Sunday, November 16, 2008

Miscellaneous Thoughts on Another Sick Day

I seem to be a little bit healthier today. Just a little bit. Did not go to church this morning, did not go to the theatre this afternoon. Stayed home and lay low, much as I've been doing all week. And sewing. And reading.

The book club selection for this month is Robert Penn Warren's All The King's Men. I'm surprised I had never read it before as I feel like I've always heard of it. I found it a little bit slow starting, but then once it kicked in, I couldn't put it down. Fascinating characters, intriguing plot, and beautiful writing. Long. I'd give it an "A."

While trolling around the blogs, I visited a profile for someone who in the category of "Favorite Books" listed "Romans." I thought that was cool.

I thought again about how much I like seeing pictures of Barack Obama in his white shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

Finished putting the borders on Bill and he's folded on the stack of flimsies until I have money for the local machine quilter. Got all of the hand-dyed baskets all together and have it hanging on the wall now while I consider borders.

Finished three blocks for a charity project. Did a little tidying up of the sewing area. Drank a lot of honey and lemon which seems to help as much as anything.

And then, here's the shocker: Three friends' children are marrying this summer (not each other). Ben's quilt has been done for months. Stephanie will receive Porcelainberry. And then there is Emily. I have no idea what her taste is, but I was thinking contemporary (she's a young architect). Perhaps batik on black. Well, this afternoon I went and visited Emily's registry and saw lots of Asian influence. Her good china is a Vera Wang pattern, with Asian overtones. She's registered for sushi sets and chopsticks, too! Lots of charcoal and cream and bright green. Who'da thunk it? And then I remembered Big Jake! I wonder if he might end up being Emily's wedding gift.

Okay, time for another swig of honey-and-lemon.


Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh yes, Big Jake would be great. I like that picture of P-E Obama, too. I'm excited "THE" Baskets are up again. I've missed them.

Intrigued to hear about your experiene with All the Kings Men. I loved both versions of the movie but never read the book.

Even when you're work through the croupness you can belt out a good post.

Susan said...

So sorry you are sick again. Or is it still? This is a terrible season for you!

Bobbie Bentneedle said...

I had to laugh to read about your finding a possible "home" for Big Jake. Thanks for stopping by 'my place' yesterday - I had no idea it had been over a month since I'd posted anything, so I fixed that :o}
Hope your yuckies leave you alone soon! In addition to the honey and lemon (not WITH it) I tend to use Altoid's Curiously Strange Mints (wintergreen is my flavor of choice) to stop those little niggley tickley coughs.

Nicole said...

Gosh, this bug really has a hold on you! Take good care of yourself and try to enjoy a chance to read and relax.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Feel better, my friend. Big Jake fits the bill nicely, I would say, based on the bride's wish list!

Tanya said...

Glad you're feeling better. I think Big Jake would really be appreciated by a young architect. All those clean lines and monochome shades. And the green tea strip of border for a gal who likes the asian influence?! Hey, I think you've got a home for Jake!