Reading: "Mrs. Tim of the Regiment" (also known as "Mrs. Tim Christie"), the first in a series of four "Mrs. Tim" books, and the latest read for my D.E. Stevenson online book group. Year-to-date, I've finished 14 books (out of my Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge goal of 24 books)(this will be #15).
- "The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump" by Michiko Kakutani
- All three Cormoran Strike mystery novels by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) -- and I hear there is a fourth one coming out soon. (Anyone read them? I like Rowling, I like mysteries and I heard these were good.)
Listening: I will admit to indulging in some vintage Bay City Rollers songs via YouTube since Alan Longmuir's untimely death last month. ;)
Following: Construction has begun on the last several townhouse units behind us (basements poured, framing ready to begin). None of the 59 units is yet anywhere close to being finished. I'm thinking some MIGHT be ready to move in by later this fall... It's been noisy & dirty, and it's taken WAY longer than I think any of us had anticipated -- but I have to admit, it's been kind of entertaining too...! (Should you like to be my neighbour, you'd better have a fat wallet -- I've seen resale units on Realtor.ca for anywhere from $900,000+ to $1.2 million (they were advertised at "from the low $600,000s" when we moved in two years ago). For a TOWNHOUSE. About 15 feet wide. On a handkerchief-sized lot.)
Drinking/Eating: Not as well as I should lately. :p More veggies needed, I think (and it's prime time for them right now, too -- although the local farmers' market is held at an inconvenient time for us -- Saturday mornings, 9-1. Even though we're not working anymore, I still think of Saturday morning as a time to laze leisurely around the house/condo in my PJs. The market in our old community was held 10-2 on Tuesdays, which was much more better).
Wearing: A couple of gorgeous new bracelets I just HAD to treat myself to... one silver, one made of moonstones & one denim blue lapis lazuli stones. Handcrafted by a friend of Msfitzita's. Gorgeous stuff, excellent customer service. Check it out here! (I don't wear a lot of necklaces these days, but bracelets? The more the merrier, lol. ;) )
Trying: To enjoy the summer while it lasts, even if we need to stay close to home because of FIL.
Buying (besides books, lol): Some new placemats, a new tablecloth & new teatowels for the kitchen (many of mine are years old, & worn thin).
Wanting: A getaway. Soon. (But I'll likely have to wait for a while...)
Loving: My family.
Anticipating/dreading: The upcoming long weekend, and the 20th "anniversary" of our daughter's stillbirth.
(Is it really awful to say I am secretly afraid that FIL will pass away on the same day -- not only piling more grief onto what is already the saddest day of the year for us, but overshadowing the already-too-small presence she has on this earth??)
Feeling: Grateful for summer (even when it get hot & humid). Sad that I'm not able to enjoy part of it with my parents (particularly since my mother tells me the mosquitos are practically non-existent there this year, lol). Sad because of why I haven't been able to get there (FIL's failing health). Sad because FIL is not likely to be with us much longer. Sad thinking about my daughter, the 20 years (!!) she's been gone, and how different our lives would have been, if only...