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April 7, 2009

Cat Bullet

Tuesday musings

Filed under: Hobbies and Obsessions,It's a Cat's Life — Cat @ 9:30 am

Taffy Napping

Well, I didn’t get much done over the weekend. Really. I did a couple of loads of laundry (not enough), and cleaned off the kitchen counter and the dining room table (those two tasks were quite involved). I made home made macaroni and cheese, but had to adapt it for lower carb/higher protein/increased vegetable matter. It turned out good, but not quite what I wanted. But to be fair, it probably was not what the dietition would like, either. :-(

But it is making decent lunches for this week, so I shouldn’t complain.

Mostly, I read over the weekend. For whatever reason, I’ve been moving backwards through English history. I actually had a conversation with myself that included the phrase “Wait a minute, I thought he was executed. Oh, that’s right. That happens after this…”

Over spring break, I finished up the last of the Henry VIII/wives/children books that I was interested in. Over the weekend I read two books about the Princes in the Tower (Edward V and Richard, Duke of York). Very sad story, actually. At least this author pretty conclusively declared that the boys were dead before they were buried. In the past, I had heard that they were walled up alive, which is just too horrible to imagine.

Wouldn’t it be interesting to have a time machine to see this stuff first hand? But then, you would be tempted to “rescue” individuals and then would probably end up changing the time line. That NEVER works out as well as you might think.

And since I learned to knit because I wanted a Dr. Who scarf, I really know these things…

I may have to consider taking a break and picking some other time period of history to read about for a while. All in all there are too many Richards, Edwards, Elizabeths, Annes and Henrys to keep straight. However, it would probably be less confusing if I would take the time to read the books in chronological order…

Any suggestions? I thought that I might wander through the library history section to see what appeals to me. Maybe something about Colorado history.

Knitting wise, not much going on except for nagging feelings of inadequacy. Who is this knitter who has so many started projects and yarn in her stash that she doesn’t remember acquiring??? I am at the point where I just need to finish something (ANYTHING) for the emotional boost. I’ve been working (sort of) on the Taos stole and only have nine more squares (plus the border) to finish. Since that is my project that is closest to completion, I’m trying to focus on that one. It is hard because I have to keep it closed up at all times because someone (*cough*Purrcy*cough*) has taken to chewing on that yarn and swallowing bits of it.

Oh, I get the pieces back… shortly. But they are all hairbally and not really worth trying to salvage. I have to make sure the yarn is all securely hidden in a bag in the back of the closet to make sure that it is ok when I get home.

Maybe I can make progress in the evenings this week. Thankfully, Rockies Baseball has finally started up again for the year. Sadly, they lost the season opener, but there are over 160 other games with which to redeem themselves.

Everybody have a Super Tuesday!

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  1. How about Artic exploration history? I am listening to Clive Cussler’s Artic Drift and realize that I know little of that history of the NW passage search. May be something I will look into further. I am glad that Purccy is “returning” what he steals from your project. ;-)

    Comment by DonnaW — April 7, 2009 @ 10:43 am
  2. Your blog posts are always hilarious. I too, need to complete something…..I am working on the Kilkenny shawl (not a short term project), and finished the back on the Amber sweater in the Debbie Bliss Cotton and Stella book. I am using cotton twist this time. I need a small project.

    Comment by cheryl — April 7, 2009 @ 11:19 am
  3. I’ve beend reading a series waaay back in history–liuke 14th century England.

    Author is Priscilla Royal.

    Her books are (in order, I think) Wine of Violence, Tyrant of the Mind, Sorrow without End, Justice for the Damned, and Forsaken Soul.

    If you’re interested, I’ll send you the last of these.
    (Forsaken Soul). The others I’ve already passed on.

    Sue Rowland

    Comment by sue — April 7, 2009 @ 7:47 pm
  4. There are books on the history of Arvada. I found them interesting when we first moved here. I don’t remember the names exactly. One was something like Rivers of Gold. You would think they were writing about gold nuggets but actually they were writing about the value of water. I think there are two books in the series. You will have to google to find the exact titles.

    Comment by Mom — April 8, 2009 @ 8:11 am
  5. My realtor’s husband is Gene Smaldone and my ex-condo super. His father was the actual Smaldone that started all that mafia, gambling stuff back in the early 30′s or so. But Gene is coming out with a book about the whole colorado family history and will get the title if you are interested.

    Speaking of books, i finished reading “Garden Spells” and “The sugar Queen” by the author you recommended and I am hooked and anxiously waiting on her third novel.

    Plus I hear Barbara Bretton is coming out with a sequel to her “Casting Spells” book!

    I finally made it up to knitty night last night from my long exodus and missed ya!

    Comment by kari s. — April 8, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

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