some days are like that

I wrote a whole post. Close to 700 words. And then some network thingie happened. And 1/2 of it was gone.

Rather than sit here and type it all out again, I’m going to take it as confirmation that the world doesn’t need to hear what I’m knitting, reading, watching, and thinking today. Suffice it to say I’m still knitting, reading, watching, and thinking.

Hope you and those you love are happy, healthy, and safe.

P.S. I *finally* read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and it was everything you said – light but not frivolous. I wish there were more books like that.

P.P.S. I also read The American Marriage. I’m glad I read it before finding out it was an Oprah pick because I tend to side-eye those. (Not casting aspersions, she has some really good picks, but books with that sticker are like books with movie covers for me…hard no.) Anyway, I gave it five stars on goodreads. One of the best books I’ve read in awhile. Anyway, just saying if you’re like me and tend to bypass celebrity book picks, you may want to bypass that bypass. It really is GOOD.

P.P.P.S. The same can not be said for Wally Lamb’s I’ll Take You There. It wasn’t even a story. It was a political manifesto that beat you about the head (and I even agree with the politics, it was just so…PREACHY.)

P.P.P.P.S. I’m not really good a short little posts. Even when I try.





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  • Actually laughed out loud at the PPPPS — I cannot seem to do short posts either 🙂 .
    I hate when computers lose stuff. I’ve lost so many comments that I now ALWAYS do that control C thing to copy my comments before hitting the post comment button. I’m glad you didn’t just leave off posting altogether — I always love when a post from you pops into my inbox, and I’m glad to hear you’re still knitting/reading/watching/thinking. I tend to stay away from Oprah picks as well; for me, it’s mostly about stubbornly not wanting to follow the crowd 😉 .

    Those are some MAJOR renovations going on in your house! I hope everything is going as smoothly as it can. Is the quilt in the bottom picture new or something you’ve had for some time? It looks like it could perhaps be a wedding or anniversary gift…

    • I had the same issue with the comment I wrote your post yesterday. It was a lot more eloquent than the one I posted today (at least that’s what I’m saying) but I hit the main points anyway.

      And you DID hit the nail on the head with the Oprah picks. The one’s that she picks after I’ve read them lead me to believe that she picks good books, but I just can’t get over the whole trend/famous person factor. (It may be a character flaw of mine. I was recently called antagonistic and I’m kind of wondering if there might not be some truth to the statement.)

      The quilt *is* actually from my wedding. I cut out pieces of fabric for family and friends to write their thoughts and advice and a long time family friend turned them into a quilt for me. I have a couple of favorites (one of them is from my brother who was twelve when I got married and it says “Hi. Can I come over? From David”) but that square is actually from my childhood dentist. My mom worked for him for awhile when I was little and he was super good to our family and was one of the people responsible for introducing her to my stepdad. Anyway, I had it packed away for a long time and we broke it out a few months back and now it’s up at our cabin.

      Loved hearing from you, Marian! And I was so glad to see your post yesterday!!! I love hearing from my “pen pals”. <3

      • “It may be a character flaw of mine. I was recently called antagonistic and I’m kind of wondering if there might not be some truth to the statement” — /snickers/ You and me both, Kate 😉 . I’m quite certain many people would consider me to be antagonistic (although I can’t really say that anyone has flat-out come out and told me that). I don’t think this is a character flaw. Rather, I think it speaks to my (and your?) complete intolerance for bullshit. I will do my best to be kind about it, but nope, I will not sit by and remain quiet while questionable things are done or said….

        Your 12-year-old brother’s words…that is SO SWEET!!! It reminds me of my youngest, now 12 — who would TOTALLY write that sort of thing if his sister got married 🙂 .

        • I do wonder (often) how/why so many people are capable of those socially lubricant tolerances for bs when I am not. I think I’d be happier – or at least less frustrated – if I could let more of those things go.

          I’ll never forget sitting with a group of women in my 30’s and having it dawn on me that while my one friend was going off and all of the women were piling on with aghast support (and I was thinking “but what’s your role? You can’t be completely blameless!) that maybe there were times when people just took sides and blindly supported one another. I still feel kind of stupid that it never occurred to me before that moment that people do that. Or that maybe sometimes *I* should do that. I still struggle with it and consider myself lucky to have friends who tolerate my unabashed opinion sharing. (I *am* working on it.)

  • I thought I was the only one who wasn’t instantly charmed by Oprah-approved books! Glad to find out I’m not alone.

    I think anyone who has spent more than 10 minutes trying to write can appreciate the horror of what happened to you. *poof* The words are gone, but the angst of what could have been published lives on.

    • It seems as if there is at least a small number of us who aren’t swayed by the cult of celebrity picks!

      And yes, it’s happened enough to realize when written words are gone some just stay gone. Thankfully, it wasn’t anything too poetic.