Busy, busy, busy*

Posted by on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

I’ve been doing a fair amount of racing around without managing to take many photos along the way.

I’m trying to do as much spring gardening as possible, partially to prepare for the heavy equipment which will soon wreck our front garden while digging up our sewer line.  Imagine pictures of weeded and mulched beds, pansies, and blooming bulbs.

Jennifer sent along some gorgeous hand-dyed cashmere for me to play with.  I’m still looking for the right pattern, and occasionally nuzzling the skeins as if they were very obedient kittens.


As if that wasn’t enough of a pick-me-up, I found this on the porch the day after the yarn came.


Want a peek?


It’s the first delivery of free audiobooks from a publisher who really wants Books For Ears to review more of their books.  More free audiobooks are on their way to me, and Jeanne has also received a bunch.  I’m still not sure how we  managed to luck into such kind consideration.  But since they don’t expect us to either promise to review all of the books they give us or pull any punches–in fact they contacted us after I’d trashed one of their big recent releases–I’m not going to give it too much thought.

We spent last weekend hosting a big group of our living history pals at the event we run every spring.  I didn’t even touch my camera.  I meant to, but my head was elsewhere.  We had cold nights, lots of friends, dogs and puppies to play with, beautiful days, and lots of fun.  We also had a bit of an informal wake for Mike, which was hard and good, but no real end to things.  His family will be hosting a big memorial gathering in a few weeks, and we’re trying to organize photos and rememberances for them in the meantime.

I’m off to camp again this weekend, and hopefully sing a fair amount.  I’ll try to try to pretend I’m a photo-blogger while I’m gone, but I won’t make any promises.

*Tell me you recognize the title quote, please.

Filed in Books,Celtic,gardening,knitting | 9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Busy, busy, busy*”

  1. anjon 09 Apr 2009 at 10:00 am 1

    all the ender books have me salavating…..

    sorry. I know that seems wrong but it is the first thing I thought of!!

  2. megon 09 Apr 2009 at 3:29 pm 2

    It took me a little while to figure out that “Denis Tree of Johnson Smoke” is not the name of some weird modern novel I’ve never heard of…. clearly, it is time for tea.

  3. minnieon 09 Apr 2009 at 11:44 pm 3

    meg shouldn’t feel bad, i saw it the same way. hadn’t seen ender in exile, so i think i’ll have to hunt that one up. love all the ender books

  4. gayleon 10 Apr 2009 at 6:38 am 4

    And another Ender fan…
    And I saw the “Denis Tree of Johnson Smoke” as well. Clearly, more caffeine is needed.
    Your cashmere would make a nice cowl – something you can nuzzle and enjoy the softness!

  5. naomion 10 Apr 2009 at 8:50 am 5

    Most of the Ender books were among the first audiobooks I listened to, assuming they’re the same editions that Audible has. Not bad, but I’ve found I prefer other narrators. (Stephen Fry may have spoiled me for all other readers, alas.)

    (It’s a quote? I think I’ve heard it used too often to associate it with any one thing.)

  6. rachelon 10 Apr 2009 at 9:31 am 6

    Ah, I was just going to email you to check in, but here you are. Convenient things, blogs are. Lucky you with the free stuff. I’m also now wondering where busy, busy, busy comes from, since I’ve heard it all my life. You’re evidently going to have to get all OED up on our asses.

  7. Marfaon 10 Apr 2009 at 6:46 pm 7

    Sweet Lanea,

    Love the Jennifer yarn – colors that are right up your alley!

    And cool books on CD to review – cool company to trust your ability to review too.

    Have a great week-end. Look forward to hearing about it.


  8. kon 12 Apr 2009 at 6:53 pm 8

    I’m guessing the producers, but that might be “work, work work.”
    Or have you been consorting with bees?

  9. mapgirlon 14 Apr 2009 at 1:31 pm 9

    Oh. I thought it was from a Thomas the Tank Engine song. hm… Spent too much time with nephews watching TV 2 Christmases ago.

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