Thursday, February 07, 2013

Sometimes you just have to step away from the madness

It's been one of those days. Actually, it's been one of those weeks. So I told my boss that I was taking a long lunch, and I went over to the park to knit. Which turned out to be exactly what I needed!

And if knitting socks in the park wasn't enough, I'm on my way over to meet my knitting group for an evening of dedicated fiber and friendship.

Yep. It's one of those days. (She says with a grin and a happy dance.)

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

January Book List

Books Read in January

001 - 01  Calamity Jayne, by Kathleen Bacus (1/2) 
002 - 02  The Homemade Pantry, by Alana Chirnila (1/3)
I love this cookbook! I borrowed it from the library, and I've read it straight through cover to cover. I love the way she ties each recipe into her family's life, and invites the reader to make similar ties and memories. The recipes are (almost all) do-able, with very little "specialty" ingredients or equipment. This is a book that I will be buying for myself. (Unless, of course, someone else buys it for me first!)
003 - 03  Down by the River, by Robyn Carr (1/4)
004 - 04  Big Sky Country, by Linda Lael Miller (1/4)
005 - 05  Unenchanted, by Chanda Hahn (1/6)
This is the first of a Young Adult series. I'm not sure whether or not I liked it. There were some parts that I couldn't wait to finish, and there were some parts that I wondered why I was bothering to finish. I do adore books that retell classic fairy tales in a modern setting, and this one even managed to throw in a completely new twist.
006 - 06  Waking Up Married, by Mira Lyn Kelly (1/6)
007 - 07  Angel's Peak, by Robyn Carr (1/12) 

This one was a re-read. I just needed something sweet and easy to read that would cheer me up. When I don't feel well, there's nothing as good as a little comfort reading. Except, maybe, some chocolate ice cream or a cup of hot tea.
008 - 08  Temptation Ridge, by Robyn Carr (1/14) 
009 - 09  Somebody to Love, by Kristan Higgins (1/24)
010 - 10  Montana Creeds: Logan, by Linda Lael Miller (1/26)
011 - 11  Just One of the Guys, by Kristan Higgins (1/27)
012 - 12  Sugar Daddy, by Lisa Kleypas (1/28)  AUDIOBOOK
013 - 13  Bridesmaid Lotto, by Rachel Astor  (1/28)
014 - 14  Lord Stillwell's Excellent Engagements, by Victoria Alexander (1/31)