Monday, November 26, 2007

My Sink is Shiny

I'm Flying (again)

Saturday, November 17, 2007


e. e. cummings describes loneliness as:


I describe it like this:

This is how I describe togetherness:

My husband doesn't call this togetherness...... he calls it brain-damaged.
*** hopefully you can tell by the photos which room we've renovated and which one has the original flooring and peeling wallpaper.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

It's a bird! It's a plane! ...

.... It's a quilt! Don't die of shock or anything, but I finally finished a quilt.

This is going on my dining room table. It was designed by the Quilt Basket and really fun to quilt. I think they have one kit left if anyone's interested. It's not on their website, but a call or email asking for the 'spiderweb strip quilt' will get the job done.

While I was outside taking a picture of the quilt, I had to take a picture of this clear, cold autumn day.

I hope to get some more hiking in before all the leaves are down, the snow is on the ground, and the hunters are out.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

can't. stop. laughing.

I decided to learn to speak Spanish last year. I can now order beer, find the bathroom, and understand the 'First Semester of Spanish Spanish Love Song'.

Working in the LQS this morning made me realize how rusty my sign language skills are so I'll probably be working on that now, too. The customer and I were able to communicate enough to pick out fabric for pillows, but it was a lot of pointing and finger-spelling.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thanks, but I'm waiting for the paperback

In an earlier post, I mentioned that I went back to college this semester. I'm taking an English course and we're just finishing up Othello. Being the library lover that I am, I requested several copies of Othello. They all came in while I was in Houston (which was awesome, thanks for asking). On Monday I went to the library to pick up

the movie starring Bob Hoskins:

the movie starring Ian McKellan (yes, from LOTR):

and the movie starring Laurence Fishburne:

The woman at the desk looked curiously at my three different copies of Othello movies. I explained that I was studying it in college and had a test on it this week. Her retort? "Did you know this is available as a book, too?" Cute.


In the interest of full disclosure, I also borrowed the audio cds of Othello:

The test was this morning and I'm hoping for a B or better. I still have to write a paper over the weekend. Whose bright idea was it to go back to school?