Monday, January 11, 2010

Back to Monday

Here we are again, back at Monday. The laundry is laundering; the grocery shopping is done; the bills are paid. Another week ahead of me, ahh.

Mr. T finally arrived back home Saturday afternoon, tired and overworked. But, since Sunday was a nice sunny day (if a bit frigid), it gave us an opportunity to take some modeling shots of Miralda's Triangular Shawl, in between his working some more and our going to Nordstrom's to get him a new suit:

I really enjoyed working with the Wollmeise lace yarn. It's a good thing, too, because I was lucky enough to catch Thursday night's update and get four more skeins :)

Jr. Jr. had his first "official" basketball game on Friday night. His team, the Raptors, was playing the same team they scrimmaged against before the holidays, so there was a bit of a grudge match going on. This time the Raptors played so well! There was a lot of teamwork, passing to each other and moving the ball around. The ended up winning something like 27 to 12. A lot of the kids scored, including Jr. Jr., who scored once and made one out of two free throws. So there were some happy Raptors this weekend :)

I finished reading Brooklyn, by Colm Toibin. It was a very quiet, almost meditative book about a young woman who comes of age over the time she leaves her family in Ireland to start a new life in Brooklyn. A quick but enjoyable read.

I've started reading A Friend of the Family, by Lauren Grodstein. So far it's ok. I'm not too far into it, so it's hard to say yet how I will like it. The writing is good and it keeps me reading, but I'm waiting to see whether plot, characterization, etc. keep up.

Mr. T leaves again this weekend, perhaps for two whole weeks. Not fun for me or for the boys (or for him, for that matter), but that's life in the big city.


Scott T. said...

great photos. I like the color of that shawl as it comes out in the photos; maybe it's what it looked like in real life, but I couldn't tell with the sun glare I could barely tell what I was taking a picture of

kippi said...

Oh, that is so pretty. It looks beautiful with your grey coat.

Go Raptors!