Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Looking Back | July.
It's hard to believe I was Madison a month ago. It seems like longer; but that might be because our summer has been so unbelievably hot that I can't remember what it was like to sit outside in the afternoon without sweating (which I did back on July 2!)
I think I've only missed two Tuesdays of Charlie photos all year (both days that Katie was on vacation). These photos are a wonderful timeline of how he's growing (so fast!) I count it as a bonus when I get extra days - his wide open smiles on the 16th and 24th are pure delight. What fun, too, we're both having with coloring.
July was a great month for sharing cocktails. Sara & I on the 3rd, Karen & I on the 8th, Katie & I on the 12th and Marc & I on the 25th. I'm pretty sure that's a record!
and Hooray! for finished projects. My Mystery Shawl debuted on the 26th and Orbit the day after.
One project I haven't shared here - it's not quite finished - is my summer bingo card. I took this photo back on the 23rd, just after I finished When Women Were Birds (it was amazing and I highly recommend it to everyone!) - my 24th book since Memorial Day.
I haven't started 11/22/63 yet - hopefully that will happen later this week - so I still have 849 pages to go to cover the card. In the meantime, I started a second card.
figuring out what to read next within this framework. I've made great progress on my to-read list...and found some surprising favorites. I expect finishing this card will take me well into the fall, but hopefully I'll manage one or two bingo's by Labor Day.
The only square I haven't planned is the Nonfiction (top row). I'm not much of a non-fiction reader - in fact I went years without reading any - but the last few I've read, including Boys in the Boat, One Summer and Emperor of All Maladies, have been excellent. Being Mortal has been on my to-read list for a while, but I'm in a very long line to get it from the library. Any suggestions on something that might be a little easier to get?
Happy Wednesday ... I hope you have a fun shared cocktail and finished project in your near future!