Updates . . .
Cats: We're used to having just the two, again, and have decided we're open to taking on another kitty or two eventually, but not now and not deliberately -- just if one happens to find us, as they often do. The nights are cooling off, so snuggle season has opened. The girls are adorable together.
Books: Oh, Lordy. I've only had about 4 books show up since I stopped blogging but ask if that's stopped me from acquiring. Obviously, the answer is no. I went to a local college book sale where books were priced at $1-2 and brought home so many I had to take an analgesic to relieve the shoulder pain from carrying them. Haha. Not going to list all those but I might take a photo of them. Maybe.
- Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan from Random House (via Shelf Awareness newsletter - which is for some reason no longer arriving in my inbox and I can't figure out why).
- A Great and Complicated Adventure by Toon Tellegen, Illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg from Sterling Kids. Just read this one and loved it.
- Out of the Woods: A Memoir of Wayfinding by Lynn Darling - from HarperCollins
- Priscilla by Nicholas Shakespeare - also from HarperCollins
- Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano - purchased, already read it and liked it even better than the Chemical Garden books. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
- The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath - purchased
Photography: It took a while before I managed to pick up the camera after River left and I've still hardly taken any photos but I did take a couple bad pics of the cats snuggling in the cat carrier. I need to go on some field trips with the camera.
Things I've done: I've been gone from home, quite a bit. I'm considering applying for jobs but haven't found the resumé I wrote a couple years ago, yet, and I can't remember the details of when/where I've worked, anymore. Will keep digging. It's around here, somewhere.
I've been going out with my new friend Mary Alice for lunch, shopping, whatever floats our boat (last week, an annual flea market), weekly. We always have fun. I redid my mantel decoration - had been stuck on Easter all summer long. Now, it looks summery. I bought a wild, abstract painting at the flea market and will hang that, soon, but it's just propped on the mantel, for now.
Things change when you quit blogging! I've been indulging in thicker books and have only read 3 books, so far, in October. I'd like to keep that up. Am just going to continue reading what I feel like. After I quit, I realized it was a huge relief not to feel obligated to blow through as many books as possible to keep up with obligations. I don't plan to request anything at all, for now, although I did find myself a little sad to pass up two favorite authors' releases, while I was away.
I've been reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt for about 5 days, now. Should finish in a couple days. It is quite an impressive read.
That's all for now!
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