In the aftermath of Christmas and New Year's, when I'd almost recovered from all of the activities and was ready to fall back into my usual quiet routine. I had plans and energy still going, and was ready for a new direction...but then I fell victim to the same thing other family members have had. Unlike Amelia and Fee, I didn't feel terrible (so grateful), but fatigue, inability to concentrate, headache. Sleeping. A lot. Thank Goodness, it wasn't the flu. This has been a terrible year for the flu--really epidemic proportions.
On Tuesday, we actually had snow and temps in the teens!
I know you folks who have snow (and lots of it) EVERY year
may laugh a little at this, but it is so rare here!
We don't usually have temperatures this cold either.
I'm still having fun with the cartoon-y characters and
enjoying the ability to write more on a postcard than
just half of the back.
I blotted out this one because I was whining
about not feeling well and saying I'd send a letter soon.
to Erin, belated thank you
to Melody, another promise to write soon
I love that quote from Ann Richards. She was a classy lady.
I've read three interesting books recently featuring deaf protagonists. First, I re-read Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic, then read her new one And Fire Came Down. Both are set in Australia. Then NetGalley offered Dark Pines by Will Dean with Tuva Moodyson as a deaf reporter in a small town in Sweden. All three books were compelling.
I also read Censored: A Literary History of Subversion and Control which was a fascinating nonfiction book that started with the English translations of the Bible which resulted in the burning of books and people. The Church didn't think it was a good idea for just anyone to have access to the Bible. Other chapters discussed books and authors and their court cases, blasphemy and obscenity laws, etc. It was extremely interesting and readable.
-more practice with stitching text
-catch up on correspondence; I'm working on this!
-soup bowl cozies; Annie made some gorgeous ones in October, then for Christmas Lisa gave me two that she made. I've used them for soups, oatmeal, re-heating left overs--and love them! I made one before getting sick, but plan to make more soon.
-there are a couple of other sewing projects that I want to try as well
And so...I continue to play catch-up on a variety of things. It is difficult to set priorities because there are things I want to do (see above) and all of those less enjoyable things that need to be done.
What is going on with you in the New Year? Projects? Goals?