September 20th, 2009

20111112, Marilee

Beads and Laundry

I finished the bail for a necklace yesterday at bookgroup -- literally, I was working ends in as another librarian came in to lock the doors -- and hope to photograph it soon. I've been adjusting the weight of the beads I used, plus some others I hadn't entered yet, in my seedbead database.

At the same time, I'm washing sheets and doing laundry. I've only gotten the mattress pad back on the bed so far. I have new pillows (came Monday and the cats have been very interested in the giant box in my bedroom) and decided I'd wash everything. I have the old pillows and the giant box -- broken down and taped -- to take out to the van today because I don't expect Lucila to take that much garbage out (she walks here from her condo with all her cleaning tools).

Junie came out for wet food, looking at me cautiously, but then went back and hid. I hope she figures out soon that she can stay out. Spirit is asleep on top of the recliner back and Loki is asleep in the castle. He's so cute with his paw out the castle window and his chin out on his paw.
20111112, Marilee

Sky Coyote by Kage Baker

This is the second book in the eight book Dr. Zeus series. I've read the first four and am re-reading them before I read the last four. My review on In the Garden of Iden is here.

The first book is mostly about Mendoza, but the protagonist in this book is Joseph, her mentor, who is from the cave-painting days. Dr. Zeus wants to preserve an entire village of Chumash Indians, and after getting all their information, bring them to a base where they'll be servants (good for them, too). Joseph gets to have appliances and play Coyote to the Chumash and talk them into doind what he wants. The Operatives at the Dr. Zeus base are appalled by the Dr. Zeus civilians who are there -- they eat protein powder, play videogames and nothing else, and are terrified of just about everything. How did they get that way? We don't find out in this book, but we do get really excellent Native American characters and Operatives.