Sunday, December 15, 2013
So on Friday I drafted up a whiny "State of My Blogging" type post and I've been mulling it over ever since. I planned to publish it today, but I think just typing out the words helped get off my chest what I'm feeling right now--basically I want to be blogging though recently I alternately feel guilty and selfish about it (guilty for not keeping up with your posts and selfish for still posting). I started to imagine your comments: "Give yourself a break, Trish, you just had a baby and are adjusting" and I started to do the whole "you're right, you're right, I know you're right" bit and decided to screw all and just write a regular post instead. Ha!
If you ever wondered what the "Insanity" part of this blog was...well, it's all in my head.
Since I'm flying by the seat of my pants here, I don't really have an agenda or topic. I'm trying to convince myself that I don't always have to have A post topic! I can tell you that I've been doing a fair amount of reading the past couple of weeks. I've stopped napping when the baby naps but usually by the time her second and longest nap of the day comes around I'm too exhausted to do anything productive so I grab a cup of coffee and head to the couch with a book.
And the reading has been great! Most recently I've enjoyed Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (on audio...sometimes listening without earbuds while I work on my hexies). Part of me wishes that I had read the book instead of listened, but the narrators were really fantastic and did an excellent job of reading for Eleanor and Park. I've now moved onto Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. It's funny but also a bit disjointed. I'm learning I need short audios to listen to--have any suggestions for audios less than 10 hours?
In terms of paper, I finished Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. This was my 2013 book to read and I waited so long into the year that I was afraid I wasn't going to finish it. Luckily it was one of those books that I could not put down. Like I finally had to just devour it because nothing else was getting done at my house. I feared that my family would starve as I locked myself away in the closet reading about Claire and Jamie. I now have a major book hangover and am trying my very hardest from not starting the next book in the series as I know that my home will fall into disrepair as I'm swept up in the drama again. Bah!
Since finishing Outlander I've been waffling over what to read next--part of me things I might be done with reading for the year so that I can tackle my ever growing to-do list (Scott's quilt will haunt me forever), but then that 2:00 nap comes around and I just want to curl up with a book. I've picked up One Day by David Nicholls and am intrigued but not very far into it. We'll see what the next two weeks bring. I am happy to have met my bookish goals for 2013 (though I don't know exactly how many books I've read...take that book blogging world!) and look forward to setting some new goals in 2014.
What have you been reading lately? Are there still some goals that you're trying to finish up by the end of the year?
Happy Sunday! Hope you're all staying warm. Today is our Annual Bake Day so me and the girls will be busy busy!