30 January 2010

Notes from the couch

Being sick for the past week with bronchitis has given me lots of time to nest on the couch. I've compiled a list of things that make staying in my couch-nest fun.
A good book...
Daniel Alarcón's Lost City Radio is a captivating journey to a nameless country and delves into the lives of seemingly anonymous yet heartbreakingly real characters connected by the tragedy of civil war. Norma is the voice on the radio who people call hoping that their loved ones are listening, hoping they can find them. Norma is also seeking her husband, though he is a presumed dead terrorist and she cannot openly say his name on the radio, she hopes he is listening. When a boy from the jungle comes to her with a list of his village's lost, she sees the name she has been forbidden to say for almost 10 years. The story follows them as they move through the city, showing the different and senseless ways that war has touched all the people they encounter. The book plays out like a movie, shifting from the present into the past, and from a bleak city street into a magical South American jungle with the turn of a page making it impossible to put down.
Simple crafts...
I found a tutorial on Howcast for how to make a crocheted headband with a bow. I haven't finished the bow yet, but I made my headband with some beautiful pale blue alpaca wool.
Speaking of alpacas...

And of course online shopping (but not actually buying, unfortunately)
not yet spring

14 comments

  1. lol @ that video, and I love your polyvore collage, those shoes and that nail polish color!!
    aaah gorgeous

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  2. I would also add a big mug of hot tea and something totally unhealthy - like chips, chocolate etc.. :)

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  3. Sickness ! oh no !

    I second the cup of tea (though would suggest upgrading by making it a hot toddy ...) and love love loved the alpacas (very Kallie), but you consider supplimenting it with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FX9rviEhw

    feel better love ! gros bisous x

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  4. I really need to check out that book.

    Hope your feeling better x

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  5. I love knitting! Hope you'll feel better soon! x

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  6. That dress is to die for! I love the neckline!

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  7. I love pretend online shopping. I do it all the time when I'm sick. Great picks, I love all the white and cream.

    xoxo
    FashionEye

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  8. hope you get well soon!!!




    ps. would be awesome if you checked out my new blog:
    http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  9. That sounds like such an interesting book! I"ll have to check that out next time I'm at the library.

    I hope you get better soon!!!


    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  10. am a get that book. And hope you get well soon.

    I am Denise Katipunera

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  11. hope u feel better soon!:) love these picks! the star wars alpacas video was too cute! thx for sharing!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  12. hope u feel better soon!:) love these picks! the star wars alpacas video was too cute! thx for sharing!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  13. That sounds like such an interesting book! I"ll have to check that out next time I'm at the library.

    I hope you get better soon!!!


    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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