Monday, August 27, 2007

summer is over

Summer is over for me. Not weather wise, but I went back to work today. Not a bad day-it was a lot of sitting, but it was also good to see some of my coworkers.
So I had 10 goals for this summer...I accomplished 6 of them.
The ones that I met are...
  • Make 2 or more sets of cards for the card exchange I am part of-I got three sets done.
  • Finish the blue and yellow quilt. I have been working on it for a long time.
  • Go somewhere new. I have been lots of places I have not been, including Jamaica, and a bunch of towns in northern Minnesota.
  • Memorize a chapter from the Bible. I memorized Psalm 121. If you see me in the near future, ask me to say it for will help me keep it in my head.
  • Clean out all 7 of my closets. I still have to find my other pair of scissors and my handheld solitaire game.
  • Read less than 20 books. Here is a list of the 17 books that I did read.
    1. Tristan's Gap by Nancy Rue
    2. The Recital by Robert Elmer
    3. At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
    4. The Sound of My Voice by Jo Kadlecek
    5. Tisha by Robert Specht
    6. Feeling for Bones by Bethany Pierce
    7. Adelaide Piper by Beth Webb Hart
    8. These Boots Weren't Made for Walking by Melody Carlson
    9. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
    10. tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
    11. The Preacher's Daughter by Beverly Lewis
    12. The Englisher by Beverly Lewis
    13. The Brethren by Beverly Lewis
    14. The Penny by Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford
    15. fair game by Elizabeth White
    16. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
    17. The Last Juror by John Grisham
All the books were good-some were sad-Tristan's Gap, Adelaide Piper, Feeling for Bones, tuesdays with Morrie, The Poisonwood Bible, and The Recital. The funniest one was fair game. And the most suspenseful was The Last Juror.
Has anyone read/liked any of the above books?

The goals I didn't make were three craft related projects and learning more Spanish.


amandajean said...

I am so happy for you that you finished your blue and yellow quilt. I can't believe that you actually did it in the little amount of time that you had. Hurray!

Glad the first day of school was good.

amd said...

That's a fairly productive summer. Hard to believe it's over, but that means we're closer to October :).

I've read the Kingslover and Grisham books you've mentioned. Both were worth the read--the first for the issues to ponder, the second for an 'escape.'

Melissa said...

I've read Kingsolver and Tuesday's with Morrie.