Thursday, July 30, 2009

July's finished books


21 The Long Winter (RR)
22 These Happy Golden Years (RR)
23 The Joys of Love (RR)
24 Uglies
25 Pretties
26 Fahrenheit 451 (RR)
27 Specials

Total: 27 Goal: 50

Okay, I think I'm done with July. I finished two books in 3 days and had a massive reading hangover. I just can't stay up late to read anymore, even to just 1:00am. I just started Interview with the Vampire, but I'm not reading it tonight (it's downstairs in my backpack, that's how serious I am about not reading tonight).

Then there's this whole knitting thing, you know, what I normally do. I normally knit on the bus/max. I don't think I knit at all this week. I wanted to finish this February Baby sweater that's been in progress for over a year. I thought I'd finish it so I could use the needles for something else. I powered through most of it, but I'm on the last sleeve and I lost my motivation for it. It might also be the weather, too hot! We finally got a window a/c hooked up in the bedroom, yay!

And have I mentioned how excited I am for Sock Summit?? I'm not sure that I have. Next weekend can't come fast enough. Right now I'm excited about the lunch buffet. And the Ravelry meet-up... and and, my class.. and.all.that.yarn!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Trying to read 50 books this year....

Here's what I got so far:


1 The Time Traveler’s Wife
2 Twilight (Book 1, Twilight Series)
3 New Moon (Book 2, Twilight Series)
4 Across the Nightingale Floor (Book 1, Tales of the Otori)


5 Grass for His Pillow (Book 2, Tales of the Otori)
6 Brilliance of the Moon (Book 3, Tales of the Otori)
7 Eclipse (Book 3, Twilight Series)
8 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (RR)


9 Breaking Dawn (Book 4, Twilight Series)
10 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (RR)
11 The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
12 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
13 Life, the Universe and Everything


14 So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
15 Mostly Harmless
16 The Harsh Cry of the Heron (Book 4, Tales of the Otori)


17 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (RR)
18 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (RR)


19 Little House in the big woods (RR)
20 Little House on the Prairie (RR)


21 The Long Winter (RR)
22 These Happy Golden Years (RR)
23 The Joys of Love (RR)
24 Uglies
25 Pretties

Total: 25 Goal: 50

Currently reading:
Fahrenheit 451 (RR), Specials

Wurthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Heaven’s Net is Wide (Book 5, Tales of the Otori), Altered Carbon, Little House books, Mainspring, Storm Glass

(RR) = reread

As you can probably see, most of the books are sci-fi/fantasy. Only a few are re-reads, which is surprising for me. I'm about halfway done book-wise, while I'm behind time-wise. One would think I could read more than two little kid books in one month (see May and June). I read so many books while I was pumping milk for Sabrina, I just kinda quit reading for awhile after that stopped. I wish I had been keeping track before January, I probably read over 50 books last year. It's a little different with a toddler. Eh, I'll do it, I just can't keep taking week long breaks between books.

As for battling the summer heat, we're spending a lot of time in swimsuits and playing in water


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

to do


to do
set up topsy turvy with tomato plant
clean kitchen
look for bamboo size 3 circular needles
upload pictures to flickr*

*my card won’t read in my Mac, I can’t upload to flickr on Richard’s computer, netbook can’t do it… now what?