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June 28, 2010

posted by soe 12:42 am

I’m not even going to attempt to make connections between these random bits of brain natterings:

  • This was one of the few weekends during the year that I had to work. It wasn’t too bad because a) the people in charge work just as hard as the people who report to them, b) I got to knit during the downtime, and c) I procured a pile of free books.
  • Unfortunately, it does mean that I feel a little resentful that tomorrow is Monday and I haven’t had any time off.
  • Gardens need to be watered. Sometimes Mother Nature gives you a helping hand and waters your plants for you. When she doesn’t, you need to step into the gap. When you don’t — and when the temperatures hover in the mid-90s for a week — you should not be surprised to return to your plot to discover your pea vines have turned yellow and your bean crop is small.
  • Someone did fill the water barrels in the garden back up, though, so we were able to give the garden a good soaking tonight.
  • As part of the unofficial kiddie lit readalong that Mikaiya and I are doing, I am re-reading the first Harry Potter novel. I’m just about to turn the page when Harry wakes up on his first Christmas morning at Hogwarts, and I’m so excited for him.
  • I would be hard-pressed to tell you whether I have now re-read The Sorcerer’s Stone or Little Women more times.
  • First corn of the season this evening. Delicious and sweet — it’s clearly summer now!
  • Also, mango lassis are especially nice on a sultry night.
  • A friend gave (!!) me a Wii Fit last month and it has been sitting unopened in our living room for weeks now. Last night I broke it out and got it started up.
  • So far I am best at the hula-hooping game.
  • I am currently working on three socks and reading three books. It’s odd for it to be so parallel.
  • I need to go wash the dinner dishes and put away some produce so I can go to bed.


Category: life -- uncategorized. There is/are 3 Comments.

Aww, Harry!! 🙂 I’ve been itching to reread them myself 🙂

Does each sock go w/ a book? 😉

Comment by Jenn 06.28.10 @ 7:40 am

Ooh! You’ve reminded me that I need to post more reviews! So glad you kickstarted my summer reading list 🙂

Comment by Mikaiya 06.29.10 @ 1:37 pm

@Mikaiya: No problem. I’ve seen your updates pop up on Goodreads, which keeps reminding me to check out the books from my list.

@Jenn: Now is the time. That way you’ll be removed enough from the last book when the movie comes out! And, no, the socks don’t match the books, but that would be cool.

Comment by soe 07.07.10 @ 1:06 am