I have noticed that I never seem to have the same name for any Monday post. I can’t get my head out of what I call “teacher bulletin board mode”. Every time I write a post I have a picture in my head of big black Carson-Dellosa bulletin board letters and kid catchy titles. Every teacher I ever knew loved Carson-Dellosa anything. I had a big box filled with black bold letters and borders and a head filled with witty weird titles! Wondrous Writers, Sparkling Spellers, Magnificent Mathemeticians, Rocking Readers…the titles in my head were endless! I think I had an infinite supply of these letters and ever changing bulletin boards!
Ok…back to Monday…our temp here on Saturday was 80 degrees…is there a symbol on an iPad key board for degrees…anyway…we had the AC on on Saturday night…today we are freezing! It’s 40 degrees ( is there a symbol? ) cooler and windy and rainy…today! Den mowed the front lawn on Saturday. We were hot! Now? Not so much…I woke up this morning with these two under my covers!
I actually got a stack of real books in the mail! Aren’t they so pretty? Thank you Minotaur, Ballentine, and SJP for Hogarth…did you know that Sarah Jessica Parker has a line of fiction books? A Place For Us is her first book…I am a little worried about the reviews I saw but I am keeping my mind open!
I just finished this MG book…and…it was wonderful! There is something so special about middle grade books…this book has a brave quick witted inventor…that would be Ada Byron…in real life Lord Byron’s daughter. A not so brave third Lord Of Devonshire…poor sweet cowardly George…an orangutang named Ruthie and a young artist named Casey. And of course this book had a quest and an adventure…fraught with pirates and flying machines and bad guys! It was so clever and so good. A.M. Morgen? You are very skilled and witty and talented. I am already on the lookout for adventure # 2!
What I want to read next? More Middle Grade…and there is a ton of it out there!
Den loves to clean on Monday…he says it’s cathartic for him! He does the heavy stuff and I vacuum and dust and tidy things…we also do lots of laundry on Monday…by the time we finish we are both exhausted but we have a lovely clean sparkling house! And then on Friday we do it all over again…sigh! As I walk around our house I get to take a second look at things…I made these small quilts and flag pillows…it amazes me that I used to do anything other than read! I always had summers off so I would happily make quilts…big and small or cross stitch or make pillows out of felted wool…now I worry that a needle would wreck my nails or that doing anything else would take time away from reading. I obsessively collected hearts and flags and watermelons! These are reflected in my work…I loved country primitives…loved them! I still do!
It’s actually Tuesday…Den and Lucy are at the vet’s…her usual fluids and some laser therapy…and Lucy always brings me back Starbuck’s! Thank you, Lucy! Roxie is asleep in my lap…she gets nervous and agitated when Den and Lucy leave and stays close to me until their safe return.
Off to wait for my Starbuck’s!