Thursday, August 27, 2009

This just in: Launch scrubbed!

Bear with no lunch Wait...that's not right....

Lunch scrubbed!

It was pouring down rain this morning, so I called my mother-in-law and we agreed to go to lunch one day next week. She seemed fine with that, so I don't think she wanted to head out in such rain, either! It would have been a pain to mess with umbrellas, and getting in and out of the Mustang might take her a little bit, so one or both of us probably would have ended up soaked! It's stopped for the moment, but still very gloomy and overcast, and I expect more rain this afternoon. We're supposed to have some nice days next week, and I think we'll both enjoy it more when it's a pretty, sunny day.

I have another line from Angle of Repose for you:

Salt is added to dried rose petals with the perfume and spices, when we stored them away in covered jars, the summers of our past.

I loved that so much I wrote it down in my little reader's journal and also shared it on Facebook. Isn't that one of the loveliest things you've ever read? And so perfect for that end-of-summer feeling. I think I'm really going to like this book (despite the fact that it's a monster) because it's some of the best writing of the books on the list that we've read so far, in my personal opinion. I read lines like that one and just say, "Wow."

Silver Squirrel Award A big congratulations to Dannelle of MadMotherMema for correctly--and quickly--noting that my line about my new red Keds, "The angels wanna wear my red shoes" was a reference to the Elvis Costello song "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes." Dannelle gets the Silver Squirrel Award! Thanks for reading and playing along, Dannelle!

Now off to that book, if I plan on getting through it before the end of the year...! Perhaps more later.


  1. As I sit here reading your entry, eating my Sweet and Salty Almond Nut Bar and Vanilla Activia, I wish to publicly say Thank You for my Silver Squirrel Award!

  2. I don't blame you. I wouldn't want to get out in that mess either.

  3. HI Beth,
    Where I live it hardly ever rains, and when it does, I actually enjoy going out in it. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Nice to "meet" you.

  4. I used to be discusted...but now I try to be amused.

  5. I saw the picture and thought you were going to say you found a bear on your picnic table!

    The book sounds interesting. Looking forward to getting your review when you finish it.

  6. Beth, I love the pic of this bear!! I thought you were going to tell us he visited you! LOL

    I can't believe I missed the chance for the silver squirrel!

    Rain... bad. It is heading my way. Yuck.

    be well...

  7. Unfortunately, the launch was also scrubbed again. They are going to try again tomorrow.

  8. Hi Beth,
    Sounds like a good idea to postpone both the lunch and the launch.

  9. There have been a few novels that I stopped and read descriptions over again because of how amazingly they were written. I do think I'll read that book because of the excerpts you've shared.

  10. I used to be such an avid reader and now I just can't seem to sit long enough to read a paragraph, I hope this will pass.

    Hugs, Rose

  11. We must be getting "your" is pouring as I write!! Your lunch will even taste better on a bright, sunshiny day.

    Is that bear in your yard??? Totally cool!!

  12. we had lots of rain and storms too. I am glad you are reading a book you like! I am reading a cool book about forensic anthropology. Fascinating..from a PH.D student at "The Body Farm".
    I hope you get that lunch soon with your MIL.


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