Thursday, August 4, 2016

For My Sins I've Been Skinned

Not!  My visit with Milisandre went  well, burned the hell out of my face and neck, but nothing was sliced off so I don't have to see her for 6 months, yeah!
Lots of running around yesterday, pool supplies needed, propane for the barbecue, pick-up contact lenses, and get fresh veggies.
My yarn came in from Amazon and I'm going to make a small version of the large Granny Square throw.  It will be done in white, multi-colored grey and grey.  Hope to start today.
Just finished a book I need to talk about, The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner.  He is probably my favorite author, he writes about the American West in the early 1900's and the families that inhabited it.  Angle of Repose  is my favorite book by him and he won the Pulitzer Prize for it.  He probably should have won for this one too.
It's the story of Bo Mason. a man never satisfied, always looking for the next big thing as he moves his family through the  American Northwest and Saskatchewan, Canada.  His wife Elsa  despises most of what he does, but loves him and after leaving him once knows she has to be with him.  It's also the story of his relationship with his 2 sons Chet and Bruce, a tortured relationship that in ways resembled his own with his father.  This is a fictionalized autobiography and Bruce is very obviously Stegner, the moves, the family dynamics, etc.  I cannot recommend this book enough, it was wonderful.

9 comments:

  1. I read one of Wallace Stegner's books and really liked it.

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  2. Glad all went well with the dermatologist. I like the sound of the colours for your granny squares - crochet rather than knitting I presume? Sadly I've never been able to get the hang of crochet.

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  3. Good news with the dermatologist !
    Take care,

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  4. Having your face burned off sounds awful let alone having it sliced - is it sore for quite a long time after.
    The book sounds good, I must look it up.

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  5. Glad your visit to the skin specialist wasn't too bad although it sounds pretty horrendous to me. I bet it was sore for a while. The colours you will use for your throw sound wonderful. I love the painting you sold which you mentioned in your last post:)

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  6. I hope your face isn't too sore, good news that you didn't have to have anything cut this time though. I hope the crochet doesn't make you too hot in the heat you're experiencing, I'm assuming you'll be working on the throw indoors where there's air conditioning. Isn't it great when you find a book you really enjoy, especially when the author has written other great books which you can read too.

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  7. Thrilled all went well with the skin specialist. Sounds like a great book.

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  8. Thrilled yes. My mother just did this terrible cream that strips your ski, and she had to give up after a couple of weeks it hurt so much.
    Have not heard of this author, I will look into this latest book

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  9. I don't read much fiction but this comes so highly recommended I might have to try it.

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