May 8, 2011

Lazy Sunday Thoughts: Word to the Mother

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'Mother and Child'

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mothers!

Ever had those weeks that feel like two? This was one of those. It rained so much I thought I must build an ark. Can't complain though because one Mother's Day a couple of years ago it snowed! I'm not sure what I'm going to do today, other than demand to be waited on hand-and-foot. Perhaps some reading is in order.

Earlier this week, I reviewed Daphne du Maurier's lost short story The Doll and a book on the folklore of seals, The People of the Sea. I finished listening to A Red Herring Without Mustard, which I'm saving to review during Audiobook Week. Then I started The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. There are some doozy lines in it like, "The accordion and the whores and the retching," he said. "That's our music." It pretty much sums up their first days in Paris.

Two new books arrived at the door this week: Death of a Lesser Man by Thomas Rendell Curran and Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran. I think I won that last one, it's signed to me, but for the life of me I can't remember whose contest it was. Sorry about that. But thanks Michelle! Can't wait to read it.


Yesterday I went to a big garage sale and of course I found books. I picked up 3 for $5: These Old Shades and The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer and Second Chance by Jane Green. I've never read Jane Green before so I have no idea what that will be like. Those were really the only ones I had any interest in, most tables had bestsellers from a few years ago.


Also yesterday the sun was out and it was a gorgeous spring day. I spent most of the day outside gardening. I got a few cold weather veggies in the ground: radishes, turnip, swiss chard. I hope it's a good season despite the rain.

How was your weekend?




6 comments :

  1. You definitely win the Best Post Title of the Day! Love it!

    And I am so glad to hear I am not the only one who forgets where books came from; not often, but every now and then, I'll be completely clueless. :)

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  2. I'm with you on demanding to be waited on - not only is it Mother's Day, but I'm getting over an icky cold/flu thingy. So reading is definitely in order!

    Kevin was hoping to plant our garden today, but we've also been afflicted with the overly-rainy spring syndrome. :(

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  3. Trisha- Thanks. Unfortunately all my urban/rap slang was acquired during the early 90s.

    Carrie- "Overly rainy spring syndrome" I like that. That definitely describes the last few weeks here. I'm glad we're not alone.

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  4. GH - I always pick them up in the sales!

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  5. that picture on the top is so pretty!!

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