well! it’s been a heckuva couple of days, with the site going down like me against Mike Tyson. I know I owe you guys some winners. Hang on. Let’s see what’s owed. Oooh! Bracken Man!
Gmail me, evilauntieanita, with your address and what you’ve won. Will get it out to you pronto!
Not much to report here. It’s been raining on and off with temps veering wildly – from 70 to 90F within a matter of 2 hrs. Tax deadline is next Thursday so I’ve been girding my tax loins with vintage No5. Finding files that turn out not to save me a plug nickel, dagnabbit. Wishing I were in Venice. Italy. California. Doesn’t matter. Both are lovely. Though Venice CA has Killer Shrimp – love that place! And it’s just down the road from Santa Monica Farms, the little shop across the street from my former office. The BEST Watermelon juice EVAH! Because I don’t have to juice it, don’tchaknow. I miss Santa Monica, with its always-vegetal smell. This time of year the light is changing, even there and I think there is nothing more gorgeous than the glancing light of an early Autumn sunset on the Pacific. Funny how it’s the light, more than the temperature, that heralds a change in seasons. I’m starting to think of warmer, heartier fare, even though it’s still hotter than blazes. Just something about the slight shift in light. Pretty soon it’ll be time to bake bread again – our house is unairconditioned so even proofing bread in Summer is a challenge. And I am going to try to cut my bread intake by half this Winter, see if I can keep that Bread Belly off. We’ll see. Warm bread with good butter…..it’s hard to resist.
I just finished reading A Great Reckoning, Louise Penny’s 12th book in the Three Pines/ Inspector Gamache series. I don’t know if any of you remember when I was first led to Inspector Gamache by my now IRL friend Sharon (she thought I should know Ms Penny’s work and, incredibly, sent me a copy of Still Life). This twelfth novel made me think of certain perfumers – but that is for another post. I’m just rattling on here because Posse is back UP! and y’all needed a good rattle, right?
What’s up with you? How’s the light in your neck of the woods? I feel like giving some fun stuff away – my Messy Armoire is FULL! Tell me how you are – I love hearing about what’s going on with you, even if I don’t have the time to always respond. I always read. You Posse are so very much appreciated. The Girl is getting her nails done on Saturday so once the polish is dry I’ll have her poke random.org and we’ll send out some fun.