if get the opportunity, thank those people. I think they would probably appreciate it 

Mary: [00:04:52] for sure.

And she said that the day that the ballots were in the mail for all of our County, [00:05:00] she worked at seven 30 that night. Wow. Yeah. Wow. Long day. 

Chris: [00:05:05] Yeah, I'm sure she started early too. So for sure. Yeah. So what else is going on? 

Mary: [00:05:10] not much. You and I are chilling. Yeah. Yeah. It's been nice. [00:05:15] Just the two of us 

Chris: [00:05:15] for a couple days.

Oh, please don't sing. You actually have a good voice so much. You do. so yeah, it's been done, having the house to ourselves, along with the dog. For a couple of days, [00:05:30] but, it's good. yeah. We're going to talk about some things today, about recharging your batteries, which I've always thought is a weird term.

Yeah. The phrase like, cause we don't really have batteries unless you're like a [00:05:45] robot then maybe you might. 

Mary: [00:05:47] Yeah. 

Chris: [00:05:49] You've got nothing. 

Mary: [00:05:52] The nerd in me wants to argue with you about it, but I'm just telling you have it. Let's argue. Let's make a good podcast. That's public. Yeah. [00:06:00] 

Chris: [00:06:00] we're not really in public.

We're in private. but yeah, we're going to talk about recharging your batteries, doing a few things that will keep you both strong physically and emotionally. The first one is funny. 

Mary: [00:06:13] Okay. Cause it's 

Chris: [00:06:14] a big [00:06:15] deal. I hear a lot of people talking about this right now. A lot of people in the news, a lot of people on TV and the radio, it's just a big thing.


Mary: [00:06:24] And 

Chris: [00:06:24] it's called self care. 

Mary: [00:06:27] What 

Chris: [00:06:27] comes to your mind when you hear the term self care? 

[00:06:30] Mary: [00:06:30] Sleep hygiene. 

Chris: [00:06:32] Really? I think about brushing my teeth. 

Mary: [00:06:35] Oh, you're just thinking about 

Chris: [00:06:36] hygiene, 

Mary: [00:06:37] basic hygiene. 

Chris: [00:06:39] So creating a self care habit is one of those things that can [00:06:45] really do wonders for a person, both physically and emotionally  but what are some self care ideas? 

Mary: [00:06:52] Get your nails done.

Chris: [00:06:54] Yes.   Not for me.

Mary: [00:06:56] Even if you're a dude, because you get a manicure and they get [00:07:00] all that dead skin and then you don't have anything to pull apart , and your hands don't get all grumbly and they massage your hands and it feels so great.

Chris: [00:07:07] I must admit, I do like to go get my fingernails done, but I have to draw the [00:07:15] line at my toes. It's so embarrassing. I don't have the nicest looking toes and it's very embarrassing. And I know that the ladies at your nail salon who are not speaking English, 

Mary: [00:07:28] They're kind enough to not speak [00:07:30] English. 

Chris: [00:07:30] I know  they are talking about my toes. 

Mary: [00:07:33] I don't think your toes are the worst toes they see, 

They might be on the top 10 list, but they're not the worst.

Chris: [00:07:40] So if you don't take care of your car, flocking to stop. Sorry, it's going to [00:07:45] stop working, right? So this is one of those things with your body. You got to take care of it, whether it's working out, eating right. Whatever, we just, if we're not taking care of ourselves, you know how they say on the airplane?

If, when the oxygen comes [00:08:00] down, If you're not, you got to put that on first before you help somebody else. It's the same thing with self care. If you're not able to take care of yourself, you're not going to be able to help anybody else. 

Mary: [00:08:10] Correct. And my number one thing is 

Chris: [00:08:12] sleep hygiene. Yeah.

we could [00:08:15] go into that. Yeah. So what, why don't you explain 

Mary: [00:08:18] that? Okay. So just making sure you get to bed. And wake up, the basic is good, right bed at the same time, wake up at the same time every day. And make [00:08:30] sure that you're sticking to your sleep 

Chris: [00:08:32] yeah. Schedule, 

Mary: [00:08:33] Because, and that you're getting enough sleep and that you're listened to your body when you need sleep because your brain function and when you're sleep deprived, that causes so [00:08:45] many psychological.

Issues like anxiety and panic and depression and suicidal. 

Chris: [00:08:53] Wow. And just sleep. 

Mary: [00:08:55] Sleep is the best thing you can do for yourself. 

Chris: [00:08:58] I've heard. [00:09:00] And tell me if I'm wrong, I've heard that you should probably turn off your device. 30 minutes before you go to bed or you want to go to sleep. That's what I've heard.

