Sunday Morning Musings

For the majority of my life, I was NOT a morning person. I didn’t understand how people could enjoy getting up early. I’ve always joked that I was a cat in a prior life because I just LOVED to sleep, and sleep in.

Over the past year or so though, because of work and cats who don’t understand sleeping in, I’ve become accustomed to waking up early. (For those people who are reeeaaally early birds, let me define that “early” for me is 6am.) Sleeping in now means 7am. Is it because I’m getting “old”? Maybe. But I also have developed an appreciation for getting a lot of stuff done in the mornings and still have an entire day left!

My husband still sleeps in a bit on the weekends (usually until around 9) so that gives me quiet time to myself for a couple hours each weekend morning. And this quiet Sunday morning, with a cup of coffee in hand, I thought I’d just share some updates about what’s been going on over here.

I haven’t been posting as many projects lately for a couple reasons:

  1. I’m working on some gifts.
  2. The crochet projects I’ve been taking on are more complex, requiring more time. Thus, fewer projects to share.
  3. I’ve been reading like crazy (and loving it)

I actually reached my reading goal for the year last week! Well ahead of schedule. I track what I read on Goodreads, which is great for a person like me who likes lists, likes goals, and being able to “check off” and see my progress. I had set a goal of 36 books this year (3 books per month), which I thought was very reasonable considering my achievements over the past few years, and my goals for other projects and craftiness. Then my enjoyment of reading just took hold even stronger and I find myself often favoring a book over other activities, and am actually tracking about 1 book per week. And so, challenge completed!


I’m also in the final stages of having the pieces completed to start putting together my crochet turtle. This is my practice pattern for the hippo that I’ll be crocheting for my niece for Christmas this year. She gets a hippo every year for Christmas, and I’m so excited to contribute to this tradition this year! These are time consuming projects, but will be SO worth it!

I’ll also be spending a good portion of today with my Silhouette Cameo making birthday cards for the FIVE family birthdays we have over the next two weeks! I’ll be able to share those in a couple weeks, after all the birthdays have passed and the recipients have seen their cards.

My final random musing for today…this last week has really made me question my “country-ness” due to ants, wasps, and a VERY LARGE garden spider outside my front door. Yeah, this city girl is not used to the number (and size) of bugs around here. *sigh* Trying to toughen up, but one night (when a baby wasp was in our house and we couldn’t kill him before going to bed), I nearly had a panic attack and was ready to check into a hotel. (I’m only half kidding.)

Here’s to a lovely Sunday and a fantastic week!

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  1. Julie S. says:

    OMG bugs in the South are insanity! This is kind of why I can’t ever go outside. They know I’m terrified of them and they come at me! You heard about the bee that flew in my mouth last Christmas and stung me right? Who does that happen to? Just me. And with the sleeping in, I miss sleeping in! To me now sleeping in till 7 is the best my body will let me do. So I’m with you, while hubby sleeps in, I get some of my own stuff done. I have to sneak in reading and blogging every free chance I get right?
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    • Umm…I do NOT recall the story of the bee flying into your mouth and stinging you! OMG I would literally have passed out!

      And at least you’re getting used to early mornings! Get as much sleep as you can before the baby comes! :)

  2. Diane says:

    When we first moved here, I had a blog of our house-building project, that included all the new bugs I discovered. Those bug photos became popular among my CA cousins, who were amazed at the variety out here. P.S. Did you find any egg sacs from the spider?

    • Oh the variety and size of bugs here is…disturbing! LOL And hubby did not find any spider egg sacs – but I feel like I need to now go out and inspect myself because I don’t trust him! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Robyn says:

    I know what you mean about sleep. Although I am not quite ready to actually get our of bed when I first wake up in weekends. But I so feel better overall when I don’t sleep in to much.

    Great job on reading 36 books already. I go in spurts in books.

    As for spiders and wasps…you may not ever get used to them :-)

    • I prefer to have lazy weekend mornings in bed, too. The cats are just usually up and playing and demanding to be fed, so that never lasts long!

      I go in spurts with books, too! My average is about 1 per week…but that’s because I can go a couple weeks without feeling compelled to read, and then devour a couple books in one week! Especially if it’s a (good) series and I need to see what happens. :)

      And you’re right … I will never get used to spiders and wasps. They will always freak me out!

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