We just ventured through Oregon wine country on the way to the coast to celebrate our anniversary. I miss visiting the local wineries, Oregon has some really awesome vineyards. I just don’t have the mobility anymore, or the ability to drink. It is still beautiful to drive through especially at this time of year.
When I am making cards I am generally listening to music. I tend to vary between jazz and a shuffled mix of randomness. The truth is, for the most part, I listen to music a lot like how I read. I am really bad at sticking to a genre at all. I like a bit of everything and anything. I do however really love music.
It is definitely not a lie. I like big books and small books, old books and new books, print books and ebooks, kids books and adult books, fiction and nonfiction. If it is readable at all then I pretty much am happy. The one standout used to be comics, I was ok with them I just didn’t love them. The reading challenge I have been doing has changed that. I don’t do a lot of audiobooks. I guess I need to get better at them since several of the books I want from the library only come that way.
Being asked to be a guest librarian at my favorite challenge is a huge honor to me! I was asked what my favorite book is, and although like many readers it is generally hard to pick just one, I do have an all-time favorite. Winnie the Pooh has been close to my heart as long as I can remember. I even disappeared while a neighbor was watching me as a child to go look at the book in my closet back at home sending them into a small panic. My nephew and I had a discussion about the characters and which was my favorite and I said answered “Well, Pooh” one of the reasons is because he doesn’t leave anyone out, all of the archetypes in the hundred acre woods are his friends and he knows they all have something he can learn from and likes it best when they are themselves. My nephew then said, “Auntie you really are Pooh.” I think that is one of the best compliments ever!
Summer vacation is coming to an end and I have been playing a bit of hookey. Between getting to spend some quality time with my nephew, and reorganizing my work area I think that I am ready for summer to come to an end. Well, in some ways, yes and in some ways no, but at least I don’t feel like it is the worst thing ever.