I've read that. 

Mary: [00:09:12] I also heard that [00:09:15] and 

Chris: [00:09:15] for example, some people might go to bed and have their phone in their hands and play Pokemon, for example, they might. and do you know anybody like that? 

Mary: [00:09:27] A couple. Really? Yeah. who, [00:09:30] 

Chris: [00:09:30] like you, 

Mary: [00:09:31] some people might play, some people might play baseball on their computer, on their phone.

I've been doing a 

Chris: [00:09:39] much better job of. Putting my phone down, as soon as I get in the bed, 

Mary: [00:09:43] which allows you permission to be [00:09:45] judgy towards me. It's exactly why

Chris: [00:09:49] this is the only reason we're doing this particular podcast 

Mary: [00:09:52] today 

Chris: [00:09:53] is because I wanted to make fun of you about your Pokemon habit, because you do have a Pokemon habit.

Mary: [00:09:59] I [00:10:00] really enjoy it. 

Chris: [00:10:00] Yeah. Okay. guess what, there's other things that you can do for self care. And one other thing that comes to mind that you do. Is, you have a ritual about taking a bath. I'm not a big fan of [00:10:15] laying in wet filth my own filth. 

Mary: [00:10:19] You are on a roll tonight, but 

Chris: [00:10:22] I know that you find it very relaxing and we have the little, the thing in our tub where you call the jets and that's very [00:10:30] helpful to you.

And it's a ritual that you've created 

Mary: [00:10:33] thanks to Pokemon, 

Chris: [00:10:34] right? Oh, do you do Pokemon in there too? 

Mary: [00:10:37] I take a bath at six. I got bubbles. I got the jets going. I'm relaxed. Six [00:10:45] o'clock is Pokemon rate hour. And it's like the magical hour for Pokemon. 

Chris: [00:10:51] sometimes I hear you in the bath and I can hear that you're doing something besides taking a bath, like playing games.

I [00:11:00] can tell you one of these days, you're going to drop your phone in the bath. 

Mary: [00:11:04] That's why I have that little seat. That's why I have the little handle on the back. So I go like this, look, it's not going anywhere. Yeah, I hear ya. [00:11:15] Nope. 

Chris: [00:11:15] Okay. bottom line is though self care is very important. You have to make it a ritual, like you said, going to bed at the same time, waking up at the same time.

I think we do a good job with that. you have the bath taking. I have. [00:11:30] Watching a particular show when I get home. 

Mary: [00:11:32] Yeah. Which isn't good for your health because it raises your cortisol level. 

Chris: [00:11:36] I should probably not watch political shows is what you're saying. 

Mary: [00:11:38] Yeah. Yes. habitually instead of eating dinner with your family, but we won't go into Oh, so 

Chris: [00:11:43] now you're going to turn on me.

Mary: [00:11:44] Hey, you [00:11:45] started it. But listen, I want to say something else. That's really important about sleep. children grow in their sleep, right? So it's super important for a growing brain, especially a teenager. To sleep. 


But [00:12:00] they take phone parents and have it plucked in where they can't get to it and let your children sleep doing that favor.

Yeah. Because, and I'm positive. We will have a taller generation from this [00:12:15] pandemic. because kids are getting way more sleep than they were when they were being taken from here to there and games and sports and having to get up too early to go to school. 

Chris: [00:12:24] Interesting. 

Mary: [00:12:25] I got a lot of opinions about it.

Chris: [00:12:27] the other one, the next one is just [00:12:30] simply move. 

Mary: [00:12:31] Yes. 

Chris: [00:12:31] Movement is. This is a quote and I can't, I don't know who said it movement's the single best medicine on the planet. 

Mary: [00:12:40] I think 

Chris: [00:12:40] I thought that was pretty interesting. 

Mary: [00:12:42] He said it. 

Chris: [00:12:43] I don't know. I can't remember. I [00:12:45] didn't write it down. Ah, 

Mary: [00:12:46] geez. 

Chris: [00:12:46] I think it was just, I don't even know if it was a quote.

I think it was just somebody in an arm 

Mary: [00:12:50] just declared it. 

Chris: [00:12:52] So even if we feel lazy or even depressed, it might be because we just haven't moved our bodies enough. Exercise, [00:13:00] even if it's simply walking, for 30 minutes, a day or 15 minutes at lunch and 15 minutes after work or whatever, Something simple, will do wonders for your, physical and emotional health. 

Mary: [00:13:14] Yeah. And [00:13:15] moving with someone is a good thing too. 

