Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
I'm in the final 50 pages of The Warmth of Other Suns. Just picking it up less than 3 weeks ago, I haven't been able to put down the 600 page book, but the final pages have me halting in my tracks with no desire to read the conclusion.
Let me tell you why. The Warmth of Other Suns so beautifully narrates the lives of three African Americans from the deep South who migrate to Chicago, New York, and California in search of a better life; a life void of Jim Crow and prejudicial obstacles. The book has chronicled their journeys through marriages, babies, jobs, disappointments, and triumphs. In the final pages, you see Robert, George, and Ida Mae as deteriorating beings with their generation dying around them, and the present generation utterly unaware of the past.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Do you ever have one of those days where nothing is going right? No matter how many apologies and acknowledged miscommunications, the day just needs to end to give you a fresh beginning in the morning.
The salmon that you made for dinner came out dry, and you know he’s just not in the mood for a budgeted dinner at home or the dishes that will follow. Heading to the gym while he's on a work call, you hope that the space and time will help. It's just an “off” evening. On the precipice of taking a week-long vacation, you know that you have to get through just 3 more days of emails, conference calls, meetings, and some semblance of routine.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
We'll be in Boston, then Lake Ossipee for an entire week with boy's family. The days will be filled with sunbathing, reading, canoeing, swimming, some boat time, and delicious meals by the grill. I am also looking forward to . . .
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
After reading a few articles on my beloved Apartment Therapy (here and here) and attempting to create mood boards on Pinterest, I think I've finally decided on the art for our bedroom.
I wanted it to be minimalist, but dramatic. Taking a photo from one of Philip's trips to Israel, he is creating something like the photos below, which have served as our inspiration. I'm really quite happy about it. By ordering it on a stretched canvas, we can get it any size we want, and it actually holds sentiment.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Plans this weekend?
With a cookout tonight, an Annapolis clambake tomorrow, and cocktail dates with friends, I think it will turn out to be the perfect summer weekend. I'm halfway through The Warmth from Other Suns, and I can't wait to devour more on my lazy Sunday afternoon; it's a page turner and history lesson all rolled into one. Some fun links to kick off your weekend . . .