Friday, July 13, 2012

A Quilt, a Book, and the Flu

I finished a quilt:
Autumn Sampler top was quilted with the Oak Leaf panto

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Series #1)
I read "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson. A little behind everyone else, I know. For some reason I do tend to resist going with the flow of readers & tend to wait until the ebb has occurred. 

This is a fabulously twisting set of stories. Though one book, it's stories include those of love, murder, seduction, and espionage. Intertwined masterfully, the web is spun densely & richly. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next in it's series.

The blurb from the back:
"Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of iniquity and corruption."

Last but not least, I got the flu. I'd like to ask what kind of Freak of Mother Nature decided to wield her sickly wand over my head smack dab in the middle 'o summer?? Thankfully, it's not the barfing kind, nor the kind that would have me running to the loo; however, it's irritating presence is definitely felt by way of chills, sweats, aches, tingly skin, fever, sore throat, & utter exhaustion.

Besides the aforementioned sickly fun, this week has also brought a decision to return to homeschooling next year (which leave me approximately 6 weeks behind in the planning stage, which means I'm constantly telling my neurotic self to calm down & it'll all turn out fine... it will all get planned & we'll begin in due time!!) & an infestation of fleas which encompasses two dogs, two cats & three floors worth of house... did I mention I've been sick & can barely move. Do y 'all know what it means to rid a house of fleas? OY VEY: wash bedding, vacuum floors & furniture, spray floors, move furniture & spray underneath, vacuum it all again, mop floors, bathe dogs, brush uncooperative cats, then treat all animals with prescription strength topical stuff from the vet. Just typing it all out is making me hyperventilate from exhaustion...

And I do still work as a quilter... which means I would actually need to get something quilted... if I'd like to get paid...

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