Hello all of you out there. Time flies no? It is Friday again and is getting chillier in Connecticut. You know, this feeling of waking- up- in- the- middle- of- the -night- and- you- need -a thicker- blanket type of chilly. This week was filled with errands. Our car broke down last weekend and we needed to get towed 40 miles back home. My son had a blast but me on the other hand – not so much. I am glad to have great friends in my life (Hello Agnes and Danny!) who helped me out throughout this mess and even made us a nice dinner while we all waited for the tow truck. This is when you know you have really awesome friends that you can rely on no matter what. We got the car to the garage to have it fixed, vaccination appointments, phone calls to make etc. There is always time to go to the playground however. Here is what we have been up to otherwise.
Dreaming of: going back to this hotel in Cancun! My husband and I have spent our honeymoon there (see title picture) and it was just one of the best experiences in our lives. I will write a review on the hotel soon because it is still under renovation and construction. They will re-open on November 15th. I guess we have to go back there for a week to check it out. (Hello Jean, yes, I am working on it!)
Reading: A lot these days. Definitely more since my husband left to Congo. Here is what I finished this week. “The Colossus of New York” by Colson Whitehead. “Dry” by Augusten Burroughs which I thought was one of the best memoirs I have ever read. I have also re-read “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk and E.B. White which helps me improve my writing and “The Only Grammar Book You’ll ever Need” by Susan Thurman.
Watching: “Running with Scissors” which was a truly amazing watch. Check it out if you like craziness, great language and of course Augusten Burroughs. Re-watching “Face to Face with Allen Ginsberg” (All 3 parts are available on youtube) which is a great interview of Allen Ginsberg (who I truly admire and love) by Jeremy Isaacs from 1995. Allen Ginsberg is by far still my number one author and poet. If you like him you might love this part of Ginsberg famous poem “Howl” . Howl is one of the classic poems of the Beat Generation.
Enjoying: To be able to spend the last two days at the Calf Pasture Beach which was just an amazing experience. We have been at this particular beach once before but in the wintertime. They have a playground there for 2-5 year old kids as well as 5-12 year olds. The sun was shining, nice and warm but not hot and humid anymore. We collected some shells before having dinner at the beach. Priceless!
Not looking forward to: All these vaccinations we will be getting today. We will be leaving for Congo soon so we need a plethora of shots. Damn…. but we will be fine.
Have a great weekend!