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:
- I’m working on some gifts.
- The crochet projects I’ve been taking on are more complex, requiring more time. Thus, fewer projects to share.
- 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!