Last year I happened upon a copy of Four Stories by Sigrid Undset at a used book sale at the library. I grabbed it right away having recently finished and having loved Kristin Lavransdatter and I tucked it away to be read later. I just now finished the third story and man. I was really hoping for them to click with me more. They remind me of Flannery or Dorothy Parker. A bit too depressing and not enough resolution for this non-intellectual who usually needs a bit of help seeing the full glass. They're the kind of stories where they end and you're like, "Wait. That's it? Everyone is just sad??" And then you feel sad, too, and like there was probably some deeper meaning and plot line that you totally missed and need your eleventh grade English teacher to flesh out for you. So that was disappointing. But I, ever the one who must finish a project, will read the last one and maybe, just maybe, I'll like that one more. I do plan on getting Undset's biography of St. Catherine of Siena soon and working my way through that. At least I know how that one ends.
I just finished two newborn hats using all organic cotton scrap yarn from my stash and tried my hand a bit more at striping. These are for some doula babies I hope to be meeting in a few weeks! Now I have to get working on something extra special for a brand new nephew who was born a few days ago!! Welcome sweet baby Keaton! We are thrilled that you're here and can't wait until we get to meet you!
And hey, if y'all could pray for a young man named Paul whose cancer has returned and who is a brand new dad to the sweetest little baby girl, I'd really be grateful. Lord Jesus, please please heal Paul. Thank you, friends!
Linking with Ginny for Yarn Along!
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