Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy Victoria Day Weekend!

There is something about fireworks that fills you with awe. The colour, noise, unexpected designs in the sky - one explosion after another, and with hundreds of people all around - even with cold and rain. I used to love it so much as a child. The best display I ever saw was held July 1st on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Fireworks this weekend are a bit tamer, but still enjoyable.
I had hoped to have more time to create this week, but so many things seem to take precedence. I did do some reading though. For Mother's Day my dear husband got me "Showing Up For Life" by Bill Gates Sr. I thoroughly enjoyed it - and was deeply struck by the lessons we can all learn. From "Just Showing Up" to "Celebrating Life" to being "A Master Citizen" Bill Gates offers much wisdom. It was written in short chapters full of anecdotes from the Gates' lives.
I have also started another book, which is the next book for a book club I belong to (although I have been a rather absent member this year). When I read the reviews and recommendations, I knew I had to read it. So far "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows has not disappointed.
I don't tend to read too many books through the school year, because when I start one I am drawn to it and just want to keep reading. Magazines tend to fill the bill through the school year. But I seem to be finding books lately that I just can't put off til the summer!
I am working on my map for the Challenge set by Collage Diva at True North. Time is marching by - the challenge finishes May 22. I still have a couple of days of this long weekend to work! My goal is to get it done by Monday.


mel said...

Happy Victoria day to you too!!!

mel said...

Me've been tagged...

Sherry said...

Thanks for finding me and stopping by to leave a comment! Love hearing from "new" people and it's a great way to stretch and see what others are up to in blogland!

Hope you had a happy "firecracker" day...I still think of it as that even though I'm lost past my "official" childhood!!

I've been reading almost non-stop lately so I understand completely what you mean about not reading until summer when you have time. Still. There are some wonderful books (as with the Guernsey book!) that you just have to keep reading because it's almost impossible to stop!