Sunday, February 21, 2010

February

It's been a busy two weeks since I last posted.  To begin with, one of my boys had a homework assignment to make a box for Valentines.  Silly me, I got this great idea that we should make it extra special, Mod Podge it up.  And, we should all make Valentines!  It took me so long to talk them into it that once I realized we didn't have time for all this, I had a very difficult time talking them out of it.  Then I volunteered at the school parties, after which everyone in the house had a four day weekend. 

We enjoyed watching the opening ceremonies for the Olympics.  It has been awhile since we have sat down and watched something this long in its entirety.  Although I kept hearing that the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony would be hard to top, I personally felt the people of Vancouver did an outstanding job.  I was surprised to discover that this blog I frequent is written from somewhere nearby, and I have enjoyed reading a little more personal perspective on The Games than just what Bob Costas can tell me every night.  As you might know, I'm a hometown girl and I usually root for the home team but not always; we were rooting for Ohno, Celski, Vonn and White.  I'm looking forward to the ice dancing tonight; I'm not sure if there's a US team with hopes of a medal.  For some reason, I thought ice dancing might have been removed from The Games but I'm glad they have not been.

I've also had five days of "real" work:  knitting for someone else, babysitting, and attending a long monthly meeting.  And last but not least, I've had a miserable cold for several days.  So you see, I really did not have anything to say that would be of much excitement.  I have been enjoying reading others' blogs, but haven't gotten to them as often, and haven't had a lot of time to sit and ponder a comment; it is nice to see the positive things going on out there, though. 

I have finally managed to finish the book for my knitters' book group, The Help.  It was a great book.  Not only well written with and interesting voices, but mystery, suspense, intrigue, social issues, and a little bit of romance.  If I had to describe the topic in one word it would be desegregation.  Our next book is Knitting the Threads of Time which I confess I have not yet picked up. Hopefully I will have time to get this in before the next meeting.

I am looking forward to March:  St. Patrick's Day, a birthday and Spring!  We're almost there.  I hope you are all keeping warm and cheery! 

7 comments:

KariBeri said...

Knitting the Treads of Time sounds interesting. Im gonna have to pick it up.

Rebekah said...

I'm sorry you have been sick too! Hope you feel better soon!

Shawn said...

Hi Karen,
I'm reading "The Help", hope you feel better soon!

Thimbleanna said...

Sounds like you've been swamped Karen! I hope you're feeling better soon. And I have to confess -- I haven't been watching the olympics -- bad, bad, me! Can you show us what you've been knitting???

larissa said...

I totally agree taht the past several weeks have been crazy with all the snow, valentine's parties, and olympic watching. sounds like you've been productive though. hope you're feeling better today. i have a sick girlie home from school today too. spring can't get here soon enough!

Deb said...

The olympics are always so much fun. I have a sweater entered in the ravelympics and am trying to put the same pressure on myself, (ha ha :)
Get better soon!

cheryl said...

Read the book "The Help" for our neighborhood book group. Everyone liked it. Great seeing you at KK last night.