There was a woman who was at the office — but didn’t really want to be. Her mind was going over all the other things she could be doing if she was not at the office. She decided to write a short blog entry as a break from the tedium.
I just checked my summer reading list. Of the books listed, two are still in the hold queue at the library, one is waiting to be read, and I have not yet located a copy of the fourth. The others have already been read.
I just finished reading Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. Soon to be in your local theaters in movie format starring Amy Adams as Julie Powell and Meryl Streep as Julia Child. This book was not on my summer reading list, but what the heck. I read it in a little under 48 hours. And laughed all the way through it. I must see the movie. The fashionista has already mentioned that it is a film we should see together.
And I began a new book this morning — The Last Supper, A Summer in Italy by Rachel Cusk. True story about a family from England moving to Italy for 3 months. Not too far into it yet.
I am also perusing a book on creating art journals. I usually tend to just skim read art and/or craft books. This one I am reading page by page.
Last night it was a nice evening. The fashionista and I shared a CPK Margherita Pizza and then she went to work. I took the pug for a walk at the park. It was great to be outside. And then I weeded the front flower bed and watered the flowers.
I have two new dvds to watch — He’s Just Not That Into You and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Talk about polar opposites…..
I even picked up some knitting and worked on it this week — I knitted 4 heel flap repeats on the second Hedgerow sock. I have been avoiding my knitting this summer. Not sure why.
A friend of mine gave me two old acoustic guitars to refurbish and take to Sudan. Awesome! I have been thinking about going back. I think there is more I can do. And I decided if I went back I wanted to take a guitar or two with me to leave there with those I taught. They have access to a guitar in the mission compound, but it is not the same as having your own instrument. One is an old TrueTone and the other is an old Stella — but they are in pretty good shape. They need to be cleaned up, new strings, maybe a couple of tuning pegs replaced. I have over a year, so perhaps this is the sign that I am to return to Sudan. Most members of my family do not believe I should. Only the fashionista has said that I should go.
This evening is praise team practice. Not sure what I will do after that. I have many things around the house I should be doing — the never ending pile of ironing, mending, altering slacks, cleaning, reorganizing, knitting, transposing music, reading, watch a movie, ride my bike, play with the pug, drink wine. Hmmmm. The last one sounds the best!