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I’m sorry to be posting late again! I overscheduled myself yesterday and was completely wiped out after having both a dentist appointment and a mammogram. This was our first week with everyone back to homeschooling as well, so it’s been a little hectic and I’m exhausted. We are trying to sort out schedules and times for everyone to have a computer when needed. I spent my free time over the weekend making daily class checklists for my four oldest kids and completely neglected to meal plan, so that has added to the stress this week. I just don’t have the skills to “wing it” in the kitchen. I am going to have to be really disciplined and stay on top of meal planning in the future because it really stinks to get through everyone’s lessons only to realize I have no idea what we are having for dinner.
I have been reading and knitting-cannot neglect those two or I will lose my mind, even if my knitting doesn’t amount to much lately. I finished reading Growth of the Soil. I liked it but didn’t love it. My expectations were high so that probably contributed to my feelings toward it. It was good, and I really enjoyed reading it, but it won’t stay with me in the way that many of my favorite books have. I also read Murder on the Orient Express in August. I really liked that one! It’s only the second Agatha Christie that I have read, but I think I’ll read more. I haven’t read many mysteries as an adult, but I think it’s just that I need to find the right ones. I don’t want anything with too much excitement. I enjoyed The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins but that is the only mystery that I can remember reading in the last decade other than And Then There Were None. Now I’m reading Sense and Sensibility. Sometimes I just need to read something delightful.
Giuseppe (my kitten) has mostly abandoned me in favor of Seth and his room, but he magically appears anytime I get out my knitting. I cast on a new project a few days ago, a Heartwood Cape. It was nearly impossible and I finally had to shut Giuseppe out of my bedroom. I knit this cape for Beatrix years ago and have always planned to knit another. I’m still working on my Antarktis shawl as well, getting close to finishing but adding extra rows to use up more of my yarn.