I’ll try very hard to keep a lid on things today. Barbara Brackman’s latest block, True Blue, recalls the term bluestocking which was applied to women (and men) of the 18th century. Specifically, women that formed literary clubs.
Bluestocking (noun): a woman having intellectual or literary interests. — Merriam-Webster
And we all know what happens when you educate a woman, they invariably begin to form opinions and get ideas of their own. Ideas bigger than what’s for supper. Bigger even than whether or not in their opinion broccoli is superior to green beans. Next thing you know, they’ll want to discuss more than books or poems, they may actually become knowledgeable about finances and politics… my, my, my.
Today’s block was a super easy block to complete, and a good thing for me that it was. Another member of our Flickr group sent up a red flag on the instructions. The block finished over-sized instead of at 8 1/2 inches (sigh). So, it was a pencil, graph paper, and calculator for me this morning.
More distressing news, I’ve caught the bug – the Downton Abbey bug. I’ve finished season one and began streaming season two today. At this rate I’ll burn through season three as soon as it’s available on Amazon Prime, and where will that leave me? Haven’t had to deal with the not-so-patiently-waiting-foot-tapping-is-September-ever-going-to-get-here? kind of anticipation since the Kiefer Sutherland series, 24.
Shucks – I survived eight off-seasons wondering what Jack would do next without turning into some kind of zombie that sits in front of a blank TV screen tearing old magazines into thin strips – I’ll survive this as well.