Sunday, November 30, 2008

"My dear doctor, I’m surprised to hear you say that I am coughing very badly, because I have been practicing all night."*

So it's come to this.
I seem to be posting once a week.
I used to post once a DAY.

Is it that I am busier?
That I just don't care?
That Facebook has become, as another blogger put it, the lazy blogger's blog?

I guess I just don't have a lot to say, of any import or interest.
Here's what I got:

1. I started Meg Wolitzer's Ten Year Nap tonight. Tedious, self-absorbed, and didactic do not BEGIN to describe the book or its characters.

2. I also started Eva Ibbotsen's Island of the Aunts. I find Ibbotsen's books hit or miss, but this is a hit. Yes, it's a kid book but that may well be where my brain is these days.

3. I started knitting a poncho for my little niece - of course I picked different weight yarn than the pattern recommends, so I am winging the measurements. But it's a PONCHO. How specific could the measurements have to be? (I want to make one for myself but worry about the effects of a poncho on a full-grown woman.) And I don't know what I would do without Suse or Shirty for knitting advice. Thanks, you guys!

4. Huh. Were those gunshots?

5. I bought The Queen of Bedlam, The Amazing and True (or something) Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, another copy of Jen Lancaster's Bitter is the New Black, and Sophie Kinsella's Cocktails for Three (only it's her other pseudonym...alter ego...whatever...) at the thrift store last week. And a video of "The Mighty Ducks" which we watched Friday night and enjoyed very much. Also Primo's third winter jacket, Quarto's first winter jacket, very cute rainboots for him, for when he's a bit older and can, um, WALK, and an awesome knitted sampler-type afghan for the couch.
And - SCORE! - a Liz Claiborne black cotton zip-up cardigan that fits perfectly, with the tags still on, for three dollars.

6. I wonder if there's any hot water left? With the stomach flu rampaging through the house in the past 2 days and the laundry going 24/7 - not to mention hosing down pukey little boys regularly - geez, I'd love a hot shower but I am not sure there's any hot water left for me.

7. If there's a snow day tomorrow, I may die.

8. That's about it.


9. Just 'cause I am not posting more often does not mean I lurve you all any less.

*John Curran Philpott (and no, I have no idea if he's real...)


Paula said...

The Amazing and True (or something) Adventures of the Hunt Sisters ends badly.

I'm just sayin'.

Badger said...

I LOVED the Hunt Sisters. Which means you will probably hate it. Heh.

(I, on the other hand, HATED Bitter and have therefore not read her other stuff, and I feel kind of bad about that. Because I like her blog. And everyone I know who actually KNOWS her says she's swell. But still.)

Anonymous said...

Oh , I am so envious . Well , not of your laundry overload but to be reading a new Eva Ibbotson AND to find a Liz Claibourne sweater for $3.00 ! Enjoy!!
from : SmitoniusAndSonata

nutmeg said...

I am sure I warned you off going anywhere near that Meg Wolitzer! (But you of course summed it up better than I could). Go and take a look at The True Story of Hansel and Gretel - you may like the sound of that one. I have received my copy and about to start it so I will again try and let you know my thoughts ;-) And Liz Claiborne for $3 - life is still so very good - even if you have a sick household and are only posting once a week (I am lucky doing once a fortnight at best!) Well, kinda ...

Anonymous said...

I feel you, blog-frequency-wise.


Anonymous said...

I was just wondering about that Wolitzer today -- so I am glad to read your warning. There's something about the very title that warns, actually.

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