Amateur philosopher, deep but impatient thinker, not much time on my hands, exremely opinionated on certain subjects (America, dog food, pharmaceutical companies, lawyers, math education ....)

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Summer's Already Waning

I can't believe that summer is nearly over. Thanks to all of you who keep checking in ... given that there hasn't been much to check in with! Also, I've been remiss and have not visited anyone lately. It seems that all that extra time you think you'll end up with gets sucked up quickly by a vortex of activity and extra time vanishes.

Here's an update on what's been happening:
  1. Yoga is going fantastically. I have decided to up my yoga to twice a week in September. It's been fun, hasn't it, K?
  2. I have lost 13 1/2 pounds so far and going strong. Even with the holidays and Mr. Carnivore Man home.
  3. Have read another Nabokov book since Lolita: Laughter in the Dark, which I thought was almost as hard to describe as Lolita, but not so much. It's a quick read and devatsatingly unflinching. I highly recommend it to anyone (especially anyone in a happy marriage whose eye occasionally wanders). And, no, B2, it's not simplistic to say that you liked them. In fact, my hubby feels as you do. The books did not evoke the same reactions from him that they did from me.
  4. Gardening projects have not yet broken ground (haha). Neither has painting the upstairs bedrooms, but hopefully both will start over the weekend or Monday at latest.
  5. I AM enjoying my summer. Thanks, Chandira!!
  6. I have read the most incredible book; just finished it yesterday. It's medeaval (sp?) fiction. The book is called Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick. This book is so good I actually did not touch my piano for an entire day. I couldn't put it down. Well, that's what holidays are for. Losing yourself in a good book is as good an activity as any.Now I am reading The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I've never read any of her books before, but I think I'm in for a treat. So far I really like it.
Has anyone out there seen the miniseries Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley's People? Both John Le Carre books. Excellent miniseries (both are BBC). I highly recommend them.

Okay, my hubby's been on the phone to his son, and I think I sense an end coming. I'm hoping we can get a few more minutes of our movie in tonight (The Great Escape: it's pretty good).

Talk to you all soon. I hope to be by to visit everyone soon.


At 9:03 AM, Blogger blogdog said...

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At 9:04 AM, Blogger blogdog said...

Hey Pirate -- Nice of you to visit! I have too much to say and too little time, so my blog is suffering. You will love The Poisonwood Bible; it's a fantastic book. Just finished another one I liked: The Illuminator by Brenda Vantrease. Sounds like summer is going well!

At 4:59 PM, Blogger Chandira said...

Hey, way to go on the 13 lbs!!! It's tough isn't it? I lost about that through last summer, and have fought to keep it off. Not sure I'm suceeding.. :-(

Sounds like a good book..


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