I feel like I haven’t posted in a while. Is that true? I don’t know.
What have I been doing? A lot of crafting and sewing. In the past two weeks I’ve made: 4 fabric belts, 15 reversible headbands, a fairy picture album, 6 notebooks, a baby quilt, 3 dollies, 3 necklaces, 2 canvases, and a mini quilt. Would you like to see?
A lot of them are for the fundraiser that’s coming up for Autism Speaks, but some are for me, for my mom, or for Liz. It’s been fun, being so create-y.
But because I’ve been focusing on that side of things (since the beginning of the year, it seems), I haven’t been reading as much as usual, but I have been reading a bit, so here’s what I read in April and so far this month.
A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola : I have quite literally been reading this book on and off for at least 8 months. But I finally buckled down and finished it. It was a reread, and it’s so chock full of great information that I feel like I need to start it over again. It’s a staple for Charlotte Mason philosophy homeschoolers, and is really fantastic.
The Continuous Atonement by Brad Wilcox: I read this book on Easter- and it was perfect timing and a very good book.
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway: This was also a reread, and is simply brilliant. I adore Hemingway, I love his distilled, honest prose, his pursuit of truth and expression. His sentences are so deceptively simple, and he packs so much into so little.
Bossypants by Tiny Fey: This was awesome and hilarious. I already loved Tina Fey, but this book really solidified that, as it shows her as really goodhearted. Foul mouthed, but goodhearted. ðŸ™‚ I literally laughed out loud in a number of parts, and thoroughly enjoyed it all.
So yeah, that’s what I’ve been up to. Oh, and I got my hair cut:
And I took the girls to their well checks today where we had a grand total of 5 shots and a TB test. Poor babies. There was a lot of screaming, and then a lot of bribing to make them feel better afterward. ðŸ™‚ And we went to see Grandma for her birthday, so that helped the day be better.
What have you been up to?