Monday, August 30, 2010

Peaceful, lovely read and twisty handle

- The sun tried to come out on Sunday morning, but no matter - it was lovely to sit on the porch for a little while and enjoy coffee and some reading on a relatively non-humid morning.

- The book is Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. It is beautifully written with a great plot - all the women in a Mexican village have been left behind while the men gone north to find work, leaving them at the mercy of drug gangsters. The heroine hatches an elaborate scheme inspired by The Magnificent Seven: she heads north to find seven Mexican men and smuggle them back into Mexico to protect the town. A lovely read.

- The pottery mug was created by a potter in North Carolina named Rob. I love the twisty handle on the mug that creates a space in which my thumb fits perfectly when I lift it.

18 comments:

Jannie Funster said...

Is that one of those plastic wicker chairs? We have a set and I simply LOVE them. They are comfy, pretty and the elements have not aged them a day since we got them 5 years ago.

Lovely spot, glad you enjoyed your Sunday morning. It cooling off yet in Atlanta? I notice a wee welcome change here now in the mornings.

xo

Lynn said...

Jannie -

That is exactly what those chairs are. These are out of the rain for the most part, except when it blows across during a hard storm.

It is cooling off some, this was just about the first morning it was pleasant enough to sit out.

xo

Meredith said...

I like that twisty handle, too. Looks pretty. Creative, handmade touches like that are so wonderful.

I'm glad it's cooling off for you, too. F. and I did some serious garden catch-up last night, and he did all the heaviest lifting b/c my thumb is cut, and what a wonder, neither of us were pouring sweat at the end. :)

Think I'm going to have to check out that book...

Fireblossom said...

Sounds like a little bit of Heaven to me!

TALON said...

Can I join you? Everything looks so cosy, comfortable and beautiful.

Lynn said...

Meredith -

I cannot think of the potter's last name. He has such unique things. My sister has about 10 of these mugs. We love mountain pottery.

It sounded like you needed a stitch or two in that cut - I hope it is healed soon.

Shay -

I could just read and sip coffee or hot tea all day and be the laziest girl in the world. :)

Talon -

I wish you would!

The Exception said...

There is nothing like a good book, a cup of tea, and a quiet morning!! Love it! I have recently discovered an author - Allegra Goodman...

Mama Zen said...

Finding a mug that fits your hand perfectly is a true pleasure!

Tony Single said...

Into the Beautiful North sounds like a read and a half. Should I consider adding it to my growing pile of reads, Lynn? :)

Those wicker chairs look like a comfortable sit. I need some sunshine myself right now. Getting as pale as a ghost indoors! :P

Scarlet Ily said...

That mug is beautiful and the spot is totally inviting! I think I'd enjoy that book. Smart women always inspire me...like you, Chica! :)

Riot Kitty said...

That looks like a nice spot!

desk49 said...

My computer is down
so I’ll be slow getting around

No swatting on the pages
as coffee she sipped
from a mug with a twisty handle
where her thumb did fit
reading of seven hero’s and a heroine
and drug gangsters, bottoms they kicked

Snaggle Tooth said...

Lucky no muggies for you- We're in the humidity this week again.
Very interesting plot in your book.
We have a bew potter in the village, but lessons are very expensive, along with the goods! Great mug desigb!

Lynn said...

The Exception -

Welcome! I will check out Allegra Goodman. I have a reading list a mile long and love adding to it.

Mama Zen -

It's the little things...

Tony -

I am rather pale myself - the bit of fresh air did me some good, I think.

Yes - add the book and we'll talk about it!

Ily -

And like you, my friend. :)

Riot Kitty -

It's also good for late night soul searching.

Ellis -

lol! Bottoms they kicked. Another good one - thank you for my poem! Hope your computer is up quickly...

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Well the muggies came back. Rats. Hope you are having a good week!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Arg! New! another rypo...

Jannie Funster said...

Ah ha! It is one of those chairs. Wonderful inventions.

Well, off now to make the kiddos lunch. School started yesterday, and it's nice to be back on the schedule I like best.

Hope your day goes shiningly!

xoxo

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I'm glad I could help you with material. :)

Jannie -

A great time of year! Hope your day is going shiningly, too!