‘Twas five days before Christmas and all though the house…
Lots of stirring. Lots of last minute things I did not plan for, or expect, or yeah.
And, then my darling daughter wondered if I would just buzz over to Target to get something that my Target had in stock but hers did not.
Umm, I love her dearly, but Target five days before Christmas? I am pretty sure I won’t even be able to get into the parking lot! So, yeah… at least that was not added to the “must complete list” in fact, this one did not even make to the “in my wildest dreams list” (Thanks, Kym for that great list name, because prior to reading your post it was the “no effing way list” lol)
However, my super-secret knitting is DONE! Cross that baby off the list! Woo hoo!! Which brings me back to my regularly scheduled knitting, and I am making progress. I am through the beginning of the shaping decreases and onto just straight knitting for a bit. And, Mother Nature has turned the heat up outside so the urgent need for another sweater is not as pressing. But, I knit on!
Reading has been good and next week I will be sharing my favorite reads of the year!
I finished listening to Sing, Unburied, Sing. Wow. What an amazing, powerful book. Excellent narration as well! I gave it 5-stars.
I finished listening to Bonfire, which I also did not love. It did not live up to the hype and got 3-stars.
I also finished reading The Rules of Magic. I thought this was an okay read, but not my cup of tea and it only got 2-stars.
I am listening to The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden and I started reading The History of Love.
And, after Thursday night (my last choir rehearsal before Christmas eve) I am free to read to my hearts content! And, READ I will. I am 3 books away from hitting 85 books read this year and I am determined to do that! Also, to everyone who says, how can you read so much? Well, I am a rabid audio-book listener! I start shortly after I get up and have about 7 hours a day to listen. You can get a lot of “reading” done in that amount of time! It is truly the BEST!
But, I hope that crazy is not reigning at your house and that you are embracing the season and thanks for joining me today!
I’m going to Costco today. Just saying.
I’m glad you finished your super secret project and can resume knitting on that gorgeous sweater. John wondered if I could possibly help him shop on Friday evening, and after laughing hysterically, that one went on the “no effing way” list. Happy Knitting and Reading!
Happy to hear I’m not the only one who thinks shopping for anything other than groceries the week before Christmas is an insane idea. I think I read The Rules of Magic years ago…I can’t really remember the story, which says something about it, doesn’t it!
I just finished Sing Unburied Sing over the weekend. Incredibly powerful book. . . Things are rapidly moving onto the “In My Dreams” list these days. Funny how they just sort themselves out that way, y’know? 😉 And knitting??? What knitting???
I’ve got three words for your darling daughter: target dot com. 😉
Beth, Costco was not too bad last night around 5:30. Not that they had what I needed, (water softener salt) but I still $50.00 on a chicken. Hahaha…
Kat, your knitting and reading is impressive. Very impressive!!!
I was in Target this past Saturday and feared for my life a bit.
I so wish I could listen to audio books for 7 hours a day! I also wish I could keep my attention on audio books — for some reason, if I’m not reading words on a page, I have trouble focusing.
Enjoy reading & knitting! My last choir rehearsal is on Thursday night too!
My hope is to get to the Apple store just as it opens. In and out, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Sing, Unburied, Sing as a big brutal, but also deserves 5 stars and I, too was disappointed in Bonfire. History of Love is a treat and I hope you like it, too! Audio books rock!!
Al read nearly 70 books this year! Next year on my blog she will be a guest poster for readers! I’ll be announcing it soon. She loves to read read read
I want to finish one book and read another so I can meet my reading goal this year. It’s a work in progress. My knitting is minimal because of the kitten/dog scenario. Hopefully when my daughter and son in law arrive, I’ll have more hands to help.
I had a meeting this morning so I got to actually knit. It was a pleasure since I haven’t had time for that in days. I was just at the grocery store and the clerk said to me, so, is this it? Are you done with groceries for Christmas? And I laughed and said, oh no, I’ll probably be back at least twice more!
So glad you finished your Super Secret Project.
I’m hoping to hit 70 books this year. I’m at 69 and will possibly finish mine tonight. 🙂 Happy reading! And happy knitting!
I am looking forward to reading and knitting next week … not much of either is happening here right now and I have Costco, two grocery stores and the airport on my Must Do list (at least the airport will allow a little reading!)
As long as I am not rushed and people are not rude, I enjoy going to the store — any store — in these days leading up to a holiday!! Another example of my skewed sense of fun?? 🙂