Today is the first day of NaBloPoMo that I don't know what to post. Since I am not working I LOVE not being attached to a computer and making sit to write might be a challenge. I love my away from the screen life. But, in the spirit of staying in the club of NaBlo I decided to just do it.
Watching ~ I'm not much of a TV watcher and we go to few movies, but last night we ran across Alias Grace on Netflix and watched the first episode. I read the book 20 years ago (!) and the atmospheric story came right back to me. What a great book it was. I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the series.
Reading ~ I read books, I listen to books, and I also read magazines (sometimes). There is so much to read in this house it's sometimes daunting. Most of what I read is deep and difficult. I like to learn about experiences and motivations outside my comfort zone, but, on occasion, I also like something a little lighter. However, lighter often means not well written and I just can't do silly dialog or unrealized characters. Lately, I've been struggling to find a book I can stick with. Podcasts to the rescue!
Knitting ~ I am SO excited about my knitting. I've a sweater and a shawl on the needles and both are great projects. I'm happy to knit on either one at any time. The shawl pattern is this years TTLM, which is now called Fugue in Mosaic Miner. Both Mary and Kym finished their shawls and each turned out beautifully. I'm only on clue 2, 6 months late, but never say never.
Listening to ~ Whatever is on the radio. I remain a KRCL fan through thick and thin. When I'm not listening to the radio I have a stack of CD (mostly jazz) and one of my favorite things to listen to is silence.
Eating & Drinking~ Mexican food! Cheryl, Larry, Smith and I went to Red Iguana to see their newly installed majestic pet (top picture). Cheryl and I had margaritas, Larry and Smith had beer (of course!).
Delighted by ~ My sweater! Sunday night I blocked it (only the yoke), then Monday, after it was dry, I tried it on and found it to be a perfect fit!
Feeling Cautiously Optimistic ~I've just returned from the doctor who said the knee problem is likely a meniscus tear. MRI will be scheduled, with probable surgery after that. The good news is I have only a tiny bit of arthritis and a good prognosis for a quick recovery. Here's hoping the doc is right. He's a jolly good fellow and I liked him.