Friday, October 26, 2012

Mx3: Week 4

The pastor at a church we attended about 10 years ago had a maxim he used frequently:  "The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior."  We have applied this to so many situations.  It was often our reasoning for denying a teenager another shot at an extended curfew, or for not giving repeat business to a company with shoddy customer service.  But today, unfortunately, I have to apply it to myself.  

I love to sign up for reading challenges.  I make a plan, I draw up an outline, I schedule posts - but then I have to follow through.  And I never do.  Then I vow to never sign up for another one - but when the next one comes around, I think THIS TIME, I'll do it.  THIS TIME I'll keep up.  THIS TIME I'll reach the goal.  But I never do.  

And so it goes with Monsters, Murder and Mayhem.  I want to do it. I want to enjoy Stephen King and gothic ghosts and things that go bump in the night - like I used to.  I want to not be a total wimp.  But the cold hard truth is - I don't and I am.  So we wrap up week four of Mx3 with 1 of four books from my grand plan complete - 3 in various stages of half-doneness.  Same goes for the movies except, of the three that didn't get watched, two of them didn't even get recorded.

There is still time to redeem myself.  I have five days of October left in which to complete just ONE of the 3 books I started and watch just ONE of the movies I had selected. "The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior."  Oh yeah - probably not.


  1. But at least you admit that you are more than likely not going to finish this challenge and I'm sure you will be wiser next year should such a one come up and not participate in it. Honestly, I think I told you already but one Stephen King book did me in (Salem's Lot). Have NEVER read another one of his books and saw just a handful of his movies.


  2. I am amazed at how you read - so cut yourself some slack - you have been busy with family entertaining and crafting as well!