January 24, 2008

stuck in a good book...

How is it that so much time has passed already? I can't believe the year is already over20 days old. I've been busy with working at the mall and at the church and time just slipped on by. I feel like I haven't watched a movie in ages (but I know I have, I watched one with Nathan a week or so ago, I think). Lately, I stick my nose in a book every free moment I have-- either that or I'm giving feedback to the teens on CleanPlace or setting up a new forum where I'm going to teach a literature class to some of those same teens.

This year, my goal is to read 100 books. And to make it harder, I tightened the rules. I don't know what I was thinking. So far, I've read 8 books, so I'm on schedule (I need 8 books a month with an extra book each quarter) but I feel like I am sucking every spare moment into this challenge. Eventually, I will have to take a break. There is a house to clean, movies to watch, clothes to wash, life to live.

Now that I think about it, I did spend some time at the hospital last week when Kayla was there- and I worked 2 extra days at the church. I've watched kids, went to birthday parties, talked to friends on the phone... I guess there has been a few other things going on.

How is the year going for all of you? Any fun and exciting happenings? Tell me about them...

January 9, 2008

slip and slide...

Remember those? Carin got one when we were kids and it never worked like they showed on t.v.. I guess that was one in a long line of false advertisements. But I wasn't really thinking about that until I typed the title. I was thinking, rather, about the snow that we have here and how the roads keep turning into skating rinks. I'm tired of driving on slick surfaces, tired of falling (okay, so I only fell once, but that was more than enough) and of getting stuck (again, only once, and the cute policeman did help me out, but hey, there has to be a better way to meet guys!).

I'm ready for spring, for sunshine and flowers and leaves on the trees. Ready for light jackets, not heavy, bulky coats. And yet, I want time to slow down. There has to be some way to fast forward to April and then hold it there, I just have to find the right button.

So, how has your year been so far? I'm busy working, reading and trying to clean the house (and not being so successful at the last one due to the first two). My reading goal this year is 100 books. If you want to know what I'm reading, find me on www.goodreads.com (look for my gmail address). Many of the teens on CleanPlace are joining this reading challenge and it is looking to be a fine year for books.

My other news is that I finally got my "split" keyboard and it is wonderful. I can type without going numb in the arm now. Lovely.

Leave a comment and let me know what you are up to!