I haven’t shared a book review with you in some time. Part of the reason is that I was so busy this summer I didn’t read much. The other part was that I hadn’t read anything I wanted to shout from the rooftops about and tell everyone what a fantastic book it was. Today, I have two books for you that, yes, I would shout from the rooftop, if I could get up there.
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Tuesday I received a sneak peek at this week’s challenge at Reduce Footprints, I figured I had this challenge met, but Small Footprints had me, she added a twist to the challenge to make sure those of us who had already met the challenge would still have something to think about.
Looking for something new to read I spotted Slow Love: How I lost my job, put on my pajamas, and found happiness by Dominque Browning. While Browning and I live in completely different worlds, her’s the corporate world of magazine publishing, me….anything that I love and can do from home. I decided to take a peek into Browning’s transition from the corporate world and an empty nest.
I had a very full weekend filled with work and fun, perfect mix if you ask me. I like to be busy and this weekend I was definitely busy.
I spent a good portion of my time working on furniture. One piece I will be keeping for myself, the other two are a request for my youngest grand child. With several pieces going at the same time, and having to work inside due to the rain and humidity I was shocked by the sight of the apartment today. It looks like a box of crayons exploded in here.
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As May is book month I wanted to add another book review before we enter June. I was intrigued with Bea Johnson’s book Zero Waste Home and decided to see what I could learn from her as I continue to try to reduce my household waste further. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the third time I am attempting to write this particular post over the last couple of weeks. It is the only post that has been lost transferring to the site.
May is book month and with that I wanted to share some books I have recently read. Its a little late in the month, but better than never, right?
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I hope you had a great Mothers Day yesterday. Mine was quiet, my youngest son and his family celebrated with me last weekend and this week they are on vacation. My eldest son and his family stopped by for a short visit, afterwards I spent some time working on the second guitar I was asked to transform and took time to pick up a book I’ve been reading called In Praise of Slowness. I never questioned how we came to allow a clock to dictate our lives, have you? According to this book it wasn’t easy to convince society to accept a life dictate by a mechanical invention.
There is much that makes me happy, but this time of year it is new life that brings me great joy. I’m talking about my seedlings growing and the countdown to safely plant them in the ground.
Earlier this week I shared a quote about squirrels, An Exacting Life left a comment which read:
I wonder why is it that when animals follow their instincts, they provide for themselves, but when we follow our instincts a sort of “party mentality” takes over and we forget about tomorrow.
I am currently reading Affluenza (which is very different from the documentary), and knew I would like this book when the first pictures in the book were reprints of photographs in Material World. Tonight I ended with a section which research showed (I am paraphrasing) people are unhappy and depressed when their lives revolve around earning money but are happier when they are in service or doing something they find rewarding for no monetary gain.