To Alex -

To Alex...who is far away in person, but never far from my heart. I miss you. Enjoy these snippets of everyday family life here in the states.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Not a lot I can do.

I'm trying to recover from this ick, I really am, but it's taking far longer than I wish. Ah, well, what's a person to do. I had a date with the couch and a blanket on Tuesday and spent the whole day drinking tea and reading The Gathering Storm, which is the newest book from the Wheel of Time series. My mother picked up the first book nearly 20 years ago, but didn't like it so she gave it to my oldest son to read. He loved it and suggested I read it. Since then we've anxiously awaited the release of each new volume as they've come out and we devour them in no time. We love the story. I remember when F.O.S. was going overseas for the military and I had just bought Crown of Thorns. He wanted to take it with him, but I assured him I would ship it the moment I finished reading it. As he's leaving the house to go back to base, I jokingly asked him if he had taken the book and he assured me he hadn't. In fact, he pointed to the coffee table and said, "see, it's right there." Great! Yeah, no, he had taken the dust jacket off the book and slipped it over another so when I sat down to read I was not too pleasantly surprised to find a book I had already read. F.O.S.? He thought it was hilarious. That's like us fight over who gets to read the books first. For this last book, I bought it for his birthday, which is on the 19th. Guess who got the better of whom this time since he's now getting a 'used' book for a gift. Yep, I read the whole thing, all 780 pages before I'm giving it to him. I think that's pretty funny.

The rest of my evenings this week have been spent working on Miss M's birthday present. I'm much further along than this and I only realized last night that the first burgundy stripe has a mistake. I accidently knit 2 consecutive rows instead of knitting and then purling so I have an extra row in there. Huh! Think she'll notice if I don't say anything? I'm not telling and I'm not taking it out. Miss Ms is an accessory kind of girl so I know she'll love them. She's turning 4 and already has 'her style' going on. Good for her.

I'm hoping I feel better long before I get them completed because it's taking a long time to get through this project. The directions say you can do it in a weekend. Well, not me. I'm not a fast knitter and I could only finish that soon if my weekends were 8 days long. Here's to completing many rows this weekend and to feeling much better by Monday.


  1. the best part of being sick is making chicken noodle soup and eating large volumes of ice cream :) hope you feel better.

  2. I hope Miss Maris realizes what a lucky girl she is to be getting Cashmerino legwarmers.

  3. Hi Lily,
    I hope you are feeling better by now! And I like the bigger it character!