Monday, February 2, 2009

Hello girlies!

Long time, no see.

Had some sort of 'pestilence' which is almost gone today. I HATE those bioevils! My God and my Rock, my Deliverer has healed me of it.

So here I am catching up on my social doings.

Had some company from far away, how lovely these people are, and a huge blessing.
Did not go to church on two separate Sundays, oh, well.

I have done the absolute minimum in housekeeping chores, it will all be there--waiting for me--in a day or so, as I catch up with all those chores. (The staff went on a cruise to warmer climates--I pay them and indulge them too much--dream on!)

Hi Jules, your words are very kind, I appreciate your friendship. (have not been to the board for weeks)

I did some knitting A Mobious muffler. Got the recipe from Cat Bordhis site. It is a puzzling thing to knit. Then, of course I had to doctor-it-up. As it is, when you knit this muffler, you will have a mobious ring which is half knit and half purl--although it is all KNIT. I did not like that so much--bo-ring, so I decided to do some purling, but I hate purling on a circular needle (who knows why) so I tried knitting backwards--after turning the work around 360 degrees. The knitting backwards--which is like a dyslexic German knitting--went a little slower, but it worked beautifully. It looks like corrugated knitting.

One of my girls refused it politely (she has tons of scarves) so I think the second one will go to my other girl (or girls) DH suggested I make each one, her own muffler. Tell me what colour, and you'll have it by next winter. (shhhh, don't say anything about quilts---what quilts? who said quilt? I don't have any quilts!! heard it explode on impact, and I was never here!)

Short update, but cute. (mm, hm!)

Got a new book! Last week, when I was feeling poorly, my DH surprised me with a new book.
I must tell you that I have not read Fiction in over 20 years...Let's see if I can make it short: A couple of weeks ago I was visiting with a friend about certain political issues and the name of this book came up. From what I know about the book, it is controversial (?) and there seem to be two camps of opinions regarding it. One camp says the book is a novel--as it has been claimed by the author since its publishing, and the other camp says it is 'real life' masquerading as a novel, to protect the author and all the personages therein. Since neither of us had read it, we decided we should read it and make our own decision. When I checked our library, it showed 'not on the bookshelf/on order' in all of the branches. There is a waiting list, the longest one being the audio book on CD.
This made me more curious, since this book was published in 1950something. What has brought it up into the light again? Are there other people discussing this book? Wazzup?
So, DH went and surprised me with a brand new book from Borders. He is the sweetest, most thoughtful man!
Ok, so I have read the first chapter, so far...5th grade 'descriptive descriptions' if you know what I mean...we'll see how it develops.

I'll leave you with this:

"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's." Psa 103:2-5

In His hands, ^__^


BellaMama said...

Very glad to hear the pestilence has left!

I think we're done with what flew over here. It was the first day I felt good enough to fold all the laundry, keep it going, make quick quiche and start planning my attack on this house. Hubby is gonna/has start(ed) working on the house. The snow on the ground is a constant reminder to what our goal is!

Hope to see ya posting more, including quilt pictures! :)

Daisy said...

Well hello there! Glad your feeling better. Now that you have our curiosity level way, waaaaaay up .. what book may I ask are you reading?

Daisy said...

Oh never mind. I saw there was a link to click!

Jules said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I've nominated your blog for "A Lovely Blog Award". You can collect it here if you're interested:

Blessings, Jules