Chris: [00:13:18] Ah, good point. Because guess what happens when you're moving with somebody else? You're getting exercise, but you're also maybe getting some dopamine in the conversation. Like we talked [00:13:30] about that last week 

Mary: [00:13:30] and endorphins and mirror neurons.

And those 

Chris: [00:13:34] other near Neff. Nephrons 

Mary: [00:13:36] you called them epinephrine, norepinephrine Nero. Nephrons okay. Though that was hard. 

Chris: [00:13:44] I know those are [00:13:45] great things to get. So think about like for me, at least let's use me as an example. 

Mary: [00:13:50] Yes. You're always begging me to go for a walk with you when we get home at night, shut up.

Chris: [00:13:54] So I, when I'm at work, I'm at a desk pretty much, most of the day, right [00:14:00] on the computer. I really get up and walk around. I try to, as much as I can, I have a standup desk at work, so I'll stand up as well. It's good to move throughout the day. It's sitting at a desk. If [00:14:15] that's what your job is out there, I would get up as often as you can, at least every hour.

Yeah. And just walk around or stand up or whatever you need to do. 

Mary: [00:14:25] Yeah. So 

Chris: [00:14:26] mute movement fuels the census. can you [00:14:30] explain what that means? 

Mary: [00:14:32] there is a book called the body, keeps the score and it is, I don't remember the author. I'll have to look it up, but it talks about where, when you go through trauma and stuff, it's saved in your muscles.

It's [00:14:45] saved in your cells. And so the way we work that out and we get it from being in our DNA in our body is to move. Got it. that's why some people will cry when they do yoga. Because they're moving and it's just [00:15:00] releasing those traumas sounds weird. It's just science. Yeah. But when, where I work after lunch, our little lunch crew, we just go for a walk together.

That's cool. Yeah. And there's, we can't all be [00:15:15] together. and so we've separated ourselves down into small, smaller squads, and we just, laugh and joke and encourage each other. And. Make fun of each other and we go for a walk and it's really fun. And I think it's [00:15:30] because it's social, but I know that where I'm working, they're really encouraging us to get up and go get out and go walk for awhile.

They don't care. if they call our room and we're not there, whatever, they're not annoyed because we were out in a walk. 

Chris: [00:15:43] Yeah. [00:15:45] that's cool. I think, I think movement is very important. and we talked about last week, it does trigger the release of epinephrine and norepinephrine, which really provides the body, with additional energy too.

If you're, that might be the [00:16:00] best time to move is when you don't feel like moving. 

Mary: [00:16:02] That's exactly the best time to move. 

Chris: [00:16:05] last thing that I wanted to talk about was just learning to sit in silence. Are you good at that? 

Mary: [00:16:11] No, 

Chris: [00:16:12] neither am mine. Why [00:16:15] is that? 

Mary: [00:16:16] I think when I'm sitting in silence, it allows my brain to go faster and I don't like it.

Like sometimes I picture my brain like a Rolodex and it's just like a little kid came in, just [00:16:30] started spinning it and I got all these cards and some of them are a little older and they come flying out. And then, I didn't want to think about that. Yeah. 

Chris: [00:16:38] It's I think it's really difficult in the world that we live in now.

It's so busy, it's [00:16:45] hard. You have so many distractions, you have your phone, you have, and you can turn all these things off, right? Your TV, your computer, whatever. You can turn all that stuff off, but you can't turn off your brain unless you're, you've practiced how to do that. 

[00:17:00] Mary: [00:17:00] Yes. And it is a really super good skill and I'm just not good at it.

And I have set up all these things in my life to where I don't have to have silence. I have audio books, when I'm working or thinking I don't. Let's [00:17:15] listen to music that has words in it. And but there's always music going. There is always something going on. I do find that when I'm working in my classroom and I don't have anything going on in the background and there's nobody else in there with me.

[00:17:30] My brain hurts. like physically it's harder on me to work it that way, but I just mowed the lawn. It's a riding lawnmower. People don't think that I'm not a champion lawn mower, but, I enjoy my, the lawn cause I like seeing when it's done and it's fun, [00:17:45] but, I didn't bring my ear pods home.

They're at school and. I was annoyed because I was going to start the third book in a series that I'm listening to, but I couldn't listen to the book on the lawnmower, but I did it anyway. These are [00:18:00] really first-world white girl problems, but I'm just saying that's how wired my eye. Those are the safeguards I have in my life.

So I'm not alone. Quiet with my thoughts. The only time I'm really happy to be like driving in the car. [00:18:15] No music, no audio book. No, nothing is if I had a really. intense day, emotionally or physically I'll get in the car and then I'll get three quarters of the way home and realize I'm still listening to nothing.

