Sunday, September 23, 2012
"The Simple Woman's Daybook". Here is a glimpse into my day. Outside my window...the sun is setting on the first day of fall. I am thinking...how fast the summer has gone. I am thankful...I have so many things to be thankful for. In the kitchen...I'm making chili and homemade bread. I am wearing...my "chilly dog" t-shirt. It was in the 40's this morning. I am creating...I'm following the prompts from Sarah at Soul Journaling I am going...to relax. I am wondering...if they really found the bones of Richard III. I am reading...I checked out a Nook from the local library and started "Gone Girl". I am looking forward to...getting a new kitten. I am learning...how to kayak. Around the house...someday I will clean out the basement. One of my favorite things...going to the dog park with my dog. A few plans for the rest of the week: Work, pilates, a cooking class with my daughter. A peek into my day...Spinning, petting cats at the animal shelter, reading the paper.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I've discovered art journaling. I am not an artist by any means, but I took an art journaling class at the local college and found it very accessible. We drew, painted, cut and pasted. No one judged or graded my efforts. And I had fun. I've started subscribing to several blogs and checking books out of the library. I came across a fun one called "Personal Geographies" by Jill Berry. It is well written, with instructions even non-artists can understand and has great photos. I haven't had a chance to try all the projects yet. But since I grew up in Michigan I did make a map of my hand. Check out Jill's new blog and get more information about her book.
Monday, April 30, 2012
What is it about the Titanic that still facinates us after 100 years? It is such a compelling story of loss, heroism,stupidity and fate. The 100th anniversary has brought forth a number of books and the re-release of the movie. I won't watch Kate and Leo again--I started crying during the opening credits. But I may have gone a bit overboard in my choice of reading material lately.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
December 6, 1917 was a normal day in Halifax, Nova Scotia. People went to work, children went to school. All this changed when two ships collided in the harbor, unleashing the largest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb. This book provides a riveting account of the explosion, and the tsunami and blizzard that followed. It is the story of devestation, as well as a community and nation coming together to deal with the disaster. Walker has written another engrossing book.