Sunday, March 18, 2018

Catch up

Every so often we need catch up posts, don't we? I had a busy 'week 10' (last week of winter term) with meetings and grading and other stuff. Let me list them all!

-Knitting! I try to spend an hour or two when I can working on these sleeves:

Now that I have a bit more time I think I'll be able to finish this up by the end of Spring break (in two weeks).

-Reading: two books this week. First was "The Flight Attendant" by Chris Bohjalian. Here's the thing. If you want to read a great Chris Bohjalian book, read "Midwives" or "The Law of Similars" or "Before You Know Kindness". This book is another book in the 'unreliable narrator' trend that is pretty good at building tension and then...well....then it ends. I was not a fan of this book's ending.
I also read a sweet book called "Laura and Emma" about a woman who has a child on her own in the 1980s in New York City. It is about privilege and longing and growing up. I liked it a lot.

-Watching: we watched "The Disaster Artist" last night and it was very funny and interesting. I know there's a lot of Franco backlash out there so you might chose not to watch this but I think it is a highly underrated movie.

-Symphony: we had symphony Thursday night. It was "Tales of Hemingway", which was a bit gimmicky, and two pieces by Sibelius, neither of which was "Finlandia" (which I love).  Luckily it was a zippy program.

-Shopping: we went to see the house yesterday (it has siding, and all the electricity and plumbing insides done. It needs to dry out and then the drywall starts). We also picked out what may be the last finishes: floor tile, backsplash, and shower tile. Yay!


rosy said...

I LOVE the Knitting! I have never got the hang of fair isle and I think this is possibly because my mum taught me the continental method which all my friends say looks like I'm knitting backwards/undoing it! So the English instructions on fair isle make no sense to me and I just get holes.
I will simply have to content myself by drooling at yours!

Anonymous said...

It must be exciting watching your house come together from pieces you have chosen.

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Caffeine Girl said...

I've been wanted to see The Disaster Artist.
It's so much fun picking out things for houses!

KSD said...

Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax introduced me to "The Room," so I have a hard time taking it seriously as anything but a comedy goldmine / drama implosion. Haven't seen "The Disaster Artist," though Briton said it isn't bad.