Saturday, August 20, 2011


August is the time for relaxation." Designed by Monica Corduneanu from Romania.
A-lazy-august-afternoon in Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: August 2009
One minute August is shouting "Summer!" and the next minute it is "Autumn is coming!"  There has been a noticeable shift in the quality of light and we have started to lose minutes of daylight, but there is still time for a bit of relaxation.

I went out to a movie last night.  We saw The Help.  It has been a while since I read the book, but I recognized scenes and story lines.  I thought it was well done.  Although, I remember the book driving home the idea that the young writer, Skeeter, was forced to learn that she was not the center of the maid's who raised her existence--which kind of brought the concept of racial bias permeating a society beyond just the outward racism of segregation.

I'm planning to take the grand kids for a vacation stay at Lake George next week.  Then I will need some serious relaxation time.  We plan a few days in Rhode Island the following week with Mike's baby sister and baby brother and spouses.  Mike is excited about getting out for some fishing.  I am excited about some fresh lobster and being near the ocean.

This weekend, though, I am devoting to just relaxing.  I have a stack of books that I feel the urge to start tackling.  I have several yards of material waiting for my pattern selection.  These things are demanding my attention more than the garden today.  It's warm and sunny.  I'll be out under the shade of a tree in a comfy lounge chair with my sunglasses on and a tall glass of ice tea by my side.

Enjoy your weekend.


  1. Now you're speaking my language!
    Enjoy the shade and the book.

  2. Just relaxing sounds like a good plan to me! Maybe I'll try it, too. Enjoy the Grandkids and then your recuperation in RI.

  3. I enjoyed the movie, The Help, also, but agree with you on the take on Skeeter.

    Enjoy the time of R & R.

  4. Sorry to say I cannot read during the day. II feel guilty, like I should be working but I don't feel that way about knitting during the day. Go figure.

  5. Enjoy the world of books. Just wallow in it. What a great way to prepare for a trip.
    Arkansas Patti

  6. I haven't seen The Help yet, but I hear there are lots of strong performances. I hope they didn't make it too cartoonish. I loved the book.


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