Current time: 5:46 a.m.
Out the window: The early morning chirpy birds are twittering away. Occasionally when I hear them I'm reminded of my younger days when I would hear them as I was going to bed rather than as I'm getting up like I do now.
On the menu: Not sure, but I'm thinking of something involving basil. I need to harvest my first crop.
The blurb that drew me in: "Set in a seaside village on the Italian Riviera, this irresistible new novel by PEN/Hemingway Award-winner Brigid Pasulka tells the story of a widowed butcher and his son, whose losses are transformed into hope."
- Visiting with my brother and his family, here for the weekend to celebrate my mom's birthday.
- Watching my brother deal with two unruly teenagers, considering what a pain in the butt he was at that age.
- Rediscovering the gastronomical delight that is schmoo torte.
- Finishing a long overdue email to a friend while sitting with my feet up under an umbrella on my back deck, sipping iced coffee and drinking in the smell of my jasmine plant and the sounds of the neighbourhood.
- Drawing. I'm still enamoured with the book 20 Ways to Draw a Cat. Here's a sample of some of my doodles. I know they're not much, but for someone who has always drawn at the level of stick figures, I'm still amazed that I can draw things that are actually identifiable as animals! The hardest thing to get right? The eyes.
- LEGO figures make perfect cable holders
- Baby modern dance
- Check your cat lady preconceptions about childless women
- Smiley faces
- A tattoo that completes a new breast
- Birds of paradise project
- More about LEGO: They're launching a female scientists series.
- 20 MRI scans of fruits and vegetables
- McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Client Feedback on the Creation of Earth
- Bill Murray on the Late Show over the years
- A little boy with big dreams
That's all for this week.