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.

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. :)