Well, it’s not Monday. 😦 What did I do last night to forget to blog? Oh yeah, make food and clean the kitchen! Visit with the Grimsrud family! Worthy things…
Last week I met with my Fillmore Central book club at Los Gables in Fountain to discuss the Girls from Ames. Most had similar reactions – not too interesting, slow, hard to keep track of the girls, etc. I didn’t try to invest too much in the girls and found myself slightly irritated by some of them, although I did cry a few times, so had some investment in their lives. But I did like reading about the importance of friendships for women. I feel fortunate that I have a few “lifelong” friends. I don’t see them often enough or talk often enough to some of them, but when we do talk there is an intimacy that is immediately brought back.
One of my goals for 2010 was to reconnect so I hope to be able to do that! Creating that support network that keeps you young and healthy! 🙂
Who are your Satellite Sisters – the women that you connect with and who support you?
Off to read!
I have two new books on my bedside table: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “Best Friends Forever”! I’m ready to dive into a story! The last THREE books I’ve read were memoirs! Crazy… Ann Bancroft, Jeannette Walls, and the Girls from Ames. Good times, but I’m ready.
I did find myself in tears while reading The Girls over the weekend. Loss always gets me.
But now I’d better head off to read. I have book club Thursday night and I”M NOT DONE YET! Close. And the Walkie Talkies didn’t meet tonight or last Monday so I’m really lax!
Off to read!
time to blog! There’s a movie in my queue with a similar name… “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” Just one of many movies in my queue…
I’m still enjoying “The Girls from Ames,” but took time away from it this weekend to sit in a lawnchair at baseball games and read April’s Oprah magazine! I really try to finish them in the month for which they are written, but have been slacking terribly lately! Still not quite done, but very close! I’m also listening to the audiobook “You: The Owner’s Manual” by Oz and Roisen. That’s been fun to listen to and then I get my copy of the book out and write down the notes that I want to remember – the amounts of vitamins I should be taking, etc.
And tonight I spent my “free” night at home in the movie theatre! It’s the Rochester International Film Festival at the Wehrenberg and a friend called and said she wanted to go, so we went! And we stayed for a second movie! I’ve never done that before, although I’ve really wanted to, so I can cross that off my list! The first film was “Upperdog” from Norway and it was so good. Just heart-breaking and happy. About children adopted from Asia into Norway and being separated, and the adults that they become. A beautiful story. The second movie was “Small Crime” from Greece, and it was a comedy about a police officer who wanted to move to the big city and be a cop there, but ends up staying in his small town. It was a hoot, especially because the theatre was filled with the Rochester Greek contingent! They were laughing hysterically at the movie and it was a joy to be in the crowd with them!
A great start to the week!
And now, off to read!
I just started “The Girls from Ames,” and I’m excited to read it and think about my own friendships. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about that lately, anyway, so maybe it’ll give me clarification? or maybe it’ll just confuse and cause melancholia! or maybe it’ll inspire reconnection and reaching out. At any rate, I’m excited to read it. It’s been on my bedside table for months.
I looked up Jeffrey Zaslow’s Wall Street Journal column (might be monthly?) about “Moving On.” The most recent column was about men’s relationships and their basis in activity rather than sharing details of their lives. I haven’t read “The Last Lecture,” another of his books, but might have to look for it.
I feel fortunate that I do have a friendship that I’ve had for almost 40 years – goodness! It was almost 37 years ago when my family moved to Rushford and I met Deadra and her family. It’s amazing to think about and maybe I’ll write about it more while reading this book!
What do you notice about your friendships as you get older? And that age old question: Do you think men and women can be friends?
Well, I had better get some reading done if I hope to have the book finished by next Monday! I’m up for the challenge and found the first 50 pages pretty easy to get through.
Off to read!