Sunday, September 29, 2013

Falling for fall...

I spent a day on Lake Superior this week in  late September. It was warm and calm. Blue sky and sunshine. I enjoyed every minute of this calm before the winter that comes in like a lion up here in northern Michigan.

I baked an apple pie and an apple cake with my 6 year old grand. She measured carefully and has mastered the fractions of recipes. My house smells so spicy. I love the fall...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Is there a bucket on my porch?

My Bucket List:
1. Visit my sister in Idaho...I have never seen her home or Idaho.
  2. Travel Europe. Spain, Italy, France, England. I want to see the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, castles, churches.
  3. Kayak, climb a dune, horseback riding. Check!
  4. Read very good books.
  5. More camping, bon fires and walking the beaches.
  6. Time with my daughters, Grand time, and my sisters.

TTFN In the inimitable words of Pooh!
I must keep working on my list.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall is here on my porch...

Homecoming parade complete with floats and marching band. Harvest treats. Tiny tomatoes and fermenting lavender and dill. I love it even though it means here in the U.P. that winter is not far behind. I saw a crystal coat of frost on my lawn and flowers this morning at 5:30 a.m. Izzy just had to go out early...

Finished reading The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton. At first the slow start of the story put me off but Ms. Clayton on FB was so cool I kept reading. Glad I did. The book got so much better. I would love to have these women for friends. I found it very thought provoking when all of the friends got together at a funeral home and "tried on" a casket. It really made them think about how they would feel at the end of their lives. Did I do everything I could do? Take a chance...regrets?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rain, rain go away...

It has been raining for days. I have to admit I don't mind  too much. I don't have to make excuses for sitting in a comfy chair reading all afternoon. There is a fairy ring in my front yard. It is so damp.
The Gabaldon Outlander books are really good reads but it is actually hard work to get through these large tomes! I have read two of the series but I need a break. I do want to keep calm and carry on, though.
The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is my current book. It is so good but so heart hurting. I cannot believe how awful people can be to other people. The story of a Chinese boy in Seattle trying to make sense of the Japanese internment camps and the racism he is subject to for being Asian is difficult to read. History books did not cover the horror of how the American Japanese were driven from their homes and businesses. Families separated and imprisoned. I need a comedy...