Mar 3, 2015

WHILE KNITTING | VOLUME V

Knitting doesn't happen in a vacuum here in SMH-land. Instead, I'm always reading something (thanks to my Kindle) or watching something (thanks to Netflix). Here's a short list of what I've been reading and watching lately.

READING
Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber. My friend Kelli read this recently-ish, and I loved her review and immediately picked up a copy for myself. The book didn't disappoint, if you're into religious biography. Which I am.

Montessori Inspired Activities for Pre-Schoolers: Home projects for 2 - 6 year olds by Jo Ebisujima. Since we're all home together full time right now, I want to be doing more intentional schooling with Owen, and eventually Lou. This book has given me some great ideas, and even though it says Montessori, the activities don't require any special materials (which Montessori sometimes does). Which is nice, because we're strictly a markers and blank paper kind of crafty family.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Re-reading this one, because this winter I am in need of the spiritual jolt this book offered me the first time I read it. Thankfully, I am feeling it again already, reminded as I am to find beauty and love in every aspect of my life. I don't know what it is about winter (the cold, the snow, the freezing down to my bones ...), but I seem to always forget to look for beauty and love. 

WATCHING
House of Cards, season 3.

The Blacklist: Season 1. I keep thinking I'm not going to watch another episode of this show, thanks to the crazy amount of violence happening in every episode, but then I find myself queuing up another one on Netflix while I knit away. I feel like I know a few of the more spoilery plot points already, and I'm waiting for those to be revealed before I decide if I truly loathe the show or if I actually like it and am just embarrassed that I like a  show with this crazy level of violence. I guess it's not a crazy level of violence, but for a non-cable show? I'm consistently surprised at how graphic it is.

Note: Links are Amazon Affiliate links. When you click on one, if you end up purchasing something from Amazon I'll receive a small commission. I use that money to buy young adult fiction books I'm starting to collect for my future classroom library! Plus, I'll share them in future posts.

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