10 October 2007

this post brought to you by the letters WI-FI

I'm in the middle of another out-of-townish week, but thanks to the marvel of wireless internet, I can still give y'all a few updates on my life.

-The quilt: yeah, not so much.

-We spent most of the weekend with temps in the 90's and a beating-down sun, and today is supposed to be mostly 40's and wet. Anyone else vote for happy medium?

-I'm most of the way through the first volume of The Lord of the Rings. The book, thus far, is heavy on place; about 90% of the text is devoted to setting. Still, I'd rather walk with Tolkien through 400 pages of cloven valleys and blood-stained peaks than wade through 40 pages of almost anything else by someone who is not Tolkien.

-So back to the quilt: I did dedicate most of my free minutes to sewing, but it turns out I have more of a life than I'd anticipated. And in one of my (rare) wiser moments, I decided to focus on the things that mattered most to Elle: the making of hats, the reading of books, the dancing of birthday dances, the dousing of sprinkles on frosted cupcakes.

-Loren, whom I have currently christened The Un-uncle, brought me this bit of gorgeousness that I mentioned a little while back. Knitting lessons are definitely in my future. And in case you're wondering, I'm calling him The Un-uncle because he is so much more of a comrade than an uncle. And also because how much fun is it to say un-uncle? Seriously brightens up my day.

I'm certain there is more breaking news to share, but I need to get off my duff and head to the next session. More later. Maybe.


Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

If I hadn't just indulged in the purchase of a dozen new books, I'd be traveling to Middle Earth right along with you. :)

Katy said...

Hope you have a fantastic Wednesday! :)

Momo Fali said...

Truly, WI-FI is the best invention...after the DVR of course!

Melissa said...

I loved the Lord of the Rings books... but the first one was hard for me to get through. Too much description. I like to use my imagination more.
Good luck with the knitting! You seem to have a green thumb when it comes to crafting! I'm sure you'll pick it up quick!