Morning Meanderings… The End Of The Week Again….


Good morning!  2nd (3rd?) cup of coffee this morning.  I woke up with the best intentions to head out the door and hit the gym and ….


woke up a little later than I planned with about 30 minutes to get to the gym class.  I started out strong, put the workout clothes on, my new super cute tennis shoes, and with 20 minutes to go I was ready to walk out the door and then…

looked at my work list by my laptop….

  1.  work on the website I am building for a company
  2. complete new camp application
  3. Upload camp board application
  4. Update camp website
  5. work on the 2 grants I need to complete
  6. haul used books from the library to the new sorting area

What is it about that “to do” list that suddenly zaps you like kryptonite?


Sometimes…. we have to pick and choose.

Don’t get me wrong.  I LOVE having a to do list.  It makes me feel very productive.  And yes, I am sitting here typing this in my gym wear…. but I have a treadmill downstairs… and after I finish this post, and tackle that Camp application…. I am going to turn on some LOUD 80’s music…. and run for a bit.  I will still have time to start the website update, and be at that the library in time to help and then home in the afternoon to continue wherever I leave off.

It’s a crazy mix…. but I make it work.  Not always in the order I intended…. but it does get done.  😀

And tomorrow….

I am going to try if possible to hit Octoberfest…..  kicking off my Festival A Month goal…..  and that is a story for another day.

What am I listening to during this crazed business?


Luke Richardson has returned home after burying Natalie, his beloved wife of sixteen years, ready to face the hard job of raising their three children alone. But there’s something he’s not prepared for – a blue envelope with his name scrawled across the front in Natalie’s handwriting, waiting for him on the floor of their suburban Michigan home.

The letter inside, written on the first day of Natalie’s cancer treatment a year ago, turns out to be the first of many. Luke is convinced they’re genuine, but who is delivering them? As his obsession with the letters grows, Luke uncovers long-buried secrets that make him question everything he knew about his wife and their family. But the revelations also point the way toward a future where love goes on – in written words, in memories, and in the promises it’s never too late to keep.

This one I am listening to on my phone as I do things around the house.



In Emma Donoghue’s latest masterpiece, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle – a girl said to have survived without food for months – soon finds herself fighting to save the child’s life.

Tourists flock to the cabin of 11-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl.

Written with all the propulsive tension that made Room a huge best seller, The Wonder works beautifully on many levels – a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a powerful psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.

This one I am listening to in my car….

Both audio’s are very good and they are working for me in this season of constantly doing something.  Or maybe….it’s not a season.  Maybe…. it is a life style.  I am not really sure but whatever it is – it is working for me.

Happy Friday all!





9 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… The End Of The Week Again….

  1. I can’t accomplish anything without to-do lists, but it is difficult when they get overwhelming and sometimes have the opposite effect. I find that making sure you get enough exercise and squeezing in personal hobbies, like reading can calm you down and allow you to better focus on what needs to be done.

  2. I love to-do lists, although I am able to skip the items on the list…in favor of something more fun. Probably not to go to the gym, though. It’s good you have an alternate way to exercise downstairs.

    When I’m Gone and The Wonder are going on my list!

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