This post is a little late today — I actually had it ready to go this morning and decided not to push publish. My blogging routine is feeling so blah lately! But I’ll stick with what I have for today and figure out next week when it comes.
Last week finally felt like summer and we hid in the house under the air conditioner as much as possible. We avoided playing outside (blue highlights) more than we have in at least a year, but lounging on the couch and watching movies was a nice change of pace.
I’m happy to share that my reading roll keeps moving. All of that pink shows how often I’ve been able to settle in with good books. A perk of all this reading is the connections I’ve made over the last couple of years; I am much more apt to send a quick email to a reading buddy if something excites me or if I need to talk about a twist. Even six months ago I would have been frozen by fear to do such a thing!
Last night I started reading A Tale for the Time Being (I was planning to knit but abandoned that idea once I got sucked into the book) and it feels especially poignant to bring up in this post. I’m only about 80 pages into it and it already seems like a main theme in this novel is about how we choose to spend our time (“If you waste time, is it gone forever?”) — which is also the main theme of my Monday posts. Anyway, I’m loving it. It’s full of Japanese culture and Buddhist wisdom and it’s totally my cup of tea. I’m trying to savor it and not rush through it, but man. It is so good! I think I’ll put my knitting plans on the backburner tonight, boil water for some cocoa (it’s totally cocoa weather in New Hampshire right now), and curl up with this book. My sweater can wait!
And my final note – today is day 499 of my journaling streak. I’m hoping nothing goes wrong tomorrow and I’m able to make it to 500. I’ll keep you updated!