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?