Happy Weekend! Do weekends even exist now? Is time meaningless?
The weather here is soaring into the 20s and it’s feeling more and more like summer. It is most welcome because my new parenting strategy is Always Be Outside. My kids are just better behaved when they spend time outside. I turned our front driveway into a board game and Pearl and I have had lots of fun out there. Both Pearl and Rose are getting really good on their respective bikes so neighbourhood bike rides have become common around here. We also spent a lovely Friday afternoon at the beach, including a picnic lunch.
Bunny – Mona Awad (One that’s been circulating on lists since it come out in but Naty’s review finally convinced me to add it to the TBR.)
My Name is Monster – Katie Hale (Not sure if I’ll get to this post-apocalyptic novel soon but it does sound intriguing. Sarah’s recent review convinced me on this one.)
Misconduct of the Heart – Cordelia Strube (I really liked Strube’s previous novel, which I reviewed here, and so will happily read her latest offering.)
And Other Ramblings:
- Turns out Peter’s phone number is one digit different from a hospital in Vancouver. So that’s fun.
- This beautiful song that churches across the UK joined together to sing.
- As a reminder to not believe everything you see on the internet, I discovered a photo I took of St. Peter’s Square in 2013 was used in a recent article about the shutdown in Italy. I mean, I’m sure the square does look like this now but the picture is certainly not current.
- Bringing me joy: my buttons featuring Bonnie Henry and her catchphrase. Henry is British Columbia’s provincial health officer and her calm, sensible demeanour during her daily updates has been a balm in these chaotic times. I hope when the inevitable baby boom occurs in nine months, there are a lot of babies named both Bonnie and Henry. (I bought my pins here and proceeds go to supporting the Food Bank.)
- Along with that, our province is entering the next stage of re-opening next week. We are looking forward to expanding our social circle a tiny bit and are cautiously optimistic about the way things are going in BC.
- Mother’s Day flowers delivered to me at work. Who knew my girls were so thoughtful? Fun fact: These came from the same florist who did our wedding flowers nearly a decade ago.
- And speaking of anniversaries…My parents recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary!
Happy Saturday, folks!