I am also linking to Mailbox Monday, the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week, and to Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality
On Monday evening, we got together with most of the members of our former (very small) church choir — about 11 of us in all. It’s the first time we have seen any of them in at least 3 years*, and we have really missed them! After the base closed our church back in 2018, we all went in separate directions, but we used to get together every month or two for dinner. That ended with the pandemic, of course, and this is the first we’ve gathered together since then. It was really good to see everyone and catch up.
Othan that, it has been pretty quiet around here. Yet more indexing, plus a little reading, a little knitting, and the usual household chores. The temperatures have been pleasant this week, if a bit humid, so Mr. Bookwyrm and I went out for a walk several evenings before dinner. The work on the earthen dam is finished, and the lake is starting to refill, but it’s going to take a long time. Unfortunately, it seems we’re not going to be allowed to walk on the dam any more, which means that we can no longer walk along the lakeside. (We can go to the small public section, but other than the dam, all the rest of the shore is private property.) There are signs of fall already; some of the leaves are already beginning to turn and fall to the ground, probably due to the near-drought we experienced earlier in the year.
This week, I’ll be finishing up an index. In whatever time is left over, I’ll try to catch up on housework and blogging, and start thinking about my fall knitting and crafting plans. (Christmas is closer than it feels!) I also have my yearly eye exam, and I probably need new glasses—possibly several pairs.
* It’s also the first time we have spent time with that many people for anything other than family gatherings or a funeral. I was pretty nervous, to be honest, but darn it, these people were almost like family to us! Since the pandemic shows no signs of waning anytime soon, and we are boosted and double-vaxxed, it seemed like renewing and reaffirming those friendships was worth the risk.
- Sunday Post – 8/28/2022
- August 2022 Readathin Wrap-Up
- Monthly Wrap-Up – August 2022
- Sunday Post – 9/04/2022– this post
- Over Sea, Under Stone, by Susan Cooper – review; tentative
- Books I Loved So Much I Had to Own Them – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
- WIP Wednesday – spinning and knitting; tentative
- reviews TBD
- Sunday Post – 9/11/2022
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
I am currently buddy-reading Marple: Twelve New Mysteries with Anne at Books of My Heart. We’re reading one story per day, and discussing them daily; we only have a few left to discuss. I’m still reading A Dreadful Splendor by B. R. Myers (ARC), and I’m looking forward to starting both my library books: Make, Sew, and Mend by Bernadette Banner (which I’m evaluating to see if I want my own copy), and Small Town, Big Magic by Hazel Beck.
Listening to: Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle, by Clare Hunter.
Watching: We finished All Creatures Great and Small Season 2, and it was wonderful! Can’t wait for Season 3 to start in January. I don’t know what’s next—maybe Picard?
Added to the Hoard this week
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to DAW for Into the West—I can’t wait to read it!