Saturday, June 5, 2010
The Day I Operated on 2.5 Hours of Sleep
I'm happy to report the school year is over and I have more than two months of rest and relaxation in front of me. I thought I would be crafting like a fiend by now. But I forgot that I'm pretty spent at this time of the year and the last thing I want to do is think too much. And trust me...I think way too much when I'm crafting. The inner critic in my head is a chatty thing. So instead of crafting, I've been reading like nobody's business. I stayed up until 4:00 in the morning trying to read this book. I was 15 pages away from the end when I threw in the towel. Absolutely nothing was registering in my brain. So - I fell asleep until 6:30 (WTF?) and promptly had a disaster in my bathroom (overflowing toilet to the likes of nothing I've ever seen before - didn't know it could put out so much frickin' water!). So after that - I needed some time to unwind or I was going to need to crawl out of my own skin. I finally finished the last 15 pages about 15 minutes ago and can say with absolutely certainty - I love this book. Next on the reading pile is this:
I'm really looking forward to jumping into this book. I'll probably start it sometime today with the hope of finishing it in the next few days. I want to be a reading machine this summer. I can't seem to get much reading done during the school year - so I have very high hopes for Summer 2010! I think I read 10 or 11 books last year and I'm hoping to beat that number. Let's hope I can do it. I'm also reading this and this at the same time if anyone is interested. I find that I can't read 2 fiction books at a time but I can mix in other genres. Funny how that works.
On the crafting front I don't have anything to report. I need to make 15 cards for my dad in the next week. I'm giving myself a deadline. I also need to print out pictures and finish my layout for the next installment in the circle journal - which I'm realizing might not be for me. I do not like crafting on demand. I need to get pictures printed from Iowa (not many but a few I would like to scrap). And I need to wrap my head around making an art piece based on some pretty strong feelings I had recently. Hoping the fog will lift soon so I can be a crafting and reading machine. Hope everyone has a nice Saturday. Until then...