I'd rather be busy than bored, but I do feel like I'm constantly chasing my tail and never really getting anywhere.
In an attempt to gain a semblance of order in my chaotic life, it's time to write a Stories & Shout Out housekeeping post.
In real life October has been a month of family birthdays, HSC exams, hay fever and extra shifts at work.
Next weekend is the Cancer Council's 7 Bridges Walk which I plan to do for the first time in it's ten year history.
In blogger land October has been a month of reading thanks to Andi's #15in31 challenge.
I'm a chronic multiple book reader.
Every now and again I need a prompt to simply finish all the half-read books cluttering up my life. With 11 days still to go, I can proudly say that I have just finished reading book no. 12, although I'm rather behind in writing the subsequent reviews.
Maybe November will be my Month in Review!!
I attempted to join in Dewey's 24hr Readathon this weekend, but it clashed with my niece's 5th birthday party. The time difference meant that I was able to join in reading for the first hour and the last hour as it coincided with my usual read-before-sleep routine.
I was able to finish Geraldine Brook's The Secret Chord during this time - yay me!
I have also been working on Blog Ahead during October in an attempt to get organised for the Silly Season with some scheduled posts.
I currently have 6 scheduled posts for this blog and 3 scheduled posts on my Four Seasons blog.
The Classics Club announced their Women's Classics Literature challenge last week which I was all over like a rash with a quick sign up post followed by a lengthier list of women's lit books.
Looking ahead to November we have AusReading Month & my Fortunes of Richard Mahony readalong as well as Sophisticated Dorkiness et al's Non-Fiction November.
Personally, November features our wedding anniversary and one family birthday. The trial season for next year's soccer teams also starts in November....there go the weekends!
No wonder I feel tired!
But at least I now feel like I've got it all straight in my head.
How are your October plans panning out?