But my head is so loud [00:18:30] processing everything that I didn't even notice. Yeah. Do you ever do that? 

Chris: [00:18:33] Oh yeah. All the time. Yeah. Have you ever tried to meditate? 

Mary: [00:18:38] I have. Are 

Chris: [00:18:39] you good at it? 

Mary: [00:18:41] If other people that are good at it or by me really? [00:18:45] Yeah. That seems 

Chris: [00:18:45] counterproductive 

Mary: [00:18:46] because I have, I have their presence, so it's easier to do stuff with other people.


Chris: [00:18:52] Cabot meditate seems like such a personal thing. Yeah. Yourself, 

Mary: [00:18:58] but your eyes are closed. 

[00:19:00] Chris: [00:18:59] True. 

Mary: [00:19:00] So I went one time to our natural path and he had two other. Gals. And I brought my friend with me and we had our little pillows and the first problem was my legs went numb within 20 minutes then. Cause we were sitting on these [00:19:15] pillows and then I sat up on a chair because that's easier for me.

I'm old. And yeah. I just sat quietly was totally relaxed, whatever. And for an hour. [00:19:30] Wow, quiet for an hour. And I know I need more of that in my life. maybe I just need more prayer in my life, but, I didn't go back so I know I can do it. Yeah, 

Chris: [00:19:43] I've tried and [00:19:45] it's not super easy for me to, I'm not.

Think about stuff, but from what I understand in meditation, it's not that you're not supposed to think about the things you actually are supposed to think about things and [00:20:00] then just let them go. So whether it's good or bad, let it come into your mind, think about it and then send it on its way.

Mary: [00:20:10] and I've tried the whole visual, we I've been to a hundred counselors and one of the [00:20:15] counselors said to me, Visualize a river, a Creek. Cause I love the water, so yeah. And then visualize each of your thoughts, like a leaf in the air, like floating down in the [00:20:30] air and you acknowledge it and then let it go in the Creek and continue down the Creek.

Yeah, it's gone. 

Chris: [00:20:39] so you, that seems very healthy 

Mary: [00:20:40] to me. huh. 

Chris: [00:20:41] Because sometimes if you had something, some [00:20:45] trauma, or even if it's simple, like just a bad day, if you don't go back and think of about it and process it and then send it on its way, it might be deep inside you for awhile.

It [00:21:00] seems like meditation might be a good way to get rid of things like that and just let them go. Like they say on the movie frozen. 

Mary: [00:21:07] Yeah. Come on Elsa. Yeah. Yeah. 

Chris: [00:21:09] there's plenty of ways to meditate. I'm like I said, I'm not great at it, but I use an [00:21:15] app 

Mary: [00:21:15] calm. Yeah. Occasionally 

Chris: [00:21:18] it does help me.

There's a lot of different. meditation type things on there, things to help you fall asleep. There's some ASM RS, which I kinda 

Mary: [00:21:27] it's 

Chris: [00:21:27] I like that. I like hearing the ASM are, [00:21:30] sounds like the sounds that sometimes the sounds that they make, like opening packages, give me like good.

Mary: [00:21:37] Just talking about it is making my shoulder tense up. Like I have the complete opposite and Chris has this, I'm talking to you. I'm st. [00:21:45] Chris. Yeah. I'm actually talking to the audience. I'm going to talk, I'll be back. 

Chris: [00:21:48] I'll just be right over here. 

Mary: [00:21:49] Yeah. So audience and me, listen, this guy has a playlist that is all ASM are things right?

Chris: [00:21:57] That's not true. 

Mary: [00:21:59] No, you [00:22:00] did. Cause I saw it. And you were like, look at this playlist. Oh, maybe a few, but listen. And so does your son, they love it. They're unabashed about it. But you could use this at Guantanamo Bay to get people to say whatever you needed them to say, because it is [00:22:15] torture, pure torture. I don't know if it's, it's like clicking pens, opening gum wrapper.

It's everything that drives me through the ceiling. I hate it. I love it. And that's the other thing, like the calm app? [00:22:30] Yes. Just the voices on it. Yeah. I just want to punch things that I have does not make me calm. And I also turned the thing on my phone off that tells you to take a breath. Cause when you're angry and [00:22:45] you're like, it'll come up and it'll go every time it'll be like breathe.

And I'm like, stop telling me what to do. Like I hate it. 

Chris: [00:22:53] I'm going to put you on the spot. Okay. If there's one celebrity. Yeah. Who you would like to [00:23:00] hear their voice? Like it's, it would be so calming and it would help put you to sleep. Who would that be?

