I will admit that I felt a little gloaty about our special Canadian long weekend for Victoria Day last week. Now that our neighbours to the south are off for Memorial Day tomorrow, I’m extremely envious. Sigh.
We did all the usual things this weekend – the library, the grocery shopping, the reading, the gardening and, of course, the lacrosse-ing.
We – and by we, I mean the Lakers because, let’s be honest, this is my life for the next few months, too – we are in it now and every day it is going to occupy some of our attention. That’s just how it is. After a day of being overwhelmed with preparation (and jitters) yesterday, I just wanted to hang out with a book or two today. So that’s what I did.
I finished this book that has had me just kind of scratching my head the whole way through. I couldn’t make any real sense of it. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. It was sort of disjointed in that it told a bunch of short stories about people who were all related through friendship, but it seemed neither a whole novel nor a book of short stories. It was Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close. It reminded me of a younger Sex and the City and a little bit of a book I read and loved last year, Sorority. Close is a popular novelist with my reader friends and this was my first foray into her work. It probably won’t be my last, but I will need to set aside my confusion before I try either of her other novels.
We got over our rainy and grey day and the skies cleared up this morning so I was distracted from reading only by my garden. My too many tomatoes season has now transitioned to my too many peppers season. I love the challenge of raising seedlings so much. I should probably just start a nursery. Could I make a living off reading and selling plants? Hmmm.
What did you get up to today? This weekend?