Sorry for the absence. I've been feeling under the weather and have barely gotten anything done for the past week. Still feeling crummy but I did get some stuff done today. Tom and Zach planted my 4 blueberry bushes today for me and Tom mapped out the garden. He'll be getting a roto-tiller Friday (he's taking off for his birthday) and then we'll start putting stuff in the ground. I have to get my seedlings out because they're too tall for the seed tray but if I take the lid off, the cat eats them so they've got a better chance outdoors than they do indoors.
Sometimes there are solutions that are so obvious you just can't see them. Tom's sister gave us her headboard for her water bed and I've been using it in the living/dining room as a bookcase until one night...in the wee hours...I woke up from a dead sleep with a light bulb over my head. Duh! Headboard! For my bed! It's working out perfectly for me. I just can't believe I didn't see it before that.
I've been reading the Twilight series because I'm curious what the draw is. While I admit that I've been unable to put them down, I can't say I'm a fan. There are many levels of squick for me relationship-wise but it is compelling reading. Not great literature, but better than anything I could write, I'm sure.
I tried to watch Twilight the movie but kept falling asleep during it. I'm sure I'll get through it one of these days but there is so much brooding going on that it's hard to watch.
We have new neighbors. A family with 2 small boys. Apparently I didn't impress them as our first meeting was when their youngest was digging in our yard and I told him not to (sweetly, of course) because it was our yard. The dad then grunted at me when I said hi to him. I'm hoping this isn't the way our neighborly relationship will go from here on. I think I'll just choose to believe that he was grumpy from the move.
I haven't done any knitting for about a week. I have a vest I'm working on for a woman at church so I should probably force myself to work on it tonight while watching A Touch of Frost, season 2 & 3. And Doctor Who that I taped last night. And Inspector Morse that I taped Thursday night.
We got Tom a couple more items for his birthday because I felt bad we gave him his gift so early. Tombstone and a package of targets for his crossbow. I've got some cardboard down in the basement and lots of styrofoam peanuts that I can use to make a base for the target.
Off to dig out my knitting and enjoy some British television.