Sunday, January 15, 2012

Nancy, over at Pomegranate Trail,  has a great post on prayer flags.  Lots of information and some great links to some prayer flag sites that were new to me--go check it out!


via May Your Bobbin Always Be Full.

You can make a contribution here.  Very cool!


I'm doing more reading again.  Still, slowly working on 1Q84, and strange as it is, I'm enjoying it very much.  It is, however, slow reading.  Very dense and very strange.  It isn't a page turner in the usual sense, but rather, a "read a while then come back later" kind of experience.

I went to the library on Friday (I wanted some "in between" books), and Deborah Lawrenson's The  Lantern had finally arrived on the new book shelf.  I checked several times last fall, and it was still on order each time, so finding a copy was a nice surprise.  Sadly, however, despite many glowing reviews, the book wasn't grabbing my attention.  It may work better for me later, but it wasn't what I wanted right now.

I wanted a book that immediately drew me in, one that would read quickly.  Rummaging through my library bag, Lars Kepler's The Hypnotist found its way to my hands.  Another book that I checked on several times, only to find the library didn't yet have a copy and another pleasant find on the new book shelf.

Amelia had read and liked it.  It is another Scandinavian mystery/crime novel (last year was a big one for me and Swedish crime novels--Hakan Nesser, Kjell Erikson, Asa Larsson, Steig Larsson, Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell, Johan Theorin, Jussi Adler-Olsen, and Camilla Lackberg were some of last year's reads-- thank heavens for translators).  The Hypnotist begins with some  gruesome murders, but certainly grabs the attention.

Two and a half hours of yoga this morning.  A Yin yoga series and later, a Kundalini series; slow, relaxing, emphasis on breath--just what I needed on a Sunday morning.

This evening, more work on prayer flags.  Tomorrow? More of the same...unless Fee doesn't have to go out of town, and we have a chance to do something.  We had planned to go to the Robinson this weekend for the Bollywood Film Festival, but he ended up in Texas and didn't get back until tonight.

Damn good thing I'm so easily entertained with my little projects!  Reading, yoga, planning my garden, and working on prayer flags-- the weekend has flown by.


  1. Awww...thanks for the mention! I've read some great books lately.
    Two of Nora Ephron's (I Feel Bad About my Neck & I Remember Nothing), The Help and now am reading Stephen King's On Writing.

    I feel Like I've told you this! hard to keep track! Haha Have another lovely day tomorrow!

  2. Ooops- meant to say: way cool video. Maybe I can catch him in LA!

  3. Thanks for the info on Prayer Flags. Your New Year flag on the next post is lovely, btw. I'm interested in the process and love the idea of small projects.

  4. Nancy - I remember seeing Ephron on a talk show talking about this book some time ago and thinking that I felt bad about my neck, too!

    I'm adding the book to my list. I can use some laughs about the tribulations of aging. Of course, since I, too, "remember nothing" -- it will be interesting if I remember the list when I go to the library.

    I cleaned out my purse the other day and found quite a few lists and my desk drawer is full of them!

    Mary - I've been surprised at how much I've enjoyed the prayer flag process so far. They are wonderful time and thought fillers! I've got several words embroidered on more flags, and as I fill them in, I will spend more time on the meaning of the words.

  5. Loved that video -- have posted it on FB. Thanks!
    Also for the book recommendations. I "do" the public library as well -- there'll always be books despite Kindle, etc.
    And the prayer flags...
    And your comment on my recent blog post.
    Have a great week!

  6. Can't think of a better way to spend a January weekend.

  7. Connie Rose - Isn't it fascinating video? I do use my Kindle, but the library takes care of most of my reading needs. We have an excellent library, and I take advantage of it. :)

    Rian- It was a relaxing weekend, self-indulgent, and fun!


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