September is here, and the reading list is ever growing! I have begun to narrow down my list. I have 136 books to finish before the end of the year! Minor freak out moment just happened! I sat down and cleaned up the titles that I have to finish, and just about had a nervous meltdown. But then I thought, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! I have already finished 128 this year, so why not 136 more?

When you break it down, it comes out to 34 books a month. Completely doable, right? I hope so! I have a feeling that I am forgetting a few on this list so it might be growing a bit more. However, if I can finish the entire list, that means that I will have finished 264 books this year. Might as well just round that number up to 300, and push for the gold this year.

Working Toward Goals

I was telling my husband about my goal, and he looked at me as though I have lost my mind. To be completely honest, this year has been busy! Between work, Boy Scouts, Church functions, kids, family, life in general, and the fun little speed bumps that pull in – well – life stays constantly moving, and I LOVE IT! I cannot imagine not being busy, yet, there are the occasional days where I wish that I could hide in bed and just read the day away. I snatch bits here and there, rely on some audio books to get through the ones I really want to read and carry my Kindle everywhere. Usually I have several books on the go at once. I would not know what to do with myself if I did not have something to read at any given point.

During the day while I am working, I keep an audiobook going in the background. It helps to keep my mind rolling, and gives me a little boost when I need it. In the past, I would keep the television going throughout the day, but I was finding too many documentaries that I wanted to watch and it was taking away from work time. So, now I save them to watch later when I need to sit down with a crafting project and let my mind unwind a little. While reading is life, I do enjoy my crafting moments. There are several projects, already working ahead for Christmas, and trying to get some little projects in the works that I want to get completed.

In Other News…

In the world of crafting, I am participating in a cross stitch project with 113 other stitchers. We are all over the United States. What a fascinating project we are working on! We are stitching George Washington crossing the Delaware, and when it is finished, it will be one of the biggest pieces ever finished! We are so excited, and it is moving along nicely. I will be adding some pieces in here, and talk about that as we move forward. It is a five-year project and something that I am loving being able to participate in. What a piece of history! Can you imagine being able to tell my grandkids in the future, that I worked on that historic piece? Not only am I loving being a part of it, it encompasses one of my biggest loves – cross stitching! So this is your warning that there are going to be blog posts and photos coming!

While September continues to move forward, the end of the year is looming. I would love for time to slow down and to allow for some relaxation in our busy schedule. I am excited for what the rest of the year holds, and the many fun adventures and projects that are coming up! Stay tuned!