Parent's Weekend has just begun and we've been to a Wine and Cheese party with a steel drum band playing away, we went to a great little diner for dinner (I had the Sunshine Salad) and we watched an improv troupe do their funny thing. Tomorrow there are many events planned but for awhile we are just going to relax at the hotel. No bed bugs so far. Woo hoo!
I am on page 98 of My Abandonment by Peter Rock, which is told from a 13-year-old's point-of-view. It is well-written and I'm fascinated enough to keep reading along because I keep thinking there is going to be a major revelation-that and the writing is good. I am enoying the character, Caroline but I'm not sure how I feel about her dad. I think his intentions are good but feel like his fear of the outside world is shutting out choices for Caroline. I do enjoy how well the author can speak through a young female character.
Watch this video of Peter Rock discussing how the story, My Abandonment, came to be.
***My baking experience this morning (see yesterday's post) was great. I was up early and my friend, Barb, and I made wheat bread, sweet bread, blueberry muffins, iced some scones and rolled some sugar cookies in pink sprinkles. It was a really fun two hours, spent working, baking and talking. We did sit and have some Chai tea and scones before my family picked me up. What more can you hope for when spending time with long-time friends? It was a quick but blissful visit.
Cheers to 400 posts-even if I'm just at the party myself!!