Today I calmed down a bit as I realized what I needed to do, made a list, and started dealing with everything one step at a time.
I got out this morning and got a 4.3km run in. I see there are tons more people out now that it is light in the mornings, but nobody seems to be running a similar speed to me. The run was decent, but wet once again.
I wanted to finish my mission off today so I ran after school for another 3.4km. My afternoon runs seem stronger than my morning runs right now. I wonder if it’s because I’ve eaten or if it’s the frustrations of the day powering me or if my body has just loosened up?? Definitely something to experiment with!
I finished my book, Until There Was Us by Samantha Chase last night. I think she just became my new favorite author!
I absolutely loved this book!
It tells the story of Megan Montgomery and Alex Rebat. They met at her cousin’s wedding and had a fling, but her workaholic tendencies tore them apart. What will happen when her whole life changes.
First, I really enjoyed the characters. They were multifaceted and realistic. Megan knows she has a problem with her work- life balance and works on making changes. She shows extreme bravery and courage, fragility and self-doubt and yet continues to hope.
Alex is the man of dreams! If I move to Portland, can I meet him? He is strong and giving and yet has doubts and relies on Megan when he needs to.
I was so desperate to read how these two characters get together that I stayed up much too late and then couldn’t wait to pick the book back up the next morning. I literally read the whole book within twenty four hours while working a full time job.
The pace was great. It felt realistic, but also didn’t have any lulls.
The supporting cast of family was awesome. They were definitely a group that anyone would want to spend time with.
This book made me laugh, made me dream and hope, cry and sigh with happiness.
If you enjoy a strong, caring male, a woman strong enough to take a leap of faith and make changes or a great family story, this book is for you.
Thank you Netgalley for the free ARC in exchange for this honest opinion.
I also finished the classic book, Around the World in 80 Days that I’ve been listening to on My Livrivox app.
This book was very interesting and not at all what I was expecting. I liked how it was not just a story of travel, but that some very interesting things happened while he was traveling. It also appealed to the history lover in me with all the trivia and facts that were included, though they, on occasion, felt a bit much. I loved how I thought it was going to end one way and in the second to last chapter it all changed!
I did find Phileas Fog a bit unrealistic as he was so calm and cool at all times. Is anyone that calm and cool all the time?
If you like an adventure story or history you would probably enjoy this book.
It was a better day today. I seemed to have a lot more energy and I guess I had wrapped my head around what needed to be done for all the tasks I have on my plate right now. I feel like I got a couple of things done and cleared today:)
My students impressed me this afternoon with their ideas of how humans adapt to their environment. They got all my ideas and a few others I hadn’t even thought of!
It’s knit night at my house again so I got some quick cleaning done after my run in preparation for company😂. Good thing this happens every other week!
I managed to get onto Ravelry today and put the sorting hat on for the HPKCHC group. Gryffindor won the house cup and the quidditch cup last term so I’m happy, though I didn’t have much to do with it. I decided to sign up again as I really liked how it helped me to decide on projects. For me, that makes it worth doing as I’m so bad at making decisions it could take months otherwise to settle on what to knit next!
I had sent an email to the hospital auxiliary last week asking about donating knitted goods and I still haven’t heard back:( I was hoping this was a way in which I could use up some skeins in my stash! I haven’t used a single skein since I counted them:(
Tonight at knit night, I got up to date on my temperature scarf and I’m liking the coloring of it. Now I’m just worried about it’s size. I never really know what to do with those cowls that are not tight, but not long enough to double wrap. This unfortunately might be one of them.
I also ripped out the boat Afghan and restarted it as I had made a mistake on the twists. I got it recasted on and the border rows done. This is definitely an afghan I’ll have to work on with no distractions until I get the pattern down! I so do not want to have to start it for a fifth time!!!
The rest of the evening I worked on my rug as this is definitely something I can work on while visiting. It’s just too bad it’s too large to be portable.
We watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I tonight. I’m pretty impressed with myself for making it this far. It definitely helps that I’m watching them at home and with a friend. I don’t think I would have survived seeing them in the theatre with how loud it would have been. I have to say I found this movie very dark and depressing and it dragged to me. I don’t really get why they had to drag the last book out for two movies. I also think it would have been better with some lighter scenes to break it up. The dancing scene between Harry and Hermione was a pretty pathetic attempt at this. It just looked cheesy and awkward! I’m glad I’m watching the movies so I can now discuss them, but I must say, I much prefer the books!
Well I’m glad I managed a post on knit night, but I’m off to bed!