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I just got back from a day of selling soup at the Second Annual Mennonite Philadelphia Mennonite Central Committee Festival and Benefit Auction (Where my test knit of Madison's Bell Lace Stole sold for $120, which I was very pleased about. (There were quilts that went for less than that. Which is more a commentary on how quilts do not sell in Philadelphia than a commentary on how awesomely well my stole did, but we'll just ignore that. And enjoy our new hand-quilted double-bed-sized Falling Blocks in lovely shades of green that we accidentally bought for $200.)

Also finished my first week of my new job, which was exhausting, even though I did almost nothing, but oh yay employment, and they seemed pleased with the almost-nothing I did, which is something. (And it's more than I did in my first week at my last job. Possibly more than I did in my first month at my last job. At least, if I don't count the daily work of living in Zambia.)

And I think that tomorrow I'm hauling all of my books and clothes and various possessions back to the third floor in order to make room for the Colombian ballet student who will be coming to live with us in early November.


And also [livejournal.com profile] vorindi did a thing, and I will follow:

- Take five books off your bookshelf.
- Write the first sentence
- Write the last sentence on page fifty
- Write the second sentence on page one hundred
- Write the next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
- Write the final sentence of the book
- Let your friends guess what book it is.


1. QUICK!
Then he just made it into a twin-engine paper aircraft and flew it into the bin.
Love, Cassie
It's a weird situation, I agree, and I don't envy you, and I think we should probably have another Date with a Girl and talk about it face-to-face.
All this time we were trying to figure out who he was, who would have thought he was a songwriter?

2. How is it possible to bring order out of memory?
But it wasn't a man on a horse.
Boers, Somalis, Nandi, Kikuyu, Kavirondo, and settlers of all nationalities went to battle, when the Empire called, in what they had on their backs when they left the plough, the singiri, or the forest.
Where would a word fall except on the wind?
She was old and weather-weary, and had learned to let the world come round to her.

3. Theo, by occupation, was a devil.
[blank]
On the other hand, she was terrified of spiders.
"If I can remember where I put it, I'd be willing to part with it for a modest sum."
"I will find you."

4. Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.
They bowed down to him rather, because he was all of these things, and then again he was all of these things because the town bowed down.
In the first place he looked too young for her.
Mrs. Turner came running in out of the kitchen.
She called in her soul to come and see.

5. Polly sighed and laid her book face down on her bed.
Toilet paper has been unreeled across everything.
It was not easy, and it caused a number of upheavals.
"Talk if you must."
"Now, that is impossible!" he said.

Bonus - A book I'm currently partway through:
Barrabás came to us by sea, the child Clara wrote in her delicate calligraphy.
He knew that an immense task lay ahead of him, for if the house was in such bad repair, he could scarcely expect the rest of the property to be in any better condition.
"What were they doing?"
The rest of Férula's quarters seemed to Clara to fit precisely with the nightmare that had begun when her sister-in-law appeared in the dining room of the big house on the corner to say goodbye.
It begins like this: Barrabás came to us by sea . . .

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