What a week!

Oh, wait, it’s been two weeks!
No, I didn’t forget to post – life got in the way.
I have gotten some tatting done but haven’t found much time for picture taking.  Finally this morning I just took the time to take a few.
 Lizbeth size 20 #122 Caribbean
I usually keep several bookmarks handy for those times a small gift is needed unexpectedly but my supply of these has dwindled to nothing. I started restocking with this cross that has a finding – ‘doodad’ – in the middle.  
I’ve also be playing with the motif idea I had a couple of weeks ago.  The one on the left is the original, the one on the right the next try.  I think I like the second one better.  Both are made in size 10 turquoise. 

It has been a very busy two weeks, lots of things happening, little of it planned.  I’ve spent a lot of time at the hospital with my mother who fell and broke her hip and femur. As breaks go they aren’t bad but there was still surgery, hospital stay and now rehab.  
I did get to spend a beautiful day with one of my grandsons in the middle of all this.  My son-in-laws’ family also had a medical emergency and a babysitter was needed for a few hours.  It happened to be on the most gorgeous day – 80° F, sunny, very little wind – so we went to the park.  Three parks actually.  He didn’t want to go home at all! It was a great day. 
I have to admit that there is something else that has kept me from tatting as much as I’d planned – a new book.  I found out last week that my favorite author, Lois McMaster Bujold, had a new book in the Vorkosigan saga out last November(!)  The first six chapters are free to read on-line – which I did, but it leaves you hanging (of course).  Then I tried something I’d been putting off – I bought the ebook to read on my tablet.   I instantly had the entire book to read (heheheheheh), no waiting to go to the library or book store.   This has proved to be dangerous – it’s just too easy to buy new books.  If I’m not careful I’ll never get anything else done!
“I am simply a ‘book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee.  I cannot withstand them.”
L.M. Montgomery

8 thoughts on “What a week!”

  1. I hope your mom heals up fast.. What a week you have been through. At least the weather is good – we have more snow and cold today!

    I am going to check out that book right now… you might be a dangerous enabler!

    I like the second motif very much! Funny, I was lusting for turquoise this week and have none, so I ordered a ball of it in Olympus! Love the colour of yours.
    Fox : )

  2. major book drunkard here. Is there an AA group for us? I hope not, I'm not ready to give up this addiction. or my Tatting addiction. there is never enough time for either when there is work to go to, or work to do at home. I have more then 200 books on my kindle, most of them I found free. Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis. So many others. And some I paid for too.
    Oh, I like your tatting too. he he

  3. You poor dear! All the unexpected medical emergencies no doubt added stress and worry, but your day spent at the parks and your new book(s) sound like lovely de-stressers! *raises.hand* Count me among the "book drunkards!"

    I just finished reading "Every Trick in the Book," by Lucy Arlington. Not my normal genre, so I didn't think I would enjoy it, but was pleasantly surprised.

    Your Bujold book has officially been added to my list, though I may need to start at the beginning of her works.

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