2018 To Remember

Projects and Blogs to Remember to Check in 2018:

Quilting

Finishes


Quilting Jet Girl 2018 Planning Party

Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal  (Each month, the goal-setting link-up will be open from the 1st through the 7th, closing at 11:55 pm ET.) (The finish party which will run for 6 days at the end of the month.)

Can't Help Myself - Ideas from the other posts!

  1. Jan - Red
  1. January - lighter and medium blues - 1 block made Jan 6
  2. February - Purple in different shades - 1 block made Feb 18
  1. January 2018 – Framed Color 
  2. February 2018 - Using Orphan Blocks 

Linky Parties



Non-Quilt

Read between 30 and 60 minutes - Note title, time, pages read

Dec 31 - Jan 1 | The Keeper of Lost Causes | Page 1 - 385 | Didn't track time. Great first book in the Danish Detective 'Department Q" Series. Favorite new to me word: ragnarok. Chapter 3, paragraph 2 "It was only in situations like the ones that had just occurred, when the room is crammed with superattentive colleagues who have been forced to sidle around worn-out document carts and heaps of case materials, that he regarded the ragnarok of his office with a certain dismay."

Jan 1 - Jan 3 | How Georgia Became O'Keefe | Page 1- 130 | Didn't track time.
Jan 4 -  How Georgia Became O'Keefe | Page 130-146 | 30 min PM
Jan 5 -  How Georgia Became O'Keefe | Page 146-172 | 30 min AM
Jan 6 -  How Georgia Became O'Keefe | Page 172-194 | 30 min PM
Jan 7 -  How Georgia Became O'Keefe | Page 194-220 | 30 min PM
Jan 7 -  How Georgia Became O'Keefe | Page 220-226 | 37 min PM END OF BOOK.  Of the 226 pages, I'm guessing 40-50 pages were about the author of the book instead of being about Georgia O'Keefe. Things like:  Georgia O'Keefe went out with an older man.  I also went out with an older man, let me tell you in detail about that experience...  She also went on and on about what she did in high school - really?  My friend gave me the book to learn about Georgia O'Keefe.  I learned about Georgia O'Keefe, but had to wade thru the stories of the author, so I would not recommend this author, Karen Karbo.  

Jan 8 - A New Song | Page 1 - 20 | 30 min PM Buffy in and out

Jan 9 - A New Song | Page 20-45 | 30 min AM
Jan 10 - A New Song | Page 45 - 79 | 30 + 30 min AM and Midday
Jan 11 - A New Song | Page 79 - 93 | 30 min AM
Jan 11 - A New Song | Page 93 - 102 | 20 min PM sleepy
Jan 12 - A New Song | Page 102 - 125 | 30 min Midday   narthexan antechamber or large porch in a modern church.
Jan 13 - Didn't read, 7 hours with quilt group and then getting ready for party here
Jan 14 - A New Song | Page 125 - 146 | 30 min Midday
Jan 15 - A New Song | Page 146-165 | 24 min AM
Jan 15 - A New Song | Page 165 - 197 | 36 min? Midday
Jan 16 - A New Song | Page 197 - 220 | 30 min AM

Jan 17 - A New Song | Page 220 - 246 | 30 min Midday 
Jan 17 - A New Song | Page 246 - 264 | 30 min PM 
Jan 18 - A New Song | Page 264 - 279 | ? waiting for service Midday
Jan 18 - A New Song | Page 279 - 295 | 30 min PM 
Jan 19 - A New Song | Page 295 - 319 | 60 min Midday antimacassarsa piece of cloth put over the back of a chair to protect it from grease and dirt or as an ornament. /his mother had used sugar water to starch her own, as a child he'd had an awful desire to eat the one on the piecrust table, it made his mouth fairly water to see it/ Piecrust TableThis is a type of pedestal table, usually on three legs, with a round top trimmed with a raised, scalloped edge that looks like the crimped rim of a pie crust. The edging can be either carved or molded, and the top often tilts up making for easy storage against a wall in small homes.
Jan 20 - A New Song | Page 319 - 359 | 60 min Midday 
Jan 20 - A New Song | Page 359 - 373 | 12 min Midday sleepy
Jan 20 - A New Song | Page 373 - 400 | 30 min Midday  END OF BOOK  An interesting enough book.  Lots of emphasis on dialogue and self-dialogue to tell the story.  A very light story, with lots of references to the church, which makes sense since the main character in this series is a priest.  There were sections I think I skipped as sermons were being written or quoted and I guess I was tired during a lot of the reading so didn't always note the new words to learn.  

