The dogs are at work again. Sissy’s over at Uncle’s desk, getting started on payroll for me. (This photo was actually taken last time Sissy was in the office, pre-Gretchen. She seems to be content to stay off the desks now.) I’m amazed at how much progress we make with them when they can come to work. Sissy is back to responding to visual cues, and Gretchen is asking out, rather than relying on me to pick up on her little signs that come only when it’s almost too late.
My knitting mojo seems to be back. It seems that I really have to find that happy place where a fun pattern and a great yarn meet to form a true knitting zen experience. It seems I can’t just knit something because it’s the right thing for that person, and that makes gift knitting rather tricky. More on that another day though…
Blogging has allowed me to discover several folks with interests very much in line with mine. Monica is one such gem, and through her, I found out about a campaign I’ve always supported, unknowingly. Books for the Holidays is a great concept, encouraging us to stimulate the economy AND the minds of those we give gifts. There are reviews and suggestions for different genres and age groups too. Will you consider both giving books and spreading the word?
I’ve always given and received books for most gifting events, but a few years back, I stumbled upon a book that I knew several of my nearest and dearests would like. I think I bought five copies that year, and a tradition started. Sure, my friends and relations include a lot of rabid readers, but I also try to gift the youngest folks on my Christmas list with a book or two too. Maybe I was a strange kid, but I loved books then too! I still have my first set of Tolkein’s books about those hobbits, although I bought a new collection a few years ago too. (Okay, maybe the Knight does have reason to fuss about my library.)
I always look forward to getting a book or two from my favorite cousin and Bec. Our interests are similar, but they stretch me a bit too, gifting me with books I might not have picked on my own, but neither of them has ever failed to give quality, enjoyable reads.
I know some of you do audio books. I keep saying I want to try one, but I haven’t yet. The idea of knitting and “reading” at the same time seems almost too good to be true…
This is another full weekend. Tomorrow, a guild meeting and Thanksgiving with the Knight’s duty crew at the firehouse. Sunday is relatively normal, with a meeting at the firehouse in the evening. However, next week is what we call Hell week at our house. The third week of the month is always hectic, but this month, the League moved its general membership meeting up a week to accommodate Thanksgiving travel.
How ’bout you? Anything fun planned for your weekend?