Monday, February 28, 2011

Little Dorrit

No one can terrorize your fanciful visions of an older England faster than Charles Dickens. Eric and I have been enjoying our episodes of the 2008 (BBC) miniseries "Little Dorrit." So many familiar faces among the actors! We have seen three episodes now, and we're pretty enthralled. The first episode was fairly confusing--there are so many storylines. We wonder how they'll weave together in the end. Right now, there's a tacit-to-no relationship between several of the characters. We ask ourselves about Tattycoram, (Harriet), about Miss Wade (who mysteriously pops up all the time) and about the French villain, Rigaud.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

How does my garden grow?

just ordered some plants to arrive 4/18--various heirloom tomatoes and red bell peppers. i also gathered some pretty flower seeds to plant myself!

I really am reading...

On the scattered, sacred reading list at present:

-Drive by Daniel Pink
-Spark by John J. Ratey
-Replenishing the Earth by Wangaria Maathai
-Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendleson
-The Sacredness of Questioning Everything by David Dark
-Raising Happiness by Christine Carter
-The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce mystery) by Alan Bradley
-The Carb Lovers Diet by Ellen Kunes
-Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
-The Book of Lost things by John Connolly
-Savor by Thich Nhat Hanh
-The Family by Jeff Sharlet
-Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

A couple of these haven't been cracked yet, but most have been started. I'm fairly far in a few and half way in a few. The kindle is a dangerous tool for a person with too many interests.

I'm starting to get into tea and sweet little cups and saucers. I recently learned that my Grandma Hall collected separate sets, and G'pa said he'd give them to me. Winifred's cups and saucers will certainly mean more to me than anything I might find out and about while visiting antique stores. I really miss her even though I'm at peace with her passing. It's been almost 4 years--hard to believe.


Welcome to the new space. Flannery Bomb is still wonderful and full of pictures. I just wanted a new space that I could play with. I don't know what I want to do with it yet.