It’s 3 day weekend time! Yay.
What am I reading? Well, I’m caught up once again in YA lit. That’s Young Adult for the unaware. Why do I, a middle aged woman, read YA lit? Mainly because of my daughter, who fits the age demographic. It gives us something to talk about. Plus, I enjoy the reading. So, for now, I’m finishing up John Green’s Looking for Alaska. Let me tell you, it’s brought me down a bit. I’m not sure why, but there’s not much sadder than sad teenagers. I won’t give away the plot, but it’s well written and moving. After this, I’m moving onto Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Then I think I’ll return to something more mature. Perhaps Donna Tartt’s The Secret History will be ready for me at the library. I have it on reserve.
Looking for a recipe to try? My kids and I enjoy what we call Mango Tacos. We leave out the olive oil and use frozen mangoes from Trader Joe’s.
I had an interesting conversation with my daughter recently. She’s an independent little nipper, so to speak. Which is a good thing, since she’s about to travel across the globe as an exchange student. This reminds me of something she would say:
And speaking of planting your own….. I have planted flowers and am enjoying, with my daughter’s prompting, picking a few and decorating the house with them.
And since we’ll all have a bit of free time with a three day weekend and all, I close with this link:
My 19 year old son recommended the article to his sister and I. It’s serious stuff, but that’s what the three of us tend to discuss at dinner. Go figure.
Have a lovely weekend. Summer’s around the corner. Enjoy!