We are ALL going to Atlanta for Elementary Nationals for chess. Danny and Brian are competing. I am confident that nobody is going to come home with a trophy like Sam’s from last year, so we’re not even leaving space in the car.
Speaking of the car, I had some nifty knitting planned. Dixon, Sam and Brian had planned and scheduled to go to the World Cup in South Africa this summer, until my cancer and its complications got in the way.
We’re going to do whatever we can to make it up to them, and we’ve even made sure that our lodgings at Suzuki institute have the right cable channel so they don’t have to miss the games on TV. I think they’ll be able to go out of town (in the US 🙂 ) to go to an MLS game… I know it’s not the same thing, but considering the circumstances, it’s not too bad.
But anyway, Brian and I have been making these knitted world cup team finger puppet gloves… it’s been a fun project, and I’ve learned more about international soccer teams than I ever cared to know.
There’s only one problem – my specially fitted sleeves for my lymphedema aren’t keeping it under sufficient control, so we’re back to the big bandages. And my knitting needles keep getting stuck in the gauze. So I’ll have to find something else to do besides knit in the car and at the tournament,.
I think I’ll read… I have a new book that I can’t figure out how I haven’t read it before now. Has that ever happened to you? A friend introduces you to a true classic, and all you have to do is just read the prologue and you can’t believe you’ve gone 43 years without reading it? My friend Caroline Amazoned me this book, and I even stayed up late last night to read a couple more chapters.
So here’s my question of the day, as we’re on our way to Nationals in Atlanta:
What’s the absolute best book you’ve ever read that you think most people have missed?