Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I'm a Potterhead,I think.

AI finished the new Harry Potter book.  I did like it.  I've read many a post saying they didn't like the format of the book, yet I didn't mind.  Having read all the other Potter books, I could picture all the characters as I remembered them.

I love what Burlington, On. The library leaves a book on public transit for riders to read, and return to any bus.  Love it.  I'm presently reading The day the Falls Stood Still, and loving it, almost finished. 
Not quite the method used in some communities to promote reading, like the little houses left at roadsides with books, but certainly a worthy effort.

Happy Reading.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Snapshot Saturday

my latest attempt at "Mute Elegance". Still stretched on back board, no frame decision.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saturday Snapshot...

My sister Alice and I went on a road trip, all the way to lovely Port Elgin, we spent a great evening painting with Debbie James.  Debbie hosted a Wine and Paint evening.  Laughs galore.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

For today...


Looking out my window
It's very sunny and HOT!
I am thinking
I really don't want to think about the dirt in this house

I am thankful
the warmer weather, but just a little cool down would be nice, but not till Monday.

One of my favorite things
having dinner and a movie with my boys

I am wearing
work clothes, plan on getting dirty today

I am creating
a few new things.
fresh out of the oven


I am reading 
I'm going to take part in the Harry Potter read a thon with my niece in Poland

I am hoping
to have enough energy to clear off enough room to paint my table top
I am learning
to stop saying, "how can I help"
In my kitchen
I'm thinking Bacon/Broccoli Pasta


In my garden
quite a mess, it's too hot and dry to enjoy

   Board room
I have so many pins on pinterest, but of late I'm looking to be inspired for subject matter for my table next spring.



I think it might be "I'm sew glad we're friends"


I know most of my guest don't sew but... I do and I think they should have a piece of me.


Here are a few more pictures of my baking adventure....



Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Salon...

Well, our library workers are on strike! So, that gives me an opportunity to reduce my bookshelf books.  My choice this week is
This is a book written by Yasmina Khadra a pseudonym.  Haven't read one of these in a great long time.  I find it curious that this author (a man) wrote with a woman's name, and it was acceptable, considering the subject matter.

Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this extraordinary novel takes readers into the lives of two couples: Mohsen, who comes from a family of wThe Unquiet Deadealthy shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his wife, exceedingly beautiful, who was once a brilliant teacher and is now no longer allowed to leave her home without an escort or covering her face. Intersecting their world is Atiq, a prison keeper, a man who has sincerely adopted the Taliban ideology and struggles to keep his faith, and his wife, Musarrat. 

I find it very interesting to get a glimpse into this world, and perhaps makes me a little more sympathetic to the lives of those involved.

It's been extremely hot this last week, so not much reading (in bus shelters).  I'm only painting on Wednesdays, the remainder of the week I sort of slogged away with "nothing" much accomplished. But, this week will be different, I have a plan... It's still going to be hot... so I'm setting myself up on the front porch. 

I'm still thinking about , the Unquiet Dead,  that to me is a sign of a good book.  I actually remember my mom and our neighbor discussing the situation in Srebinica, and how it compared to much of the situation during the Nazi days. These two women were survivors of this time, each in their own experience, they were most sympathetic and emotional.  Clearly even though we say "we shall never forget", we do.  And yet, it goes on in many countries of the world today.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Saturday snapshot...

it's amazing what a little rain will bring.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Thursday thoughts...

Just had to put this out there.  I posted about The Unquiet Dead.  A great book, debut author, a real must read.  You'll want to know more.
When it's non-fiction month I'll have to read more on the historical aspects of this book.  Well written, and most interesting, beyond the murder mystery itself, which was very good.

P.S. the Unquiet Dead is a novel, fiction.  It's the focus that I'd like to know more about.