Thursday, February 23

Thoughts In a Cloud

 by Margie Senechal

Today I'm returning to work after four days off, two sick days and two regular days. So, be warned, my head's still a little fuzzy.

Although I'm not sure fuzzy is a bad place to be these days. I spent most of the time in my pj's and catching up on T.V. For the record, Hallmark movies are great watching when you're not feeling good. Thankfully, I had a few backlogged.

NASA News--they found a galaxy far, far away. And it could sustain life. On three or four planets. Pretty darn cool.

A few weeks ago I told you about a new book crate offer I took for Once Upon a Book Club. While I wasn't that impressed with the items I received--really not worth the $40--I read the book on my sick sabbatical. And it was outstanding. 

The writing was beautiful as the story. I wish I could write like that. My hope is that I can and when Suitcases is done, someone will think what I thought when finishing this. While reading In the Light of the Garden, I wanted to grab a highlighter to mark the book up. But, that would've required getting up and leaving the book. So, instead I just folded a couple of corners. 

I do plan to go back and re-read it as a writer. Here's one sentence that stood out for me: Shoes were life. And there was nothing sadder than a pair of shoes that would never be used by their owner again.

The moral of the crate box is maybe $40 wasn't too much to get the chance to read this book that maybe wouldn't have entered my radar without it. 

I realized last night that I don't get to watch The Oscars live on Sunday as I'm closing. And I already bought Carnation Chocolate Malt to make Malted milkshakes--an awards tradition began by my dad. I don't think he meant to make it a tradition. He did it once and then we--my sisters and I--insisted on it thereafter. And I've carried down that tradition for my girls. 

I haven't seen all the movies this year--it was a lot easier when there were only five to choose from--but I'm rooting for Hidden Figures. Loved, loved it. I loved La La Land too, but I think Hidden Figures is an important movie. And it had Kevin Costner. A good friend of mine is rooting for Lion, which is one I really want to see but haven't had the chance.  

Okay, I just looked at the clock and realized it's time to stop lolly gagging and get ready for work. 

Have a great Thursday!

5 comments:

  1. Glad you're feeling better! and I love that line about shoes....

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  2. Thank you! And the book is full of that style of writing. Now, I'm reading yours!

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  3. Yes, the line about the shoes was beautiful. It's the kind of line I want to write, too. I can totally sympathise with your fuzziness, Margie. I'm just over the flu and stayed in my PJs for two days straight watching TV, too. At my worst, I didn't have the energy to check my email. But I did read Kristina's book so it wasn't a total waste.

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    1. I only checked my email via my phone. Lol Glad you're on the mend!

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  4. I love your randomness! Hope you're on the mend.

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