Work and Books

Well UIL is in the books.  I'm neither happy nor sad.  I guess that's an improvement because I'm usually sad.  My treble and mixed got 1's on stage and had difficult times in sight reading.  My assistant's treble choir got sweepstakes.  The boys did their best.  I'm definitely proud of all my kids, but right now I feel empty.  I feel like I want to cry but the tears won't come.   I definitely feel like I can't go through that again, but I'm sure that's because I'm only about 24 hours removed from it.  

My aunts husband told me that I should do something different with the second half of my life (11 days until I'm 40).  As I have mentioned here before that is a dream, but I don't even know where to begin and right now I feel drained of any energy or motivation to even think of something so big.  

Anyway, enough of that.  I had to mark today down as an interesting day in books.  I finished up one book this morning (The Magicians), read an entire book (The Hunger Games) and started a third (The Black Prism).  Three books in one day!  That's  record for me.  I am so happy to watch my Goodreads book list start to fill out.  We are on week 15 of 2012 and I've already read 12 books.  That's averaging about a book a weekish!  Wow!  I'm sure I can't keep this pace up but it is definitely the most I've read since I was a young kid and I love it.  

I've started doing this thing where I set my wallpaper on my iPhone to the cover of the book I'm currently reading.  I like it because every time I use my phone it reminds me that with whatever free time I have I could be reading.  I moved the Kindle app to my home page and even though I haven't used it much I have used it here and there.  It puts reading front and center and that can never be a bad thing.  I have long wanted to reclaim my life as a reader and I am finally on track.