Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Knitting Needles Aside...
... I am into a book phase again.
Any time I set my sights on something - a new skill, a hobby, a new relationship, a major undertaking - I jump in feet first with 100% dedication.
Friends out there, can you vouch for that? It's a problem, I know.
This past winter I would smile at my knitting needles in the morning and plan my next trip to Joanne's while drinking my morning coffee. If you were lucky enough to slip in a conversation with me (between scarves, because that's all I made... well, before the Knifty Knitter anyway) I was determined to give you the knitting-bug as well.
At least I realized that knitting was more fun with a friend.
(Tricia? Christine? Thank you.)
The problem with reading (if I had to find one) is that it is NOT a social hobby. I have to make a conscience effort to include real people in my day (well, besides my children) so that I don't accidentally refer to characters in the books as if they were my next door neighbors. That's creepy... but I've done it.
Just ask me about Georgia Ella. LOVE her!!!
Okay, so how about book clubs? I hear there are people out there that would really enjoy sitting around talking about these characters, as if neighbors! Yay! I mean, I have a couple of friends that know my relational issues with Meredith Grey... that's not so weird, why not book people?
Well, this summer I have decided on an author named Lisa Samson, thanks to my FIAR friends.
I love her! If I was a writer, I would be her. It's like I know what sentence is coming next because Lisa and I share a brain. It's my plan to knock out her titles by Labor Day and if you like to read, steer clear of me, because I'll drag you along with me. I'll even let you know which library has what title. Yes, I'm that nice. ;)
So, I've finished "Straight Up". Loved it. I didn't really savor it. Devour is more like it. I am now on Chapter 4 of "Quaker Summer" and if it's even possible, I think I already like it MORE than "SU"! I am actually planning a couple fun activities, child-led of course, for the kiddos today so that I can sit by *coughwithmybookcough* and know that they are being entertained AND learning. I also plan on putting a load in the wash, making my bed, and making sure the kitchen is somewhat tidy before I visit my friends "Heather and Jace" in Baltimore!
Aahh, it's going to be a good summer. Me and my sweet escapes...
Oh, and have I ever mentioned this guy?