Monday, February 19, 2018

From Here to Eternity by James Jones

I was given a copy of "From Here to Eternity" by a friend and have been reading it over the last month or so. At different times I read passages to Jim. He spent 20 years in the Navy and found parallels between shipboard life in the Navy and barracks life in the Army. I don't know about the movie, I've never seen it, but I am sure it doesn't come close to the in depth lives exposed in the story found in the pages of a ragged 60 year old copy. Alcohol, punishment, loneliness in a crowd, shallow relationships that are easily walked away from, living in the moment or rather living on paydays and then enduring the tedium until the next one.

The story takes place in peace time Hawaii and ends in the first days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. There are no happy endings here but life does go on.

The linked picture below is through Amazon and I get a little bit if you click and then make a purchase. Not much but you might help me knit a hat or two and I say thanks.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Knitting This Week

This afghan was started the first week of June last year. At the time I needed something to do with my hands while I kept watch over a hospitalized husband. I found the pattern on the Clementine Knits blog and a run to Joann's for needles and yarn and I had my hospital survival kit all complete.

After Jim came home and summer went on, the afghan got put away for other projects. Let's not discuss WIPs (works in progress) in this post okay? With the Olympics starting last week I once again needed an easy to follow pattern for all the tv watching time. I admit I watch NBC in the afternoon and again each evening. I have enjoyed so much of it, skiing, snowboards, speed and figure skating and more. I only have an antenna right now so I don't get the cable channels but what I can see is enough.
The afghan is coming along very well. I may even get it finished before the closing ceremonies. We'll see.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope your day is a happy one. Mine will be quiet because I am in one place and Jim is in another. It is what it is. 

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