Yes friends, we made it to another Friday. and with Sunday’s Juneteenth celebration, I think this might be the start of a three-day weekend for many of y’all. I’m loving the Black joy that Nicole A. Tayler’s new cookbook celebrates (this interview is so much fun) … and hope to try the Watermelon Ginger Beer (assuming I get myself to the store to buy watermelon and ginger beer!) … and on that joyful note:
Thinking about … what to knit next. I do still have a few things on the needles, but I finished the test knit for Heidi yesterday
Grateful for … air conditioning. and for a three-day service “event” this past week that fixed our existing systems and didn’t require us to replace anything other than coolant. Apparently, the systems were installed (TEN years ago when the house was built) with a why-would-they-do-that bit of plumbing which, over the years, has deteriorated their cooling capabilities. We are now running the A/C at a higher temperature than before and the house feels cooler. Win!
Inspired by … last Saturday’s Moms Demand Action March and a statewide volunteer Zoom on Tuesday evening. The March seemed well-attended and it was, for sure, well-organized (by people much younger than I am, which is also inspiring); ditto Tuesday’s Zoom. I’m going to attend a local event in person next month and I’m looking forward to meeting people, learning more, and figuring out the best place to add my voice and my time.
Fun … have y’all seen the trailer (YouTube link) for the new Persuasion adaptation? Persuasion is one of my favorite Austen novels. Of course, I say that about most of them, depending on which one I’ve re-read most recently. I last read Persuasion when I was visiting Sara in Bristol (August, 2019) because it takes place near there. This adaptation looks like it takes “a few liberties” with Austen’s story. I’ve seen reactions ranging from “Oh no – there’s no way I’m watching” to “oh, it’s based on a book?” I plan to watch, maybe not on July 15 when it comes out, but for sure soon(ish). How about you?
Stay cool. and wishing you some watermelon and joy this weekend.