Lucy is so excited!!! She is ready for Nantucket!!! Her Nantucket Bike Basket came today. Note her excitement. Note her look of pleasure. I know she cannot wait until we are flying through the bike paths of Nantucket. However, for now, we are going to ride around the block daily to get her used to this idea. I am sure she will love it...well...reasonably sure.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I woke up today crying. I had a dream in the early morning that I talked to my mom. This dream was so true and so real that I truly believe I was crying as I slept. I woke up to Lucy staring at my face and gingerly touching it. This dream was so vivid...I dreamed that I was in my parents house and I was cleaning it out with my brothers and sister. I was alone in my parents room when the phone rang. I answered sort of annoyed and I heard the voice of my mother. I have been worrying for the longest time that I would forget what her voice sounded like and her voice was always so soft and lovely. My mom's voice on the other end of the phone was her voice when she was strong and healthy and she said this...Patty, this is Mom...do you know where I am? And I hesitated in my dream and said...Yes, Mom...I do...I think you are in heaven. Then she laughed softly and said this...I thought so. I asked her where my dad was and she answered that he was there too and that he was strong and healthy the way he used to be. Then I asked her if she could call me again and she said that she couldn't...she told me to tell my brother John that he was doing a fine job and she was proud of him...and then I told her to tell my dad hello and then we said good bye. And then I woke up remembering how my mom sounded when she was healthy and happy and here.
Posted by Patty Magyar at 8:25 AM
Friday, July 16, 2010
This interesting article was in an email this week...I do love reading lists and if I don't have one or two I feel as though I am missing out on really amazing books. This was published by Bookblips and covers old and new books.
Posted by Patty Magyar at 1:34 PM
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Here is my recipe for the perfect summer book.
At least one husband having an affair with his wife’s best friend
A wife running off to a guest cottage in Nantucket because of her husband’s infidelity
A dysfunctional trio of sisters who all have their own issues…including falling in love with a married man, getting dumped by a fiancée and losing a job and being the youngest in the family with no concern at all for other family members
An island widower still trying to recover from his own issues and the death of his wife
Now toss all of these characters together, add some odd island old society characters, lots of angst and self doubt, a small theft or two, some blue fish, beach swims, bicycle rides and boat trips and you have a yummy novel that you will not be able to put down.
Nancy Thayer does a lovely job of keeping all of these many characters moving throughout the course of one summer. The book is charming and a total delight to read. It helped solidify my decision to head to Nantucket in the Fall. One week, cottage, beach...yummy!!!
Posted by Patty Magyar at 11:13 AM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I am not sure that I have confessed my obsession with foods in the books that I am reading...all through Morganville Vampires I craved chili, all during Seven Year Switch...I craved Chinese food and tacos...but my new obsession is an obsession of a different nature...after reading ( so far ) three summer beach books...we are going to Nantucket!!! I have been scouring the internet for just the right cottage in town. We want to be able to walk to coffee and newspapers and dinner and bike to beaches and picnics. We want to go to a wharf and buy fresh fish...blue fish...and grill it for dinner...I use the term we loosely here...I am dragging my husband on this Nantucket journey. I even want to look at the Nantucket Library. And the Nantucket Pharmacy...and...we have to take a ferry to get to Nantucket...I am so excited that I cannot even relax...but I will...once I am sipping a cranberry cooler while my lovely husband grills our blue fish...
Posted by Patty Magyar at 4:55 PM