|Our parking lot gardens are blooming!|
|The original plant was a medium pink.|
whose husband has terminal cancer.
Unhappy times are part of life. No one passes through life without sadness. We can find beauty in the world around us and appreciate those pleasures that we can enjoy. Last week, I had my first haircut since February.
|after my haircut|
I love playing with accessories to make new outfits. When Janice showed how to base a capsule wardrobe on a bracelet, I was excited. Right now, pinks and mauves are my accent colours. I ordered a bracelet from Fierce Lynx Designs, a small New Brunswick company. My bracelet, Lilac Dreams, is sold out but there are many other bracelets in colours to suit any wardrobe.
I've been reading a lot. Friday, I'll be picking up my August choices from Hager Books. Once again, I've chosen 3 fiction and a nonfiction book. Of the books that I have read lately, I would recommend
|I can wear my bracelet with summer pink/mauve or with grey/teal in fall.|
Circe by Madeline Miller and Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. Circe, the enchantress who Odysseus visits on her island, is presented from a feminist point of view. Nymphs and lesser goddesses were exploited by gods and mortals. Small wonder, Circe transformed shipwrecked sailors
into pigs! Washington Black is the tale of a Barbados sugar plantation slave who travels to the Canadian North, to London and finally to Africa in search of natural specimens and a missing friend.
There's lots of travel in my reading if not in my life right now.
|I am enjoying my tidy desk.|
It is almost the August long weekend. We have very sunny warm weather right now. Tomorrow, I will go to pick up those new books. Happy week-end!