Me, I can tell the gas prices have gone down because I've been inundated with bead orders this past week, letmetellyouwhat. (It really is a GREAT barometer for the nation's mood re: gas prices. Makes sense though, right?) So things have been a bit 'boring' lately because I've been spending so much time on that. I even had to work Saturday last week and I NEVER do that. Sundays I almost always work and I'm cool with that. Saturdays? I like Saturday for lazing around. (I'm not really complaining about it so you can put your tiny violin away. lol)
I started another Cookie A sock but lace socks aren't terribly exciting to look at while being worked on. See:
I even added a flower there for 'production value' but, nope, still boring to look at. Lace knitting is like that. It likes to scrunch all together like a used tissue. It's only once it's done and you can wash and block it does it really look like something worth your time.
Despite being really busy lately we did take some time to go see our first summer flick.
I liked it. It's like a 'feel good' alien movie and how often do you come across one of those? It's kind of nice to see a summer flick where the United States isn't completely destroyed and ruined at the end of it. lol
Now I'm just counting the days until Harry Potter comes out. *grin*
(Though I think I'd like to maybe see the X-Men one next week. Worth it y/n?)
Mostly though I've been doing some reading. I finally managed to get around to the Hunger Games trilogy. Hello, finished all three in less than 48 hours. For real. Sleeping is for BABIES. I can sleep when I'm dead! It's been a long while since I read a book(s) that seduced me into staying up until dawn to finish it. You should definitely try them if you like to read fiction!
Now I'm slogging through this sloggy, soggy 4th book in the Songs of Fire and Ice series. It starts off slow, slower, SLOWER STILL (!!!) but I'm determined to finish ASAP so I can get to the 'prize' of the 5th book that comes out in a couple weeks. (If that sounds odd - to be excited by the next book when this one is boring - it's because of the structure of these books. All of the 'good' characters are lumped into that 5th book, while this 4th one is comprised of all new characters or people that, up until this point in the series, haven't been very exciting.)
What else should I be reading this summer???? I'm always open to suggestions. :)
I'm sure I'll get to the new Sookie Stackhouse at some point and I still have two books from LAST summer that I never got to. (The Help and The Imperfectionists. I KNOW - I'm the last person on earth to read The Help. Believe me, I KNOW. lol I *WILL* get to it this summer. *WILL* It's sitting on the shelf MOCKING ME and looking at me cross-eyed when I walk by at this point.)