- One of the items on my garden wish list was to plant clematis near a trellis I already had. I am thrilled to see that it is blooming with these pretty, light blue flowers and starting to climb the trellis. There are more buds ready to open too. It is going to be fun to watch my newest addition grow.
- We went to a wine tasting dinner at our club last night and both the food and wine were delicious. The wine maker from the vineyard was there to speak about the different wines we sampled and it is always interesting to hear the connection between the land and the taste of the wine. Our menu included tasting portions of mussels, shrimp, ribs, lamb chops and a yummy layered dessert of sponge cake with cream, chocolate and fresh berries.
- When I see a book I want to read, I usually add it to my Amazon wish list. Sometimes I get to it right away and sometimes it seems to stay there, unread for a long time. The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles was a book I heard a lot of good things about, but for the longest time didn't have the motivation to read. I am glad I finally read this wonderful book that immerses you in Manhatten during the depression era. The dialogue is so intelligent and while the style of writing takes some time to get used to, I ended up finding it very engaging. Don't wait as long as I did to read this one.
- I will be walking in a 5k on Friday night, for a family in our suburban community that suffered a terrible tragedy last year. Under the influence of the drugs, the oldest son murdered the father and severely beat the mother and another son. One other son and a young daughter managed to hide during the attack. The community will come together for the second year to raise funds to support the education and medical bills for this family. There will be a column of walkers and runners stretching for miles, with neighbors supporting and cheering us on. It is very uplifting and the sense of community will be strong.
Have a great day!
Linking with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom, Thursday Thoughts