Saturday, January 12, 2008
I sat down to watch a football game today--now THAT is a rare event. The Packers were up against Seattle in the playoffs with heavy snow making visibility pretty poor. But that was what made it fun. And the Packers won! Lots of happy cheeseheads...
And so some knitting got done. The heel is turned on Sandy's palette sock #2.
What with doctor visits and generally trying to keep Mr. Kathie company, this sock is speeding right along. Mr. Kathie, by the way, is doing well. He saw the doctor this week and has a nice new bright red cast. He's hobbling around on his crutches and keeping busy.
Reading: I finished a book I'd been looking forward to for quite a while--March by Geraldine Brooks. It's the imagined story of the father of the girls in Little Women. Ms. Brooks based a lot of his character and his voice on Bronson Alcott, the father of Little Women author Louisa May Alcott. I enjoyed it--the book's being set in the American Civil War gave it a lot of poignancy.
Year of Wonders, also by Geraldine Brooks, is also very good if you like historical fiction.
Tonya! I've started Sabriel by Garth Nix.
Tomorrow is my college gang's holiday party. Should be a great get-together with great food and friends that go back FOREVER. We always do white elephant gifts. Here's what I'm taking for some lucky recipient:
EEyew! Scary doll! I'm sure this is invested with some crazy juju as it was bought in Necedah during my bizarro weekend up there in the fall. I'll certainly be glad to get it out of my house.