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More Reading October 24, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:46 am

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IMG_3866  Shortly after I got back from Conncticut on Tuesday October 7, I went down to the Sunday Ballard Farmers Market.  I was drawn to this stand and ended up enrolling for a trial subscription to the Seattle Times, delivered right to my door before 6 a.m. each morning.  After a few hiccups, delivery finally started  2 days ago.  What luxury – a newspaper  to read as I munch my cinnamon toast.  I love it.

IMG_3912  The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls – I spotted this in Bradley Airport which serves the Hartford/Springfield area.  This author wrote The Glass Castle, which had been recommended to me by 14 year old grandson Kyle and his mom.  I took a chance and bought it this book by the same author – excellent book- kept me reading all the way back to Seattle.

IMG_3923 my next bit of reading – A Man’s Heart by Debbie…

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More Reading

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:41 am

IMG_3866  Shortly after I got back from Conncticut on Tuesday October 7, I went down to the Sunday Ballard Farmers Market.  I was drawn to this stand and ended up enrolling for a trial subscription to the Seattle Times, delivered right to my door before 6 a.m. each morning.  After a few hiccups, delivery finally started  2 days ago.  What luxury – a newspaper  to read as I munch my cinnamon toast.  I love it.

IMG_3912  The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls – I spotted this in Bradley Airport which serves the Hartford/Springfield area.  This author wrote The Glass Castle, which had been recommended to me by 14 year old grandson Kyle and his mom.  I took a chance and bought it this book by the same author – excellent book- kept me reading all the way back to Seattle.

IMG_3923 my next bit of reading – A Man’s Heart by Debbie Macomber – an easy and predictable interminable read.

 

Scarf Number 2 October 23, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 5:40 pm

With all the good television programmes that are being shown now I am getting a lot of knitting done.- despite having injured my left hand.  I managed to shut it in the car door, all because the right hand is still in its bright blue splint/cast.  The left hand is not broken as revealed by an X-ray, but today I am seeing a hand specialist and I assume she will recommend what further action needs to be taken.  The hand is badly bruised and swollen and it hurts.  Driving is now out of the question.  So today my schedule is right hand therapist at 12 at Swedish Ballard, left hand doctor at the Northgate Polyclinic at 1:30.  Chauffeured by James or Susan.  BUT I CAN STILL KNIT.

IMG_4022  Scarf 1 and Scarf 2

 

Book and Film Recommendation October 12, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews,Films,Riddles — Janet @ 5:21 am

It is rare for me to read a particular book and also see the film.  This was particularly special because one of my granddaughters has reached an age where we can  enjoy sharing our reading and viewing choices.  She and her mom recommended both the book and the film – so I read the book and then five of us watched the film  together (husbands and grandfather were included). *

200px-The_Fault_in_Our_Stars  This is the book and Wikipedia has the following to say about it.

The Fault in Our Stars is the sixth novel by author John Green, published in January 2012. The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group where she subsequently meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee. The title is inspired from Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare‘s play Julius Caesar, in which the nobleman Cassius says to Brutus: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” A feature film adaptation of the novel directed by Josh Boone and starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff was released on June 6, 2014.[

Fault_in_our_stars filmHere is a photo from the film.

 

I enjoyed both the book and the film and they both received critical acclaim. Five stars to both from me.

 

“This makes me think of a riddle which my father used to pose – “This man’s father is my father’s son but brothers and sisters I have none.  Who is speaking?  I must ask my sisters for the answer to see if I am remembering this correctly.

 

Finished (almost) Scarf

Filed under: Family,Knitting revival — Janet @ 4:01 am

IMG_3862 Here is the scarf.  I have one loyal fan showing his approval.

 

And his 2 sons played happily with their Lego dragon and frog , while Grandad looked on.

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Knitting Impaired October 9, 2014

Filed under: Injuries,Knitting revival — Janet @ 8:01 pm

IMG_3797   Here it is – my gorgeous blue splint which I am supposed to wear 24/7 for 6 weeks.  The goal is to correct the little finger on my right hand.  That finger insists on pointing down and I don’t have  the strength in my knuckle to straighten it.  Rather annoying but not painful.  By attaching the little finger to the ring finger and keeping it there for 6 weeks I hope the tendon in the knuckle will shift into the right place.   Now I have to figure out what I can and cannot do with this arrangement.  I’m pretty certain I won’t be able to knit, and typing is rather slow.

 

Around in Circles September 30, 2014

Filed under: First World War — Janet @ 6:05 am
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I’m trying to get ready and my heads going round in circles as I contemplate the things I have to do and/or want to do before I leave..  It doesn’t help that the entire air system in the U.S. has been disrupted by a criminal act in Aurora Illinois.  Flights in and out of Chicago have been particularly affected.  I’m scheduled to change planes in  Chicago.  Will I have a lot of airport waiting time??  Never mind, I’ll take plenty of reading material – and my knitting.

I recently read a very good book – Wake by Anna Hope.  The thread of the story is set in post World War I England and there are flashbacks to action in the War itself.  The author has recreated the overall gloomy atmosphere of England at that time extremely well.        index   I recommend it if you like to read books about the First World War and its aftermath in England.

 

 
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