Things haven't really slowed down for me this week, but I have eased into the whirlwind a bit better. I even went to a yoga class yesterday with the friend I'm staying with - I'm a little sore but still feel better than I have in a while. I'm even doing some knitting again - Ice Queen is growing very slowly but remains a fun knit. (Hopefully I'll finish it before spring comes and I don't need it anymore.)
I haven't done anything on the SKB, partly because I'm bored with the st st and partly because I wanted a long sleeved sweater and I am positive I don't have enough yarn. So I need to think about it for a while.
In preparation for next week, I am practicing...I had lunch with a friend yesterday and while I could have gone casual, I decided to do something with my hair and dress like a grown up. What do you think?
In other news - Fidget Ann recently gave me an award. Thanks Ann!
I don't usually do memes, mainly because I'm lazy, but I rather like this one. The problem is trying to keep the list to 10. Plus, so many of the blogs I love are beloved by others. So, while I love many blogs, I'm only going to note the non-knitting ones I love. That way I don't miss any of my knitting friends and I get to let you see what else I look at - there are fewer than 10, but I do tend to do things my own way...
1. The French Laundry at Home. It has inspired me to try things I used to think were beyond my skill set and is a great resource when I'm trying something she's already made.
2. The Mac and Cheese Chronicles. Lorri has been a friend since we were in our early teens and I love that she started a blog so I can keep up with her and her family. (Okay, she does knit, but it's not the blog's focus, so this still counts.)
3. Neil Gaiman's Journal. A great look into the mind of a writer whose talent awes me. I have loved everything he's written and can't wait for the next novel.
4. Eat My Globe. Brought to my attention by Cathy, one of my regular readers (who I think probably ought to have her own blog, because she's fascinating.) He's eating his way around the world. How cool is that?
5. David Lebovitz. He just put up a tutorial on making caramel. I know that will win him a place in Cindy's heart. Plus, he's the guy who wrote The Perfect Scoop.
6. Michael Ruhlman. He's the guy who turned me on to cooking again after I read his chef series of books while I was at sea. I may disagree with some of his opinions, but he's great fun to read and there's often a lively discussion in the comments section.