Since I'll probably be using all my non-Lilah time over the next couple of days reading Harry Potter 7, I thought I'd post while waiting for UPS to bring my copy. Speaking of Lilah, thank you to everyone who pointed out that I neglected to post a photo! Here's an action shot, chasing after one of the cats in her walker. She loves this thing. Don't feel bad for the cats--they retreat up a couple of stairs and watch her curiously.
Besides Harry Potter anticipation, what else is going on? My mom was here for two weeks, so I got lots of boxes unpacked. The house still needs lots of help (hanging pictures, ugh), but it's pretty liveable now.
Knitting: Still plugging along on Irish Diamond. I still love the Zephyr Wool Silk, and I still like the pattern. It's just creeping along slowly since I can sometimes only manage a row or two in between unpacking, Lilah entertaining, and other commitments. So this is going to be pretty boring as a knitting blog for a while. Perhaps I'll pick a quickie project to bust out just for morale.
Reading: I read Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, a YA novel. It was really quite extraordinary. It starts out with 15-year-old Liz waking up on a boat with no memory of how she got there. She soon discovers that she's dead and on her way to the afterlife. It's funny and poignant and just a wonderful read. It's a quick read, too, and I recommend it to anyone intrigued by the premise. I also read Antiques Roadkill by Barbara Allan, an okay mystery. I liked it quite a bit in some ways, but constant asides and parenthetical comments were tiresome, and the first-person narrator is strangely silent on some important autobiographical stuff that she just throws out there without comment, so she's not all that sympathetic. There's something there, though, so maybe the next one is better. I also read No Nest for the Wicket by Donna Andrews and laughed a lot. Her Meg Langslow mysteries are lots of fun. This one centers on the society ladies of Caerphilly playing eXtreme croquet, so it's pretty funny. The first in the series in Murder With Peacocks.
Writing: Nothing here due to unpacking. After I read Harry Potter, perhaps!
Cooking: Nothing too exciting. It's too hot, really, and it's been so busy.
Well, I hope my next post is more exciting than this one!