Not having had to take Holly to dance for the last two weeks has been glorious. Not only did I get the chance to start a new cross-stitch project, but I was able to read and relax in a way that I have not wanted to do in many a month. It helped that the books I read were wonderful. Dance classes start again this week, month-end starts all over again on Wednesday, and Holly has one last dance competition starting on Friday. I will admit to being very nervous about this week, afraid that I will once again find myself overwhelmed to the point of incapacity. I don’t think that will happen, but there is a part of my mind that likens the last six months to a traumatic event and my fears to a mild form of PTSD. I know that seems ridiculous given that we are talking about work and my child’s activities, but I cannot ignore the feeling of dread I experience whenever I think back to that period. All I can do is enter this week working ahead as much as possible with a precise plan and the diligence to follow it. It will also help to have some good books to help take my mind off things during any downtime.
Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 29 April 2019. To learn more about each book, click on the book cover!