So, what's up with MamaT?

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That's pretty much my take on life these days. I have too much to do, too little time to do it in, and too little motivation to get it done. So I go from one gray task to the next, never finishing anything, constantly distracted to the next must get done task, leaving unfinished projects in my wake, bobbing about like flotsam (or is it jetsam?) on the waters.

It's tragic, but there you go.

Let's see on the less whiny front:

What am I reading? I just finished three of Carrie Bebris' mystery novels featuring the Darcys as detectives. Yep, the Darcys. From Pride and Prejudice. I was skeptical, too.

I didn't get to read the first in the series, Pride and Prescience. But I read the next three published so far: Suspense and Sensibility, North by Northanger, and The Matters at Mansfield. Wasn't so fond of S&S, but the last 2 were not bad. The one I didn't like had too much fantasy/supernatural in it for me to like it much. The last 2 were better because they were more fixed in this world. Though I will say that I was gratified by the ending of S&S, which I can't tell you without spoiling things if you wanted to read the books, because there aren't many authors writing today who take the view that the author took. 'Nuff said about those.

Also finished Frederica by my beloved Georgette Heyer. Sleep has been mightily elusive lately (I walk around groggy!), but the Regency World calms my soul and heart. I think Frederica is one of her best. I'd put it up there with The Grand Sophy, Venetia, and The Unknown Ajax, which are top of the list for me.

Next up? Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, picked up for $2 at 1/2 Price Books. I thought I'd buy it since I'd probably spend that much on late fees at the library.....

Spiritual Reading? Finished You Can Understand the Bible by Peter Kreeft. Now I'm reading Tortured for Christ. Nothing like reading about real suffering to put my own paltry suffering into perspective.

Watching? Only one reality show at the moment, The Fashion Show with Isaac Mizrahi. It's the one that took the place of Project Runway on Bravo. I was prepared to not like it, just on principle, but I find that I like it very much indeed. Now, if they'd just get rid of Johnny and Daniella, I'd be a happy girl.

Also watched On the Waterfront, maybe for the first time all the way through. It's one of those movies I've seen all of, just not all at the same time! Better than I remembered. I love me some AMC.

Going to go watch Up tonight. McKid has been staying with us this week (hence the lack of posting) and this is the finale. Her mom comes home tomorrow afternoon. It's been a good week, but I'm so ready for a nap.

Oh, speaking of Pixar movies, you really should get the DVD of all the Pixar short films. They are awesome, of course (my favorite being the birds on the telephone wire), and it's fascinating to see the growth in technology and storytelling. There is a most interesting mini documentary about Pixar, and then they show all the shorts again with directors' commentaries. Worth your time if you love Pixar movies as I do.

On the crochet front, I'm working on about 15 projects and getting none of them done. That has to stop. For now I'll probably focus on the afghan made of squares, 'cause it's too hot to crochet something that would fall across my lap.

And it's HOT here, folks. Not quite brain-bubbling yet, but darn close.

And finally, 'cause I've got to go fold laundry (don't tell me I don't live an exciting life!), here are my two new favorite t-shirts. Want 'em. Badly. From the folks at Snorg Tees. Warning, there are very crude shirts out there as well. Don't go if you're easily offended!


Then there's this brilliant shirt, one that LaMa and I both need:



Happy Friday, ya'll!


I have too much to do, too little time to do it in, and too little motivation to get it done.

There you sound like me.

On the crochet front, I'm working on about 15 projects and getting none of them done.

There you sound like my wife. Except that she does cross-stitch.

So sorry to hear about the blahs.

I love the choose wisely t-shirt.

must know what you think of up. the smocklings and smockdaddy were happy with it, while i thought the novelty was smart but wasn't overly impressed.

i must humbly beg to differ with you on the fashion show front. even my sassy-go-lucky isaac cannot hold that train wreck together. i so do not care one iota about any of the contestants or their two-bit craft crap-o-la. i want my tim gunn back. now.


Since when was such a great list of books, movies and projects worth a "Bleah"? ;)

Your life sounds wonderful--even the laundry! =)



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