Right now I'm reading three books. What I'm reading at any given moment all depends on how much mental power I have when I decide to pick up a book!
The 4-Hour Workweek - Surprisingly, there are a few techniques in here that are applicable to homemaking. I've already implemented several and it's working well. If it continues to work well, I'll post about what specifically I implemented.
Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day - I just picked this one up and can't wait to dive into it. Hopefully I don't need to buy any special baking tools because I want to start next week!
Eat and Run - I'm using this book as motivation to get running again. Last Friday I bought new running shoes and I've run three times this week! My mileage is low, but I'm adjusting to transitional minimalist shoes. The first couple days were rather painful but today I ran without leg pain. I would consider that a plus!
I can't believe this week is already half over. It seems like it was just Sabbath and now it's Wednesday.
We've been very productive this week. I think spring fever has hit! Both bathrooms have been scrubbed. The kitchen has been scoured. All of our unpacked boxes (mostly books) have been tidied up in the spare bedroom. The laundry has been caught up, including folded and put away!
Spider season is upon us. I opened our hall closet and nearly jumped out of my skin to see a fairly large spider hanging out at the entrance to the attic. Great. That's definitely how the others have invaded. Our bug control company was previously scheduled to come out today between four and six. Good! They can kill the monster in the closet for me...
I emptied all the coats and jackets and shoes out of the closet in case the spider falls when the bug guy tries to kill it. Apparently we have a lot of shoes...
I tried to post this last night but was having major issues with Blogger...
Have you ever read and implemented any of the habits from Zen Habits? I've been reading through some of the archives recently and have been motivated to become more organized. This evening I started the reorganization process of my recipe notebook. I picked out a few of the recipes to cook next week and make sure that we actually like them enough to keep. It made my menu planning extremely simple!
I've been thinking about this post today. He advises that we think about we'd like people to say about us at our funeral while trying to write life goals. I've formed weekly goals, quarterly goals, and year-long goals but I've never considered life goals. I definitely want to put some more thought into the idea.
I especially like this advice from the blog post, discussing life goals: "start living your life so that you will eventually get to that point."
Have you written life goals? I know that we don't know how much time God has willed us but it makes sense to plan how to best utilize the time He's given us! James says, "you ought to say, 'If the Lord wishes, we will live and do this or that.'"
This hasn't been a great reading week. I'm not making much progress in any of the books I'm reading.
I was really excited to see that the Thoenes have a newly published book available. However, When Jesus Wept isn't catching my interest. Normally I devour their books but this one seems undeveloped. Maybe the second half will be better than the first.
I don't remember who recommended it, but The Light Between Oceans has high reviews. I'm trying to get into it but the first couple chapters just aren't grabbing my attention. I'm plugging on in hopes that it will live up to the rave reviews.
The Myrna Loy biography is dragging as well. I'm past the halfway point but I still don't feel I know much more about Ms. Loy than I could have learned from her IMDB page. I probably should have chosen her autobiography to read.
Hopefully my reading slump will end soon! I returned 11 books to the library this morning and brought home five, three of which were for my husband. Maybe I should just knit!