Harry is coming to my mailbox tomorrow and I can't wait! I ordered my book from Barnes and Noble, because I did not want to deal with going to the store to buy it amonst the crowds. On the news tonight they showed an aerial view of my local BN store with a crowd of people waiting in line until the book is released at midnight. I have been tracking the progress of my book via UPS tracking. Today when I checked, it stated that it had been delivered! There is no book waiting for me here, so I called UPS and learned that the books are not allowed to be delivered today as per instructions from the publisher, so the customer service rep did a bit of investigating and found out my book was delivered to my local post office. Apparently UPS made an agreement with the post office to deliver all the HP books on Saturday. So, the postal worker better have my book with him tomorrow!
I planted one tomato plant this year, since lately I crave red fruits. It has started to produce fruit this week and I have been enjoying my little harvest. I planted some basil with it and am at the point where I have enough to make a batch of basil this weekend.
I finished a baby blanket last night and still need to photograph it. I made up the pattern and am pleased with it. I have enough yarn left over for a matching hat, so I need to dig out a pattern for that. I did spend some time casting on for another baby sweater, a pattern I picked up at the Tangled Web a month or so ago.
At work this week I helped with a trip to the Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. We had a small group of young teens who were incredibly well behaved. They were really interested in a particular glass and iron sculpture called the Peace Portal. It is a canopy with a glass roof that has many hidden images in it. The teens sat underneath it and identified the different things they saw and analyzed why they thougth it was called the Peace Portal. The were very thoughtful and insightful--it was a great experience. The glass used is absolutely beautiful. I tried to photograph it, but it was hard to capture it appropriately.