Friday, October 16, 2009

One Book Read!

I finished a book. How did I do it? I listened to it! A friend of mine mentioned she was reading A Girl Named Zippy and it sounded like fun. It was. This was a girl who grew up poor but had a mighty spirit. She's written other works of fiction, I believe. This was a memoir. I recommend this book - it was enjoyable and funny. It was especially wonderful listening to the way this little girl thinks and acts. At least her parents understood her because no one else did. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Two Movies Watched

Sort of accidentally, I watched two movies this past week. The whole family watched Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. It was pretty good; more of a movie for teenagers. My husband and I were disappointed that there wasn't a "playlist." We were hoping for great music; maybe even new music. Oh well. Today I watched Marley and Me because I was working on the second of a pair of mittens that I really needed to get done and it was the kind of movie you don't have to pay too much attention to. I had successfully avoided reading the book and I don't like Jennifer Aniston, but I have to say, the movie was pretty good - it was about family - and Jennifer Aniston did not bug me. In fact, she made a more convincing mother than Owen Wilson made a convincing father. I also didn't think I would cry at the end because I did not love that dog. That dog was not even endearing to me. He was a disaster! Any animal lover would like this movie, but then they've probably already seen it. I received an interesting email last week. My sister-in-law had a hat emergency. My nephew recently lost the hand knit hat I gave him last Christmas and they wondered if I could make him a new one. Of course, I could! I found a photo of him in the hat and matched the yarn that I still have left over from my hat making frenzy last holiday season. I made him another hat and wrote him a nice note. What touched me was that he was so sad to lose that hat. He's 11 years old and I don't get to see him very often, but I must have chosen the right colors or he must sense the love that went into that hat. I received a great big hug across the miles when I received that request. It's amazing how comforting handmade items can be. That's why I make blankets for Project Linus.