Spring has sprung! I know it’s early and it may not last, but the beautiful weather we’ve had the past few days has put me in a very jolly mood. Saturday afternoon we took the dogs for a long walk on a trail that meanders along a large creek, and I loved being out in the sun for a couple of hours.
In other happenings, my oldest daughter has been home on Spring Break the past two weeks. I really enjoyed having her around the house, even if only for a short time. We enjoyed visiting some of our usual haunts together, including our local yarn shop where she picked up supplies for her next knitting project, and I received some much-needed help with my first sock, which I feared had gone pear-shaped but, in fact, had not. 🙂 Today Kate returns to school, but the good news is she’ll be back in two months, with one full year of university study behind her.
This week I’m reading Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which is a thought-provoking book about where our food comes from. Having gone vegetarian four years ago, there’s a lot in this book that I knew already, but it was good to remind myself why I made the switch. I’m approaching the end of the book, so expect a review in the next few days.
For some reason it feels like my reading is progressing more slowly — probably due to “good” distractions like family and weather. I’d like to finish three more books this month: The Worst Hard Time, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and A Wreath of Roses. This beautiful weather definitely improves both my mood and my energy level, so hopefully a bout of “spring reading fever” will help me make my goal.
Has spring sprung in your part of the world? Read any good books lately?