Saturday, July 21, 2007

Waiting for UPS!

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!


mle said...

Aww, Lilah is so cute!

YarnThrower said...

First, they grow up so quickly! I can't believe how big Lilah already is, and she looks like she is having so much fun.

Second, don't worry about the lack of knitting content -- just fun to hear what you're up to...though glad you still find time for a row or two each day. That's about what I'm managing this summer, too, with everything else going on, and my row or two is on a sock, which is sort of cheating because the rows are so much shorter.

Glad your mom could help out with some unpacking! When we moved here with our then three-month-old, my mom did the same thing for me with a big stack of boxes. Made me wonder how people are able to manage full-time jobs on top of caring for little ones and home-making.....

String Bean said...

Just wanted to stop by and let you know I've started Lilah's hat. I'll be done with it today and after I wash and dry it, I'll send it out (probably tomorrow).

KnitPastis said...

Wow, you have been up to alot. Wondering where you have been girl!
Lilah is sooooo darn cute!!!
Such a happy girl.
My dad is here too for a three week visit which will be coming to an end soon and then we are off on our own vacation. Glad you had your mom up to help you unpack and for a nice visit.

Rain said...

I was wondering when you were going to let us see Lilah. She's so big now and a real cutie.

Everything here was neglected for Harry Potter too.

String Bean said...

I've already read the 7th Harry Potter! It's SOOO good! Did you finish it yet?

Here's the deal: Lilah's hat is finished, but my mom and I went to visit my sister before it could dry completely. Plus, my parents are going through this awful divorce. We won't be going home for a couple of days so it may be a week until I'm able to mail it. As soon as I get home one of the first things I'm going to do is mail that hat (along with a treat for mom...). Tell Lilah I'm sorry she has to wait for her hat and thanks for the sloppy kiss.