Which is it?

After an unproductive morning spent in the dental clinic, the rest of the day could only be up! I still have a sore tooth, but it looks fine on x-ray and exam. I am not keen on having a filling taken out “just to see what is going on” if I can avoid it. Especially since the tooth that is uncomfortable now is not the same as the one bothering me this morning. Go figure, I can’t (or don’t want to).


The tub front has been tiled as has all but a couple of small corners and the shower base.



Finally making progress again on the Drops Chicken Wire – heel flap on the second sock.


Books & Audio Books

With The Garden of Eden by Faye Kellerman, I have finished up all the library audio books. An interesting collection of short stories, they peer more into the minds and thoughts of the characters rather than deal exclusively with who-dun-its. Some are not particularly pleasant, but the human condition is often so by choice. Included at the end are two autobiographical stories. Read by a repertory company, there was only one highly irritating voice in the group.

I am on to HP#7 – (p.230) – and am only a couple of hours into the book. Means I probably have five hours to go, if that. There seem to be a lot of superfluous words in this volume and the constant repetition of the obvious is getting boring. Unlike The Order of the Phoenix and The Half-Blood Prince, I may just finish this one as it is the last.

Dream House by Rochelle Krich is my next audio book up.

May I remind you again about BookCrossing? The teens are clearing off their shelves of juvenile paperbacks. About 20 are finding a home at our local military library, filling in holes in series. The rest I registered through BookCrossing and am setting them free both on the library swap shelf with the remainder to be dropped off at the USO on Sunday when we transit the Frankfurt Airport. The lending shelves there never have anything for kids. There are certainly enough kids grumping along after their parents.

And then there are lovely snack food – soybeans steamed fresh in their pods.


Back to sorting projects for the trip.


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Which is it?

  1. tammy says:

    I totally agree with you about HP7. There was a good 100 pages in the middle that I could have done without. C’est la vie. 😉

  2. colin says:

    I haven’t read it yet but have it.I have wondered about audio books-would I be able to concentrate long enough, while knitting, or not? I am not sure.

    Have you read any Minnette Walters? I think she is excellent.

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