I do tend to fritter away a bit too many minutes playing Facebook games. I play Candy Crush Soda, Words with Friends, Solitaire Castle, and my favorite, Mahjong Trails. I have this internet routine on days that I don't have to be out the door (like to a 7 am water aerobics class): Get myself my first (and usually only) cup of coffee and check my email. Then I check FB. I generally play whatever games of Words that are ready for my move, and then I go to my 5 tries at Candy Crush Soda. Next is a survey of my daily blogs - Ravelry, Yarn Harlot, Pioneer Woman, and Big Mama. Then I take a break and shower, eat breakfast, etc. I come back to the computer and check to see if there's any new email, and then it's off to FB where I play my rounds of Mahjongg Trails. I've been "off" Solitaire Castle lately, so I haven't been playing that. On days that I go to the pool, I check email and FB, play WWF, and do the rest of the routine when I get back. Not a very edifying start to the day, but hey, so what?
We went to Indiana for 5 days last week for a niece's wedding. We drove the almost 2000 miles round trip - just my husband and I -- and returned still enjoying each other's company! The wedding was lovely, and we enjoyed visiting with 2 of my sisters and their families.
I'm also attending a weekly book study at church. We're reading a book called Real Good Church by Rev. Molly Baskette. She writes about she and her congregation resurrected itself from a dying church to a vibrant healthy one. My church is dying so we are looking for ways to save ourselves. I am feeling good about getting involved with a small group at church again. I still have no interest in going back to a leadership role at the church. I'm trying to figure out why. I also am struggling to attend services regularly despite the fact that the pastor's sermons are interesting and more importantly, challenging.
I have been reading a lot too, and knitting almost every day. I've even gone back to regular library visits. I can't believe that for the past 2 years I've solely relied on e-books that I've either borrowed electronically from the state library through Overdrive, or that I've purchased. My husband was surprised the walls didn't collapse when I walked into the brick library in the center of town! I used to go at least once a week, and then suddenly never. I know that that started because they changed the hours, and I found it hard to get into the library at a convenient to me time.
Next week we're heading to CT for Thanksgiving with my cousins. I'm looking forward to that.
A few pictures from the past few weeks.
In Columbus, Indiana at the wedding.
Chicken Noodle Soup (homemade!) at a diner in Troy, NY on the way back from the wedding.
Afinished cowl - Let It Go by Diane Augustin
A finished sweater - Mindy by Julia Farwell-Clay.
The start of the Biplex Cowl by Laura Nelkin