I’m typing this looking out my study window (at the rain) with Holly in my lap. The lightning and thunder started about an hour ago. Radar says it’s nearly past us, but there are lingering rumbles. Holly-in-my-lap isn’t shaking any more and I am grateful. Still, it’s gloomy, wet, and, now that the stormy part has mostly passed, surprisingly quiet. I mostly hear the whirr of the fan blades overhead and my laptop keys. the birds just started singing again and now I know for sure the storm has passed.
I suppose a smarter version of me could’ve made that whole opening bit a full blog post.
But I’m in the middle of Girl, Woman, Other … and I need a break. Truly – for y’all who have read the book I am in LaTisha’s story and I’m hoping that if I set the book aside for a bit, she will find a good person to love her – and her three?!? kids … somehow, though, I suspect Evaristo has more in common with Edith Wharton than Jane Austen. So TGIF it is!
Thinking about… all the things. too many things. (you read that introduction, right?!)
Grateful for … a little bit of getting back out again. On Wednesday afternoon, my mom, my sister-in-law, and I were in a theater, watching a film about the Met’s latest Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
We loved learning about his backstory (the film included photos and video of him as a baby, kid, and teenager), but mostly loved seeing the peek into his direction of the operas we love. The film included in-depth looks at La Traviata and Dialogues des Carmelites, two of his first operas as Music Director for the Met. We saw both of those Live in HD … and I know I’m going to be grateful for more Live in HD in the coming months!
Inspired by … all the comments y’all left on my last Reading Better post … new books to read and new things to think about as I’m reading. thank you!
Fun … my sister came for lunch on Monday. The last time she came for lunch was the day we saw Emma (last March!!) … it was her first time seeing the new paint! We snacked on the birthday party leftovers, knitted, and enjoyed a glass of frosé. This is not the “new” cocktail I promised y’all, but it is a slight twist on a recipe I found on-line. Enjoy!
Frosé – serves 2
(inspired by Eating Bird Food)
half a bottle of rosé (not expensive, I bought a bottle at Costco)
3 C frozen strawberries (again, from Costo – the berries are huge, and maybe 2 C would be plenty if they were smaller)
one lime, juiced
blend until smooth. and that’s it!
The recipe I shared three years ago was a lot more complicated. and honestly, this one is better.
As always, I’d love to know if you decide to make a cocktail – or pick up a book – because of me. and I hope you’ll hear me saying “have the best weekend available to you!” in your head.
xo – M.
p.s. the rain has stopped, the sun might even be breaking through, and it’s time to take Holly for a walk!