In Which I Answer Comments
Sounds like a great day, all right. Good for you--the progressive book sounds like one I would be interested in reading the review for.
Lee does library thing. You can get to his off his blog, which is linked from mine. Not sure if you "friend" each other on that or not.
Lee and I have already “friended” each other! I forget how we got on the subject, but we figured out a couple of months ago we were both on there. But thanks for mentioning it! I’m always happy to have new friends!
And the Progressive book? I have the feeling a lot of people I know might find it interesting. I have been watching the mailman when he drives up to my mailbox for the last few days, but so far, no rain of books. Soon, though, I hope.
One day I looked around and realized that the SABLE thing can happen with books as well as yarn. At least some of my kids enjoy reading, so maybe the book stash won't be such a bad thing for them to have to deal with after I'm gone. The yarn stash is another story, though, since none of them knit or crochet.
Oh, I SABLEd out on books years ago. There are bookcases in nearly room in this house, all overflowing with books. And by overflowing, I mean stacked on top to the toppling point and onto the floor. (I have trouble getting rid of books. It just seems so wrong!) DH and/or DS will just have to handle the books and the yarn and the knitting needles and the crochet hooks and the counted cross stitch supplies (that I haven’t used in at least 10 years) and the CDs and DVDs. Well, that last one won’t be too bad. Most of the DVDs aren’t mine!
By the way, I love Tuppence as a name. It makes me think of Agatha Christie. I know a lot of people don’t care for her Tommy and Tuppence books, but I really did, so the name has a very pleasant feel for me.
Maybe the reason you have been feeling down is the CPAP mask going recently? Is the part that went part that helps keep the pressure where it should be? Cause if it's less than functional (even if it wasn't outright broken yet), it may have contributed to your feeling down...
I am afraid to catalogue my books. I have so many...and the hubby has just as many. Pretty soon I'm going to have to buy a new house where we can convert a room to just books. Maybe 2 rooms....
It doesn’t help, I know. The part that broke is where the clip attaches to the mask. With the mask I’ve been using it is evidently very fragile. The mask I’m getting (early next week, I hope!) is completely different. They’ve started making nasal masks. The last time I looked, those all seemed to either get inserted into the nostrils or I couldn’t figure how they’d stay on your face. (Mine is set fairly high.) But this one fits on the face somewhat like the earlier masks, but it really just held below the nose. Generally the comfort isn’t a problem. I can make myself comfortable. But I’m hoping this one will be less fragile and will be even more comfortable. They say you can even read with it on, which you can’t with the old ones. Not that I likely will. But still, that sounds good.
I am sadly very aware of the problems sleep deprivation causes. I had it bad before I was diagnosed. But nowadays if I haven’t gotten enough sleep, my body makes it very clear to me and I go lie down for a bit.
As for cataloging books, I’m really not even trying to catalog the ones I already have. I’m at least half serious when I say I doubt I’ll live that long and I’d still have to give up reading and knitting to attempt to round them all up. I’m just cataloging them as I buy or download or read them. This probably doesn’t help when I go to request an ARC, as what’s on librarything is more skewed towards mystery than my entire collection, but it will have to do!
Great about the yarn project. I'm excited. And I absolutely want to read the progressive book. Too bad about shoes and mask.
I think I’ve sent my address to four or five people. It’s not a lot, but it will still be a surprise for her. I hope it will be helpful.
The good news: I did find the shoes online, in the color I wanted! Yea, me! And yea, Google! I had to look through six or seven online stores before I found them and it was a place I’d never heard of. But UPS has already emailed me that they’re handling the package and I see it’s scheduled to arrive next Wednesday. That’s probably the last of my shoe buying till the next Tapestry concert (which is currently scheduled for November 15, should anyone want to mark their calendars now). Our last artistic director wanted black closed toe, closed back shoes, which is something I wear every ... concert. I bought a pair last year, but they are not so much with the comfort, so when we discuss concert dress with the new director, I will make sure what she wants and go get a pair that it will not be torture to wear for a couple of hours. The local store where I bought the shoes before told me that the company (Dankso; I think I told people EarthShoes, but they’re Dansko) will be making winter shoes with the same sole/platform as the ones I like, so I hope there’ll be something in that line that’ll work.
And so to bed!