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Yarnalong - the one where I need to make decisions about everything

I nearly didn't do yarnalong this week. Not because I'm out of love with it (or Ginny and everyone else, do pop along and check them out) but because everything is rather up in the air for my knitting, reading and listening.



Lets start with the  knitting: I'm still knitting Thalia - (of course i am, I only started it on Sunday) but I'm not enjoying it. Despite it's similarities the the scarf I made for Elise, I'm really not getting into it. The pattern just doesn't seem to have much flow for me, and I'm not feeling the love. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it.

Now on to reading: I'm not reading anything. That's not as terrible as it sounds. I finished The Martian a couple of days ago. I wouldn't say I loved it, but I couldn't stop reading it, just couldn't put it down. Then I read the next in my favorite trashy series the Reed Brothers series, Finally Finding Faith, which I loved, but it was more a short story than a novel. And now I'm deciding what to read next. I'm taking a four day weekend, so I really want something nice, but not too light. Decisions, decisions.

And finally I'm listening to  What if  by Randall Munro (who writes XKCD). 
It's subtitled "Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" and that's exactly what it is. My problem is that I just don't care if a submarine could survive in space or we could blow up a volcano or whatever. The hypothetical questions are too absurd for me to care. It's like a really weak episode of Radiolab. Which is what I have mainly been doing with my listening time. I'm deciding whether I should just abandon and listen to something I'll actually enjoy.

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  1. It is never good when you are not enjoying the project you are doing. Sometimes its better not to waste too much time on it and do something else. Enjoy your long weekend.

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  2. Oh not good if you are not enjoying it - beautiful colour yarn though!

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