It's a three-day weekend in the States, so of course I had plans. Not a lot, but there were a few things I was really looking forward to. Instead, my weekend looks like this:
I've been braving the 97-degree weather to try to heal on the lawn chair in our backyard. I was in Urgent Care this morning -- after a week of feeling under the weather -- and it turns out I have a sinus infection. As if it's not bad enough to have a sinus infection on a holiday weekend, I am worried this will mean postponing the surgery I have set for Thursday. Here's hoping the Amoxicillin does the job!
I have spent quite a bit of time dozing, but I have made some progress on my Campside shawl. This was a splurge purchase at the April meeting of my Knitting Guild. I think it will be an excellent travel shawl, as long as I finish it in time. The yarn is a cotton-linen blend, a bit hard on the hands. I can only do a few rows at a time.
I finished The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes, a novel about the composer Dmitri Shostakovich. It's about his struggle as an artist in a totalitarian country, the USSR. It's very interesting, but not a page turner. It took me a while to get through this very short novel.
I'm thinking of launching into The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein about the role of the federal government in segregating America. Not sure I'm up to it, though.
My daughter cheered me up with a phone call and this photo:
She's in Denver for a wedding, and while visiting the state capital today, she ran into her cousin Jennifer, who had made a last-minute weekend trip with her boyfriend.
Jennifer lives in Los Angeles and Rachel lives in Miami, so this was very unexpected. Sadly, Rachel was on her way to the wedding so they couldn't even have a coffee together.
I hope you are healthier than I this weekend!
P.S. Did I mention that we do not have air conditioning?