Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bobbins, Books, and Birthdays

Grammar Glamour (okay, so I must be stuck with alliteration in my brain-:)):  Do you prefer the serial comma or no?

I have been away from here for a bit.  Busy with work and it's been great fun even if I'm working a lot.  I really love working with my sister and The Prima.  But let's see.  What do I want to tell you?

I just had a birthday.  I turned 48, which is sort of uneventful.  But my sisters were wonderful; each giving me a present of a book. My TBR pile is growing but that makes me so happy!

And regarding bobbins, I've been tinkering with my sewing machine lately.  Nothing major but it is so fun to sew an apron out of my stash of fabrics.  You see, I go into fabric stores or thrift stores and pick up fabric and say to myself, "Oh I could make something out of this."  Because of course, I just have so much time and I'm an amazing seamstress - not.  I get the fabric-hoarding gene from my mother who never passed up a chance to buy some fabric if it was on sale.

Now I'm ready to go to work.  It is absolutely gorgeous here today and we're expecting a high in the sixties.  Woo hoo!


Margaret said...

Great cartoon and happy belated birthday! I love getting books or gift certs for them. Glad that you are enjoying work; that's very important. :)

karan said...

I'm glad to see the serial comma is an un-needed addition to sentences that already sprout an and.

Bel said...

I use the serial comma. When someone wrote there were fruit baskets of apples, pears and oranges, I would think there were two baskets; if someone wrote there were baskets of apples, pears, and oranges, I would think there were three. Now, with people using one or the other, sometimes the same writer, I know longer know.

Bel said...

LOL -- also, I NO longer KNOW!