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How I Spent My "Gone Reading" Day

I need to put up my "Gone Reading" sign more often. I got some good reading done yesterday. It did take awhile before I actually ran to the bedroom and escaped into another time and place but when I did I read for two hours before it was time to make dinner. In the evening, I went back to the mystery I was reading until I turned the last page of the book, which I will tell you about another day.

To feel okay about going reading, I decided to cross a few things off my To-Do list. I finally put the photos I had scanned back in the Mama's albums. Some of them even went back on the correct pages. Hopefully, the Mama won't notice. I filed away some documents and put papers to shred in a neat pile on the floor.

I even researched what kind of milkweed grows in our area and where to purchase the milkweed seeds. Milkweed is what monarch butterflies munch on as they pass through from here to there. When I was a kid, monarch butterflies were a common thing to see around here. Not anymore. Over the decades, their food source has been wiped out every where through development, which, of course, has contributed to their decreasing population.

Belt Holder

Last week, the Husband and I did a thorough cleaning in our bedroom on account of the carpet beetles that suddenly showed themselves. Damn, bugs. On one hand, it was good thing because it forced the Husband and me to take out everything in our drawers and closet. "Oh, I didn't know I had that," said the Husband more than a few times.  We got rid of a bunch of clothes and reorganized things. And, you know what, we only had a few things that had no place to be.

The Husband's belts, for instance. Yesterday, I got tired of seeing them sprawled on the dresser, so I put on my thinking cap. Essentially, I found a bunch of curtain clips in a drawer and. . . Voila!

As you can see, Jane Austen had to get in on the action, too.


  1. Yay for reading days. Actually I need "knitting days." I have so many wool things promised and no time to do it AND I want a heavy woot coat sweater.... knit by me. I never have time for that either
    My sister in law was just asking me about milkweed. Should I be planting that too?

    1. Yup! I did a quick Google search and found this article about milkweed in Montana. It's toxic to livestock so you need to plant it where they won't be. Here's the link --

  2. Isn't it divine to just spend a few hours and read. One of my happiest times in childhood was just reading. I love it today and wish more people loved to read a great book whatever that may be

    1. When I was a kid, the Mama sometimes had to chase me outside because I was laying around reading too much. LOL

  3. A Jane Austen action figure! Perfect!

    1. Haha, I knew you would've noticed her. The Husband gave the action figure to me for my birthday one year. She likes hanging out on my desk.

  4. Reading for hours is a luxury these days!

    You organized those belts really nicely.


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