- Have you heard of Skillshare? I’m taking a class to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator. I think it will be fun, even for a non-artist like me.
- Another photo printing app: Printic prints cute little photos that look like Polaroids and come in a cheery orange envelope. I think they make a nice thank you gift.
- A few books that I’ve read recently and really liked (you’ve probably already heard of most of these, but just in case): The Fault in Our Stars (YA, and I listened to the audiobook. my advice: don’t listen in the car on the way to work. my mascara was just ruined one day), Phantom (the best in the Harry Hole series, I hope it’s not the last), The Paris Wife (now I want to read A Moveable Feast and re-read A Farewell to Arms)
, Dark Places (Gillian Flynn’s second novel, I liked it better than Sharp Objects, although it was dark, it didn’t have quite the twists and turns of Gone Girl). I’ve been reading the Isabel Dalhousie series, but now that I’m on to book four I’m realizing that I don’t care all that much for Isabel, so I don’t know that I’ll go any farther.
- I made this and it was really rich, but also really delicious.
It was so beautiful this weekend, I spent as much time as possible outside. First I went to a couple local nurseries and got a few new plants. The husband had to give me a birthday present a little early, because he was so excited about it. It’s the terra cotta chicken in the pictures. Isn’t it cute? I love it.
The chickens were, of course, very curious about what I was doing. I planted some herbs and flowers in this pot. I hope they’ll have a chance. Yesterday there were about five chickens perched on the edge of the pot investigating it’s contents.
Then I made one of my favorite breakfasts, potatoes, mushrooms, onions and fresh herbs, a grilled tomato and fresh eggs, over easy. Sprinkle with a little hot sauce, grab a good book, sit in the rocking chair on the porch and put up my feet.
And enjoy the view and the beautiful day.