Marsha

Life update

Watching: Iron Man (finally), which I thought was just awesome. I love the ending. At last, a superhero whose conflicts and enemies aren’t based on the utterly predictable trope of needing to maintain a secret identity.

Reading: Feet of Clay, by Terry Pratchett.

Ordering:
Seeds for this year’s garden, from Pinetree Garden Seeds (who sells seed packets with quantities and prices that are sensible for home gardeners. We’ve used their seeds for years. I really like this company.

Knitting: A new buttonband for my B.O.B. Sweater. And I need to shorten the hood on Jan’s Wonderful Wallaby. I finished that last fall, and he’s been wearing it ever since, but somehow I ended up making the hood deep enough to suit a Jedi.

Eating: Quesadillas made by Sylvia. Except she likes to call them “tortitos” (and, occasionally, “tornadoes”).

Thinking: About how our eight-year-long national nightmare is over. Oh sure, Obama will definitely do stuff I don’t agree with. But it’s really hard to imagine how he can be worse than his predecessor.

5 Responses to “Life update”

  1. Shannahon 22 Jan 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Doesn’t the world seem lighter with after the change in power? I’ve been going around smiling as I listen to the news. Hope is a wonderful thing.

    What’s going to be in your garden this year?

  2. Imperatrixon 22 Jan 2009 at 5:55 pm

    I love the end of Iron Man, too. So … apt.

    Terry Pratchett — oh, so good. We listened to Wee Free Men on tape, and that is a hoot and a half, with the Pictsies and their brogue. (Probably good for listening to while knitting, I would guess!)

  3. knittymamaon 23 Jan 2009 at 12:28 am

    We’ve been looking over gardening stuff lately. I’ve got big plans this year!

    Have you seen “Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots?” It’s a lovely kids gardening book. We’ve been drooling over it this week.

  4. Chrison 23 Jan 2009 at 11:06 am

    I hear ya about the 8-year nightmare being over.

  5. Paulaon 27 Jan 2009 at 5:59 pm

    I have been contemplating ordering seeds too. I am still using ancient basil seeds and getting what looks like hundreds of plants. :)