On the Blog:
I reviewed 100 Days of Real Food by Lisa Leake
The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
Around the Blogosphere:
Bloggiesta is happening NOW! I didn’t officially sign up but I’ve been working on a few of the mini-challenges. I also participated in a Twitter chat. Those are always good, clean fun. Did you join in?
Diversiverse is another thing that is happening. Yet another event that I didn’t have the time (nor good sense?) to sign up for. My gal pal Katie did, and has a fab review of The Joy Luck Club up on Words for Worms right now. Check it out!
In My Neck of the Woods:
I’ll get the bad news out of the way quickly: I’ve had to drop all of the online college classes I was taking. A few personal reasons crashed up against a couple of financial reasons and boom. I don’t know if I’ll give it another go next semester or if I’ve come to the end of that particular road. Time will tell.
|The shore in front of our hotel|
In good news: Last weekend was the most glorious of all weekends. I spent some time with the hubby. ALONE. We couldn’t even remember the last time we’d spent a night alone. Perhaps it was sometime in 1943? (Ha ha, just kidding. I know we’re old, but we’re not that old.)
|The fascinating Split Rock Lighthouse|
We drove up the North Shore of Lake Superior. I cannot even tell you how beautiful the area is. We stayed at a lovely lodge on the lake (honeymoon suite!), we took a tour at the Split Rock Lighthouse, we chatted with a very inebriated smoked fish monger/bartender. The combination of nerdy history and romance was perfect for this girl.
It was just what we needed to recharge our batteries. Now we’re back to real life. Real life feels better after a quick jaunt up the North Shore.
What’s happening in your life? What are you reading? Making? Doing? Exploring? Let me know!