Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Salon...Tell the Wolves I'm Home...

I just finished this book.  WOW! it's definitely going on the list for the top ten reads of the year.

 description from Amazon.ca
 1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life—someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though it took me way too long to finish it.  I laughed and cried, not necessarily at the same time.  I have Nise to thank for suggesting this wonderful read, Russian Teapot and all...

 Sunday Salon finds me in a reflective mood, if only because, my body is aching from gardening, and the usual household tasks.  I don't normally do gardening or any real gardening until July 1st.  Canada Day.  Historically it's been the first opportunity I've had to get at it, consequently I had planted perennials to show their blooms before then, making it look like I've been slaving away, when in fact I've been busy elsewhere.  But, the weeds didn't get the memo.  So Saturday is a good day to begin the weedin'.And what a lot of weeds have survived this harsh winter.  the plants not so much.  I've lost all my water lilies, and couple of roses and the evergreens look tired.  I managed to clear off the patio weeds, and only dropped one stone on one finger, I won't be flipping anyone off for awhile, it hurts too much.  Today it's on to the rose garden, what's left of it.  Apparently my nursery is open on Canada Day so I'll be heading out to get a few things.  I do have to say that about 5 minutes into the weedin' a red spider bit me, and it hurt like the dickens,  I though I might be radioactive and you could call me Spider Woman, even today it's still a hard spot.  After our major house improvement, (which has only just begun with the roof replacement) I think I may call someone to level my patio, I've already paid Dan for this job, but it's taking too long to get it finished.  NEVER HIRE A RELATIVE.  I'd like to get rid of the ugly pavers and put in some flat field stone,  more my style, it would also blend in quite nicely with the pond surround.  But for today... Let get those weeds out,  I may even crash and read a bit.  

7 comments:

Nise' said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the book. I've been ignoring my weeds hoping they'll get offended and take off. ;)

Vicki said...

Glad you liked the book! Hope your finger is better soon!

Carrie K. said...

A red spider bit you? See, that's why I don't garden! Ack!

Trish said...

Yay!! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Tell the Wolves I'm Home. I held my breath a bit when I saw the picture on the post--wasn't sure what you would think.

You should do perennials! My grandpa has a little nursery with perennials (in New Market area) and his gardens are absolutely stunning. Why work so hard when the flowers will do the show for you? ;) Hope you had a lovely Canada day.

And yikes--I'm not sure what a red spider is but I hope it wasn't serious!

Beth Niquette said...

I am going to have to find that book. Besides, I am almost out of books to read. tch tch tch... So, did you develop any superhuman powers after being bitten by that red spider? lol Hope you are having a great summer so far. It is going to be very hot today.

Jenny said...

Never hire a relative -- boy, that's the truth, dear Irene. I don't want to have to get mad at a relative -- or a neighbor, or somebody from church. I learned all of that a long time ago, the hard way. That sounds like a great book and I've written the title down so when I have plowed through all the Colin Dexters I can stomach, I'll pick this one up. I hope your finger feels better soon hahahahaaaahaha xoxo

martha brown said...

Oh, I loved that book too :)I just finished reading The Dinner -- have you read it? It's all about... perspective...

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