Hello friends. Hello Friday! A storm blew through late this morning and now it’s windy. I’m trying not to let myself think about the trees that might fall when the wind chimes are playing such a jubilant song. Also:
Thinking about … what book to choose for my neighborhood bookclub. We’re going to be gathering in person again beginning in June and I’ll be hosting in July. The host chooses the book and leads the discussion (and also serves wine and yummy snacks). My next door neighbor is hosting June and selected The Second Mrs. Astor; I’m sure it will be a huge hit (to give you an idea what sorts of books are popular). I want to choose one that’s available from the library and maybe a bit under their radar. Here are my top contenders:
We read Lucy Barton a few years ago and it was a hit – so that’s a big point in favor of Oh William. I read Olympus, Texas with the Novel Pairings crew last summer and loved the discussion. and even without knowing anything about mythology, it’s still a good story. Arsonist’s City and Great Circle could be prize winners by the time we meet … and of course Unsettled Ground was a favorite from last summer. These neighbors like believable plots and characters and for many of the women, this is likely the one book they’ll read that month. Suggestions please?!?
Grateful for … starting to resume a few in-person things (with folks I’m not related to). I met a girlfriend to knit on Wednesday afternoon. We hadn’t seen each other since December; it was so nice to catch up. My women’s circle met at church yesterday morning for our last meeting of the year (we run on a school year calendar) and we shared a potluck meal after. I do love a church potluck! and of course the neighborhood bookclub. This evening, we’re having our neighbors for snacks and wine. They’ll be our first unmasked guests (who we aren’t related to) since 2019.
Inspired by … the just-blooming lilies in our front bed to get a bright pink pedicure.
Fun … Katie & Sara are taking me to a concert tomorrow evening, with dinner at Sara’s beforehand. This will be my first opportunity to show my vaccine card! and the concert venue is really close to Sara, so I’ll be back there to spend the night after. When we made the plans, I didn’t realize Sunday was Mother’s Day. It feels even more special to be spending time together this weekend!
Wishing you a lovely weekend, and Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas out there!