17 Sep 2011

Happy Saturday

Hello. What are you doing this fine sunny spring Saturday? We've been doing lots of nothing. Isn't that the bestest sort of Saturday?

Here's some of what we've been up to:
  • Listening to this CD of songs and music from Bonnie Prince Charlie's campaign to Prestonpans in 1745. We're all big Scottish folk-musicophiles around here. We've also been learning a bit about the Prestonpans Tapestry from here. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see it?
  • Planning a bit of a holiday over Christmas/New Year.
  • Hanging out at the playground in the glorious spring sunshine.
  • Painting the clay bowls we made last weekend (pictures coming).
  • Doing a little bit of clothes shopping now that the new season is here. What did I wear last year?!!
  • Grabbing up a couple of good books from Readings Bargain Book Table - this little book, The Tale of the Unknown Island by Nobel-laureate novelist, José Saramago, and this bigger one, The Literature of Australia. I also bought a copy of Eve Garnett's The Family from One End Street for Jemimah. I loved this book as a child.
    I was unable to keep my nose out of a conversation that did not concern me at Readings too, when I overheard the seller recommending Captain Underpants to a ten year old boy who had just read all of Roald Dahl and Andy Griffiths. Surely there is something better than Captain Underpants?? They left with a copy of Finn Family Moomintroll - a significant improvement over underpants.
  • Tonight we have reservations at Kumo Izakaya. I've high expectations, especially after perusing their online menu.
Days like this are just the best, aren't they?

Oh yes, I also did a few loads of washing and drying and ironing, but we won't mention that, I don't reckon.

What are you up to?


  1. I was planning to do lots of garden but my back is playing up again so I did some light garden and potting with help from my husband + some baking, chatting to my sons and going through my book collection to decide what I will take to the lifeline book fair. This led to a rearrangement of books in the lounge, whilst listening to Beethoven:)

  2. I just downloaded "The Tale of Despereaux" on my kindle for 99 cents. I am an addict. "The Family from One End Street" looks really good.

    We have done both the Underpants series and some Moomintroll books and enjoyed them both. Totally different styles. LOL

  3. It is going to be a Saturday a bit out of our norm, since our university student is home and not working Saturdays now (yay), but the youngest dd and I are off to a girls' sewing club for the morning...this is just getting started, so moms are asked to come along. Which means that we have to do our grocery shopping in the afternoon, and also make cupcakes for a family birthday party Sunday. And in the evening there's our monthly homeschool support meeting, and I offered to help check books in and out of the library.

    So I am not going to be sitting around reading today.

  4. LOL. Good for them that you interfered. I sometimes have folks think I work at the library because I spend so much time redirecting kids to the GOOD books. :-)

  5. "I just downloaded "The Tale of Despereaux" on my kindle for 99 cents. I am an addict. "The Family from One End Street" looks really good. " Cool.

  6. Jeanne, I am envious of your Saturday! Lately, my Saturdays (adn some Sundays as well) have been taken up with activities. I *did* manage a much-needed nap, so I can't complain too much. But that won't stop me.


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