I'm sorry I have been so not present. It has been a crazy time for me but I hope I'm settling into a more regular schedule now. It was great to get back to Art Day with Shannon this week. I so loved the watercolour grids we worked on for Y is for Yellow. Zooming was so fun that we couldn't help but think this would be great to stream or record and share! Suzie, we could totally do an art day with you this way too!
I made it through The Iliad! 16 hours and 41 minutes for the audiobook, and I feel asleep so many times and had to re-listen so it was probably more like 20 hours. It is brutal that only in the last 3 chapters did I feel like I finally understood it consistently, whereas earlier in the book it was hit or miss if I got what was going on. I'm looking forward to diving into the Coles notes or at least the Wikipedia page to actually understand what happened. Even though I didn't "get" it all, it was cool to go on the journey through the story, hear about the Greek Gods (they were often mischievous!), and do my best with listening to an audiobook. I'm super ready for some lighthearted stuff for a while to get back to less intensive reading experience.
What a weekend! I went absolutely nowhere but did everything. I slept a total of maybe six hours because my mind would not shut the hell up. I found out there is such a think as season-induced hypomania and think I might have it. As a result, I was incredibly productive. I got all my sparklies in one container. It isn't much, beads are expensive, but they are now altogether and I don't have to go searching container after container.