15 May 2010

should :: am

afternoon light on the lililes

Should be Reading :: Great Expectations, for bookgroup. Meh, I've read it before and seen a couple of film versions including an odd one starring Gwyneth where everything was green. I'm serious, all her clothes, his clothes, the set, furniture, etc. It was a little over the top. Like that Stuart Little film where Geena and Hugh (oh, Hugh) wear orange all the time until it stops being quirky and just pisses you right off.

Am Reading :: Wolf Hall. Wow. Beats Great Expectations any day. Am three quarters of the way through (it's a bit of a tome) and can't stop reading it yet don't want it to end.

glow

Should be knitting :: all the unfinished knitting projects languishing in baskets in various corners and in bags suspended from doorhandles.

Am knitting :: lace shawls. One after the other. Can't.stop.knitting.lace.shawls. Photos to come.

this week's flowers

Should be doing :: essay, vacuuming, laundry, grocery shopping.

Am doing :: reading, knitting. See above.

26 comments:

rachel said...

Sounds blissful. Doing is so much better than Should Be.....

little women said...

You know what, that reminds me of that wonderful saying that says something like, 'if I had my time over again, I would eat desert first - everytime!'
you enjoy yourself and don't you dare feel guilty :)

Jake said...

I agree there was a time I'd be so cuaght up in the "should be" but now do much more doing...reading, blogging, cooking, photography. sures beats laundry, vacuuming and somehow all that does get done.
I also "should" finish my knitting project but not inspired.

Lynn said...

Sounds heavenly to me.

The List Writer said...

Oh, I am reading Wolf Hall at the moment too. And loving it too.

And as for the knitting am stuck on the second damn sock which refuses to finish. Have been knitting it for what feels like MONTHS.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I wholeheartedly approve .... you have your priorities right .
Lace shawls , lace shawls , lace shawls ..... Makes a good mantra too .

cristy said...

Our book club is doing Wolf Hall next. Yay!

Got to read Tess of D'Urbervilles first though...

peppermintpatcher said...

I love a list like that! Those other things -the should things - will always wait for you...

pinry said...

yes, what is it about lace shawls? I'm itching to cast another one on! (thanks for your lovely comment by the way.)

Stomper Girl said...

A little bit of what you fancy does you good, as they say.

Donyale said...

That's weird. Was trolling through bloglines and was on Hanne Birke's blog and she was reading Wolf Hall.

Huh! What are the chances. I need a new book so that might do the trick!

Uli said...

That all sounds pretty good to me.

Wolf Hall is next on my to be read pile, so glad to keep hearing good things about it. Those books that you can't wait to read but don't want to end are definitely the best.

Lovely photos.

librarygirl said...

I'm about 120 pages into WH. Just loving it. Keep putting little bookmarks into favourite bits and re-reading them.Brilliant novel.

smileykylie said...

hhhmmmmm, should:be going to bed, am:reading blogs......love your shawls Suse :)

MsCellania said...

I think you ARE doing what you should be doing - taking some time for wonderful you. Your lace shawls are yummy.

Tracey said...

enjoy your "am's" much more fun than "shoulds"

Anonymous said...

just think how fast you will go thru all the "shoud be's" when you have nurtured your need to rest/read....bet the jobs will be cut to size instead of looming over largely in your head....and you will have a great day after all. MK

Stacey said...

I loved Ethan Hawke in that green Gwenyth version. So gaunt and sexy. I just wanted to take him home and feed him up.

Your photos are divine. If the lillies look that good, I'm sure the lace shawls will look sensational. I'm staying tuned.

Beth said...

Reading and Knitting! Sounds perfect to me!

M said...

LOVED Wolf Hall. Can't wait for the next one.

katiecrackernuts said...

Oh Precious. She's a darlin'. Yes, I had the second book as an audio book and it was a similar scenario - possibly the same reader - and it was gorgeous. I'd walk the dog to the top of Mount Pleasant, through the bush, and just listen. I'm almost finished the fourth book and the rest I'll "read" as audio books.
And to hell with the cleaning. Keep reading.

Karen said...

Should, would, could. . . forget them! Reading and knitting is always the way to go. So Wolf Hall is good? I might try it! Always on the lookout for a new book to pick up!

jus said...

Thanks for the lovely comment, nothing beats op shop treasure! The colour co-ordination found in films seems to be spreading to TV too.. I was made to sit through an episode of CSI not so long ago and noticed that the ginger one only wears black (and seems to find it physically impossible to face forward into the camera) whilst the rest of the cast are all in biscuit beige with accents of orange...extraordinary! Who knew forensics was a matchy poo industry?

elizabeth said...

Why di daylilies look gorgeous in photos but scrappy in real life? What is it about four glasses of red that makes me comment inter alia on daylilies? Hic.

trina covill said...

love love love it that you have knitting which is a..unfinished...b..in baskets...c..hanging from doorknobs!!! a woman after my own heart. have fun having fun xx

readersguide said...

I loved Wolf Hall. Am currently reading Justine (Lawrence Durrell) for my book group. I read it the summer after my junior year in college, when I spent the summer at school in a rented house not nearly as gainfully employed as I should have been. It has actually aged better than I expected, actually. In fact, I've finished it and moved on to Balthazar.