Jan 21 - Distant Friends and Intimate Strangers | Page 1 - 25 | 30 min AM  laconic = of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.
Jan 22 - Distant Friends and Intimate Strangers | Page 26-51 | 30 min PM
Jan 23 - Distant Friends and Intimate Strangers | Page 51-98 | 60 min Midday page 57 grow younger???
Jan 24 - Distant Friends and Intimate Strangers | Page 98-114 | 30 min PM tired Galatoires a restaurant in New Orleans
Jan 25 - Distant Friends and Intimate Strangers | Page 114-135 | 30 min PM
Jan 26 - Distant Friends and Intimate Strangers | Page 136- - 185| 65 min AM END OF BOOK  Very interesting collection of short stories about different unrelated people.  By reading them I got a glimpse into different lives.  The stores were not all happy, or sad, some just were stores.  Very well paced and interesting.  I felt sad for the people sometimes so not always satisfying.  This was the author's second published book - the first was 30 years before.  Also short stores about people apparently.  Someday I hope to remember to find it and read it too!  I ended up giving the book away to a most interesting person working in the gift store of the hotel I stayed at in Pasadena.  She told me she was wearing a wig and had a little collection of them.  She pretends to be a different person with each wig.  So she was Piper when I met her.  She wrote down notes about who Piper was and what she wanted to become.  A fun way I think to interact with guests from all around the world and to grow oneself.  I thought she would enjoy the book so I gave it to her.  So I do not have the book now to look thru and remember what I meant by my grow younger notation or to decide which story I liked the most.  I really liked them all.  The first one was amazing though - it was the last thoughts of a man who dies in the last sentence.  He heard the sweet voiced caregiver say 'Ah'.  Well, a good book!

Jan 27 - The Meaning of It All | Page 1 - 28 | 42 min PM  
4 - ideas passed purposely
6 - gates heaven
9 - new solutions
12 - all world same atoms
13 - children book mentioned 6 books in series?
16 - rove wrong
27 - not exactly right
28 - doubts should not be feared, they have great value

Jan 27 - The Meaning of It All | Page 31-43 | 15 min PM    Religion and Science

Jan 28 - The Meaning of It All | Page 43-71 | 36 min PM  
57 - no government...
66 - public wants a man who gives an answer better than...

Lost page notes for weekend in Pasadena time.  Read this an skimmed Rick Steve's book on Dublin.

Jan 29 - The Meaning of It All | Page 71 - 84 | 15 min PM  
Jan 29  - The Meaning of It All | Page 84 -94 | 20 min PM  

Jan 30 - The Meaning of It All | Page 94 - 110 | 30 min
100 - ought to be possibility of discussion
103 - starts alright
105 - Russians want us to distrust the Supreme Court, etc.
106 - object honestty

Jan 31 - The Meaning of It All | Page 110 - 133 | 30 min PM  END OF BOOK
110 - If you know something, you realize you can't learn
113 - we've lost some face in letting other countries get ahead in technology
119 - Mr Anderson military
120 - Mr Nakrove sp?
This was an incredible book.  I enjoyed it very much.  It could would be a great book to discuss with others. I'll try to go back and add to my notes so they make more sense... For the purposes of my daily reading project though I took too many notes!

Feb 1 - Hunters and Gatherers | Page 1 -22 | 30 min PM sleepy | 4- Actually her life not a stage she'd grow thru
Feb 2 - Hunters and Gatherers | Page 22 - 42 | 33 min PM sleepy
Feb 3 - Hunters and Gatherers | Page 42 - 50 | 15 min PM sleepy
I am not sure about this book.  Either I'm reading it too late, or I'm too tired, or I'm not connecting with the story.  Also I wanted to record and take notes about the Richard Feynman book I finished and the notes have been misplaced. I've typed it what I have found and plan to continue reading 30-60 minutes a day!
Feb 18 Hunters and Gatherers | During our trip to Yuma I picked the book up to read it at different times of the day, and kept getting so sleepy.  I haven't done this very many times in my life, but I'm not going to finish the book.  Now that I am home will pick a different book to start again tomorrow.



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Plan meals and cook!
Jan 4 -  https://www.skinnytaste.com/chickpea-sweet-potato-stew/  yum!
Jan 5 - Walk by the Ocean and Dinner with friends - pizza made with canned dough!
Jan 13 - Made spaghetti casserole for quilting group friends
Jan 14 - Friend over for my birthday dinner and special burnt almond cake prepared by my husband and son!
Feb 4 - Dinner with AB and JG - BD and AD too!
Feb 10 - JR 1st birthday party in the park
Feb 14 - Made Martha Stewart's Upside Down Meringue Lemon Pie with son


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Walk and Exercise (noted here only if over 10K steps or unusual)
Jan 5 - Walk by the Ocean with DH, DR, BR - 11,000 steps
Feb 9 - Pickle Ball with BP

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