Hello! Like last week, I didn’t get much read this week, although it was a significantly better week otherwise, and I hope to be back to my normal self by next week. Sometimes I just need a little time to recover from life, lol.
The kids loved their first Tae Kwon Do lesson, so I’m happy I registered them for that. On top of that, I thought I’d try to keep them busy by either putting them in Scouts or in Camp Fire. There are some definite benefits to Scouts – mainly that it is an international organization, and their highest award is much more recognized than that of Camp Fire. On the flip side, Camp Fire is secular and coed. Yes, I know, Boy Scouts is now accepting girls as full members, but I think D would not be too pleased about being a Boy Scout – she’d probably object just to the name and not enjoy herself for that reason. 😦 And I think it would be a bad idea for me to lead D’s Girl Scout troop but not M’s Boy Scout troop – it would make it seem that I was systematically choosing D’s company over M’s, and that’s not a good way to start a relationship with a step-child. Camp Fire requires a lot more time commitment, however. Scouts meet once or twice a month. Camp Fire meets two to three times a week! I am meeting with a Camp Fire employee next Friday to discuss what it would take to form a new troop, so I’ll keep you updated which I choose. Or if I choose to keep them out of scouting altogether.
Still plodding through Freeing Your Child From Anxiety. It isn’t too interesting of a book, and at the moment it’s not very helpful because D is not accepting the “thinking brain” vs. “worry brain” terminology suggested in the first several chapters, and the rest of the advice is dependent upon that. However, I’ll finish it up before I start my next non-fiction. I think she will eventually accept the terminology, it just takes time.
Don Quixote is going much better this time around since I’m listening to the audio book at the same time.
Instead of reading this week, I watched a lot of shows. I completed the miniseries of Sense and Sensibility, and went to Black Panther on Friday night. Enjoyed both quite a bit.
World Book Day is Monday 23rd, and Amazon is giving away several Kindle books in celebration. I couldn’t help but pick them all up. If you’re interested, here’s the information.
The Upcoming Dewey’s 24 hour Readathon
I’m going to try to participate in Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon next Saturday. I doubt I will read for the full 24 hours as I seem to have attention difficulty lately, but I will read as much as I can. I have the entire Sandman collection of Neil Gaiman’s, a few YA/teen books, and a couple of audiobooks that I will be working on.