Reading, art, t.v., cooking, and reading……..

Hello everyone. Today I am feeling a little bit in limbo. I’ve been doing lots of reading, watching some movies, and drew a dragon yesterday, but can’t post it until my camera comes home. I have yet to figure out our printer’s scanner!

Half of my little family is on the road traveling to Chicago, Illinois! Grace and George are in Seattle today and will spend the night there again tonight. They stayed in what she called a “sketchy” inn last night. The A/C was broken, but luckily it wasn’t too hot. Tonight they will be staying with one of his high school friends sleeping on the floor in their little apartment. Also, they are traveling in a truck with no A/C. I could never go across country in a car without A/C!. I would die of suffocation for sure!!!

So my son and I are at home “holding down the fort” so to speak. I will give him his first real cooking lesson tonight when we make a small lasagna from scratch. I don’t know if he will write down how to do it or not. He will be a little out of his comfort zone, I think, but the guy will be thankful he can cook a few things whenever he moves out. I will be showing him a few of his other favorite dishes over the next couple of weeks also. Otherwise he might live mainly on junk food and boxed mac and cheese! Who am I kidding? He might do that anyway!

The weather here is nice today! It’s almost 10:00 a.m. and it is not hot…yet! The hatchery is quiet, no neighbors around really. All I can hear is some birds ocassionally, and mostly just QUIET! Nice!

I am currently reading two novels at the same time. I began “Go Set a Watchman” a couple of days ago, but unfortunately, it is not as good as “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Perhaps the publishers should have left it alone, but alas, it is out there now. I haven’t talked with anyone on Facebook at the book group I’m in about it yet, but I hope to soon.

Scout is in her 20’s in this one and has a boyfriend in Maycomb but lives in New York. Atticus is old and has rheumatoid arthritis. She does some flashbacks to times with her brother Jem and her friend, Dill. However, the stories just don’t have the same Scout “punch” that her first novel had. This was actually her first novel, though, which was revised into To Kill a Mockingbird, which you probably already know. But I will still finish it, albeit slowly I imagine.

The other novel I began this morning is called “Girl in the Moonlight” by Charles Dubow. I’ve never heard of the novel or the writer. I just saw it in the New Books section at the library the other day and picked it up. Why? I have no idea. I have a stack of new books I just got in the mail the other day from Amazon to read! I admit it, I AM A BOOK ADDICT! But it is better than anything else I could get addicted to I guess! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, this book is about a guy’s obesession with a woman he grew up with, I guess. I fell asleep this morning reading it (not because it’s boring, but that happens to me a lot in the mornings for some reason) and it was right after I read a part about someone falling and breaking his arm. I woke up in a panic when I immediately dreamed that my daughter fell off a roof and I saw it happen! Luckily I woke up while she was falling and didn’t see her go SPLAT!!

Take care everyone, stay cool, and hopefully in a couple of weeks I’ll have more art to post! Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! ๐Ÿ™‚

About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork. Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on July 19, 2015, in Art Talk and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Sounds like an idyllic summer so far Patsy! Interesting to read your thoughts about Go Set A Watchman. I know you always had your doubts about it being released. The other book sounds good, except for the bad dream it gave you!! What a fun trip George and Grace, although I’m with you about the air conditioning. Although it was years before we had a car or a house with when we first lived in California. Hope the lasagne turned out well. One things for sure, no matter what your son eats when he moves out, he will always love returning home to mom’s homecooking ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day Patsy xo


    • Yeah, Sherri, it has been pretty relaxing I have to say. I just finished Go Set a Watchman, and now I totally understand why the publishers had her re-write it. I only liked parts of it. I think it is much more autobiographical than TKAM for her. After all the reading I have done about her real childhood and life, I can see why she wrote it, but it was really explosive towards the end, and I almost threw it across the room! Anyway, the lasagna turned out good, and we will make stir-fry tonight which is pretty quick and easy since I actually bought pre-cut veggies in a bag! HA!! And yes, he will always enjoy eating at home once he is moved out. I know I always did. You have a wonderful day, too, Sherri! xoxo

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  2. Enjoy your bonding time with your son, Patsy! Happy cooking! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. I think it’s wonderful you’re teaching your son to cook, Patsy. Of course you may be creating a monster. I taught both mine to cook and now they LOVE it and are quite talented. Hope your little meal demo goes well. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • It did go well, Elizabeth! He did great. I asked him if he had fun and he said yeah, but it’s hard to tell sometimes if he’s really being honest or just saying what he thinks I want to hear! HA!! We will be doing basic stir-fry tonight and maybe tuna casserole next which I told him is even easier than lasagna! ๐Ÿ™‚ I bet your sons are glad you taught them!

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  4. Hope you get your scanner sussed soon


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