In any event, regardless of how I am feeling about things, it's time for Unraveled Wednesdays. Knitting-wise, I finished a pair of gift socks (FO post soon!), and just started another pair on Labor Day. They are just plain vanilla socks, and so far I have the cuffs done. No picture because I forgot to take one, but just imagine a 2 x 2 rib on a cuff, and you're there.
Reading-wise, I just finished Fascism by Madeleine Albright, which was really excellent if frightening. (Sidebar: Did you know that as Mussolini rose to power, one of his slogans was that he was going to "drain the swamp?" That seriously made the hair on my neck rise.) Today I brought a library book with me to start on my lunch hour.
It has been on my to-read shelf, and I hope I will like it as much as I have liked other books of hers that I have read. I'll let you know.
On a more serious note, The Tim and I rewatched "Testament," a movie originally made for American Playhouse that then was released into theaters because it was so amazing. The Tim had seen a reference to it in an article, and we decided to see if it stood the test of time. It was originally released in 1983, so would it mean as much 35 years later? I have to say that, putting aside all things that were out of date (no one had a cell phone - refreshing!), it was still as powerful, sad, and wonderful as the first time we saw it. Maybe if you had not seen it originally, it would not have the impact it does, but I think the saddest thing about it is that in 35 years, we have apparently not learned anything. And frankly, I'm not convinced that people today would react in the supportive way from the get-go that the people in the movie did. Plus, there would be so much whining in this day and age, I'm sure I'd snap right away. If you have never seen it, you may want to track it down, it is most excellent.
And that's it for today. I hope anyone in the heat zone has been able to keep cool!