*deep breath* Okay, I'm better...on another note I haven't read ANY of Tale of Two Cities (bad me! *slaps wrist*), but I did get my mom's Christmas present done: a black beret, crocheted over the trip. I can get a LOT of crocheting done on those trips, especially since I don't seem to get carsick if I read/crochet/do things with my hands in a car. But I ran out of yarn, which is sad. *sigh* But I couldn't take any more yarn because it was really crowded in the van. I mean, REALLY crowded. Whoever rode in the backseat (usually me) had to lie down squished between a backpack of stuff and three pillows and a guitar case on the floor....it was pretty comfy, actually. I got to sleep a lot. Which was nice. Oh, and family-wise I got to teach my younger cousin (she's nine) how to crochet a chain-stitch, which occupied her for a good two hours or so (ahh, peace and quiet...). It is now 4:15, and we got home at 3:00 this afternoon, and I was down at the gym by 3:30. So it's been a busy day so far.
Oh! I almost forgot! This afternoon we stopped by a music store for a while, and while Dad and Will drooled over guitars I sat down at a piano (used, out of tune, but beggars can't be choosers) and got to play music. It was SO nice...and I discovered that I can sit down and sight-read music fairly well--not completely up to speed, by any means, but both hands went together at a decent pace. I surprised myself. *glee* And now for the life of me I can't remember what song I was playing...I played it twice...something about since the singer has someone who needs them they're a new person, or something like that. An old, slow song, anyway...and now that's going to bug the heck out of me. *headdesk*