Oh well, I got 18 hours of reading and almost two books in, but since I'm on vacation & depending on hotel wi-fi, I missed the deadline for the finish line post. I'll just try harder next year! Maybe I'll not be on vacation next year.
In addition to the 9 hours from June 3rd, I have read the following times
Saturday, June 4
12:30AM - 1:30AM (1 hour)
8:30AM - 9:30AM (1 hour)
12:30PM - 4:00PM (3.5 hours)
8:00PM - 8:30PM (.5 hours) 11:30PM - 12:00AM (.5 hours)
Total time read June 4 = 6.5 hours
Sunday, June 5
12:00AM - 2:30AM (2.5 hours)
Grand Total time read so far = 18 hours
Unfortunately, most of today's reading was done while in the car or while other things were going on around me, so I had to re-read pages quite often, as I was distracted by my surroundings, or more often my husband :), so I am still reading Matched by Allie Condie.
I know a lot of people make resolutions at New Year's, but I usually don't. I come up with goals for myself all year long, and there's no giant change occurring between December 31st of one year and January 1st of the next, so why make a list now? However, this year I decided there are enough changes I would like to make at this moment that I really should list them. These are not all serious enough that I am "resolving" to accomplish them all, but like the To Do lists I frequently make, this list is intended as a reminder and will be subject to reevaluation throughout the year.
To Do 2009 Every day I want to...
tell each member of my immediate family "I love you"
write something, anything (not just here)
take a picture (for my new Project365)
read a little bit (or more than a little :)
Every week I want to...
do something fun with Hannah
spend some time alone with Aaron
post something for Poetry Friday
post something on this blog
work on a creative project (books, sewing, something!)
go to the gym
Sometime this year I want to...
go somewhere pretty & have a picnic
actually put photos in Sam's baby book
have enough handmade books to start an Etsy shop
This year I don't want to...
argue with Hannah as much
get irritated over little things
stress about things beyond my control
This doesn't actually seem like a lot now that I see it all together. Anyway, wish me luck!
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We had our first after-school book club meeting in the library this afternoon. I would consider it a success, since there were at least 7 kids still in the library when I closed up at 4:00. Instead of a small group all reading the same book, it looks like we'll mosty be a large group talking about a bunch of different books. I'd like to include not just books, but also magazines, websites, music, movies. The kids want to start each meeting with a broad group discussion topic and then break into smaller groups for futher discussion, creating fan fiction/art, visiting websites, etc. We're also going to have occasional special events, including screenings of movies on our library's big projection screen. So far all the kids seem really cool and very enthusiastic/energetic. We're going to start meeting regularly next Monday. They want to meet every week. The only problem with that is that all our regularly scheduled monthly faculty meetings are on Mondays. I didn't think of this until I was leaving to pick up Sam from the babysitter. I seem to have a mental block against faculty meetings. I almost always forget about them. Anyway, I guess we could shift the meeting to Tuesdays on faculty meeting days, as long as I can remember to tell the kids in advance. More on this later...