So, since neither one of us feel like slopping around to go shopping (maybe later when it dries up a bit) we are really just messing around the house.
I am very proud of myself. In spite of my gimpy knees, I have started walking -- or gliding -- on my Tony Little Gazelle. I have to say, though, that it is the most boring thing on earth to do. I have a television close by but my husband's music room is right next door and he plays lots of music which is good but doesn't alleviate the boredom and I can't watch the television with the music going.
So, the next best thing is to read. So, upstairs I trot this morning to "walk" with Kindle in hand. Well, the Kindle won't set on the machine so I asked my husband to solve the problem. I was thinking of a way to tie the thing on, or a little pouch or something. My husband is a flipping genius. Here was his solution:
He had some blue tack sitting right there so he chunked a piece of it on the machine and voila! it held my Kindle just fine. Brilliant.
So, I figured while I was up there I would take a few photos of my sewing area. One of the reasons we moved here was so that I could have a sewing area and here it is:
|If I ever give up sewing this would make a great reading nook|
I have done a little decorating in the upstairs powder room however and here it is:
And last of all is a shot of our stairway. It is steep and evil but it is giving me lots of exercise. I think it might actually be helping my knees.
At the top, under that light, I am going to hang my "travel" cross stitch projects. I have the one of the Old North Church and one of the Alamo. I am working on the Alamo chart now and you can see it in the photo above of my sewing space. We are going on a quick little getaway later in the spring and I have decided that my souvenirs will be books on the areas we visit and small cross stitch charts of something historic in the area.
I haven't been buying books lately. I have been borrowing them from the library through Overdrive for my Kindle. However, one title that is in my queue wasn't available on an e-book format so I am waiting for it to be shipped to the library close to my house. So, in the meantime, I am reading yet another Cedar Cove installment that I downloaded on Overdrive. BUT -- my husband wanted to go to Half Price Books and I picked up these two titles --
I have been wanting to read "The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper" for a while but it hasn't been available in an e-book so when I saw it I just though I would read a real physical book. "The Girl from the Savoy" is by the same author as the book I am waiting for from the library -- "A Memory of Violets". I started reading it a bit in the shop and it looks good so I am going to give it a go.
Now I am going to go direct the hubs to hang some pictures. Yay!