2. That same sister is the first one to finish the project she started on our The Family that Knits Together afternoon last Saturday. We had so much fun, and we're planning more such knitting get-togethers. R. cast on last Saturday, quickly remembered what she'd known earlier about knitting (I believe she has at least one Cowichan-style sweater in her past), and had this gorgeous scarf (chunky wool by Fleece Artist, big needles, garter stitch, and ta-da!) finished by Tuesday. Another sister (in-law) directed her to a you-tube video for instructions on casting off, and look what she was wearing for her commute to work on Wednesday:
Not bad, eh?
3. Puglia, Italy . . . I'll tell you soon why I've been searching out photos (found this one on Pinterest, couldn't figure out who to credit) and daydreaming about Italy . . .
Meanwhile, seriously? I need a reason? To follow that road, past those beautiful blue doors. . . . ?
4. I've been watching my way through The Good Wife on Netflix. Doesn't Christine Baranski make 60+ look good? And I'm so impressed by the powerful reserve of Julianna Margulies' character, Alicia Fiorrick. So very different from my give-away face, my tendency to blurt.
5. This one might seem a bit odd, or just esoteric, to you, but I've been having fun building a wee compendium of Canadian poetry featuring fish. It started after a speaker I'd invited to my class cited Karen Solie's perhaps best-known poem, "Sturgeon," and went on to cite Tim Bowling's "The Last Sockeye". I made a connection between imagery in Bowling's poem and a metaphor in Isabella Valancy Crawford's late 19th-century "Said the Canoe.". And it occurred to me that it might be fun to begin using the hashtag #canfishpoetry on Twitter and see if I could get some crowd-sourcing to gather a virtual anthology. I already occasionally contribute to #todayspoem, started a year or so ago by that champion of poetry, Vicki Zeigler, aka Bookgaga. So far I've had several other contributors although #canfishpoetry is not yet the hottest trending hashtag on Twitter. . . ;-) If you Tweet or simply perch on a branch over there, I'm @materfam -- do say hello!
So, five things to round up another week, and now I'm off to find #todayspoem which must also be #canfishpoetry. After that, I'm going to see whether or not my still-sore right arm/shoulder/upper ribs will tolerate a yoga class which the rest of my body, not to mention my spirit, is badly craving. And then I'll settle into a weekend of marking, reading, lecture-writing. . . . and perhaps some snoozing by the fire.
What will you be up to? And if I asked you to add one thing to my Five Things Friday list, what would it be? Do you have a One Good Thing this week, something you've enjoyed eating or listening to or watching or wearing or . . . .?