Tuesday, October 11, 2005

This & That

I just finished Sandra Heath's Marigold's Marriages. Quite an adventurous little yarn, disguised as a traditional Regency. Druidism, stolen inheritances, time traveling & shape shifting are all wonderfully fitted into this excellent little book. Highly recommended for an afternoon's diversion.

I've been listening to Jean-Yves Thibaudet's The Magic of Satie. Dreamy & slow with occasional bursts of brightness. Perfect for a silvery, rainy day like today (or yesterday or the day before)> I'm not complaining though, we need a long slow rain. The trees & shrubs have been steadily folding in on themselves in pain for want of water. The whiskers that used to be grass have cautiously turned green, as though the chlorophyll had run away.

Hmm. A contented day, saith the little housemouse. Washing machine humming, dryer full, dishwasher swishing along. Children's heads bent over their books. I finally succeeded in wrestling my hair into a proper French twist with a single comb- quite a feat for a woman with hair to her waist. Someone else cooked dinner & yet another person cleaned up. What more could a woman waant?

Off to commence chauffeuring duties. Perhaps perfect contentment would include having a driver?

2 comments:

Anne E. said...

Hi, it is Annette. Isn't the rain grand? I just got back from Charlottesville - drove up Sunday morning and came back this afternoon on an Elderhostel trip. The cooler temperatures and the rain were so welcome, although I hope the humidity starts to drop soon. Even saw a little fall color on the way back. I drove back on Hwy 250 instead of taking I. 64 east, and drove through the countryside -- everything was suddenly green again!

Bookwormom said...

Highway 250 is very pretty IIRC. It's been a few years since I went that way. I've really enjoyed the return to green.