Wednesday, March 29, 2006


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Look, flowers for me! They were supposed to be daffodils, but gerber daisies are pretty cute.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

seven and twenty

' "A woman of seven and twenty," said Marianne, after pausing a moment, "can never feel or hope to inspire feeling again, and if her home be uncomfortable, or her fortune small, I can suppose that she might bring herself to the offices of nurse for the sake of the provision and security of a wife" '

---Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

I suppose this means that today I am officially "washed up", at least in the mind of Jane Austen. I guess it's a good thing that I don't live in Jane Austen's mind.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

I'm not sure what number I am on...

But I did finish "Patron Saint of Liars" by Ann Patchett which is a really fabulous book. It is a story that envelopes you and has a lot of tension in it. I just wish there was more of Rose, she was always a bit of a mystery, but I think that's the way she was supposed to be.

I also read Slammerkin, which I didn't like enough even to comment on it. I only kept reading cause I thought it would get better. It didn't.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


I just finished my eleventh book of the year "Heartburn" by Nora Ephron. This was a funny, smart read. I had seen the movie years ago, but I'll have to see it again. This book was so clever and perfect that I finished in it about a weekend. All I wanted to do was read it; I could not put it down.

Friday, March 03, 2006


Originally uploaded by lilachica.
I had to post the heel of the finished sock. I think it came out so lovely in this yarn.

Finished sock!

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I finished the first sock and even though I wasn't an Olympic knitter I finished before the closing ceremonies. Anyway, now to cast on for sock number 2. I hope it will look as good as this one.

Thursday, March 02, 2006


I finished "The Saint of Lost Things" by Christopher Castellani last weekend. It was a pretty good book, certainly a good read and a nice distraction; the story of families in an Italian neighborhood of Wilimington, Delaware.