Sunday, August 28, 2011

from Sunday night

Last night, I slept fitfully, my dreams full of searching and running. Foghorns woke me early, then wove their way into my dreams as I drifted in and out of sleep. When I got up, I had messages from my sister in Connecticut, my aunt Linda in Virginia, and my friend Eleanor in Brooklyn. Accounts of epic lightning, rain, power outages. But they are all safe. I hope the rest of you in Irene's path are doing OK.

Last night, in one sitting, I read, and very much enjoyed -- and am still thinking about -- A Reliable Wife.

Our weekend was cloudless and hot. We Pacific Northwesterners don't get much of this -- one to two weeks each summer, when it's truly hot by most people's standards. It was just beautiful. Our last weekend of summer at home, as next weekend we'll be traveling.

Last week during the boys' swim lessons I re-read How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, and was rewarded by a series of small parenting successes over the past few days, thanks to some good reminders.

Best wishes for your week. xo


Rachael | The Slow-Cooked Sentence said...

I thought Reliable Wife was a lot like eating an entire bag of potato chips. I couldn't put it down, but didn't feel particularly good when I was finished.

Ivy Lane said...

I love the photo of the picnic table! It almost looks like it longing for someone to come and sit a spell!

Have a wonderful week Lecia!

Ina in Alaska said...

A Reliable Wife sounds like a terrific read and possibly a good movie too. I may pick it up. I am currently reading Ghosty Men, a true account of the reclusive Collyer Brothers who lived in Harlem long ago. I have been watching Hoarders on A&E so this book caught my attention. It is a quick read and I will be finished with it soon.

Your blog always has wonderful tips Lecia! xo

KPiep said...

I love this post!

Khinna said...

By-way-of Chez Danisse. Beautiful.