It is a shame, really. I have lots of good things to report this week and it surely would be nice to share. I suppose I should take a nice deep breath, channel my inner patient person and just give it a go. Perhaps the internet will allow me a Wednesday Night Bullet Post given the circumstances.
If not, then you can read all about me on the news. If nothing else, you will have received an update of sorts...
*Niece Sheep had me a bit nervous with her premature labor, but things settled down in time for us to pull off her baby shower last Saturday.
*No. I did not finish the baby blanket.
*For those of you who spend your sleepless nights wondering if Sheepie still knits, rest assured.
*I even finished a couple of things in time to gift my soon-to-be-great-niece.
*I am not really a Baby Person.
*I find babies perplexing and lacking in conversational skills.
*That said, I almost came undone when I finished these:
|Wee, darling little baby hats!|
*I had a brief moment of complete cute overload and only came to myself after having Googled "fertility treatments for the very old and desperate."
*Thankfully, common sense returned before I did anything crazy.
*Sadly the skull buttons I planned for the baby sweater were too small and I had to go with the butterflies instead.
|I guess it was for the best...|
*Having not really done much in the way of needlework lately, I went with a the simplest of patterns.
*The shower guests were all non-knitters so I looked pretty brilliant in spite of it all.
*My niece asked me if, after knitting for two boys, I was glad for a change in color schemes.
*I hate to admit it, not being much of a pink type, but I really did enjoy this!
*Sweaters and hats...probably not going to be the most useful of things now.
*Baby is coming early. There is no doubt about it.
*I am thinking good thoughts for an early and frigid autumn.
*Or the rampant use of air conditioning.
*I had to be quick at the Farmers Market this morning.
*I was expecting a package and didn't want to miss the truck.
*I meant to get some fruit, but I forgot what with all the excitement.
*I just got the tomatoes and green beans.
*Then I sat at home staring at the driveway.
*Looking for trucks.
*And wishing I had some fruit...
*My life is kind of powered by the good people at Apple.
*Mp3 player? iPod.
*But my cell phone? Blackberry.
*I've been wanting to get an iPhone for a long time. It really made sense considering the overall operating systems here.
*But they are spendy and sometimes a girl has to be practical.
*Even my wireless carrier was concerned about my old, clunky 2G phone.
*At least one would assume that considering the amount of email and snail mail I was getting from them urging an upgrade before I became utterly obsolete.
*I don't spend a lot of money on cell phones. And I tend to get a little clingy with them.
*I also forget to charge them so it is really kind of a useless thing upon which to spend my hard earned cash.
*I always charge my iPod because it has my sounds of relaxation app on it and I can't sleep without that.
*A charged iPod does little good when a person is stranded on the highway and the zombie apocalypse has begun.
*That, in and of itself, was reason to by an iPhone.
*Which I did, but don't be too impressed. I stuck to my miserly ways.
*It is the old 3G model that you can get for pretty much nothing.
*I think you can even find them in cereal boxes now...
*Still better than my old phone and I'm pretty sure I will charge it more regularly.
*Now I can sleep to the sounds of nature while the phone charges and be fully prepared for the undead hordes come morning.
*I really enjoyed reading Blood and Bullets (Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter).
*It is rough and I can see where some people found it to be a bit unpolished, but I felt that added to the charm.
*There is a great line in the second chapter about how stakeouts are really boring because you can't knit or anything.
*Deacon Chalk doesn't knit. I'm certain of that. He was probably being ironic or something.
*But still a great line...
*I love urban fantasy and, oddly enough, prefer the stories with a male protagonist.
*Hard to find nowadays, what with the genre being more focused on the female fighters for good these days.
*I've been meaning to read Chimera for a while now. I like Rob Thurman's other novels.
*I just never got to it.
*Until I ran out of other options. Then I did.
*Really good stuff. The writing is much more crisp than in the Cal Leandros series given that the narrator is a bit older, I think.
*I liked it so much that I read it in a day and picked up the next one immediately.
*I'd link to that title if the internet was cooperating at the moment, but it is not.
*The internet apparently prefers us to be illiterate and capable only of texting.
*Actually, I don't think the internet really feels that way but I was starting to get that pesky urge to fling routers and needed to vent a bit lest disaster strike.
*This may be a good time to wrap it up, now that I think of it.
*Perhaps the whole slow connection deal is a sign that things could always get worse.
So, on that note, I shall spell check this sucker and see about saving it in forty seven different places lest I lose it. I'm certain that the internet will eventually sort itself out. It should. It is the least it can do for me.
I did, after all, feed it several Apples today...