This and That
I've been reading a lot this week. I started 10% Happier by Dan Harris and it is really good. He writes about his personal journal into mindfulness and meditation, I've been captivated and squeezing in reading here and there during my day to gobble up the book. I highly recommend! I've been also reading a chapter a day/or every other day of Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn (revised edition), also a good book but jammed packed with lots of science and data so the reading is slow going - almost like a textbook but worth the read.
The Madness of the Crowds by Louise Penny became available on my e-library loan request so I've set aside all the other novels to read this one in 21 days. Nothing like a deadline to make you rejigger your reading priorities. I love her writing and have read all of her books.
I convinced myself that I did NOT need a Hobonichi Weeks planner until March 2022, then broke down and ordered the January start Hobonichi Weeks planner for 2022. Life is short! I love ordering from JetPens . I enjoy receiving their weekly email newsletter just so I can window shop all the goodies. Along with the new planner, I ordered some Washi strips and some stationary paper and envelopes (hedgehogs!!). There is nothing like a new planner and writing down all the goals of what I'd like to focus on that are health-related as well as creative pursuits. This system keeps me motivated throughout the months and I can flip back and forth to see progress.
This shawl feels like it will never be done, so I've been focusing on it every single day in the high hopes it will magically be finished. I am itching to cast on some fall-ish knits but so far am reigning myself in (for now). I'm romantically imagining be done with this shawl and free to start some new stuff for me. Never mind that I also have holiday knitting and grand-baby knitting to get done.
That's it for what's been happening or not happening this week. I appreciate all of you readers and commenters who keep visiting this space.