On Saturday we had a busy day! We popped out to a garage sale, I went to the gym and then we went on a massive hunt for a pull-out bed. We started at Avenue Road and Davenport, walked all the way to Queen & Yonge then over to Queen and Bathurst then up to College to stop for dinner. It's really tough to find a good fit the range of quality and price is huge. We definitely want people to feel comfortable when they stay, we want to be able to use the room the rest of the year and we only have so much in our budget - a familiar story! So far, this one is the favourite but in a nice navy blue (since we already have a red couch).
I was so excited to sit down and read King Lear, and oh my goodness, it was so good! I didn't realized that I had been reading so many of the Histories from Shakespeare, and that they totally aren't by bag but guess what: Tragedies are. YES. yes YES! It was dark and crazy and firey and weather-y and planet-y and just... wow. I was so impressed. This one was such a winner. And I mostly understood it (huzzah!), that might be because I went with reading the entire things aloud (hence the lemon tea), as a way to participate in the #Slowathon which encouraged reading for enjoyment and not the numbers. Of course, now that I've read it I can't wait to watch the Stratford production that's available over at the CBC site & app.