Friday, July 1, 2011

recent things that make me happy

The farmer's market, where so far I've picked up peaches, blackberries, strawberries, corn and other various vegetables, goat's milk soap, a lavender plant, and a lemon verbena plant. The peaches and blackberries turned into Olivia at Everyday Musing's peach and blackberry crisp.

I read about this book, Palace of Illusions, in a magazine awhile ago and added it to my to-read-someday list. I found it at an outlet mall outside of Austin and bought it immediately, partly because I want to read it and partly because it's sparkly.

I think I still have a headache from the lunch break I spent picking out a new perfume a few days ago. I ended up with Wish by Lollia. The pretty bottles may have been part of what sold me.

Blueberry picking, which actually happened about 3 weeks ago. It was scorching, but the lemon blueberry cheesecake bars, blueberry muffins, and bowls of Greek yogurt, honey, and blueberries were kind of worth it.

I loved this movie, even though it added about 10 books to my must-read-now list (not to be confused with my to-read-someday list) including A Moveable Feast, The Paris Wife, The Great Gatsby, and Save Me the Waltz. There was also a hilarious moment with Salvador Dali in the movie, where he describes his latest idea for a painting, which sounds like a complete mess -- something about a rhinoceros and Jesus. I fully appreciated that having just been to the Dali museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, and seeing paintings that looked an awful lot like what he described and somehow managed not to be complete messes.

Dali mustaches. What else do you do when posing outside of his museum?

Happy weekend! What's been making you happy lately? Has anyone else read that sparkly book or seen Midnight in Paris?


  1. I haven't read the book OR seen the movie. Geez, I'm behind!
    Those peaches and blueberries-YUM :)

    something that's making me happy today is that we have a 3 day weekend -shallow, I know. That AND Sangria :)

  2. Nothing beats fresh fruit! Yesterday I saw a strawberry growing in my garden! I can't wait to pick them! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Something that makes me happy?? Less than an hour until I have a nice beverage in hand! Here's to the weekend.

  3. Love the new blog design! It's so cute!

    I have yet to see the movie but all of the books you listed have been on my "must read more adult books" list. How awesome that you went to the Dali museum! Putting that on my "must see one of these days" list :-)

    PS Your making me jealous with those peaches. . . Could I get some mailed up north? The peaches suck here.

  4. I added a bunch of books to my to-read list after seeing Midnight in Paris too! Right now I'm reading Farewell to Arms.

  5. I loved Midnight in Paris! What a cute movie. The first thing I did when I got home was to add the Great Gatsby to my Barnes & Noble wishlist, haha.