My finger is slowly healing. I can type with it again, as long as I press gently and don’t overdo. I’m still not knitting or spinning with it, though.
I spent most of the week researching fiber arts (knitting, spinning, weaving, etc.) in popular culture: movies, TV, and video games, since books could have been an entire program on its own. I put together a PowerPoint presentation with photos and video clips. Believe it or not, it’s the first time I’ve used PowerPoint. (It’s not something a freelance book indexer is ever called upon to use, so…) I was fairly pleased with how it turned out—both the content and the PowerPoint. My delivery was a bit choppy, but oh, well.
I’ve been doing a little writing, a fanfic story I have had in my head for a couple of years now. It’s flowing pretty well; the main challenge is to make myself take time to write. Once I get started, I can write for an hour or more without noticing the passage of time. It feels good finally to be getting the story out of my head and onto paper.
We had floods of rain on Friday… literally. Parts of the county got as much as 7 inches of rain, and some areas were flooded, either with standing water or because creeks and inlets rose. High tide on the river made things worse. Luckily, our house isn’t affected much. The runoff down the driveway can get pretty heavy, but thankfully, the house itself is high enough above the creek that it’s never been a problem.
- Sunday Post – 6/06/2021
- Books That Made Me Long For More – Top Ten Tuesday
- Sunday Post – 6/13/2021 – tentative
- Joining the TrekAThon!
- Castle Shade, by Laurie R. King – review, tentative
- Top Ten Tuesday post, tentative
- WIP Wednesday – tentative
- News & Notes – 6/19/2021 – tentative
- Happy Father’s Day! Sunday Post – 6/20/2021 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I didn’t have a good reading week, and I don’t know why. Sometime late in the previous week, it was as if I had hit a wall. I did finish Death at the Crystal Palace (Jennifer Ashley; ARC), but that’s the only fiction I read all week. I also started both the library books I picked up last weekend. I’m enjoying Grant Snider’s book-themed comics in I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf a few pages at a time. A chapter and a half after starting Unwinding Anxiety (Judson Brewer), I knew I needed to buy a copy so I can highlight and annotate as I go, so I ordered one.
Listening to: I finished The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse. My library hold came in, so I was able to continue with The Bookshop on the Corner (Jenny Colgan), which I had stopped reading when my check-out ran out.
Watching: an episode of Warehouse 13, and a couple of episodes of Wild Rockies to satisfy my craving for beautiful scenery (preferably wild.)