Was That a Weekend?

Posted by on August 19, 2013 in food, knitting, life in klaskyville, movies, reading | Comments Off on Was That a Weekend?

Wow.  Yet another weekend has mugged us — I can’t believe that three days blew by so quickly!

Suffice to say, I got some reading done, and some writing-organizing.  I fiddled with print editions of FRIGHT COURT and CAPITOL MAGIC (should be out around Halloween…), and I poked at the Diamond Brides romance series.

I finished reading Jessica Scott’s BECAUSE OF YOU (hot military romance, and a recent USA Today Bestseller – go, Jessica!), and I started reading Anna Kendall’s CROSSING OVER.  (Anna Kendall is actually Nancy Kress — I’ve had this book on my to-be-read list for a long time, but I’m just getting to it.  And it’s good, and thought-provoking, and a lot darker than I expected, even though Nancy said it was dark!)

I watched a *lot* of baseball (including the Nationals’ longest game ever (time-wise) which was tied-for-longest-game-ever, inning-wise.  They won, which almost made it all worthwhile.

I watched the movie PROMISED LAND, which wasn’t as bad as I’d feared.  And I watched the latest installments of BREAKING BAD and THE NEWSROOM, both of which feel strange, because I’ve gotten used to power-watching multiple episodes of shows at a time.

I’m working on a new knitting project, a gift for a friend, using an easy pattern that doesn’t take a lot of concentration.  (It’s also quite forgiving; a few mis-stitched stitches don’t even show up!)

And I ate a ridiculous amount of food, without doing any cooking.  In a tragedy for my waistline, I discovered that the really good pizza place down the road *delivers* — not just pizza, but “cheesecake truffles” for dessert.  My life might never be the same…

I did some gardening, digging out the liriope that succumbed to crown rot.  (Sigh…)  Let’s just say that it’s a lot easier to dig out liriope with an appropriate tool.  And a trowel is not an appropriate tool.  (But a shovel, borrowed from a neighbor, is.)

This morning, I took my poor car into the body shop, to have its front bumper replaced.  (For those who missed the drama, someone hit-and-runned the car, cracking the bumper and taking the air grille on the right side.)  The shop was very easy to work with, and I hope the repairs will be done soon.  I have a rental car (covered by my insurance) until the operation is done.

And that’s life in Klaskyville.  How was your weekend?