I just noticed that I’ve been missing in action. I have three excuses – quilting, crocheting, and polygamy.

I have a quilt that is scheduled to go to its new home in 5 days. The top is not yet completed. Is this freaking me out? Nope, for reasons that I can’t quite name I seem to think that I have it all under control. I may be delusional.

We are learning to crochet at work. I’ve learned to do that before. I learned to quilt because I’m a failed knitter and crocheter. But someone else wanted to learn so I played along. You know, because I need another hobby. Now we are spending down time a work crocheting instead of blogging.

Polygamy freaks me out. It is ok if you are some sort of open and generous soul who shares much better than I do. I get freaked out by the one guy marrying a bunch of young girls type of polygamy like you see out in the Utah desert. So why is this an excuse for not blogging? Because I’ve been wrapped up in THE 19TH WIFE by David Ebershoff. It weaves together the (mostly) true tale of Brigham Young’s 19th wife who very publically denounced him and the fictional tale of a modern day 19th wife charged with killing her husband. It is a very good book except it kept giving me dreams about polygamy. Nothing as vivid as my dream I had about 10 years ago where my now ex brought home a second wife. That’s my most vivid dream ever. Let’s just say that I didn’t take it well.

I think I get so upset because it is another instance of men contolling and manipulating women in order to get their own way. Yes God wants your husband to sleep with lots of women while you stay locked up. No wonder I have nightmares.