The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…
Happy Sunday everyone. We woke up to a beautiful snowy scene here this morning. It started last night around 5 pm and went through the early morning hours and it is that pretty fluffy kind of snow. We got around 5 inches by us. I don’t mind snowy weekends, it is snowy workdays that are a pain. I will take a few pictures when I venture out later and share them on next week’s post. Supposedly the temps are going to get up into the 70’s by midweek so I that will be a nice change.
This past week was one of the longest work weeks ever, complete with commuting over one hour for a meeting and a few late nights at the office plus notice of my being chosen for a special team project that will last about 4 weeks. I gladly took Friday off to run important errands and we have Monday off for President’s Day so at least I’m enjoying a long 4 day weekend. I got alot of things taken care of on Friday and Saturday and it feels nice to take those off my “to do” list.
I don’t have book mail to share this week yet, as I resisted the NetGalley urge, but I did treat myself and ordered a book yesterday on Amazon. I will share it for next time.
Watching: (aside from the Olympics)
I finally got around to watching the six episode mini-series of Pride and Prejudice this weekend. P&P is one of my favorite Austen novels and I love the 2005 film version and this mini-series was great. Now I can’t decide who my favorite Darcy is, Matthew MacFadyen or Colin Firth. They both have that Darcy glare down pact. I think it is a tie. Have you seen these films, who is your favorite Darcy? Speaking of which, I found some hilarious P&P memes on Instagram at @JaneAustenHumor like this one:
I’ve also been working on color pooling a blanket with the Red Heart Neon Stripes yarn I bought a few weeks back. I was happy to finally be able to pool this yarn, after a few attempts I had my doubts because the color changes in the yarn are long so it is a little more complicated, but I chose to go with the granny stitch method using the pattern over at Marly Bird and it worked out so nicely.
Color pooling can be tricky but it is beyond addictive and yields beautiful results with no weaving in of ends as the colors change and you get that great diamond like pattern.
Reading wise, this past week I reviewed:
Crochet Kaleidoscope Shifting Shapes and Shades Across 100 Motifs by Sandra Eng , which is a great pattern book with unique ideas for motifs.
I’m still reading Idyll Fears: A Thomas Lynch Novel by Stephanie Gayle which started off well enough but has gotten slow now. I wanted more suspense and tension in the story-line, but to be honest I am getting bored with it. I have to keep reading however as it was an AmazonVine book and will remain in my review queue if I don’t post my thoughts on it. I hope it picks up again soon. I should be finished reading by now and it actually put me into a mini-book slump so I picked up my copy of Nights in Rodanthe and have been re-reading that. I want to keep up my reading pace for my 50 books read in 2018 goal. The Sparks novel is as good as I remember it from many years ago when I first read it. I have about 40 pages to go, I was up late last night reading.
That about wraps it up for now. How was your week? Enjoy the upcoming week!
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