I began my new read last night, ‘One Day in December’ by Josie Silver. It’s a love story, following the lives of three people throughout a 10 year period. I’m amazed that I chose another story that centers on relationships! I did want to focus on Christmas stories around the holiday season, and the book has Christmas as a focal point. Granted, I began reading it after Christmas, but it has the word ‘December’ in the title, and it’s still December. So that counts!
Thursday was such a hectic time for me after I left work. I didn’t think that was possible, but it was. I finally had a medical appointment that did so many tests, and I need to follow up next month. It was all necessary, yet I was taken aback at how much I needed to take care of. I meet with the doctor again at the end of next month.
Afterward, Andy and I met up with the deacon to discuss marriage preperation. We only have one more meeting coming up, then we meet up with the priest giving the wedding. That one will be a couple months before the wedding. This meeting was also emotional, but this one dealt with communication. It was all a good experience, a lot was discussed.
At the childcare center where I work, we needed to create a gift for our families in time for today’s Winter Celebration. A co-worker gave me the idea … Continue reading Blogmas Day 14: A DIY Christmas Gift
I’m about halfway through ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’. The way that people assimilate to a leader’s outlandish routines is pretty astounding. It makes me wonder when the ‘breakthrough’ point will emerge.
I watched a YouTube video last night on a man explaining his reading routine. He talks about spending some nights reading until dawn. I really admire his motivation to read so much. I don’t think I could ever read like that, since I love my sleep. I really admire his passion for reading, though!
I work at a child care center in Central New Jersey. When the holidays come around, things get very decorative! One of my co-workers created this snowman, built from a Christmas tree brought from her home. She is always very crafty, decorating many characters that represent the Christmas season for young children. Everyone enjoyed watching this snowman come to life!
I want to maintain my reading pace, but so far it hasn’t worked out to my liking. Work has taken up the majority of my time. The only time I find time to read is at night, and that’s if I’m still coherent at that time. I know it’s an art to manage time in order to balance work and personal tasks. I did it for NaNoWriMo, so I need to do it for reading also.
Last night I completed NaNoWriMo! I can’t believe I finished writing 50,000 words. In the beginning of the month, I started the project just to see how far I could go. Writing a book was always the farthest from my mind. I never saw myself as an ‘author’. And while I’m still not at that stage, it’s certainly a big step toward something toward being an author. I was able to write the minimun (1,600 words) every night. Yesterday I wrote the final word count: 3,377 words. It involved writing during my break at work, and getting to the project as soon as I got home. I needed to validate the count after everything was done.
This month showed that I can truly write an extensive amount every day. Now during December and January, I can edit my project. I’ll probably start that in the middle of December. For now, I can resume my reading schedule. There’s so many exciting books to read.