Forgive my neglectfulness…

Granted, i think I may have only one or two followers of this blog, but still, I feel bad that I have not written in sometime.

Life is, for lack of a better excuse, busy as all get out.  I never seem to have enough time in my day to finish everything on my to do list.  I am a little unorganized, okay, a lot, and I really need to get a grip on it.

I did get a wonderful visit with my niece and her husband and 2 1/2 year old son yesterday.  It was just what I needed.  I haven’t seen them in a while, and my kids had not seen them in a few years.

My pile of books to be read is growing quickly.  Will I ever catch up, I doubt it.  But the day I run out of books to read will be a truly sad day indeed.  Every time I am out and about I find more that interest me.  I take a photo of them and add them to my wish list at Amazon.  I don’t want to buy too many while I have so many piled up.  I will go to the library and borrow them when I can, or get them on my kindle.    And of course, people keep suggesting books for me to read too.  LOL.

Happy Fall…and I hope to get more organized AND write more often in here!

 

 

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Keeping goals…staying focused…

I feel terrible when I log into my goodreads account and see that I am 15 books behind on my reading goal for the year.  How the heck did that happen?  I really thought I was doing better.  I know there is still plenty of time to redeem myself, but man, it’s discouraging to see that.  It’s not that I am not reading, it’s just that I am not reading as much per week as I need to be or used to.

But…I am currently reading the book, “Jonathan Unleashed” by Meg Rosoff which I got from my new Read Dog subscription service.  So far, I am really enjoying it, however, I am only 3 chapters into it.

If you are interested in what I have been reading, you can visit my Goodreads profile.

I was careless and got really sunburned over the 4th of July weekend.  I DID use sunscreen…an SPF 50 to be exact, but I neglected to put some more on before I started playing volleyball in the pool…now my face and chest are burnt…I go back to work tomorrow and I am hoping the discomfort is gone.  Today is better than yesterday, so my fingers are crossed.

I am not doing so well with my bullet journaling.  I need to find a layout that I like so I will stick with it.  I keep trying new ideas out.  And, up until this morning I needed to write 4  pen pal letters.  Now I only have one to do.  YAY!  I cheated a little and typed them up this time…mostly because I can type much faster than I can write, and my hands don’t cramp.  The letter I have left to do is part of a letter tag, and my pen pal sent me some stationary and stickers when she sent her last one to me, and I need to check to see if I have anything I can send back in exchange.

Hello world…how are you?

 

Music is a universal language

Everyone joins a band in this life, and what you play always affects someone. Sometimes, it affects the world

That is one of the closing lines in The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom.

I loved the fact that the story was narrated by Music itself..and delves into the chapters of our lives as if they were stanzas in music…as well as tempos.

Music tells us throughout the story that he gives a part of himself to everyone of us when we were born. Some of us, like Frankie Presto, BB King, Elvis, etc, get more of him than others.

I loved this story. Even though Frankie Presto is a fictional character, his story is intermingled with the best in the music industry. From playing with Elvis, to auditioning for KISS and many more great stories, it is a great story and you learn just how you impact everyone you meet in life, in some way.

This is book 5 in my goal to read 50 books in 2017 through goodreads.