Friday, November 23, 2012

The Black Friday Weekly Link Round-Up

Denis and I had a very nice Thanksgiving, even if he did have to eat and then go to work. That man ate more than I did, and how he could comfortably drive that bus around the airport all night I have no clue! I tend to be rather philosophical about Denis working Thanksgiving and Christmas, probably because I worked almost every holiday during my working life. I was in retail, and I'm thankful that that part of my life concluded before Black Friday started encroaching on Thanksgiving. I enjoy being able to stay home on Black Friday, so you won't catch me out on the streets. Life is such a gift that I don't want to waste it prowling the city for so-called bargains. If they put me in the midst of ill-tempered people, take away time I could spend with Denis, or keep me away from a good book, then they aren't bargains!

I'll be able to find this in the dark!
Since the weather's cooled down I find myself stitching in the evenings again. I ride a few miles on our stationary bike then climb aboard my recliner and do needlepoint while watching something on Netflix. Right now I'm working my way through "The X Files," "Ugly Betty,"  and "Poldark." How's that for variety?

To the left you see my latest creation: a cover I designed for the Kindle Fire that Denis gave me. Maybe the name of the device helped me choose the yarn, but I love those bright colors. There's plenty of room to slide the stylus down inside next to the Kindle, and the front and back have protective, cushioning layers of foam and felt. Now I have to put the finishing touches on a little Christmas basket I've made. Who knows? You may see a photo of that next week!

In the mean time, let me go out and round up those links. I know they're around here somewhere!

Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff

  • Sourcebooks has released an app for iPads that allows users to create customized picture books.
  • The Amazon Kindle is now five years old.

This is Round-Up Lite-- probably because I'm still recuperating from Thanksgiving dinner. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!


  1. Cathy - That Kindle Fire cover is gorgeous! You are really skilled. As to Black husband was in retail for several years too, and I got very used to not seeing him on weekends, especially at this time of year. He's changed careers since then so it's nice that we can both escape the madness...

    1. You're right when you call it "the madness." That's exactly what it is. We all complain about it, but-- in reality-- we've all had some part in making it that way. If we want it to change, we have to be the ones to change it.

  2. I'm with you on the bargain shopping - they aren't worth it to me. I'm not going to fight anyone to save a couple bucks. All of the chaos just takes away from the holiday spirit, in my opinion.

    1. Holiday spirit is more important than bargains to me, too, Kathy.


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