When summer serves up kind of a sour lemonade, it helps to have some distractions — like big bowls of chocolate cherry ice cream, a sewing project for a lovely friend that takes over the dining room table —  and a visit from your mom.

I’m getting more confident in my quilting and learning to embrace the imperfections. I remember my grandpa always saying that we leave some lumps in the mashed potatoes so people know they’re homemade. It’s a lesson that extends outside the kitchen for me.


My mom and I used to watch a lot of Gilmore Girls together (I’ve referenced the fact that Rory moved to Iowa to cover the Obama campaign at the same time I moved here, thus cementing the fact that we are spirit sisters). A couple of days ago, Nicole from Making it Lovely linked to this post of Rory’s reading list from the show.

I’ve read 34.5 of them (I got halfway through The Master and Margarita for book club a few years ago), but it’s a long list and I think I’ll have to reference it next time I’m looking for a book to check out.

That sweet book girl print from The Black Apple was one of the first things I got for my single-20something-in-Des-Moines apartment in Waterbury. This one is cute, too.


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2 responses to “Distractions

  1. I bookmarked Rory’s reading list too. Sending you happy thoughts 🙂

  2. I love Rory’s list! There’s a Goodreads group too that has this list – unfortunately I don’t think I have read that many of them. I have my work cut out for me!

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