Books and Tobacciana
Back in November Mark gave up cigarettes, but he still smokes tobacco in old fashioned pipes. The type he smokes has a cherry scent to it - which reminds me of my grandfather a little. When we were at the flea market yesterday Mark traded a few small electrical components for this beautiful Meerschaum dragon pipe and case. He plans to keep it for decorative reasons, and not to smoke it.
I've been weaving a white string bag the last couple of nights - and it has progressed very quickly. The weave is not as tight as the dreambag, but not 'loose' either. I'm hoping to make it into a nice little zippered pouch he can keep his corncob pipe, lighter and leather tobacco pouch together in.
This was another book I couldn't pass up from my childhood - the Little Bear series by Else Minarik. I remember having a copy of this and just looking through all the pictures again and again until I could read it for myself. The volume I bought off Ebay had three books combined in it, which will be great for reading to Bazooka when she is born.
Also got a copy of Eating Well When You're Expecting - the nutrition book that goes along with What to Expect When You're Expecting. We're already six months in - but there are still things in here to be of use, as well as eating reccommendations for breastfeeding and post-partum.
This book comes at a good time, as I'm in another 'eating surge' - where I get hungry OFTEN. That's hard when I've already gained the 25 lbs the doctor wanted as a top limit *eek* - but where is that 25 lbs? I feel bigger, I look bigger in some places, but 25 lbs? One thing I don't do enough of anymore is walking quickly - (yes I still can!) and that feels really good on my knees and legs when I get a good speed up. Took a good long walk today in the early morning and felt a nice stretch in muscles that had been lacking for a while.