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the results of a quiet weekend alone at home...

10.21.2010

















i tried very hard to keep myself busy for the weekend
while i was alone at home.
and i think i made good use of every moment.
i read prolific amounts
{going between printed books and my new birthday kindle}.
i practiced the piano, counting aloud and repeating measures over and over and over.


i also knitted this cover for my new kindle.
i finally broke down and got myself this electronic device
for the sake of ceej and those who come to visit my home--
the books at our place are overflowing into every nook and cranny.
of course, i'm not completely giving up on printed books {never!},
but this will cut down on the clutter significantly.
anyway, love the little cover i made with its button and ribbon.

note: the way to my heart is with either ginger or pumpkin.
i made myself some giant ginger cookies.
{get the recipe here}
i truly enjoyed sitting in my giant chair reading, knitting, eating cookies,
and, yes, listening to the BBC lord of the rings radio series.
one night i tried listening to edgar allen poe and other scary stories,
but was, well, too scared. i'll have to try again when cj is with me.

12 comments:

onesilentwinter said...

love it! i have been complating the kindle- i am torn for i adore holding books, placing them on shelves when i an done wi th little notes inside with the date i read it and what i thought.

what i am not torn about is how much i love ginger cookies and knitting although i wish i could be right acroos you to learn more!

Heather said...

I would have been too scared too. :-)

Would love to have your kindle cover recipe as well! It's lovely.

beth said...

i love your weekend alone....and the cover you knitted is most wonderful !

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

all lovely..i have pondered the kindle too. my little house sometimes looks like a rat's maze with all of the books stacked everywhere..then i neatly stack them in the shelves...see somebody else's home cluttered with books and miss my mess.

i have been practicing christmas music on my piano late every afternoon...it fills me with peace.

so HAPPY to visit you today, as always

kary

Jamie said...

A nearly perfect weekend. I just got a kindle too, but I'm not sure I'm ready to full embrace it. I'll miss paper - and the truth is books are much more expensive (if, like me, you are used to picking picking up books at used bookstores.)

Dancing Branflake said...

So incredibly lovely! I want to replicate every single moment myself. And the Poe thing? I absolutely cannot listen or read him alone. I once memorized the first five stanzas of the Raven for a school project and freaked myself out. I was in 6th grade.

Holyoke Home said...

Girl, what size are those needles? One? Two?

Gorgeous!

Char said...

adorable cover!!! and yum, ginger cookies!

Charlotte and Matt said...

what a cute idea for a kindle cover!

i have a question for you. i am in the market for a new camera. i like to think that i have an artist's eye, but that's it. no technical knowledge. i'd like to spend some money on a good camera that i could grow into as i learn more about photography. what type/brand of camera and lens(es) would you suggest for an aspiring photographer?

i've said it before, and i'll say it again, your blog is total eye candy!

Lydia said...

beautiful Kindle cover!! I just picked knitting back up again and I'm inspired to make something like this :). those cookies also look and sound delicious...i love anything ginger :)

Julie said...

Ginger cookies have my heart! Your look SO delicious.

homegrown said...

Ooh, this sounds like my kind of weekend. I love the knit kindle cozy you made (good work!), the cookies, AND the Lord of the Rings. It all sounds very familiar....
Seems like we live nearly parallel lives :)