Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Waiting for the ride home ....



Tonight is TV night. First up, Curse of Oak Island, "Gary Strikes Again":


Excitement abounds when Gary uncovers what could be a "friend of the cross."
Then, This Is Us, "A Hell of a Week, Part 1":

Randall deals with anxiety.
And finally, New Amsterdam, "Hiding Behind My Smile":


Max and Luna make friends in an unexpected place as he struggles with the realities of being a single father. Meanwhile, Kapoor takes a big step in order to help his family.
On a side note, I believe Arrow is on its second-to-the-last episode ever tonight. I haven't watched  this season because it's kind gone off the rails, IMHO. Sad to see it go but it was time especially after Felicity left the show.



About to start PROFILES IN CORRUPTION: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite by Peter Schweizer. Nonfiction.


For over a decade, the work of five-time New York Times bestselling investigative reporter Peter Schweizer has sent shockwaves through the political universe.
Clinton Cash revealed the Clintons’ international money flow, exposed global corruption, and sparked an FBI investigation. Secret Empires exposed bipartisan corruption and launched congressional investigations. And Throw Them All Out and Extortion prompted passage of the STOCK Act. Indeed, Schweizer’s “follow the money” bombshell revelations have been featured on the front pages of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and regularly appear on national news programs, including 60 Minutes.
Now Schweizer and his team of seasoned investigators turn their focus to the nation’s top progressives—politicians who strive to acquire more government power to achieve their political ends.
Can they be trusted with more power?
In Profiles in Corruption, Schweizer offers a deep-dive investigation into the private finances, and secrets deals of some of America’s top political leaders. And, as usual, he doesn’t disappoint, with never-before-reported revelations that uncover corruption and abuse of power—all backed up by a mountain of corporate documents and legal filings from around the globe. Learn about how they are making sweetheart deals, generating side income, bending the law to their own benefits, using legislation to advance their own interests, and much more.
Published 2020. 368 pages. This guy is the real deal. His books are momentous and backed by research.

I started the new bead crochet bracelet last night. A) I've been doing only 6-bead circumferences. This patter is 14-bead circumference. Apparently it makes a difference. I'm struggling with it a bit. B) The gorgeous purple color bead are losing their color. Scraping off. Pissing me off.



Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, January 20, 2020

Reserving my opinion on Monday


Yeah. Service Manager out again.


It's gotten old very fast. Tired of doing his job.

Nothing on TV tonight. I want to start a new bead crochet bracelet. I strung it over the weekend. It's a size 6/0 bead one using a pattern. This is the pattern but not those colors. The black is replaced by a jewel-tone purple and the aqua is replaced with jewel-tone teal-ish.


 The non-pattern 6/0 bracelet turned out fine. I'm comfortable with that size bead now doing the crochet. After this bracelet, down to size 11/0 beads.




Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Waiting ....


Thursday. Getting closer to the weekend.


Nothing on TV tonight.


But I didn't bead last night because it was a long day - 10 hours. No service manager therefore no lunch break. So we just did dinner and I read. So tonight I should bead.



I strung some 8/0 white and pink beads but I did pink and white with the 6/0s so I think I'll undo that and do blue and white ones.


Just keeping it interesting to me.

That's about it.



Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Daydreaming about Friday .....



Nothing on TV tonight for me. Steve has the gun range. I'm not going to finish the 6/0 pattern bead crochet bracelet. The thread/cord was cut and in trying to put connect it to more, the pattern got off by one or two beads so it's bugging me. Anyway, I've got the feel for the 6/0 size pretty ok. I'm going to go down one more size to 8/0. Beginning with the alternating between two colors.



Also "reading", CREWEL WORLD by Monica Ferris 1st of 19 in series featuring Betsy Devonshire, a needlework shop owner in Excelsior, Minnesota

When Betsy Devonshire arrived in Excelsior, Minnesota, all she wanted was to visit her sister Margot and to get her life in order. She never dreamed her sister would give her a place to stay and a job at her needlecraft shop. In fact, things had never looked so good – until Margot was murdered… The art of needlecraft requires patience, discipline, and creativity. So, too, does the art of detection. Just ask Betsy – who’s learning that life in a small-town needlecraft shop can reveal an unexpected knack for knitting … and a hidden talent for unraveling crime.

Published 1999; 260 pages. This is a re-read for me from quite a long time ago. And I'm doing this as an audiobook for something to listen to while at work or at home while beading if nothing is on TV. I guess I'm in a craftsy mood.


That's about it.


Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

We can't take nap?


Sigh, if only.

Ok, busy times tonight. Shows are back from hiatus. I've got This Is Us, "Light and Shadows":

Kevin searches for romance. Kate meets Toby's Crossfit friends. Randall travels to LA to be with Rebecca.

And New Amsterdam, "Code Silver":

With the hospital on lockdown after the patients from Rikers escape from their beds, Helen and Max find themselves in a situation that could cost them their lives. Meanwhile, Bloom must put aside her pain to help a patient in need, and Iggy is forced to come to terms with the issues in his marriage.

And I'll do some bead crocheting while viewing.

Currently starting DARING by Mike Shepherd. 9th of 17 in Kris Longknife series, SFF.

Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife leads a reconnaissance mission of the vast uncharted regions of space. No one, least of all Kris, expects to find a hostile alien starship. Now, she must determine the extent of the alien threat-and whether to start an interstellar war...

Published 2011; 368 pages.

I'm also looking at some audiobooks to listen to as an option while beading. I'll let you know. I've got some credits stored up at Audible, I may go crazy.



It's about zero degrees out so I'm going to make potato soup. I haven't made that in years. Sounds nummy. And I'll have some chai tea when I get home. Comfort food.




Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, January 13, 2020

Hi, it's Monday



Back to work.


Nothing really on TV tonight. There's things to watch but nothing I'm really following. Tomorrow though ....


The class on Saturday was fun. A lot of people were gone from our group but we still had four students. The bracelet was fun to make but in retrospect, I shoulda chosen different colors.


I also have a problem sometimes of pulling things too snug, as you  can see even in this photo.

I made the birthday bracelet for Candy. She wanted one with shungite. This one also has some black tourmaline.



I think that turned out super pretty.

And my second step of teaching myself bead crochet, going down to a smaller sized bead, here's the result.


This is with 6/0 beads. Now I'm doing one with the same sized bead but using a simple pattern instead of alternating between two colors. Alternating is a lot easier to do especially in starting, at least the first three rows. So on the pattern one I'm doing now, I actually "cheated" and added three rows in the beginning of alternating two colors just to get the form going.

And here are a couple other bracelets I've done in the past few weeks:



I had started a book this weekend but I don't think I'm in the mood for it so I won't share the info on it. Still looking.



Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, January 10, 2020

TGIF!


Friday happy dance.


This weekend I have the bead class.


I have some yarn coming for the afghan project.



I need to get some groceries probably Sunday. Also on Sunday I have NCIS Los Angeles, "High Society":

After a rise in deaths caused by black market opioid use, the NCIS team links the street drug to funding for terrorist activities

I don't know what I'm reading next yet.


Have a good weekend.



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster