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!


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

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

  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.

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

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