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On My Mind

I thought I would have my May Reading Log ready today, but it didn’t come together in time. Next week, promise!

Lately I’ve had too much on my mind, and too little time to do it all. So I end up doing none of it, and instead I make lists. Care to see what’s on my mind lately?

Here are some random lists and random photos from life lately, as well:

Book Series to Finish Reading, in order of how long I’ve put off the final book

  1. The Magician’s Land, Book #3 of the Magicians series by Lev Grossman
  2. Winter, Book #4 of the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer
  3. A Court of Wings and Ruin, Book #3 of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
  4. Always and Forever, Lara Jean, Book #3 of the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han

TV Shows to Watch

  1. Veep (5 of 6 seasons watched)
  2. Silicon Valley (3 of 4 seasons watched)
  3. Catastrophe (2 of 3 seasons watched)
  4. Master of None (1 of 2 seasons watched)
  5. House of Cards (2 of 5 seasons watched)
  6. Indian Summers (1 of 2 seasons watched)
  7. Anne with an “E” (1 episode of 1 season watched)
  8. Sherlock (1 of 4 seasons watched)

To Make for Baby

  1. soft blocks
  2. taggy blanket
  3. quilt based on an ABC panel (this one)
  4. re-paint table and 4 chairs

House Projects

  1. stain back patio door
  2. plant shrubs in back yard
  3. make some sort of leaning art for front stoop
  4. prettify laundry room (perhaps curtains to hide wire shelving)

Books I Want to Read Right Now, most of which I just bought

  1. A Court of Wings and Ruin, by Sarah J. Maas
  2. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  3. Rosalie Lightning, by Tom Hart
  4. My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout

Books I Need to Read 

  1. The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency, by Chris Whipple (to review for Blogging for Books)
  2. Something for Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge (haven’t decided what to read next)
  3. Something for the Newbery Challenge
  4. Waking Gods, by Silvain Neuvel (library book that’s due next week)

What I Want to Do Right Now, if I Had Unlimited Time

  1. Perfect an at-home chai tea latte
  2. Learn a new software program to create my own cross stitch designs
  3. Finish the Citrus Biscornu cross stitch
  4. Sew soft blocks
  5. Start a new quilt
  6. Finish sewing drink coasters
  7. Catch up on blog posts (High Five for Friday for tomorrow, Quilted Drink Coasters tutorial, Favorite Baby Gear from the first six months, etc.)
  8. Re-read the Harry Potter series
  9. Start reading one of the books I bought from Parnassus Books
  10. Take a nap

What’s on your mind today?


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