Wednesday, February 11, 2015

knitting and reading

I am happy to report that the wristlets I was making for Emma are done, yay!  And she loves them, deeming them "fashion" and wants to wear them all the time.  That definitely makes the knitting so much more gratifying to me.  I'm sure there will come a day when handmade by mama is not the most exciting thing in the world.


My plan was to immediately cast on for a cowl for Jack, unfortunately the flu, or some sort of flu-like illness, has taken over my house.  Emma had it first, then Jack, and now Matt also has it.  So far Lucy and I have seemed to miss it, I'm not that optimistic that I will completely miss it though.  My pattern is to stay healthy while everyone else is sick, and then get sick once everyone is better...

But, with the flu comes lots of downtime for reading!  I finished reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to the kids last night.  I loved it, never reading it myself.  Now the kids are begging me to see the movie, so we may be doing that today!

I am almost finished with Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson.  Wow, what a great book!  I definitely recommend it.  I am not one to mark up books, I prefer to keep them looking like new as long as possible (probably why I have so many books from my childhood still!), but this book made me bring out my purple pen.  There are so many amazing truths in this book.  

My reading has definitely been slower this year, but I think it is because of all the non-fiction I am reading.  I haven't really lost myself in a novel yet, and I don't have any on the horizon that I feel like I *have* to read right now.  So non-fiction it is!

What are you working on this week?  Are you on track for your reading goals?

14 comments:

  1. Hoping your family feels better soon and that you stay healthy! I have added Own Your Life to my list to read! Have a great week!

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  2. So glad Emma likes her wristlets, hope everyone is well soon.

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  3. Love Emma's wristlets! It's a great feeling to enjoy a book so much that you mark it up . I hope you all get healthy and stay that way.

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  4. Her wristlets are adorable - just like Mama's! Let's hope everyone starts feeling better ASAP! It's been one long Winter!

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  5. Nice wristlets. I put Own Your Life on my long reading list. Maybe I'll get to it sooner than I think.
    Stopping by from Frontier Dreams.

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  6. the wristlets are beautiful and you are so right, there is nothing more gratifying than knitting for someone who appreciates it.

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  7. I was working on my book list ideas for the year and Something-by-Sally-Clarkson went on my list. I see her name everywhere with many different books so it's time to figure out what to read by her. Own Your Life might be the starting point!
    Love your wristlets, they are darling! My little on was just asking to wear her pair this morning for her cold hands - kind of rare that anyone asks to wear a handknit indoors in this house for some reason! I was overjoyed to pull them out!

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  8. I am not meeting my reading goals at the moment, but like you I think it might be because I'm on the non - fiction.

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  9. I am curious about that book! the wristlets are so cute! :) hope you all feel much better soon! God bless!

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  10. I hope you avoid the prevailing illness altogether. Your wristlets are pretty.

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  11. Sending healing blessings so that your family feels better soon xx
    And those wristlets are awesome - love the colour!
    Angie xxx

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  12. My own daughter Emma loves wristlets, as well. :) Hoping you all feel better very soon!!! *hugs*

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  13. Glad to hear you enjoyed the book - it is on my wish list. I have a few of her others and re-read them every couple of years.

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