Another week has come and it is time for the next yarn along. We are coming out of another week of being sick. It seems like one child gets sick, then a few days later the next child and so on until it goes through the whole family ending with me. I don’t know how I manage to always be the last to get sick. Maybe I let my guard down once the kids are all well, and then I get it.
Regardless, there has been a lot of reading the past week, and a little bit of knitting. I finished the first skein of yarn for my scarf. I was definitely excited about that. Knitting a scarf, for me, is kind of a long process. I do a few rows here and there, but since I want the scarf to be long it does take me quite a while to actually finish it.
I am still going strong with my goal of two projects a month. I would like to see this scarf finished this month, so that I can actually wear it during the winter that I had originally planned, instead of next winter! My other project is still yet to be determined, but I was thinking perhaps of sewing up some give/save/spend “envelopes” for my kids. We have all jumped on the Dave Ramsey bandwagon, and I think they would like it a little more if they had pretty cloth envelopes instead of the little plastic ones we have now.
As far as reading goes, I just got The Life Giving Home on my kindle, and I can’t wait to start it! Last year I read Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson, and I loved it. It was instrumental in my own self-care journey last year. When I saw this book on a few other reading lists last week, I realized that I needed to have it. She is an incredibly encouraging author to me, and has written some amazing books that I like to go back to. The other one that comes to mind right now is Mission of Motherhood.
I just finished reading On the Shores of Silver Lake with the kids, and we have started The Long Winter. Emma was excited to find out that Laura and Almanzo were actually going to meet in this book. We are three chapters in and the kids are really enjoying it.
In the complete opposite spectrum of book reading, I just finished up The Jakarta Pandemic which was on my recommendation list on Kindle Unlimited. It is the story of a neighborhood in Maine and how they respond and survive a world-wide flu pandemic. Yeah, it pretty much scared the crap out of me. I guess I tend to have that more pessimistic attitude on what might happen if there were some type of issue like that. Perhaps because I have heard so much about the Zika virus in the news. Or perhaps because I know where in Maine the story takes place. It was quite good, although I don’t recommend reading it before bed!
And on that positive note! I would love to see what you are working on this week!
Are you knitting something, working on a craft, painting your house? Reading anything new? What is your favorite book genre?