What’s going on.

  IMG_1947Window display at Darn Knit Anyway, a yarn store in Stillwater MN.

ReadingEarly Warning by Jane Smiley. She is the one author whose every book I buy; I enjoy her writing and want to support her. I was about halfway through Some Luck, the first book in this trilogy, when I paged through Early Warning at a bookstore simply because it looked so much like the one I was reading. Imagine my delight to discover they are part of a trilogy!

Listening toThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon. I started reading the book a year or two ago but couldn't get into it. But I am enjoying the audiobook immensely.

Celebrating – Molly, our new teenage slave helper. I met her last week at our library book sale, where she and several other middle-schoolers were volunteering to help set up. When I asked the librarian if she would recommend any of them as a potential hire to help us with the myriad of tasks that have become a little too strenuous for us, she immediately pointed to Molly. The girl is conscientious, hard-working, cheerful, prompt, strong, and a sweetie. We are enjoying her. Best of all, she won't graduate and leave us for five years.

Waiting for –  the  impulse to renew my back exercises. I know that is the first step in improving my life, but somehow I lack motivation. In an unrelated note, also waiting for my heirloom sweet peas to bloom.

Dreading – nothing, really.

Wishing & hoping – that Elder Son, who came home for this long weekend, has a safe drive back to Sioux Falls.

Knitting – a sooper seekrit project for Christmas. It is too large to be portable, so my pick-up knitting right now is a the set of three washcloths of Cascade pima cotton mentioned in the caption above. Nice stuff; I will package them with some handmade soap made by a local lady and send it all off as a thank-you gift to the woman who shared her house with my when I attended the League of Women Voters state conference. When those are done my pick-up knitting will be finishing the five (5!) pairs of socks in various stages of doneness.

Eating – a two-pack of Nature Valley granola bars for breakfast every day. Such an easy meal, and it keeps me going until late afternoon. (Of course it helps that I don't start the day until late morning.)

Drinking – Three-Buck Chuck sauvignon blanc. Icy-cold, delicious.

Watching – The entire run of Criminal Minds. We are now on the last season on Netflix; after that we will watch the entire run of The X Files. Now that Smokey is retired I don't have the opportunity to watch Netflix by myself, so I'm not sure when I will get to watch  the series he doesn't like as much as I do – OITNB or Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries or Grace and Frankie.

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0 Responses to What’s going on.

  1. Soxanne says:

    I just binged through Grace and Frankie – it was fun 🙂

  2. Bonny says:

    I’ve loved Jane Smiley’s books, but I must admit I abandoned Some Luck when the baby started narrating. Hooray for long-term Molly! I’ll be sending your Elder Son safe driving thoughts this afternoon, as I will be doing the same for my Youngest Son. I’m already thinking about trying to nudge him out the door a bit early to try and avoid gridlocked traffic.

  3. Mary Lou says:

    Great window display. Such nice people there, too. I also loved Frankie and grace, wish I still had some left to watch.

  4. Vicki says:

    Grace and Frankie is so funny! You may not be able to binge watch, but he should be able live through 30 minutes.

  5. =Tamar says:

    Do your back exercises! _Before_ it hurts too much to do them.

  6. kathy b says:

    I loved Moo and her other books. She is a talent.
    I am so happy you found hired help !! Tweens are often industrious and want to earn some cash!
    IM still contemplating yarn bombing my husbands bike…he may kill me though!

  7. Melissa says:

    I do love Miss Fisher. There’s a new season airing in Australia as I type. Can’t wait.

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