Welcome to another Thursday, and the ramblings that make up My Bookish (and Not So Bookish Thoughts), hosted by Bookishly Boisterous.
Yes, I am late to the party today, but after reading Christine’s post, I was fired up and ready to create something.
She mentioned Chicago Hope, and while I didn’t often watch the show, one of the stars, Christine Lahti, is definitely one to watch. I remember her mostly in movies like Just Between Friends, Housekeeping, and Running on Empty. Also…The Pilot’s Wife.
I miss seeing her lately.
I also picked up on Christine’s thoughts about how some bloggers are writing that women should pay more attention to their man…and I wanted to gag. Not about Christine’s thoughts, but about those who seem to be part of a retro backlash…and I sigh. Was none of what we did back in the 70s worth it? Did we toss away those marriages that didn’t work for nothing?
Okay…enough. Now let’s turn to current events, and my daughter’s birthday dinner for me, last Sunday. Again…who is she and why doesn’t she seem like someone I raised? LOL
I adore her…and she is one of those people loved by many. There is an endless supply of people and friends ready to help her and supply her with goodies.
Like furniture, etc. Including moi…but there is very little of mine that she wants. She is a minimalist, and I am a collector. But I applaud her for knowing her style and choosing it.
In the home she is creating with her son, Noah, I am proud that this time, she is going it alone. Not depending on a man to provide for her. Maybe when she feels as though her feet are truly on the ground, she will choose wisely.
Here is her new living room, with a few pieces…and to the right, my contribution: the small dining room table. This is the home of my son and daughter-in-law, who are renting it to Heather…and they have moved to Northern California.
And I love the possibilities of this sunroom, where my grandkids Fiona and Noah are hanging out.
I am glad that my daughter loves to cook, as she is the one hosting our family dinners these days. Here she is in the kitchen, making Chicken Tortilla Soup for my dinner.
After a wonderful birthday weekend…and lunch with a friend yesterday, I am feeling ready to tackle another year.
This week, I have been reading wonderful books…yesterday, I finished reading and reviewing The Oleander Sisters (click for review), and today I’m finishing up Dark Witch, the first in a trilogy set in Ireland.
I love that cover…I must admit that the cover and the setting of Ireland drew me to this one, since I’m not usually a fan of books about witches and magic.
What’s next? Well, I am eager to begin a book from Jane Green: Saving Grace, the story of a marriage and the secrets behind the facade.
What are you sharing (or ranting about) today? Come on by and let’s chat.