Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Musings

I slept in this morning, no rush to make Charlie his lunch and get him out the door to catch the schoobus.  Instead I curled up with Claude in my cozy bed and read a few chapters of my latest book "The White Queen" by Phillippa Gregory .   It is historical fiction, my dear friend Tracy Lane has been telling me how much she loves these books, so I decided to give it a try.

Royalty, treason, murder:  it has it all.  I am thoroughly enjoying it.  She also wrote "The Other Bolyen Girl", which was a very good movie.

Last night I had a wonderful night at book club, we tried the new restaurant "Scusi" here in St. Paul-perfect!  It is Italian, small plates meant to be shared.  We tried several dishes, all were wonderful, and so was the wine.  The service was fabulous, the space was just right.  We will definitely be back for more.
Our book this month was "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss.  I had read it when it first came out, and loved it, and had gifted it to a friend after I was finished.  I was so happy to read it again, it is a beautiful book.    Our discussion was lively, and as I looked at the faces of my friends in this happy space I was so content.

Today is for making things to bring to "Royal Grounds", my friend Joanne's coffee shop in South Minneapolis.  I have been busy with paper and glitter and buttons and hearts, ready to sweeten someone's Valentine's Day.  I spent all yesterday afternoon creating cards, while I watched "Jane Eyre" for four hours on PBS.  Could there be a better story to watch while crafting Valentines?
How will you be spending this holiday Monday?

(sorry for the goofy look this morning, having trouble making blogger cooperate on margins and sizes and such today...)


  1. This post just gave me a warm cozy feeling on a winter's night. I very much enjoyed reading The Other Bolyen Girl, but haven't read any of her others. Glad you are in a book club. :o)

  2. Oh, your book club book sounds wonderful. My book club chose The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I loved it! If you like Phillippa Gregory, I also suggest reading Alison Weir. Her book The Six Wives of Henry VIII was fabulous.


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