Monday, January 13, 2014

My idea of decadence, feminine side and kindred spirit

- It poured rain on Saturday morning, really poured - a good time for drinking coffee and reading my book*.

- A baby shower in which the mom and dad opened gifts together.  I complimented him on his pink shirt (to match the baby girl motif) and he pulled up his trousers to show me he was wearing pink argyle socks, too.

- Book group meeting on The Burgess Boys* by Elizabeth Strout (all agreed - a good read).  The hostess has an immaculate home, but an embroidered pillow makes me smile.  It reads:  "My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance." Quote from Erma Bombeck. 


Leonora said...

I like that quote : ) And I agree with your idea of decadence- reading a good book on a rainy day-perfect!

Louvregirl said...

Like that quote from Erma! Very good. Hope your week swims on by and makes you happy, Lynn! Your deck looks fun!

Granny Annie said...

I always love to see your angel on the deck.

Guess we're wishing for a girl this time around.

Erma Bombeck's quotes never let us down. She is truly one who is missed. Her book speaking to children on death is excellent.

Fireblossom said...

A glance. I love it!

TALON said...

Loved Erma. She really knew what was important in life.

Raining days and book reading are best friends. :)

Elephant's Child said...

It probably takes a more than few glances to sweep this house, but I like it. Rather a lot.
Reading and rainy days are a perfect match.
Now, if you are finished with it, could you send some rain over here? Please?

LL Cool Joe said...

If I read a book every time it rained here in the UK I'd be reading hundreds a month! :D

Lovely quote.

Riot Kitty said...

I wasn't sure how the sentence was going to end after "pulled up his trousers"! I thought you meant the waistband!

Lynn said...

Leonora -

Me, too - I was so delighted to have that time.

lg -

Still raining, looks like, but that's OK. My deck is fun. :)

Granny Annie -

Thank you - it's a treasure, for sure.

I haven't heard any wishes, but that would be nice. Or a boy would be fun, too.

We all read that book when my nephew developed childhood leukemia years and years ago - so wonderful. He is fine now, but a lot of his friends weren't.

FB -

Me, too. :)

G. B. Miller said...

A rainy day does have a tendency to make you relax and while away the hours doing almost nothing.

Lynn said...

Talon -

I think so, too. I miss her.

And yes - totally best friends!

Elephant's Child -

I'll bet you have a wonderful house, full of interesting things.

I wish I could send rain!

Joe -

I'm sure. :)

RK -


G -

It makes a great excuse anyway - huh?

OldLady Of The Hills said...

A perfect thing to do on a Rainy Afternoon! I Love that the expecting couple opened things together....And Perfect In Pink---socks and all!
Erma B. was soooo very special. She is really missed.

Lynn said...

Naomi -

They have that youthful glow - it was a nice little party.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I've been going to work in the pouring rain alot lately! Wish I could stay in n read more-
Funny how some men are so afraid to wear pink! Men's is always where I find the best purple shirts too!
Some days the Erma quote really fits! Used to love her books m column.