Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Monday, January 12, 2009

Stalled Knitting

I've had a bit of a hiccup on the knitting front. It seems that in my zeal to finish the Ridged Lace socks I've overdone it. My hands ached and tingled (yup, I know) for two days. The first day I thought it was an all over kind of tired. So I popped some Advil and went back at it. The second day I had hand-falling-asleep syndrome when I woke up so I decided no more knitting activity for several days. *sniff* I was really on a role with those socks! Guess I really am older than I thought I was! Anyway, this will give me a chance to assess my stash and plan my next few projects. I think I'm going to approach it with a list. I'm going to gather my next few projects together with their yarn and appropriate accouterments and place them in a prominent section of my yarn case. (A book case I've appropriated and renamed for the new content!) I would like to be more goal oriented this year and have more time set aside for this year's Christmas gifts. Since we draw names in our family, I'll have to knit for both male and female possible recipients. Most likely...socks! My hands are feeling much better today and I was tempted to pull those socks out and get some more work done. I resisted with the thought that Wednesday night is my first night at a new knitting group and I don't want to have any problems with my hands that night. So...a temporary knitter's vacation - it'll do me a world of good I just know it. In any case, it will open up time for a couple of books to squeeze in!

I'm still working on the Tempe Brennan series by Kathy Reichs. Really, really good stuff and nothing like the TV show. For those of you who don't know, Bones is the TV version of books. Reichs is a producer on the show and I'm quite surprised she authorized the different version. It's so different there's almost nothing to compare the show with the books. I suspect it's what she wants. In any case, the show is one of my favorites and was before I started the series. So she's on the shelf. Mary Higgins Clark is also on my shelf, along with the latest from Sarah Graves. She's a Maine author who hit the big time with her Home Repair is Homicide series. I'm also still working on the Starting Point Bible Study and have 5 weeks left of that.

I'm in the process of trying to start a knitting group within my MOPs group. I've sent out the posting and several people have expressed an interest. If it floats, I'm hoping to host the group here starting next month. Would that be great???!!!

So, hubby is calling for me to come play with them in the other room. All I can hear are my son's giggles and screeches so I'm assuming they are having loads of fun!

My 365 Day Brighteners: Two are Better Than One is very profound for today:

"When one door of happiness closes,
another opens; but often we look so long
at the closed door that we do not see the
one which has been opened for us."

Helen Keller

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Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
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