I'm sitting on the sofa tonight listening to the wind howl outside and wondering what happened to February. It flew by in a rush of travel, the mini-trip to Hawaii, post vacation catching up, and a stack of excellent novels.* And frantically trying to finish two Wonderful Wallabies in time for the twins' birthday last week. I finished the knitting in time but haven't found my way to the Post Office yet. That errand is on my list of things to do tomorrow (along with laundry, cleaning, and packing for the next round of travel).
D has been buried by the firm since just before Christmas with no let up expected until sometime in May. I'm doing my best to entertain myself, but I do miss him. He had a brief reprieve on Leap Day; I was working on a new demo at home when the garage door rumbled at about 3:00. We spent the late afternoon sitting in front of the fire playing British Rails and snuggling with the kitties. After that brief reprieve, his Blackberry rattled early Saturday morning. We haven't both been home and awake for more than an hour straight since.
Like others in the greater DC area, I found a few irresistible deals at the Hanami on Wednesday. If I'm quick, I will be able to wear it to see the Cherry Blossom Festival. If I'm not quick, or I'm out of town for the whole festival, at least I will have had the enjoyment of knitting cherry blossoms this spring.
* Books (without links because I'm feeling lazy and you know how to search Amazon or your local public library's on line catalog)
- Pride and Prejudice
- Kushiel's Scion and Kushiel's Justice but Jacqueline Carey
- Mr. Darcy's Daughters, The Exploits and Adventures of Miss Althea Darcy, The True Darcy Spirit, and The Second Mrs. Darcy by Elizabeth Aston
- A handful of historicals by Eloisa James