Sunday, July 15, 2012
Today is DH's birthday. Yes, our birthdays are 9 days apart. The kids are coming over later. I'm making spaghetti and meatballs, salad, and cheese bread - simple. DH picked out a white chocolate raspberry bundt cake with cream cheese icing for dessert. It's very good as we've had it before... and no, I didn't make it.
I just finished reading "The Rope" by Nevada Barr. Her books are intense. She has the knack of making you feel like you're right there with her... in this case... at the bottom of a crevice (she called it a 'jar') at the mercy of a madman. In 'Firestorm", you shared her panic as the forest fire flashed over the hole she dug in a dry creek and covered herself with some sort of fire retardant tarp. If I remember correctly, the fire flashed over her... depending on its speed depended on whether or not she would be cooked. And in "Blind Descent", you were trapped with her in the bottom of a pitch black cave with a killer on the loose.
I love her writing, but can't take it too much at a time. I prefer safe easy reading, 'cozy mysteries' that don't involve too much tension... ones I can fall asleep reading.
Haven't done any knitting since this past winter. I find this relaxing too (sometimes). If I'm working on something that is new or difficult (for me), it's not so relaxing. Just learned to make cables and baubles... and love the look. Here is a picture of my first cables and baubles scarf.
Well, I'd better go get some things done since the kids are coming over later. Have a wonderful Sunday!