Is that supposed to be good luck? Let's hope so. Also the chicken had been eating watermelon. Like, a lot of watermelon. Be sure to add that to the visual.
The chicken owners, about 30 seconds prior, suggested that a super good choice would be for me to pick up the chicken and hold it still so that the Tiny Dark Lord could pet it. Aaaaaand I think you know where I'm going with this. So now TDL knows what it's like to pet a chicken. YOU ARE WELCOME. Isn't motherhood such an awesome stream of indignities?
Other updates that may or may not involve fecal matter:
Still pregnant. (Yay!) Am officially 3/4ths of the way through. Commence panicking about giant monster babies and exploded bottoms in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .
Still knitting. Want to see? Too bad, you have to.
|In Threes (for Jenny's girl child)|
|Cabled baby hat|
Reading. I actually have read a few books! I know. I stun myself. First I kept choosing lame books that made me wonder if maybe my brain was broken or I just suddenly hated reading (see: broken brain). But then I got some good stuff and now we're back on track.
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan, which I was listening to on audio and didn't finish. Maybe I stopped just as things were about to get good but so help me I just couldn't care, the heroine is a moron. Stupid Tooth, more like. Maybe if I pick up the paper version I'll be able to move ahead faster. Juliet Stevenson does the audio and I kept expecting to hear, "I never compliment myself, but my friends say I do know how to make a sandwich," or possibly, "Get your lesbian feet out of my shoes!" Which would have been awesome.
Courtship and Curses by Marisa Doyle. Regency romance plus witchcraft should have been a no-brain winner, and yet! Snoozefest. Nobody even makes out in the gardens outside Almack's! FAIL.
Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich. Also an audiobook. So, um, it turns out that when you are listening you can suddenly tell that she isn't a good writer of dialogue. Like, at all. Did everyone else already know this? And half the thing read like a Mapquest of Boston. Okay, Janet, I get that you've been to Boston.
Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Breaks your dang heart but so good!
The Birth House by Ami McKay. Yes, the obstetrician villain could have used some dimension but I still liked it.
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (was a fortunately-timed reread for my book group)
The checked-out-from-library to read:
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Wait Til Next Year: A Memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The purchase-requested-from-library-so-who-even-knows-when-I'll-get to read:
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloane
The Hypnotists's Love Story by Liane Moriarty
Angelina's Bachelors: A Novel with Food by Brian O'Reilly (Really, anything that tacks on "with food" in the title gets a second look from me)
Has anyone read any of these? Care to weigh in?