First: this is what my Angel-leaf Begonia has been doing for about a month:
It is so gorgeous, isn't it?
Besides that, what have I been doing? Not knitting. Not gardening. Doing homework. Going to work. Going to work to do homework.
Oh all right, I'm exaggerating a bit. Yes, I've been doing homework - in fact I probably put in about 8 hours today. But I've been doing a phenomenal amount of reading, too. In the last few weeks I've read, or listened to:
The Lobster Coast by Colin Woodard (ongoing);
Bad Manners by Marne Davis Kellogg (ongoing - Evanovich "read-alike" except she's a Republican you can tell);
Fablehaven by Branden Mull (Young Adult fantasy - really good);
Book Lust by Nancy Pearl (ongoing for several months);
Blink by Malcom Gladwell (ongoing - have the book, and also have it as downloadable audio)
and there's for certain some I've forgotten. I also just picked up some SF called Old Man's War by John Scalzi and it's really funny so I might have to add it to my ongoing list. That makes six ongoing books, and that's about normal. I love it that reading makes me better at my job. Oh, and I forgot, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (ongoing). I have a book in every room, sometimes two.
And the other thing that's distracting me is origami. Behold my many boxes:
I just learned how to make the insert to the Masu (pronounced maht-zu) box today, online at eHow. This is very exciting. You look for fabric, I look for origami paper. I feel a folding fit coming on right now...must go...see you later. Love, Mary