I feel much better today. Still not quite right. I’m trying to decide if I want to go to town or not. We’re running out of a few critical things. We’ve been out of coffee creamer for days, almost out of Tang, almost out of hot chocolate mix, and we’ve also been out of Hot Pockets, which Number Two Son lives on, for a couple of days. Now he’s an adult and can very well drive to the store to buy his own Hot Pockets but my “You can’t let your child starve,” instinct hasn’t entirely gone away just because he’s old enough to buy his own food. But I’m feeling especially guilty about letting the husband run out of coffee creamer. Poor guy. He’s so patient. He deserves better.
I haven’t done any quilting or other sewing for a while either and I’m feeling some urgency about that though there’s nothing at all urgent about it. It’s only that I decided before the beginning of the year how much I was going to get done this year and now it’s not looking good for my sewing goals. I enjoy hand quilting and don’t really mind the slowness of it but I don’t seem to be able to get realistic time frames into my head. With the other sewing I can only blame plain old procrastination. I breeze through the fun parts but when I get to the slightly less fun parts I often “take a break for a day” which sometimes turns into several days or a week.
I did finish reading Prador Moon. That was fun. Lacking anything else, I started another Andre Norton book, Judgement on Janus. I think I have read it before but I can’t remember much about it and I know I haven’t read the sequel, Victory on Janus so I’ll read those two. I’ve also decided I want to finally go ahead and read Dante’s Inferno. I’ve never read it and always wanted to but I am freshly inspired to not wait any longer because I want to read it before I read Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle’s Inferno. It will probably take me a while to get around to that. Mainly, right now I’m craving more by my current two favorite authors, Neal Asher and China Mieville.
It bugs me that so many of Mieville’s books are only available in hardback or large format paperbacks. It’s not that I’m cheap. Well, I am cheap but I like Mieville well enough that I’m willing to spend a little more but mass market paperbacks are the perfect size. They feel right in my hands. Why don’t publishers come out with a paperback sized hardback? I would definitely buy those if they existed. More durable books in the right size. I’ll bet they would be popular.
Other than curling I haven’t been watching the Olympics very much, which is sort of strange for me. I especially like speed skating, bobsled, luge, downhill skiing, ski jumping and figure skating but for some reason, I’m not sure why, I haven’t been watching a lot. I like the way NBC does Olympics much, much better than CBS. CBS always makes such a soap opera out of it but NBC still talks too much. It seems like every time I tune in to watch the Olympics, instead of sports I see a couple of people sitting in comfortable chairs talking about sports and I get impatient but I don’t think that’s the whole reason. Just in the mood for something else, I guess.