How’s your weekend going? Jon’s been out of town since Friday, and I’ve been attacked by some kind of seasonal allergy attack that’s turned me into a sneezing, watery-eyed, raspy-throated mess over the last couple of days. I’ve taken the opportunity to crawl into bed for hours on end and get completely immersed in Drums of Autumn, the fourth novel in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.
I admit that I had more or less written the series off after getting through the first one and declaring it “torture porn,” but a year or two went by and I began to get curious about the rest of Claire’s and Jamie’s story, so I dove back in over the winter. Whether I’m just more intrigued by the plot line in this one or am mentally in a place where it’s appealing to me more, I think the fourth book is the best yet, and I’m pretty much devouring it. Have you read any of the series? What did you think?
Since I’ve been living inside a novel all weekend, I’ve got just a few blog reads for you today, quickly written up as I’m sitting at Panera enjoying an iced tea with my son Isaac. Forgive any typos; there’s half a chocolate-chip muffie waiting for me when I’m done.
- Walking as a retreat for the busy mom – Katie Clemons for SimpleMom. Loved reading this essay about the therapeutic nature of long walks. I think I need to start looking outside my usual route and see what I can discover by just walking.
- It’s about time – Steph at Adventures in Babywearing. If your kids are moving past the baby-and-toddler stage, I’m guessing you can relate to this. How do you find “your people” when you’re past the playdate stage?
- 3 golden rules of decorating and living well that I’m learning to live by – Amy at Frugal Mama. I love reading about Amy’s journey to decorating her new home, and especially the “rules” she’s following as she goes.
Enjoy! I’ll see you for Mindful Monday – don’t forget, I’ll be doing a linkup, so if you want to join in write your post whenever you get a chance, then stop by tomorrow to leave your link!