Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

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1. I live in Southern California and it has been raining for like four days straight, which is very rare for these parts. Usually we get a half day here or there, but we've gotten several inches since Sunday and it's starting to get old. I feel like a jerk complaining, buuuuuuuut mild winter weather is supposed to be one of the perks of living here. Sure, we overpay for our houses, sit way too long in traffic, but, dammit, give us our sunny 65 degree winter back. 

2. I have been bitten by the embroidery bug hard, and busted the above pattern out last weekend. I had a bit of an epiphany for what I could do for my own series of patterns the other day, so maybe my Etsy shop will be opening earlier than I thought.... or not. I am really nervous about doing it. What if it fails and no one buys anything? Or what if I can't keep up with the orders? What if it turns into a chore and I end up dreading it? I just don't know.

3. I just started Kamala Harris' new book, which should be timely considering it looks like she's going to announce her presidency soon.

4. I am watching the UTLA strike in the Los Angeles Public School District carefully, since it really could be a big moment for teachers, unions, and our state. Our own union had some pretty hairy negotiations earlier this year and we were starting to throw around option to strike too. From this I know that they did not make this decision lightly. 

5. It's finals week at school, which means we have strange schedules, lots of grading to complete, and planning for the new semester. I'm also fighting off the beginnings of a cold and have a crazy four-year-old who hasn't been outside since Saturday. And on that note, I'm wrapping this up for bed (or at least the incredibly lengthy process that involves a lot of straightening, a bit too much time on my phone, assorted skincare products, and melatonin). 


  1. We've had some rain this week, too, but it's not as rare here as it is in LA. I watched Kamala Harris on Stephen Colbert the other night. Very impressive.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, and here are MY BOOKISH & NOT SO BOOKISH THOUGHTS

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  4. Good luck with the embroidery venture! And you know, if any of those questions/fears you have become an issue, you don't HAVE to stick with the shop. You will still always have embroidery for your own enjoyment. :) So I say, it's totally worth a go!

  5. Watching strikes and negotiations unfold can be quite stressful to watch. Hope your union comes to a deal that benefits you guys.