Mary: [00:23:10] Oh, okay. I 

Chris: [00:23:11] don't know. 

Mary: [00:23:11] Tough one. Huh? It is 

Chris: [00:23:13] Morgan Freeman, maybe. [00:23:15] 


I like his voice, 

Mary: [00:23:17] what's actually, there is a voice that puts me to sleep. his last name's Kennedy and he wrote how to not be how to be. How to be an anti-racist and I have the audio book. [00:23:30] Yeah. Because I need to read the book 

Chris: [00:23:31] and he read that he read his own book.

Mary: [00:23:33] He wrote the book and he read his own book and I can't get through it fall asleep. 

Chris: [00:23:39] I hope you're not listening to that one while you're driving. 

Mary: [00:23:43] I'm trying not to, [00:23:45] but I don't know if it's just because I'm the other problem with books like that when you listen to them and on an audio book is. I really should just read the book because I want to underline things and stop and [00:24:00] process it and make a note in the margins.

And I'm trying to do that while listening to it in an audio version. my brain, it's just Oh, I can't, 

Chris: [00:24:11] you noticed I cleaned my office today. The studio. 

[00:24:15] Mary: [00:24:14] Yes. I was going to say, I noticed that when you pick one thing to do yes, it takes all day. 

Chris: [00:24:21] Oh, I'm pretty focused, 

Mary: [00:24:22] but it, you do it really well.

Chris: [00:24:24] But the re the reason I brought that up, because it just made me talking about books just reminded me [00:24:30] that I probably took, I don't know, 40 books off my bookshelf and said, you know what? I don't want these on my bookshelf anymore. And as I was putting them in there, I [00:24:45] swear to you of those 40 I've read too, from cover to cover and the books that I have up on my shelf, I think I've read four of them cover to cover, but I still wanted to [00:25:00] keep them because I might want to read them 

Mary: [00:25:01] again.

Chris: [00:25:02] Okay. Isn't that weird? 

Mary: [00:25:04] you and I, this is a topic that we should probably, they should come with a warning to the audience because. and I was thinking about this after we had the conversation about the books that you did put in the box that you were going to take to give [00:25:15] it away, that some of them are mine and my grandparents.


Chris: [00:25:18] I don't know why you would put them on my bookshelf. 

Mary: [00:25:20] You had a bookshelf, we 

Chris: [00:25:22] have other bookshelf in the house and I have 

Mary: [00:25:24] books on them. sorry, I. I have an affinity for books. [00:25:30] If I had my druthers, we would put a library using all our tall ceilings with that little, with the tall, rolling, ladder.

Chris: [00:25:39] What is this Harry Potter? 

Mary: [00:25:40] Yes. Oh my gosh. Yes. So anyway, I love it. Or the [00:25:45] giver. Remember in the movie 

Chris: [00:25:46] when we've gotten off topic, 

Mary: [00:25:48] we have, but let's just talk about books for a minute. Okay, cool. You like. Chris likes books. Yes. He likes to look at him. He likes to have them. If they have 

Chris: [00:25:58] pictures, 

Mary: [00:25:58] especially [00:26:00] he is a prolific reader, but he doesn't read books.

Chris: [00:26:03] I am a good, let me rephrase. I'm an awesome. Magazine 

Mary: [00:26:09] reader's 

Chris: [00:26:10] digest. I could read the kid thing from cover to cover even the, especially the, [00:26:15] humor 

Mary: [00:26:15] and uniform. Yeah. 

Chris: [00:26:16] And life and these in the United States. All the little funny jokes. Yep. Yeah, I can do that. That's 

Mary: [00:26:23] real reading. Okay. So I read actual books.


[00:26:30] Chris: [00:26:29] are you talking? Oh, so now you're going to get snotty book snob. 

Mary: [00:26:35] I just adore books and I was just reading. So we got some new books. It's a new quarter and I was opening them up. I don't know if its the glue, if it's [00:26:45] the paper. I don't know if it's the ink smell, but a book smells amazing to me. 

Chris: [00:26:53] I like the smell of books too.

Mary: [00:26:55] You just want to not have him around right. Okay, sorry, [00:27:00] I'm going to get the hint. The music started people. He won't let me talk about books anymore. It's the only thing we argue about other than our children. This 

Chris: [00:27:08] is true. All right. Thanks for joining us, everybody. If you have any questions or thoughts about [00:27:15] today's show or would just like to say hi, go to w H T I'm sorry.

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Chris: [00:27:46] and we'll talk to you next week.

Mary: [00:27:49] Bye.