Somehow I found myself vacuuming under and behind my bed recently! Don’t worry, it probably won’t happen again due to the fact I found ONE jade earring bought in Canada at a friend’s wedding. I am afraid the other one was vacuumed. Is it worth going through the vacuum bag to check? Even if I find it, would it be too gross to ever wear again?
I loved Ellen Klages’ book set in Los Alamos, The Green Glass Sea (and the sequel), and recently told a friend from New Mexico about it. She had not read it but described another, which intrigued me. I found Where the Ground Meets the Sky, which I also liked, but she said that wasn’t the one. Do you know of others with this setting?
|I like the hardcover cover better! But maybe my nieces would prefer this?|
Today I came across a scholarly article: The Story of the Story: The Willow Pattern Plate in Children's Literature by Ben Harris McClary, and delayed my real research to take a look, thinking, “Ah, someone who appreciates Doris Gates.” I paused to think about how once a job interview turned into a discussion of Doris Gates and Lenora Mattingly Weber (Reader, I got the job). However, Professor McClary who was chairman of the English Department at Middle Georgia College in 1982 never appears to mention Blue Willow, which was published in 1940, a Newbery Honor Book. I am afraid he died in 2013 so it is too late for me to point out the error of his ways (errors of his research).
Why do I invariably yearn for chips immediately after going to the gym? If I succumb, it undoes all the virtue of running and lifting weights.