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Have a great weekend!
Read posts from lovely lady bloggers at Conversion Diary!
Because I haven’t done this in a while.
Here’s what I’m reading right now. As we speak, The Collar is on my desk at work, actually.
So far, everything is SO GOOD.
The Food and Feasts is by some protestants, and I think they’re missing a lot of the symbolism of Catholicism in there, but it works. It’s very interesting anyway.
Peace! God Bless.
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Where have I been?
writing, reading, book club, baking, finding a new apartment (not finding a new apartment yet), running, finishing C25K, running a 5K, training for a 4-mile run in August, watching, growing, planting, weeding, on the lake… it’s been busy.
I’ve been doing summer like I’ve always wanted to do summer. I’m the tannest I’ve been since I was a kid because I’m spending so much time out side – weeding the garden, reading, working.
I like it. I like being outside. I like being in the garden, I like dirt under my nails.
It’s been great so far.
I have also been trying to get back into writing some fiction.
I was going to submit to a competition last month… and I didn’t. I just couldn’t get around to doing a final edit after I had my boss read it.
I’ve been busy in the good sense of the word.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this on here, but I’ve started a tumblr blog for all my fitness/running/health stuff.
I am by no means a super-fit or healthy person. I have a huge sweet tooth and I love peanut butter M&Ms. It happens.
If you’re into twitter and not so important ramble, check me out at jaderuns.tumblr.com. Or don’t. I’ll be OK.
Mostly it’s just to keep me accountable.
I want to make sure I’m running and doing the things I want to do.
I’m moving at the end of the month… still haven’t found a place, but I’m set on leaving where I’m currently at.
This will keep me away from the blog for a while yet still.
I just don’t consider this my priority.
After the move, my budget priorities are a new bed then a new computer… but I might have to suck it up and get a (new used) car first.
so a computer may be way in the future.
I just don’t have a lot of time to write blog posts at work.
And really, I just want to write and research for my posts at home with good coffee. 🙂
Pajamas not vital but good.
In other news Pope John Paul II is becoming (is?) a saint! wooooohooo! too awesome.
maybe this is important, I have been at my current news writing job for a year and three days today (Friday).
This is less important, I am going to buy a swimsuit and go swimming in my lake soon.
This month. There. I said it, I’m accountable for that. It should happen.
Here’s a photo.
To be honest, I edited this photo… there was a guy on a jetski in the middle.
Have a great weekend!
Make sure to check out everyone else’s posts at Conversion Diary! They actually post regularly, unlike me.
I just realized it’s a month to the day since I last posted. My apologies!
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
I read this for my first book club meeting tomorrow! I can’t wait for the meeting, but I can’t really say I loved this book.
It’s a quick, light read though if you’re looking for someting.
Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
Still in progress on this one. It’s about two women journalists to circumnavigate the globe during a time when women wrote for the fashion pages.
It’s exciting to read about pioneer women journalists. I really like this historical writing.
Non-fiction and full of interesting facts about the time period.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I read this quick. It’s good. Twisty.
It kind of just… ends, at the end.
Do Life by Ben Davis
I may have listed this last month. My apologies if I did.
It doesn’t spark me like other books in this genre, but it’s a good story.
Wisconsin Garden Guide
Because you know, it’s that time.
I’m going to share photos from my garden sometime. Soon.
A History of the Wife
I know I’ve mentioned this one before… I ended up not finishing it.
It was just a little too… liberal and anti-traditional roles. Not that I’m anti-new roles, but I’m not against traditional roles. If that makes sense.
Little to no serious blog posts or readings.
But I did write something!
More on that next week when the contest is due.
-Finished Lord of the Flies
-still reading History of the Wife
-still reading Heaven’s Song
-Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling
-Why we are made to bear children
-a lot of gardening books
But my reading (and my writing) kind of fell off last month. I don’t have a good reason. I’ve been watching a lot of TV which I hope to quite now that it’s summer.
I’ll be weeding, reading and writing.
At least that’s the plan.
Part of my plan is to join the Daughters of Isabella. I had never even heard of them until I read Sunday’s bulletin.
It’s the women’s auxillary to the Knights of Columbus. It’s just what I’ve been looking for.
I bet most of the women I see at daily Mass are a part of it. I’m especially excited because I never made it to the ‘youth group,’ and it never excited me that much anyway.
I just miss my old parish’s youth minister and activities.
I also have so exciting it’s nerdy plans about my garden.
I was washing the food processer and I realized I’ll be growing everything I need to make pico de gaillo.
You know, the diced tomato, pepper and onion mix. Like a salsa only not liquidy.
Which reminded me that I can make salsa, too!
And I already thought about pickels. Maybe some steamed tomatoes.
Pestos with fresh herbs!
I also plan to share the extra food I grow with everyone at work. Everyone loves tomatoes and cucumbers, right?
Also, I am not taking part in Jen’s quick takes this week because I don’t have anything nice to say… well, not something nice and important enough to warrant a blog post.
I’ll be back in it next week… I still haven’t shared my experience at a new church in San Diego!