So just now I finally got to do something I have been wanting to do for ages.
Was it going to work, to serve the people of my fine state to the best of my ability?
No, although work has its moments.
Was it helping my seventh grader with his science homework, to wit, making his own periodic table?
No. And if your child ever has this assignment, do something like fruit. Do not do "interesting wars and battles." These are Really Hard to organize into a periodic table, and we decided to ditch all the battles of WW II and the Iraq War he'd gathered (too clustered) so we had to scrabble for more. 11 o'clock found us desperately searching for a naval battle fought between 1457 and 1602. 7:14 am the next day brought a frantic search for a religious conflict post 1500, pre 1900. Stressful. Most of the other students did fruit.
Was it selling off the grass in the back yard as mow-your-own hay?
No. I shall deal with that this weekend, while listening to an audio book on my new portable cd player! (thanks, co-worker Jeff!)
Was it cleaning up after the past weekend's book sale at the library, whimpering softly to myself as I moved books I'd already moved 4 times already?
No, although I did need to get my shoe rack bookshelf home in order to do it...
Was it (drum roll) organizing my book stacks for the 48 Hour MotherReader Challenge??????
YES! Yes it was.
This time around, instead of a Big Mass, I have picked five books in each of six different categories. They are:
Books given to me by my loved ones
(thank you, loved ones! Just because it's
taken me a few years to get to your gift
doesn't mean it hasn't made me happy!)
I am determined to read The Double Shadow,
by Sally Gardner.
Books from my misc. tbr pile, mostly
picked up at library booksales or free.
That's the old doorbell. Doesn't work anymore,
but looks cool (maybe?)
Books from the library. Summerkin! Rump! Plainswalker! Shadow of Blackbirds! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time!
ARCs that want reading. Note short, easy book
about cyber squid included. It's good to have
Books that I bought for myself.
la la la
Books traded for at Paperback Bookswap.
Will this be the week in which I actually
read Daughter of the Forest????
I feel happier now I've done that! Will you be reading this weekend too?