Tuesday Things

(Late night Edition)


Yesterday, I took a whole bunch of cold medicine (I’ve had this nasty summer cold), packed a bag, and went on an overnight adventure with some friends to see Beyonce. It was an exciting night. The tickets were in a great location but 10 minutes before she was supposed to take the stage they started evacuating the stadium because of a lightning. Thankfully, the weather decided to cooperate and the concert only had a late start. The show was amazing. It was definitely a good way to kick off being 38 (even if I was a bit of a lump and headed straight back to the hotel room for cough syrup and sleep).

It’s been awhile since I’ve written one of these so I have a lot to catch up on.

Reading: The last few weeks I’ve been devouring books.  I really should just do a separate post because I think I’ve read about 4 or 5 different things worth recommending but I recently just finished Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I picked it up because of Jules’ recommendation and while I wouldn’t necessarily rate it as highly (I felt it was a little too predictable), I thought it was some pretty great reading.

Knitting: Socks. Always. And I’m also picking up some minis because I’m going to make a sock yarn blanket with my left over yarn but I need some solids and tonals to break up my plethora of self striping.

Watching: The Office (American version) because I never did and everyone in my family loves it and peer pressure. Bloodline’s second season comes out on Friday and I know I’ll be busy with Memorial Day plans, but I’m planning on watching it starting Monday night.  And this season of Game of Thrones. Last season was awful. This season is definitely an improvement, but still not as good as some of the earlier ones.

Thinking: I just can’t believe the presidential election this cycle. I’m completely dumbfounded. And I can’t decide if I’m angrier with the Democrats or the Republicans for making me vote for Hillary Clinton. (Though I keep hoping for some amazing new development because it can’t be any more shocking than Trump being a party’s presumptive nominee.)

What’s going on in your corner of the world? Doing, watching, reading anything cool?

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  • A concert away with friends sounds like a wonderful kick-off to 38 🙂 !

    I’ve been reading, but very very slowly (because: knitting). Currently reading Home: A Short History of an Idea, by Witold Rybczynski. I’ve really been enjoying it, but am itching to start Rebecca, which is sitting right there on the top of my to-read pile 🙂 . I’m really feeling the need to get away (mentally) and nothing quite does that for me like good fiction, but because I’m a monogamous reader I have to finish Home first!

    I’m almost done my 6th sock of the year, so am coming in at a rate of just under one month per sock, but I really want to up this pace. My daughter is going on exchange next year, and I’d love to send her off on her adventure with 7 pairs of hand knit socks, a completely doable number were it not for the fact that I’d also like to have some for myself to wear come winter!

    No series watching for us these days, but we have watched a few movies recently. Bridge of Spies, with Tom Hanks, and Special Correspondents, with Ricky Gervais (it was panned on Rotten Tomatoes, but we thought it was quite funny). Also, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Man Up. Nothing hugely stellar in any of these movies, but a nice way to spend an evening with my husband 🙂 .

    Also have been sewing up a storm. And enjoying it! I need to pull a post together — I was kinda sorta waiting until I was finished, but I’m starting to suspect I will never be finished 😉 .

    • That Home book in on my list of books to read! You’ll have to let me know what you think of it. And I can’t wait for you to start Rebecca. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

      I’m excited to hear more about your sewing. I finally got my machine back right as we were tearing apart our office to put the flooring in. Now that we have finished I need to put our office space together so I can finish the curtains for our bedroom and start working on the quilt top that I mentioned in my last list. (Though I think that may be a fall project. I LOVE the prep of sewing, but actually sitting down at the machine is NOT my favorite. I’m hoping with practice I’ll feel differently!

  • I voted for Bernie. So, I’ll start with that.
    And Bloodline! Yes! I didn’t know it was Friday. Yay!
    I am reading a what is going to be a painfully beautiful (YA) book: Salt to the Sea.
    And happy birthday again!

    • Oh, I did too in the primary. But barring any crazy upheavals (which I’m not ruling out) it does look like it’s going to be Hillary vs. Donald and as much as Hillary gives me the heebies, I firmly believe NEVER Trump.

      Thank you for the book recommendation!!! I’m finding that almost all the books I enjoy right now are either YA (or even younger) fiction. 🙂 Happy Friday!!!!!