And then I figured out that a bunch of my aches and pains might very well be being caused (or at least aggravated) by my knitting :( I have pretty terrible posture and I find those wee double pointed needles incredibly awkward. So I have very sadly set aside my knits for a couple days. And actually I feel a little better. Monday I did a lot of knitting, including casting on the hat and getting the first few rows done. Tuesday I woke up so uncomfortable but by evening, after not knitting all day, I was almost back to normal. Almost. Still some lingering soreness in my chest and neck. And a slight itching in my fingers and ache in my heart. (Insert sad pouty face complete with big sticking out lip here.) But such improvement. So I'll rest the needles again today and see what tomorrow brings. Hopefully I can get back to it without doing myself an injury.
As for reading, I haven't been able to focus on any one book but enjoying puttering around with several. Still enjoying Sherlock Holmes. Still enjoying Style, Sex, and Substance. Still enjoying (ever so slowly) Playful Learning. Picked up Tomie dePaola - His Art and His Stories by Barbara Elleman at the library and enjoying that too. And of course stacks and stacks of books with the boys. This week someone let them pick as many books on construction vehicles, race cars, and motorcyles they wanted. That someone then went back for a work rotation. Fun, fun, fun, lucky mama. (But really I can't complain, they love books and stories and that does make this mama very happy.)
And now I'm off to link up at small things. And to live vicariously through everyone else's projects, at least for another day or two.