I should be knitting every night with furious fingers stopping only to eat and the occasional horizontal wiggle with the husband so he’ll take care of the children and cook while I bury myself in mounds of yarn. I have a shawl that I have to cast on, socks to make, toques and mitts I’d like to give this year and the surprise gift i’m hoping to do finish up as well.
But what do I do instead, I land up on oprah.com and start looking through the famous peoples book recommendations. I look to see what Julia Roberts likes reading because ever since I saw an interview with her a few years ago when she talked about what she did when she found out she was going to be in a movie with Denzel Washington i’ve thought of her as one of my pretend close friends (plus she knits so CLEARLY we’d be best friends in real life if she ever met me). One of the books she listed was THE RED TENT by Anita Diamant. She mentioned that she doesn’t usually like historical books (again because we’re FRIENDS our tastes are similar) but that she really loved this book. So I order it from the library and Saturday I went to pick it up. Dammit it’s FANTASTIC! So basically a good book is screwing Christmas. A book about the Bible is screwing Christmas. And people say God has no sense of humor.