Got my percentage up, and then I crashed my bike on Tuesday. Only a few bruises and a scratch on my face, but I was too sore to even think about pedaling for most of this week. Hoping I can keep it up for the next 7 work days or so to solidify the 50% before it gets too cold, and I get too chicken, to ride any more this year.
Next year I’ll be going for 60% and starting earlier in the year.
Our makerspace got a donation of 22 Arduino kits. So now I’m working on getting an Arduino class off the ground for the region. I’m aiming at having my first beta class in January! And hopefully we’ll have one soon after so I can fix whatever kinks showed up the first time around! It’s all very exciting. And I’m getting more confidence on making my own projects in the meantime!
Now I just need someone to teach me how to improve my soldering. SMT scares me!
Wrapped that up yesterday. Now digging into the remaining 250 pages of the 300 page Miquelrius monster. I think I’ll be able to stick with it longer this time as I’ve been using other bound books that don’t lay flat lately, whereas before I was using spirals and other nice flat books. I’d still ideally like to get back to flat ones, but this’ll do for now.
I’m also using a spiral bound one for house hunting purposes, one I received to record info for the maker space classes, and a work one I got to write notes for my class in. I was trying to avoid fragmenting into different books like this, but when someone ASKS you to use a certain notebook, there’s not much you can do, and the house hunting one is for both me and my husband, and I don’t really want him rifling through my journal. I love him, but I’d rather my thoughts be more ordered than that before he knows about them.
I’ve been recording the books I read even if they don’t count for the current round of the challenge. I’m further ahead on subcategories in 5 classes than the other 5. So I think I’m going to do a round 3.5 and get everything evened out to 4 subcategories read in each class, and then I’ll do another full round of the challenge to read the 5th book in each class.
Picked up the last two from the library.
Chances Are… by Michael and Ellen Kaplan for the 500 section and Reading in the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene for the 400 section. Hoping to wrap all this up by the end of October. Then it’ll be on to round four! Maybe with a short fiction binge to end the year out.
I was too chicken to ride in the cold last winter, so I didn’t start until late April. I can miss 36 days I think from now to the end of the year and still stay at 50%.
I asked for some cold-weather gear for my birthday and Christmas. Hoping those things will keep me riding for longer!
I started this at the beginning of the year. I am currently reading The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Cambell, which is listed under the comparative religion section in the 200s.
After that I just have to find a 400 book (hard) and a 500 book (easy).
And then we’ll be on to round 4 of my Dewey adventures!
And I’m 27 pages from the end of my leaf one. Looks like it’s only going to take me 2 months rather than the 4 I originally guessed. I’ve been taping more memorabilia into my notebooks lately, which definitely adds texture and character to them as I flip through the pages.
Not sure what book I’m going to use next. I have a gridded one out, but I kind of hate the binding, so I may take the pages out and binder clip them together into something more usable.
Finished up the quilt book at the end of April while we were on a business trip to California. Now working through a half sized marbled one. It’ll go faster since it has lines in it and they’re BIG. Then it’ll be back to unlined half sized book for probably another 4 ish months.
I’m done with the green bound book. I’d solved the red ink problem by covering the book with decoupage. Now I’m working on a half size bound book with a quilt pattern on it. I also “donated” a cruddy stapled orange one to work to take meeting notes. So I’m technically using two, but I don’t want work info in my personal books, so it’s okay.
223 KUS The Book of Job: when bad things happened to a good person by Harold S. Kushner
A pretty educational trip through the story of Job. This was the first real Bible study thing I’ve ever read or done so I’m at a loss on how to rate it. I found it interesting!
And with that I’m done with round two of the Dewey decimal system! Round three starts with the new year.
We were hoping to reach this goal this year, but we’ll only make it about 90% of the way there. We ended up taking more trips than we’d originally planned, and we’re paying off the new car this month, so we need a few more months than we thought. But with the car payments gone we’ll free up some monthly cash flow to put into investments and saving up for a house! I’m pretty sure I’ll have a viable house related goal soon!
There is definitely more room to go through things at the new place! And Mom bought shelves at an auction, so a lot of stuff is coming out of the boxes we’ve had around since the last time they moved. It’s nice to see all of the books out again. I took my microscope and the leftovers from my chemistry set home with me, but the rest of my things weren’t as easily visible. I’ve ended up giving a lot of my old things right to my little sister. She’s crazy about the telescope and gets excited every time we dig out a new kids’ book. Her room may need a major cleaning soon with all the awesome stuff we’re finding for her and all of the new toys she gets, too!
Hershey, why did I ever trust you? Now I have to figure out how to get the peanut butter and white chocolate chips out of my house. Maybe someone will trade me real chocolate ones for them.
Good news, it’s only nacho Doritos that have hydrogenated oil. The cooler Ranch ones are still okay!
349.73 HOW Death of Common Sense:how law is suffocating America by Howard, Philip K.
This book was designed to make the reader angry and it worked in my case. He uses a lot of examples where law for in the way of perfectly reasonable progress. I’m sure he cherry picked them, but it didn’t make it any less effective. His premise is that laws are too detailed and take away the power of human judgement when it comes to law.
I’ve not been running as much lately because I picked up a kettle bells class at the gym. But I’m positive, thanks to my friend’s insistence, I’ll make it to 400 by the end of the year.
Anyone have a good recipe that includes chives? Already sticking them in my cottage cheese.
The rosemary really sprang up while I was on my business trip. May get to start taking a few cuttings soon! Still looking for a nice pot to bring it inside with. The one my mom gave me is a BIT too small.
So.. last week I was in Hawaii, which I anticipated for this goal, but today it was POURING out, and I had a bunch of computer stuff in my bag. Normally I don’t care about getting wet on a ride, as I’m going to shower when I arrive anyway, but I kind of like my computer to stay dry. So I’m down to 13 days. Still good, I hope, for the rest of the month.
I’ve decided that this goal isn’t SMART. So, away it goes. Thinking about how I can reframe it into something a little more concrete.
Ran another 4.5 yesterday for a total of 311.5. Trying to get up to at least 315 before the developer retreat, but 3.5 shouldn’t be that hard to swing tomorrow morning. Will probably do significantly more than that.