We’ve come full circle!
And now (a tiny bit late)….
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Playlist: Southern (dirty) rock. I love me some classic rock almost always, but there’s something about summer that just screams Southern rock. It’s perfect. Even Kid Rock can do it for me on a sun-shiny day, and I feel about Kid Rock the way I feel about Chad Kroeger.
Movies: I’m playing catch-up with my Netflix list. There are so many things I would really like to watch, including (but certainly not limited to) Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, 21, The Heat, The Hunt, it’s a girl, The Road, and a (metric) shit-tonne of TV shows. (I need to cancel my cable. I don’t need cable.)
Books: The Birth Partner (Simkin), The Doula Book (Klaus), Birth Matters (Gaskin), and Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (Sloan) (for the NovelTea Summer Book Club – w00t). I also have to get back into Middlesex (Eugenides), and I have not yet started my Harry Potter re-read. I will never finish all of the books I mean to finish. This is a legacy I can accept.
Adventures outside: walking! TLM, The Hellhound and I get out for good neighbourhood walks at least five days a week, which has been super awesome. I would like to get my hike on a bit more, and work my Rollerblades in a few more times before the snow flies.
Adventures inside: reading. As you have seen, I’m doing a lot of reading between book club, general interest and an attempt to get all of the (birth) doula pre-reading done. Also writing. I have embarked on a big ol’ project that I’d like to make some serious headway on before I have to go back to work next month (UGH). There’s also baking. I recently picked up Sally’s Baking Addiction (McKenney) and seriously, I need to bake ALL THE THINGS. I am in love with this book and super motivated to cook my way through the entirety of it (which, aside from the The Looneyspoons Collection (Podleski), is not something that happens to me with cookbooks).
Smells & Flavors: citrus, rain, freshly cut grass, ALL THE BAKING, (firepit) smoke, sangria, gin, and barbeque.
Sounds: squealing kidlets, giggling babies, barking dogs, crackling fires, buzzing mosquitos, and water lapping over a beach of pebbles.
Happy summer, folks! I hope you all enjoyed your Canada Day and Independence Day celebrations, as well as just generally enjoying June and July, so far.