Friday!

The weather set a strange tone all week. Rain and thunderstorms, sudden bursts of sunlight.

I'm falling back into that well-worn furrow: work-homework-work. Moving through the city without energy or engagement. So, it's been a hard week and there's always a certain momentum to these ways, one that I struggle with. But I hope to reset myself this weekend, wander away from the familiar routes and just be in the world more.


Tonight after work I'm going to buy myself a big bunch of flowers (I thought I had peony fatigue from Instagram, but then I swooned over these). And hopefully the rain will hold off long enough for a nice long stroll on Saturday morning (if I could wear Stephanie's imaginary outfit, I'd be a happy duck).

I'm between books right now and that's probably hurting me too... I literally bookend most days with an hour or more of reading. When I don't have that time, when there isn't a cast of characters or ideas seizing my attention, I feel rudderless and even a little lonely in my world.

What are you up to this weekend? Hope it's a lovely one!

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  1. I absolutely agree with your sentence: "When I don't have that time, when there isn't a cast of characters or ideas seizing my attention, I feel rudderless and even a little lonely in my world." Breakfast with a (good) book is a must, as is a nice bedtime reading.

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    1. Thanks Elena - have a lovely weekend!

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  2. I love the light in this image. So soft and delicate, just like the flowers themselves.

    PS: I'm starting The Sense of an Ending this weekend. I had bookmarked (pun intended) your review and then another friend just recommended it so I had no choice...!

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    1. Fun! I got a comment from one of your readers (or friends?) this week saying they had read it based on your recommendation from my review.

      I really hope you like it... it goes by very quickly and you almost don't realize how deeply you're feeling it, or at least that was the case for me.

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    2. I sent him your review and he agreed with it wholeheartedly! After that, I just had to get the book for myself! I finished First Love and Other Sorrows last weekend (I've been slow lately!) and really enjoyed it, even though it gave me heartache at times.

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    3. Nice - thank you!

      If I could read books like First Love all the time I would be a happy duck. Definitely one of the best books I've read in years. I guess I like heartache (it's true)

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  3. Sometimes a little heartache from fiction helps me cry out my real heartache. Does that make sense?

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  4. I love this too. I've been meaning to go to the library, but I've been too tired or busy. Maybe today/tonight.

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  5. I hope that next week will be better for you... Flowers will help ;)

    By the way, do you by any chance know more 'floral' blogs?

    Have a lovely weekend, Jane!

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    1. Yes! I love An Apple A Day http://emersonmerrick.blogspot.ca/ the Saipua blog http://saipua.blogspot.ca/ and Little Flower School (also check out Nicolette Owen's Flickr) http://little-flower-school.blogspot.ca/ :)

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    2. Thank you! I will take a look at the last one as I'm already following (and loving) the first two...
      Thanks again x

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  6. Those very peonies are blooming in my yard- I'm waging an internal battle over whether I should cut them for a bouquet, or just brave the rain to enjoy them growing outside!

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    1. I photographed these in somebody's garden. I was sure glad they'd left them there!

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  7. I'm not sure I could ever reach peony fatigue, but I love the way you put this "when there isn't a cast of characters or ideas seizing my attention, I feel rudderless and even a little lonely in my world." Oh, I concur. Am resonating!

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  8. I know the feeling! I hate finishing a book I enjoy with characters I invest in, because of that disoriented feeling afterwards.

    p.s. your flower arrangement on Instagram is beyond words - totally swoon-worthy!

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    1. Thanks Hila!

      Yes, it takes me a long time to recover from a really good book and it's always hard to know what to reach for afterwards.

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  9. my work routine is cramping my style too at the moment, totally know that feeling. hope the fires ignite again soon x

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  10. I feel the same about finishing a book. I always have a hard time starting a new one, though, because I'm still caught up in whatever I've just finished. It takes a few chapters to get back my sense direction.

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    1. for sure... always hard to start something new.

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