Yesterday we picked up the pup - Here is Bentley and Payton's first meeting. He is adorable and so sweet - we are already in love. He is a lovebug and the boys are so thrilled. Many Many more pictures to come to be sure.
Well, Home from the Lake Saturday night. Here is the weekend in review:
Made anklet yesterday fro myself - vintage blue rosary from Judi, vintage button, Turkish evil eye, and Mary medal - I like it and it feels good on my foot.
Kidlet broke my latest little camera (thank goodness not the big gun) at the lake so I replaced it with this little guy - A Lumix - which is a Panesonic with a Leica lens. And I have to say I quite like it so far.
BOOK REVIEW #2:
Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott - Loved it - I am on a role with her as of late and can't wait to start her next book today.
The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller - umm, liked the writing as I like the author but it left me feeling a sense of discomfort at the end of the novel - hmmm - worth the read and I think it would make for a great book club discussion and it is a heavy topic for women.
Lucky me that there is a photographer in the Armfield Family and a really good one to boot! Rebecca our cousin took these shots for us at the lake. I can't wait to have them printed and hung in the house and they will probably end up on a Christmas card as well. You can check out all her fab pics here at Rebecca Armfield Photography
So far I have finished 4 books on the trip and yes, yes, bought countless more ...
But for the moment here is the Review - in my humble opinion
**** Rosie by Ann Lamott - fabulous - wonderful writing - went and purchased the only the other they had on the shelves here - the blue shoe - starting it tonight - and yes went and ordered 3 others off of Amazon.
*** Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen - nice story - enjoyable read - very warm view of books in one's life - definitely do not judge a book by its God Awful Cover - for cryin out loud it looks like a harlequin romance novel!!
* Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs - Don't bother
**** The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein - lovely novel - well written and lyrical - think memoirs of a geisha meets Georgia O'Keefe.
I will leave you with this from the Sugar Queen - when one of the character's is asked why they have so many books that are unread and that they keep buying more - why? The answer is that they are like family or old friends in the house they are a comfort company for loneliness
This is my evening view from the cabin of the Lake - beautiful - truly - I am so very blessed. My days have been filled with boats, swimming, reading, sketching, and just being and hanging with the family.
And the highlight of today was "Bob" the dragonfly
Here is a journal page of some heart shaped rocks and a feather all found at the edge of the lake, This is a piece of journal paper that I had gessoed and then painted. I like having some texture and background to start out with - makes it more interesting.