In real life: I spent most of the week working on a slide presentation about visible mending for the fiber guild, which I gave after Saturday’s monthly meeting. Some of us stayed for a few hours after the meeting to hang out and work on our various fibery projects. I brought my travel spinning wheel and did some spinning. I didn’t get home until after 4:00, by which point I was completely wiped out. I’m out of practice with “people-ing,” as my family calls it! Since I work alone from home, and we are currently without a local church community, I haven’t spent much time in a group of people for the past three years. As an introvert, I’m finding that even more tiring than it used to be. Which is not to say I don’t enjoy getting together with my fiber community—I do! It was a great morning and afternoon. But I had to spend the rest of the day and evening reading, just to recover my energy.
During the rest of the week, whenever I wasn’t working on the program, I was reading, knitting, making Dorset buttons, and catching up on some index-related paperwork. This coming week, I have an indexing project to start, and I want to get back to writing.
The weather has been colder most of the week, with high temperatures in the 40s and low 50s, and a couple of nights when it may have dipped to near or just below freezing. It must be very confusing for all the poor trees and flowers that thought it was spring! The cherry trees and Bradford pears are in full blossom; the forsythia are either blooming or almost past their bloom depending on location; the daffodils are out and I have even seen tulips about to open (so, past the bud stage.) It’s beautiful, but it’s crazy. And it makes me worry about what kind of temperatures we will be in for, come summer.
- Sunday Post – 3/05/2022
- Sunday Post – 3/12/2022 – this post
- Sunday Post – 3/19/2022
- Reviews and posts TBD
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished The Raven Thief by Gigi Pandian and read Remember Me by Mary Balogh (both ARCs.) I reread Sailor’s Jewel, The Hare and the Oak, and Point by Point by Celia Lake. I am still reading Unraveling by Peggy Orenstein.
Listening to: I started Hexed, the second Iron Druid book by Kevin Hearne; it’s read by Luke Daniels. I’m also listening to Season 4 of the Writing Excuses podcast.
Playing: Wordle, the NYT Spelling Bee, Sudoku, Carcassone (app), and Pokemon Go. I play them occasionally, not every day.
Watching: All Creatures Great and Small (Season 3) and Star Trek: Picard (Season 3.)
Added to the Hoard
For Review or Consideration
Many thanks to Berkley for A Fatal Illusion!
Purchased (Kindle, print, or audio)
Print: nothing so far
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