Friday, November 06, 2009


It seems I am taking a break from the blog. I don't really mean to, but there you are. Here is a pretty picture to distract you:


Um. Otherwise, the new car is fabulous. It seems one does not need to major muscles to shift. Who knew? The van pool is fine, there are two drivers who switch back and forth. They both listen to really bad country music, but neither has tried to kill the passengers or anyone else, so that's good.

And I'm reading a really good book: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Such a lovely meditation on faith, love, family and loneliness, the writing is so beautiful it is almost painful to read.

Grass and Moon

Len is going to Florida for week, he is leaving tomorrow night. I'm using that as an excuse to take next week off. He told his sister he thought I was excited to have the house to myself, but I am actually kind of weirded out by it. I haven't been alone in our house for that long. I have the first season of Mad Men coming, all those pretty clothes should sustain me.

Strawberry Leaves


Sharon said...

I bought Housekeeping when we were back in New York. I read it years ago and still think about it. I tried Gilead and it just didn't click. I'll try it again after I read Housekeeping. I understand that they're part of a trilogy.

Valerie said...

I love weeks home to myself! Have one coming up with hunting season, then I went and blew it by signing up for a three day weaving class.

A few weeks ago, I won a free copy of Home,...a sort of follow up to Gilead (which I loved). Haven't read it yet, and I must do so soon to write the review I owe.

Blogging hasn't been high on my list lately either. Love both of the moon photos!! You should hang them on the wall!

Helen said...

I'm glad you like Gilead. I liked it in that way that I feel personally hurt when people criticize it, so thank you for not criticizing it :)