Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hey there

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted.  Even before then, I didn't comment on a few post-worthy events.  Sara had a big birthday after a big year.  My parents had an anniversary.  Cody and I had an anniversary.  Dallas had a birthday.  Grandparents Day came and went.

I was going to write a post yesterday, but our Internet was out.  Well then!

Sometimes it's nice to say something or share a picture.  But then I feel like I have to (no one is holding my feet to some fire, for Pete's sake.  But I feel that way), even though I'm sure the masses are getting along fine without me. 

Still, I'll try to catch up in the next few weeks.  Like I said, Sara had a birthday and Dallas had a birthday and Grandparents Day came and went (I have given out 1 of the 3 cards I bought) and my parents had an anniversary and even I had an anniversary (ten years! That felt like forever!).  I'll get to at least some of that soon. 

For now, I just wanted to show you some pictures I took at Dallas's birthday party a few weeks ago.  It was a pretty night and a lovely time.

Friday, September 2, 2016

August reading list

The Blessingway. Tony Hillerman.
Talking God. Tony Hillerman.
Step Aside, Pops. Kate Beaton.*
Prepper's Survival Hacks: 50 DIY Projects for Lifesaving Gear, Gadgets, and Kits. Jim Cobb.*

The Tony Hillerman books are kind of running together now, but that's okay.

Kate Beaton is hilarious and comics with history jokes are probably the best kind of comics.

The prepper book was light on talks about something knocking out power and heavy on the 'hey, this is a fun project that can come in handy'....which is a tone that was less pleasant on the author's website.  Still, this was an okay book about being resourceful for when the power goes out, you wind up having to stay overnight at work, or you wander off the trail while hiking.  I'm definitely going to try the candles and little cooking flames.

Also, it turns out I read that "Grandmother's Knitting" book this month and not last month.  It was fine, I guess.  It was mostly the editor recapping people's memories of their grandmothers (or grandpas or aunts or whatever), rather than their own words.  The patterns were...fine, I guess.  I cast on for one of the hat patterns and then returned the book to the library without thinking about it.  I'll figure something out.