This is another of those “I’m tired of remembering all the posts I owe you” posts. There will be a quick book review, a weekend report, but I will save the FO report for another day.
Please see Sissy’s blog for the update on Sis’s toenail trauma drama and Gretchen’s not-as-wild ride. If that’s news to you, then scroll back and read, or go straight to Sis’s blog, because that’s the bulk of my weekend.
Oh, let’s just march through my weekend now. Saturday started out marvelously, with a fun package (see the previous post), but before I could get photos, Sissy and I had to rush across town on a very crazy traffic day. The rest of the day was spent tending to my groggy big gal.
Sunday, each dog got a couple of pills and we crossed our fingers. We had an okay ride, but Gretchen has insisted upon riding on the center console, so there’s no knitting for me, because I usually have one end or the other of hers in my lap, and one hand holding her in place, just in case.
We had a lovely family dinner and a great afternoon looking out across the lush, green fields. Since the trees weren’t “in leaves” yet, we had a clear view to the river. No, my camera phone didn’t do justice, but I did try.
The ride home was fine, mostly because Gretchen was nearly unconscious. And THAT is how I spent my weekend.
I finished American Gods on my ride home from the beach. I don’t know when I’ve been so captivated by a book, unless it was Anansi Boys by the same author earlier this year. It makes me wonder all the more what kinds of books I really like, because this was gritty and dark, but it did have a happy ending of sorts, so I guess that much still holds true for me. I’ve always loved anything related to mythology, so that’s what sucked me into American Gods so hard. Almost every culture’s god(s) appeared in the book somewhere, and it was great fun to see how author Neil Gaiman took the histories of said gods and transposed them into US residents.
Also left over from the beach trip are the goodies I wandered out of Knitting Addiction with on my sole quick trip in there. They’ve moved, and the new shop is incredible!
Anyway, I couldn’t resist this Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn. (No, I don’t know the colorway.)
Or these Soak labels.
Or this Spud and Chloe pattern, Tea Party Cardi. No, I didn’t buy yarn to make it yet…
So, how was your weekend?