Thursday, July 28, 2016

Favorite Reads So Far 2016

I apologize for background noise and my weary countenance. A well-meaning girl at Dunkin Donuts gave me iced coffee with caffeine last night instead of decaf!

Scroll down and be sure to catch the very short video of the storm which hit right afterwards.


The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert

Simply Tuesday by Emily Freeman

Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar

Harry Potter - Book 1 by J.K. Rowling

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Angels of Humility by Jackie Macgirvin

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Also mentioned the podcast- What Should I Read Next with Ann Bogel - You can subscribe to the podcast here-

The sound is hail hitting my windows!

Friday, July 15, 2016

A Perfect Summer Day

Today is the perfect July day in northern Maine. I took my tea outside where I enjoyed my flowers and wind chimes and morning breezes. After a phone chat with a friend, I hung a load of sheets on the line. Oh how I love the smell of fresh sheets blowing in the breeze!

My brother needed a few errands done in town, so a couple hours were spent taking him to Walmart etc. I got home just in time for a quick lunch before online Journal Club began. Inspiration kicking in,  my collage journal begged for a few minutes of my time.

It's nearly 3:00 and I've put off my office work all week. Yikes! Time to get down to business. I still have last week's work to catch up on after vacation.

Maybe I will eek out a few more minutes to step into the sunshine, take my sheets from the line, perhaps read a chapter in my book. Work will wait a tad bit longer.

I know around the world such horrible things are happening, adding layer upon layer of grief to the load we already carry. I haven't forgotten, but today I will honor those who suffer and those who slipped into eternity by living  in the moment, breathing a prayer into the air of a perfect summer day.