Last year’s reading challenge included a long list of books I wasn’t interested in reading. I was only four books short of meeting my 20-book challenge, but my greater disappointment was the number of books I continued to read even though I wasn’t enjoying them. Not only do I want to complete this year’s reading list, but I’d like to enjoy reading. This means accepting when to put a book down and move on to the next.
My younger brother visited Seattle for the first time this past weekend. The weather was absolutely gorgeous so we only spent a few hours indoors. He did insist we visit the downtown library. These are the photos I captured at the Seattle Central Library.
Love is massaging your spouse’s feet after a long day even though you hate feet.
Love is picking up cheap Chinese take-out because you don’t feel like cooking and you’ll eat too much of it, all of it in fact, and regret it the next day and feel fat, but you’ll regret it and feel fat together.
Every year I keep track of all the books I read, but this is my first time going public. I’m also happy to find the majority of the authors here are women.
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Sunday afternoon at the Whalin homestead: the sun is shining and it’s warm enough to have the windows propped open. I’m purposeful about soaking up the Seattle sun before it’s gone. And what better way than multitasking, right?