Friday, June 5, 2009

Summer Reading

Wahoo!! The Salt Lake County Library System has an ADULT summer reading program including prizes, a reading record, and a recycled art contest! I'm soooo doing it! My first book is Homefront by Chuck Logan, just because it is the one I found under my bed yesterday when I needed a new read. :) So far it's pretty good--nothing spectacular but not so bad that I have to skip right to the end. I finished our book club book while in Moldova and thoroughly enjoyed it, but for the life of me I can't remember the name of it right now. I left it there for Taunya to read (I'm pretty sure I mispelled her name, but I know for sure her last name is Lasar--sorry).

Now I'm thinking about what I could recycle into art for the art contest . . . hmmm. I'm thinking something with fabric . . . Maybe inspiration will strike this morning while I'm cleaning out my clothes closet. I've come home from Moldova with a well-developed sense of guilt at the obscene amount of clothing I have in my closet. If I was wearing them regularly that would be one thing, but I don't, so there they sit, in messy piles or filling the hangers when they could be used by someone else. By the end of the day I anticipate 1/3 to 1/2 the clothing will be on its way to DI and I'll have a tidy closet and quiet mind. :)

6 comments:

Lori Sume said...

so glad you are back. i have missed you. yes i too feel i have way too many clothes...that i NEVER wear! i need to de-clutter also.

Paula said...

It feels so great, Lori. I'm just about to load 6 bags full of clothes into Erin's car for a trip to DI and I'm simply delighted.

The Tregeagles said...

Thanks for Sams fun treat, he's been playing with it all day long. Sorry the hi was so brief.

Paula said...

yeah, I was sad I had to rush off to trim when sam was there. he's such a cutie!

Davis Family said...

I need to read Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui again. We are busting at the seams and all I do all day is reorganize my junk when I really just need to purge. So why did I go to garage sales today? I did get stuff I needed (vacuum, tripod, Vans for Isaac, BBQ) but I also came home with pink plastic shoes for me, and swimsuit for Leah, erasers in a tiny backpack that I'll be picking up over and over again until they end where they belong (the curb) and kids books. And then Donna brought over a load of stuff she got at a free garage sale. We split it 50/50. Need. To. Stop.
Glad you're answering your phone again now that you're home.

Oregonian.Raising.Texans said...

Hey Paula! Did you get a prize?? I'm doing summer reading with books that have nothing but fun to offer. mystery is my newest friend. After I finished the Talent Code. I loved that book. then lots of silly mysteries. I tried some "romantic mysteries" which were fun and then after a few books into the series....umm...a bit involved... I'm cleaning things up for a new type of fall living. Mom might come here for longer than just a stay and we have our first g-child in a month! Steph is looking so cute. I'll check my gmail more often. my real mail is jayna@musiclar.com