We are actually postponing our Easter celebration this year for a few reasons... the main one being that the kids and I are almost all sick and no one wants us around. We sound like a chorus of coughing so church didn't seem like an apt place to visit, I was feverish yesterday so I was unable to do any Easter treat shopping (yes, I wait to the last minute and no, nothing is likely to change that), and my mom most graciously informed us that, well, she would prefer that we confine our germs to our own home.
Fortunately, with March Madness in full swing there's been no shortage of college basketball games on the TV to keep the crew entertained while I've discovered a new passion.
I've had an i-pod in my knitting basket since I received it for my birthday last July. My intention was to listen to audio books but I never got much further than downloading a few essentials like Billy Don't Be A Hero and Come On Eileen and I haven't even listened to those.
I did sign up for a rental audio book club but the first CD they sent me was a children's book. I gave it to my son, nobody listened to it and we lost it. It turned up about 2 months later so I figured I'd better cancel my membership when I returned it.
A couple of weeks ago, I finally signed up with www.Audible.com and downloaded Tears of the Giraffe (the 2nd in the Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series). It sat there on my unused i-pod for a couple of weeks until yesterday when the "madness" of college basketball began to set in and I finally put the earplugs in my ears and started the book.
Wow! I have discovered that if my brain is engaged, I can knit virtually non-stop for hours on end. Hours I tell you! Remember the back of the Eyelet Cardigan I told you I pulled out on Friday? I finished it! Seriously. And let me ask you... how can you not feel productive when you've "read" a book and knit an entire sweater in one weekend? I'm quite sure that laundry never makes me feel this productive!
Well, my book is almost over and I'm almost done with the back on Talia so I must run. I am busy, busy, busy! And not moving at all! Bliss I tell you... I have found bliss.
Now hopefully I'll find the battery charger for my camera.