I have made progress on the Heavenly Stole. It is now over half done. Of course, the last time I speculated the end might be in sight, it took another 5 weeks for me to pick the Stole back up. But I must finish it before Mother's Day! I am determined. No photo of the Heavenly Stole, since it looks no different from the last photo, except longer.
Instead, here is Geronimo in his kitty bed:
And Mirando on his pile of clean laundry on the guest bed. That's where laundry goes until we fold it and put it away. I have been known to pick Mirando up and set him on a warm pile of laundry fresh from the dryer, where he invariably curls up and goes to sleep. Then I can't possibly disturb him by folding clothes right now :)
Reading: Still on a fluffy book kick.
Writing: Still at 21,000 words, but I've done some revision. I have a sheet of paper with cryptic notes like "ch3-T/C dialogue w/ R." for things to deal with later. I've left my pov character in a restaurant again, but this time she has company, food, and wine. I'll get back to her today. I'm on chapter 5 of probably 12 chapters. I can't believe how much I've written. I sometimes have moments of "I'm doing this all wrong! I should have done an outline!", but overall I feel the story is better without being outlined all in advance. I get to let things develop more naturally instead of forcing relationships or events.
Cooking: Had friends over last night. I made French bread--funny story, the dough was too sticky, so I added flour, then it was too dry, so I added water, and so on, until I ended up with 4 loaves instead of 2. I've never had this kind of difficulty with bread before. I also stuffed mushrooms with spinach-parmesan polenta, made pasta with mushrooms, artichokes, and roasted peppers, and Chocolate Decadence with Mixed-Berry Sauce for dessert. Yum.