Of course the big news of the day was finding and rescuing three abandoned kittens. I still can't believe that this happened two weeks to the day that we said goodbye to Jinx and two years to the day of Mom's funeral. There is powerful magic here.
I had to take a long nap after making lunch to escape the heat and recover long enough to go get groceries. Still haven't had a day at home, probably in two weeks now. I don't know how much more I can take. BTW, I took this photo because I need to review the product.
Yesterday I woke up feeling a bit under the weather, especially a bit dizzy. I think it was the barometer shift as days of rain and a promised thunderstorm gave way to sunshine. It put a damper on the celebrations but Justin and I did get out for a walk and met this dear cat. She was such a sweetie and very clearly was allowed to go only as far as the sidewalk. She did come as close as she could for cuddles, which was such a treat.
For Canada Day Reg and I went to the Maritime Museum down by all the beaches. It was open to the public and encases an entire ship which is cool. It was a lot cooler by the water than where we live so that was a bit of a relief but even with sunscreen I did get a bit of a burn.
Remember that house I photographed with the orange tarp all over it? This is what it looks like now. Broken windows, no siding… I have no idea what they're going to do with it. Also notice how yellow the grass is? We are having a major drought here and summer has hardly begun. It was a freakin' hot day out there. So glad two of the places I had to go had air conditioning but it was brutal.
What a treat to get out last night to hear the wonderful Judy Blume talk about her most recent book. There were so many people there that we were only able to get tickets for the atrium, where you viewed the event on a screen. Still, there was no distance between us and the feeling of the moment. It was clear how many lives have been touched and changed by this woman's work. Thank you, Judy, for sharing your gifts.
I finished a Book to Film Challenge title on time! Oh my goodness, I didn't think it would be so hard to fit these suckers into the months allotted. I loved putting my list together, but it's some pressure to follow through. All things considered I've finished 4/6 so far and I do hope to finish the other 2. And more importantly I really enjoyed The Jungle Book. I was suprized to see it's not all Mowgli-centric, but there are lots of different stories. Some that I adored, and a just a few that I wasn't so fond of. A great read and as it turns out my 50th read of the year, huzzah!
Monday was a very busy day (after a night of no sleep because of the heat and having an ear infection) getting the sleep gear back to the clinic and then rushing home to get my article done for the banana bread launch. I hope all my hard work shows because I put everything into it and crashed for the afternoon.
This weekend was grey, cold and reainy and it felt just right to hang out inside and read, watch, journal and, of course, have art day! We explored Lynn's next lesson in The Year of the Spark, which was all about colour mixing and value studies. I'm sure we'll talk about it on stART!
Since I don't get out to the theatre much these days, I thought I would expand some of the other ways I can watch film and 'rented' on via Google Play. I got Black Sea, a submarine thrilled starring Jude Law and watched it on my phone. The movie was pretty good and watching it that was okay. I wouldn't want to watch like back-to-back films this way, but for one it was okay. I think this could be a great way to see some fun newer stuff and stay more current, especially given the turn around time on stuff is a mere few months.