So, it's my blogiversary, I guess. I ought to have something clever reflecting back over the year, or at least a fun contest or something, but I don't. Sorry! I did look back at my very first post and noticed that I was reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, which is still next to my bed with a bookmark in it, which I think is hilarious. A lot has changed in the year, though. A year ago, I was still upset over being laid off from a hideously awful job, and now I'm happily writing with a new baby. Things have definitely improved. What's more, I've actually kept a journal with some consistency, which I've never done before, and I've "met" lots of lovely people in the blogosphere. It's been a good year, even with the morning sickness.
Knitting: Still plugging along on the sock. I hope to finish it this weekend. First, I have to wind this really long skein of yarn. On the heel gusset, I sort of fudged the edges. I picked up an extra stitch, but instead of waiting till the next row to knit it together with the one next to it, I twisted the stitch and knit it together with the first held stitch. Does that make sense? It closed the gaps very nicely, I think.
Reading: I finished Murder on a Hot Tin Roof. I actually guessed the murderer and the motive! But the book was still enjoyable, since I wasn't positive until the end. This was a fun, quick diversion. I do recommend this series by Amanda Matesky if you enjoy cozy mysteries. I'm now reading Jane and the Genius of the Place, the fourth in that series, and, as expected, enjoying it quite a bit.
Writing: Still slowly revising. I got more sleep last night, though, which I'm hoping is a trend!
Cooking: Not much at all. I did a vegetable soup based on the blueprint in my recipe list to the left. I also soaked chickpeas to make hummus. Tim, I think you might have to go grocery shopping :) If you also have eggs and milk, I could possibly suggest a bread pudding with toasted cinnamon raisin bagel and applesauce. Don't you have any fruits or vegetables around? I do have to say--Ketchup chips??? Are you turning Canadian already?!