|Fort Point and Golden Gate Bridge, May 1st|
Yesterday: was one of those perfect days. We had our grandson with us the whole day as his dad was working and his mother was participating in a team challenge course with inflatable things. (Don't ask me to explain but it sounded fun.) So Ian was with us and every moment was sheer delight. He went with us to the hardware store to buy a rose trellis and interacted with other shoppers. He played in the yard and then took a long nap. Then off to the park for a long session of swinging and climbing and sliding. Later his parents joined us for a BBQ dinner and cake to celebrate Don's 62nd birthday. Nothing that remarkable happened it just all came together in a big, complete way and I was very satisfied at day's end.
Politics: I can't even begin to express my dissatisfaction with the events this past week concerning full and total abortions. I read this tweet from a pastor in Alabama from a sermon he made last year. This pretty much sums up my thoughts.
I ask that you read it and think about what Dave Barnhart is saying, rather than shutting down completely. Thank you.
|Ian wearing his new light-up shoes (not shown) and holding his new balls, with blankie, and the car dragon, Roar, who wait patiently for rides with his boy.|
|San Francisco Conservatory in Golden Gate Park|
|Carly and Don wine tasting at Medlock Ames Winery.|
- The Friend by Sigrid Nunez---a Pulitzer Prize winner. Audio.
- The World Accord to Bob by James Bowen---a sequel to the first book about the cat, Bob, and his master, James, and their life on the streets on London. Print.
- The Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti---a Printz Honor book. Audio.
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck---print, 17%.
- The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin---re-read for book club, audio, 50%.
- The CBS Murders by Richard Hammer---nonfiction, e-book, 4%.
Movies: I watched two movies that I borrowed from the public library:
- The Hours, starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, and Julianne Moore. The story of the last days of Virginia Woolf. Three stories in one. What do they all have in common? Mrs. Dalloway, Woolf's novel.
- Goodbye Winnie-the-Pooh starring Will Tilston as Christopher Robin, whose life was wrecked by the fame that came with the book.
|Our backyard earlier this month.|
The earth laughs in flowers.-Ralph Waldo Emerson