I saw the ladies at Mason-Dixon Knitting start the year with 15-minute-limited blog posts. I thought that I might actually be able to scrape together 15 minutes, and mused that even small posts of this sort might be an improvement over the not-posting I’ve been accomplishing lately, so here goes.
It’s the last day to nominate a book (one per category) for the INSPYs! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. If you’re not aware, the @INSPYs are book awards that seek to award novels of great quality that have something to say about or that explore the Christian faith (whether from Christian publishers or not).
On the reading front, I’m gearing up for all my reading all the time to be INSPYs nominations for quite awhile. But in the meantime, I’ve just finished my 3rd book of the year (need to update the list here on the blog). Said list is at least as far up-to-date as through the end of last year: Books Read list.
On the knitting front, I’ve finished a couple quick-ish pieces (need to get them in the mail!) and have cast on for one major simple-knitting long-term piece. I’m thinking I might need to find something a little more challenging (not rocket science, but not miles of stockinette) as well.
I’m still thinking about my birthday (party), but I haven’t found a satisfying solution for the early days of February. The weather is too cold and unpredictable, there are potential scheduling conflicts out the wazoo, and the party wouldn’t be any fun without the right people there. Hrm. I’ve always loved February, mostly because it’s my birthday month, but I’m really stuck on this at this point. Anyone got ideas for me?
At some point I hope to get around to catching you all up with what I’ve been reading and what I’ve been making. I’ve got notes jotted and drafts started and photos saved (including an update on the babe). One substantive, overdue post actually started. Actual reviews might be a pipe dream, though.
And, apparently, 15 minutes is plenty of time for me to craft a blog post of this nature, at least when my brain is so completely full of random topics to toss out there. What say you of the 15-minute blogging? So far, I’m cautiously optimistic that the constraint will allow me to actually post instead of just think about posting. The real test will be when it comes to actual meaty(er) content, though, not silliness like this.
I’ve also wanted to post a goal-list of some sort, for the new year, but I haven’t even started thinking about that yet. I could, potentially, look back at my goals for 2012 and see how I did, though?