Yes, I know. My blog is a few random things. I really wanted to have one of those beautiful blogs that focus on one thing. Or one beautiful thing/recipe/pattern/photograph each day of the week. But really, where do those people find the time to produce something beautiful every day and then take gorgeous photos and then write an inspiring blog post? I choose to believe that either their homes are a mess, or they have a staff, like Martha.
So, what have I been doing this week? With 3 snow days, I should have been pretty productive, right? Not so much. But, it's not really my fault that they broadcast Olympic curling for 3 hours every afternoon. I have been back to work on my office/studio. (It was transformed back to a guest room when Allie died, then to the Christmas room, and is now in the process of transformation once again.) I am not sure how I am ever going to fit all my sewing/crafty stuff in the basement into that little room, but I think a trip to IKEA is in order.
While I have been working in the basement, sorting, pitching and sewing a little, I've been listening to The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, the famous book Pam has been trying to get me to read for 10+ years, the book that changed Susan's sex life (I know!). Well, actually, I don't know. While I will admit this is an exciting story, I am 1/2 way through and have yet to hear anything overly provocative or bawdy. But I'll let you know . . .
This is the first novel I've ever listened to. I didn't think I would like listening to a book, but it's been great company on those long drives to Chapter visits. (Don't tell Clay, but when I am finished with this book, I'm going to put Atlas Shrugged on my Ipod and give it another try.) Audio books scare me a little, because I have always been a big advocate of holding a book (or newspaper) in my hands -- I am afraid I will want a Kindle next. Yikes!
While hunting down red beans and rice for this weekend's Haiti dinner, I discovered a new Michael's store in Clarksville! Great scrapbook section, terrible yarn selection. But I did buy a pattern for a hooded baby poncho I cast on for Thursday evening during the men's skating.
And, I finally bought Warm Fuzzies, Betz White's felting book, and am anxious to go to the Goodwill for some wool sweaters and get busy.
Back to school for a full day tomorrow, I hope, then a busy weekend ahead.