“From the moment it opens—on a rocky patch of Italian coastline, circa 1962, when a daydreaming young innkeeper looks out over the water and spies a mysterious woman approaching him on a boat—Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to the back lots of contemporary Hollywood, Beautiful Ruins is gloriously inventive and constantly surprising—a story of flawed yet fascinating people navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.”
Slice #2 – Fiber Addiction
The last week of March, I flew out to Oregon to visit my sister. My mom flew out too and we had a wonderful “girl’s week”. On one shopping day in Portland, we stopped at Knit and Purl, and of course I had to buy something. I got two lovely colors of Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Candlewick and Tosh Chunky in Stephen Loves Tosh.
Stephen Loves Tosh
Slice #3 – Crafting
I am seriously behind with my block of the month quilt blocks. I have to get the March block and the April block finished. I couldn’t make it to the last two clubs at my LQS, so I’m on my own until May. Hopefully my schedule will work out to go to that one. Anywhoo, here are the blocks that I need to finish. Maybe I’ll get them done today…
Slice #4 – Running
As you might have read from my last post, I’ve started running again. I am using the lolo app on my iPhone to start up again. I’m following the Easy 5K, and much to my surprise, I am finding it very doable. Apparently, I’m not as out of shape as I thought. It is a really good program if you are looking for something to follow to get your run on!
Slice #5 – Next Project
My next decorating project to tackle here at the casa is not such a fun one, but it will make my life much easier to manage. I need to organize my closet. When we moved in, I just hung everything up and left it. I still have a box of “summer” shoes sitting on the floor. It is a mess! I just haven’t had the time to get to it. It is on my list, and now that spring is sprung, I think I can start packing away some of my heaviest winter items and pulling out my pretty, summery stuff. I will be channeling my bestie, Erica, as I take on this project. Don’t worry, I’ll have before and after photos. Isn’t this closet the dreamiest? Hello, lover.
Slice #6 – On The Hunt
I am currently on the hunt for a new sheet set. Sadly, my favorite, softest set was so threadbare that my cat ripped a hole in them while I was trying to administer medication with him wrapped in the sheet. Thanks a lot, Odin! So, I have a backup set, which are fine, but one set is not enough. So I’m hunting. I have a hard time buying sheets online because I need to be able to feel them. I am wary of the descriptions provided. I’m going to go check out this set at Macy’s – looks like they are having a sale: Westport Bedding, 600 Thread Count Tencel Sheet Sets. Hopefully they have some.
Slice #7 – Current Playlist
Anyone who knows me, knows I love music. Pretty much every genre, except that screaming, head banging stuff. I’m also not a huge fan of the Dub Step fad right now. However, everything else is pretty much fair game. So what is on shuffle on my iPod right now? Here you go:
- “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
- “The Boys of Summer” by Don Henley
- “Carry On” by Fun.
- “Change” by Churchill
- “Demons” by Imagine Dragons
- “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey
- “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers
- “I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)” by the Proclaimers
- “It Get’s Better” by Fun.
- “The Joker” by Steve Miller
- “Rayando El Sol” by Mana
- “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding
- “Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse
- “The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco
- “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert
So what are you listening to lately?