Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What to do about nothing...

After a couple of weeks of rest, my arm is practically back to normal.   The doctor says that I should not lean it on anything.   I am now aware that I lean on everything, or at least I did.  I am being much more aware and careful.

So what does a knitter do when there is no knitting, driving, typing, or mousing allowed?   All I can say is thank heavens I like to read.    I have kept a pretty steady book a day thing going, which means that I have more than a couple really good books to recommend to you. 

The first one I want to tell you about is Ann Shayne's Bowling Avenue: A Novel.   Now we all know Ms. Shayne as half of the talented duo that brings us Mason-Dixon Knitting, and two ageless knitting books (Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitters Guide & Mason-Dixon Knitting: Outside the Lines).   When I read that she was self-publishing her first novel I rushed to download it mostly out of loyalty, not really expecting to love the book.  I should have had more faith.

As I worked my way through the huge backlog of books, purchased but not read, on my Kindle, I came across Bowling Avenue and decided to go for it.   Almost from the moment I started reading I was hooked.   When I Tweeted that Hubby & son were getting left overs because I could not pull myself away, Ann offered to send virtual lasagna (Hence the loyalty.  I like this woman).  The story is compelling and the writing excellent.    I loved the evolving dynamics between the main character and her mother, sympathized with the dead sister's husband & children, and did not care for the prospective boyfriend a keeper (which in no way effected my enjoyment of the book).   I laughed, I cried, I cringed.   This is a five star, can't miss book.   Do yourself a favor and read it soon.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Jack gets a haircut...

Jack 7Jul12
Dogs are miracles with paws
- Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy 5th...

I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. 
You just go to the beach and watch fireworks.
James Lafferty

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

See the sea..

"To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim-the rocks-the motion of the waves-the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there?" 
- Walt Whitman

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tendinitis is a pain...

There has been no knitting for me today, and precious little time on the computer either.    I have been laid low by shoulder, elbow, & hand pain.   It hit a few days ago so I rested & iced to good effect.   However, almost as soon as I went back to my usual activities, it came back with a vengeance.   It looks like it is going to take more than a day or two of rest to get the job done.   I have been really pleased with the every other day posting schedule that I have been sticking to over the last few weeks.   So, in an effort not to lose that momentum.   I will be posing a series of  "day in the life" type photos until I am good to go.