Friday, April 17, 2015

{This Moment} Box Fan

{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Joining Soulemama

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Yarn along

Honestly. I need to finish some kind of yarn-y project. I need a pair of #3 DPNs to finish my honey hat and I tell you, every time I walk into Michael's to procure them, I get distracted by the wreaths. I want a new springy wreath something fierce but I just haven't found the one, or been bitten by the right DIY bug. Maybe some pinterest-ing will do the trick.

I HAVE been finishing books! I read 22 Britannia Road and I am curious to hear some feedback from others. The book was beautifully written and focused on an aspect of WWII that I've never learned much about - Polish refugees. It left me scratching my head because the descriptions of what was happening were so very detailed but somehow I felt the characters were still a bit shallow and undeveloped. I spent the majority of the book not knowing whose side I was on. It reminded me of The Light Between Two Oceans in this way. I described it to a friend who had read The Light Between Two Oceans by saying that the hard parts of 22 Britannia Road are harder than TLBTO, but the sad parts are not as sad, and that presents a peculiar emotional disconnect. Have you read it?

Right now I am reading O, Pioneer! by Willa Cather. Let's be honest, it is hard for me to get excited about a book that starts with a kitten in despair, and I'm still not really invested in the book but I'm finishing it because it is reasonably short. Am I missing out on Willa Cather greatness in another book?

What are you knitting & reading? Show and tell with us at Simple Things.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

We're still here

breakfast for dinner :: getting the house ready to sell :: lacrosse, more lacrosse

The dissertation is successfully defended but a few small edits are the order of the day. We were thankful to have Julian's parents here to distract us in those last waiting days before the BIG DAY, and how much more special that Easter fell in there. Looking forward to the downhill slope now.