Well friends, we’ve made it to Friday. again. and it’s time (again!) for me to look at right now through one of my favorite lens:
Thinking about … re-reading Four Thousand Weeks. I just read it (in November!!) and I wasn’t blown away, but I did give it 3 stars and two pages of quotations and notes in my journal. My assessment then was that I was too far into my 4,000 weeks for the book to make a difference. well. two women from my small group talked about it (one is slightly older and one is younger). Katrina Kenison shared a beautiful post about it. and then Krista Tippett interviewed the author on the On Being podcast. I revisited my notes when my small group friends brought up the book and I couldn’t help but notice the connection to my 2021 OLW Choose. hummm… and only 3 stars?! January 2022 me wonders if maybe November 2021 me was just not in the right place for this book. so … re-thinking. and likely to give this one a second chance.
Grateful that … my mom finally had her first physical therapy visit! It was yesterday (two weeks after she visited the doctor and 3-1/2 weeks since her injury) and we were both – I think! – pleased with the therapist’s demeanor and approach. I’m cautiously optimistic that therapy will continue as prescribed (the doctor and insurance both need to sign off on the therapist’s recommendation) and my mom will be back to her independent self by mid-February.
Inspired by … finishing Middlemarch to commit to another BIG book. I finished Middlemarch this morning. happy sigh. I started to get anxious about how the multiple story lines might play out a few days ago. and like we knitters do when we’re anxious about how much yarn we have to finish a project, I knew if I just read faster, my favorite characters would avoid disaster. (spoiler alert – my quick reading averted disaster – whew!) In any event, I’d promised myself I would pre-order The Books of Jacob (it comes out Feb 1) and commit to a buddy read with Margene if/when I finished Middlemarch. The Books of Jacob is 955 pages. Middlemarch was only 785. I think it could be the only book I read (with my eyes) next month. and I am all in for that, too!
Fun/Finally … y’all! I am no longer “your internet knitting friend who hasn’t knitted a Musselburgh” … well, I guess I am just knitting one, so we’ll see!
Any chance you’re re-thinking something too? in any event, wishing you the best weekend available!