I've been nibbling at Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Mineral, Miracle for a couple of months, but this weekend I seriously began to read it. I'm really enjoying it. I also plan to spend some time on the companion website. It's been a very long time since a book has really made me take a hard look at how I am going through life. The last book that made me reflect to this depth was Julia Cameron's Artist's Way . Anyhoo... Animal, Mineral, Miracle is the story of Kingsolver and her family as they endeavor to eat in a responsible, sustainable and delicious manner. Kingsolver's 19-year-old daughter and husband also contributed to the book with interesting essays and recipes.
I alternated chapters with weeding duty in the garden. Here is a picture of my sage. Some varmint ate my cucumber right to the soil line. Happily, it is not to late to replace it. Along with the weeding, the book inspired me to use an eggplant recipe included in the chapter entitled "Late June". It was good.
Yesterday it rained all day. I was watching a movie and spinning my natural fleece mix from the Happy Family event at Raveloe last March. I really debated the question "to ply or not to ply". I finally decided to ply two singles together. It's enough yarn to make a pair of gloves and I have just the pattern in mind.
I watched the Clint Eastwood movie Grand Turino this afternoon. I liked it, which surprised me because I generally don't like Clint Eastwood (Space Cowboys being an exception). I wish I could have seen some close ups of the Hmong needlework on some of the actors. Beautiful stuff.
This coming week marks the end of the school year. Whoopeee!!!!!!