Happy Mother's Day!
Favorite Mother's Day song: (Tom Chapin's "Mother's Day") Carly actually sang part of it to me this morning, a favorite from her childhood.
Weather: Clouds and sun-breaks. It sprinkled on and off yesterday while we worked in the yard.
Zoom gathering: My family of origin met today to honor our mom (grandmother, great-grandmother) via Zoom. Everyone was present, even though we came from four different states and various locales within those states. We love you, Mom, and are honored to celebrate you this day.
The yard looks amazing right now: Take a look at the photo above. All the photos were taken in our yard this past week. Top to bottom, left to right--- Lilac, rhododendron, tulip, violas, strawberry blossoms, chives and blossoms, azalea, blueberry blossoms, apple blossoms. (And, because I forgot to add it to my collage---wisteria.)
- Completed this week:
- Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz. Diaz is a Native poet and many of her poems speak to issues related to her people. I was tremendously moved by many of the poems. Please check out my review by clicking on the hyperlinked title.
- Currently reading:
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I am listening to this book which got a lot of attention last year in the book blogging world. I am really enjoying it. (Audiobook, 83% complete)
- The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka. My Classics Spin book. I guess you'd say this about the famous story of a man who turns into a bug---I don't get it. (Print, 48% complete)
- The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. A novel about the famous actress Hedy Lamar and her life in pre-WWII Austria. This is a book club selection. (Print, 39% complete)
Social events: Now that we are fully vaccinated we actually have started socializing in small groups. This week we visited Don's cousin and her parents for a delightful dinner of salmon and arugula salad. During the COVID lock downs, Don's cousin lost her sister to ALS. This is the first time that we have been together as a family since she passed. Lots of tears were shed but it was so good to be together to remember and honor Cathy.
Best "News" Item this week: "The Art of the Oval Office Tells a Story" from the NYT. Use one of your free views to check out this article it is so cool! Be sure to scroll through the whole thing. (NYT)
I just discovered 2Cellos and can't get enough. Listen to them play the theme from Gladiator, Now We Are Free.
Have you noticed this also?