I'm back to reading books. Well, listening to books as well. I took a hiatus for a couple of months, and I'm glad that I did. Sometimes, there's just too much going on, and my brain needs a break. I like peace and quiet, but not too quiet! I think part of the reason I didn't sleep as well as I should have when we were on retreat was that it was DEAD QUIET. My brain isn't used to that.
But here's the thing about reading. How does one choose a book? NO -- I do not need suggestions. I have loads; it's just complicated! There used to be a website that would log book series and which ones you had read. The best part is that it also indicated which book was next in the series. You could print it out, and it was like a reading list. It was super easy to use, and when it went the way of the dinosaur, I was sad.
Now I have to check my list of books I've read, find an author and then check their website to find the next one in order. Then off to the library app to find out if the book is available. I know - a first-world problem. My biggest problem is that I keep downloading an E-Book, not an audiobook. I'd rather have the physical copy than an e-book.
Then when I downloaded a book, I realized that I have that one on my bookshelf. So now I'm reading a physical book and an audiobook at the same time! It feels weird, but I'm good with that.
I don't know that I'll make my goal for the year, but if I do, great, if I don't - well, that's OK. There's no money riding on meeting that goal.
Speaking of goals, I have to laugh. This Sunday is our UFO club. Yes - we decided to meet throughout the summer, although there is no money on the line. If they don't make the goal, there is no penalty. That's for July and August. So far, I've received e-mails from TWO people who didn't achieve their goals. And those two people NEVER missed when money is on the line. Funny how that $10 can motivate people to get their work done!
Me? I finished this month's commitment for the UFO club! I was done weeks ago, which is very unusual for me. I have a class tonight, and I'm still cutting for that. I'll be working on the blocks later today. I have a class tomorrow, and the homework is done for that - I just need to make the presentation.
One more writing assignment is done, and I've got the pictures ready to go for the next one, which I'll work on today. I'm making good progress there. And I've got a day set aside next week for cleaning up the office. I'll tackle what I can in one day, or even if it's only the morning, it'll be better than not doing anything at all.
I'm on a roll with the customer quilts, and if things go well, I should be able to get all the quilts quilted by the end of this month. Then I have some quilts of my own to finish, and I have a LOT of community project quilts that I want to get done in August.
Here's the latest customer quilt.
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|Murphy, her ball, and the pond|
I refused, and the next thing I know, she had rescued the ball and left it on the STAIRS inside the house. Well, that's an accident waiting to happen! Thankfully, I saw the ball before I stepped on it. Oh, Murphy - you need a puppy!
On that note, I'm out of here. I have a LOT of work to get accomplished today, and I'm motivated, so I'd better get moving!
Have a super day!!!