It is a certain niece's birthday today :-) I can't believe that today she is 8! What a special girl she is, and I hope that she has an amazing day today!
This is a pretty important week overall though, because Saturday is my Emma's 4th birthday. I also can't believe that she will be 4 on Saturday. She has grown so much over the past four years, and everyday is growing more. The things she comes up with surprise me everyday, and I am so thankful to have her in my life!
Because of her special day, I am trying to knit up some of those cute little pockets that I have seen all over the place for these two special little girls (and a third little girl who has a birthday coming up in 6 short weeks :-)). I thought they would make a nice little favor idea, of course I didn't come up with this until last night. So the fact that I only have one partially made is slightly concerning. But, they knit up fast, so I am thinking it will be a breeze to get these done...well that is my hope.
On the reading front, I am still reading Depletion and Abundance, as well as Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health. What I really like about this Herbal Recipes book, is that it isn't just about herbs, well that is a large part of it, she also talks about different foods that you can eat to strengthen you, foods you should avoid. There are quite a few herbs I have never heard of, and because of that will probably be buying instead of growing them - at least for a while. I'm not even sure all of these herbs can be grown in my area, but I will try my hardest to grow the ones that seem to matter the most to me.
I am also starting Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx. My high school English teacher gave me this book shortly before I graduated, he thought I would enjoy it. I assumed that I would enjoy it as well, but never ended up reading it. When I went to college my love of reading was slightly diminished by all the required reading that I had to do, in fact I didn't even really start reading for pleasure and my own desire to learn until after college...sad I know...but it is what it is! So, since my desk is now facing my book shelves, I have been staring at this book for a week. I realized it was time to pick it up!
Joining in with Ginny and her yarn along again today! Did your reading feel stifled in college? I ended up taking two women's lit classes just so I could read some decent fiction - I was a Business major with a macro-economics concentration...silly I know :-)
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