Hi friends. We're back to a new week. My weekend was packed with activity. There was football watching & volleyball watching... I tasted some awesome biscuits and gravy at an early morning breakfast (more on that later). There were a few fires-- in the fireplace, a few glasses of French wine consumed (a super inexpensive bottle)...a visit to an apple orchard and then some baseball watching on TV. It was a full weekend and I liked the non stop activity.
I'm a bit behind on sharing pictures with you-- so here are a few from the past couple of weeks. - Happy Monday:) A.
On the Shoes
Let's get something straight... I hardly ever wear flat-ish shoes out (I'm short, but would much rather be around 5'6" or 5'7" than my height) and besides tennis shoes and the occasional pair of flip flops. As for tennis shoes- I decided to jazz them up a bit and added these hot pink laces. They’re fun and I’m channeling my teenage days… hello ‘80s! Laces in a handful of colors are available at DSW for only a few bucks (around $3).
This festival was a couple weeks ago (almost) but I wanted to share a few pics with you. I had a blast hanging out there with family and catching up with a former co-worker (Hi Diane!). The weather was outstanding. p.s. I'd love to have a place on the river- like my aunt's friends.
Down by the river
Our Time in Eden, 10,000 Maniacs
It’s been 20 years since the release of Our Time in Eden (the final 10,000 Maniacs album). I know where I was when I purchased the CD. I was at Better Days Records in Louisville, Kentucky. I’m a long time 10,000 Maniacs fan and Natalie Merchant fan. Why you should listen? This album to me is perfection. While Natalie Merchant’s voice is lovely without any music—the layered sound of strings, piano and horns added to the richness of this album. Twenty years later it still holds up and I’m still listening to it. It’s one of those wonderful & rare albums you can listen to all the way through… My favorites on the album (in addition to “These Are Days”) are “Eden”, “Few and Far Between”, and “Stockton Gala Days.”