Another day at work!  I’m not sure why, but I’m feeling better and more alert than I was yesterday, which is always nice.  Less nice is the fact that I keep thinking today is Wednesday, but I’ll get over that.

Last night we made breakfast for dinner (biscuits, sausage, and scrambled eggs w/ shallots and spinach and cream cheese) and ate while watching Groundhog Day (what else?).  Was a good evening.  We were both wiped out for God knows why, but I think I’m the only one who got any sleep.  I do still have bags under my eyes this morning, though.  Will continue ignoring the mirror.  Alternatively, could start wearing makeup.  Hm.

I’m ALMOST done with Cold Mountain.  I was one page before the epilogue last night when Stephen walked in the door, and had to put it down.  I’m nervous about finishing it though; I very much suspect that it’s not going to end the way I want it to end.  Such is life, I suppose.  And I appreciate books that don’t allow you to foster naive expectations of reality.  But on the other hand, is it too much to ask for Inman and Ada and Ruby to all be happy together, tending their gardens and orchard and chickens and goats and the like?  Grumble.

Just ordered some veg tan that’s cheaper than Tandy Leather’s – but it’s from an online company and I’m slightly nervous about not being able to actually touch and feel the leather before buying it.  Oh well….how bad can it be?  I’ll let you know.  I have been wanting to make more projects using this thick type of leather (as opposed to the stuff that’s more upholstery/garment weight) but was running out.  Not that you care.  But.

Stephen has to do some final edits on an essay tonight, and I’m not sure if he’ll be finished when I get off work (doubt it), which means that when I get home I’ll need to really try hard not to play too much Skyrim instead of cleaning the kitchen or starting a new project.  I mean, if I just paid over $100 for a side of leather, I need to be able to make that back at least.  Have made back the money I spent on that whole cow I bought a few weeks ago, but not really much more, so I do need to buckle down.  Could probably churn out some small projects pretty quickly, actually.  Hm, maybe I’ll draw up some templates for that stuff today — like the clutch I gave Rosa for Christmas, for example.  Yeah, good idea.

OK, another blog entry successfully helps me direct my plans for the day — yay for writing!

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I'm a young, childless widow who is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the world in light of my late husband's suicide. It's harder than I ever imagined it would be, but somehow at the same time I am still alive and even happy sometimes.

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  1. We watched Groundhog Day, too, of course. And if it’s any consolation, I don’t remember how Cold Mountain ends, but it still stands out as a really good book. Something about the main male character (was that Inman? Dopey me…) makes me think of what my/your ancestors might have been like. His personality, where the lived, what he did. Your ancestors lived very nearby, you know. Yes, I know you know that.

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