I was planning on posting a little earlier today, but I decided on finishing my book before coming to the blog.
And I did finish it and it was lovely (An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer). I have plans to write some posts later this evening and a post on the book is on that list. I am quite behind in editing some thoughts on some books I've read (one was read nearly a month ago-whoops), so I am hoping that I can get to all of that later today. If not...oh well! :)
Two things that I will most definitely be doing today is changing up the blog theme and updating some of the pages. I am sick of the green and want something cleaner...so if you pop in...or randomly stumble over here and see that it is drastically different, that's why. We'll see how the whole process goes...since I know what I want it to look like...I just need to carry it out right.
I also want to read Antigone. I read it as a freshman in college, and I still have the big edition of Greek stuff we read from (this is from the same class that sparked my love affair with The Odyssey). It is kind of funny to flip through and see the crazy highlighting and comments. Some of them are silly, and the highlighting is obnoxious, but I feel a bit comforted by the book. It was almost ten years ago that I last really cracked it open. It brought back a lot of memories of sitting in class taking notes while my professor droned on, of bending over my keyboard late at night writing essays about Telemachus and Antigone (I really called her Tig in my head. Seemed more fitting). Oh, the memories...
Well, that's all I feel up to writing now. I'm off to make some lunch before revamping this place. :)
*Update 9:50 PM*
I figured it was time to pop in with a little update before Matt gets home from work and I settle in for the night.
I didn't get as much reading in as I wanted to this afternoon, but I'm okay with that. I managed to change over the look of the blog (not sure if I am 100% happy with it) and started working on a few of the "upkeep" aspects of it. I still have some maintenance things to do, but they can wait for another time.
While I didn't read all that much (I watched a movie this afternoon), I did manage to read all of Antigone by Sophocles like I wanted to. I also started Oedious Rex (Oedipus the King) a few moments ago. I also read a few pages of Nicholas Nickleby, which I haven't read since later February. I forgot a few little things, but it all came back to me.
I guess I would consider my little reading/relaxation day a success! :)