Saturday, January 28, 2006

Hurary for the Library!

My Interlibrary loan copy of 'The Beekeeper's Apprentice' came today (Thanks again, Chris!).

I must have seemed overly happy; the librarian gave me a 'peer-over-glasses' look as she handed me the book.
(I clapped my hands and said 'Yay! It's here!', is that so bad? ;o)

We have the movie Amadeus borrowed from our boss, to celebrate Mozart's birthday.

I'm halfway through the heel of the sock. I chose—for the heel—to do an every-other stitch pattern with the two colours of Palette. Hopefully this will make the heel stronger.

I heard on the radio, not too long ago, that seeing the color purple makes your right brain active, and thus, gives a creativity burst. I'm not sure if I believe it, but my sock is VERY purple. And, now, so is this post!

J had a new-year's resolution that he would get twelve rejection letters this year for short stories. So far, he hasn't written the first month's story. He is "failing at becoming a failed author" That is his quote, not mine! ;o)

I have an iron in the fire, but the magazine I want to try for doesn't publish again until May.

We did do some hard work today as well. J and I went out to the office (on a Saturday) and placed 6 cedar posts for the new garden plot. Working together, and having the use of the office Kubota tractor, it wasn't too large of a job. Poor J was sneezing the whole time though :o( I think I need to give him a couple more doses of that tea.

And now, to get to that book!


Chris said...

I knew there was a very good reason why I love purple. :)

I'm very curious to hear what you think of the book! I just got the most recent one in that series (Locked Rooms) yesterday from the library. How synchronous!

Oh, ok, I do like bananas in smoothies, gluten-free banana bread, and baby food bananas. But the basic banana - ugh. The texture. Ugh.

RheLynn said...

Chaos is sure showing off his tummy today!

I'm trying to read "Beekeeper's Apprentice" right now -- this copy is large print, which I didn't anticipate...

So, I have to hold it at arm's length or go goofy-eyed!

Gluten-free banana bread? Is it vegan too? Since we're on that subject, I've checked and rechecked--Willow LOVES bananas--she begs me now, every time she sees one.

Chris said...

Heh - he likes to lie upside down with his paws up in the air... He's a goofball, what can I say?!

I usually buy banana bread at the co-op near my condo - and it's gf and vegan... and yummy!

Chaos might love bananas... but he'll never know! :)

RheLynn said...

Poor Chaos!

Chris said...

Nope, no sock eating so far... *knocks on wood*

Glad you're enjoying the book!