I went out a bit earlier, as there was something I had to take care of, but couldn’t complete it because where I had to take care of it was closed (at 11 in the morning), and then when I had gone back by about an hour later, there was road work taking place right in front of the road I needed to turn on, so I just bagged it, and there is still a couple more days for me to get out and get it done.
While I was out I stopped at my local Joann Fabric and Craft Superstore to see about getting a second skein of Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool Yarn (my favorite kind of yarn) in Oatmeal so I could make a project that I have in mind for myself out of it. I had made this stop in part because I had a 50% off one regular price item, and I was trying to waste a bit of time before I had tried to go back and take care of what I needed to and couldn’t.
I am running on less than 7 hours of sleep, but feeling pretty good, as I was up until 2:30 this morning reading Divergent. The only reason I had to stop reading was because it was in fact 2:30 am. The first couple of weeks after I had stopped working I was still on a regular enough schedule (in bed by 11 pm, and awake at about 8 am) but for the last couple of weeks I have been doing good if I am in bed by midnight, and up by 9 am. That doesn’t happen very often anymore especially when I am reading a good book.
I wanted to get out earlier in the day, because it is supposed to be in the mid to upper 80’s, which is warm for this time of year, and too hot for my blood. I am just thankful that I live where I do, where it is relatively mild, and we don’t get very humid when it gets hot.
For the rest of the day I am going to be getting my last 30 days 30 hats challenge hat done, and then either keep working on the leave lace wrap (scarf) I started yesterday or start another sweater depending on the time, as I don’t like working on more complicated projects when I am tired or late at night because I tend to screw up and make mistakes. So we’ll see what I work on later today.
I am also planning on reading more of Divergent tonight, and seeing if I can finish it, and maybe start book 2 of the series. When I find a good book, I have a hard time putting it down once I start it. Lately I haven’t been reading as much as I once had been, just because I didn’t have the time, and this past month I have been trying to knit a hat a day so that and doing things with friends has kept me busy. I am looking forward to reading more books. I love reading, and have missed being able to spend hours having my nose buried in a book. As a kid (elementary/primary school age) I hated reading, and was slow to start reading chapter books and such. Somewhere early on in Middle School (grades 6 – 8) I started loving to read, and spent a lot of time in the library checking out books and such. By high school, I realized that my problem was more the fact that I found that what I had to read for school was generally boring (hence not liking reading, and being a late reader), but when I could read books of my own choice I could read that book from cover to cover in one sitting given the chance. By the time i was a Junior in High School I had read both Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley each at least twice through. So reading comprehension and the ability to read was there the whole time, it was just a matter of finding books that appealed to me. In college I had to limit myself to only reading books of my choice between terms, because I couldn’t get all my studying done and read my own books at the same time. There was one time after I finished a term that I had stayed up until 5 am the morning after I finished a term of college reading a book just because I could. I bought the Divergent Trilogy because I heard they were on par with the Hunger Games Trilogy and I have read that Trilogy through several times (especially before each new film comes out).