Friday, July 8, 2011

Good and Interesting Reads

I didn't have time to hit the usual fiction shelves at the library a few weeks back due to kids and time restraints and found myself choosing books from the nonfiction section.  One book I had heard of before and wanted to read but had completely slipped my mind.  That happens a lot.

The sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Tova Bailey was a lovely book about a woman's long recovery from an odd virus and her "friendship" with a snail.  Very easy to read and touching.  I think it's nice to take some time and slow down.

The Bag Lady Papers by Alexandra Penney.  I enjoyed her overall message but found myself skimming through a fair amount.  Alexandra Penney has had a lifelong worry/obsession about losing everything and becoming a bag lady.  She's had a very successful career in magazines, writing and as an artist.  She is one of the many people who had their money stolen by Bernie Madolf.  I took "simplify" from this book.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dog Days of summer?

Late morning.  Happy was busy getting the pool ready and all the kids hopped in as soon as the hose was running.  They were done playing in a full pool before lunchtime.  This was our second day of "feels like 107" so the cold water was refreshing.  We stayed inside after this as the kids were pretty wiped out. 

Indi asked to eat before supper time.  It's usually easier to feed her when she's willing to eat.  Little did I know she was going to fall asleep shortly thereafter.