What I’m Reading & Spring Is Almost Here

The sun is shining and it’s warmer. Ivy is sunning herself by the storm door. Charlie is at acupuncture. It’s been about 2-3 weeks due to the weather here where I couldn’t get my car out. So he really needed his treatment today.

I’m waiting on them to email me to pick my sweet boy up.

I finished reading one book and last night started on another. The one I’m currently reading is “A Good Marriage” by Kimberly McCreight.

Book Summary:

Lizzie Kitsakis is working late when she gets the call. Grueling hours are standard at elite law firms like Young & Crane.

The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help—even if Zach Grayson is an old friend. But Zach is desperate. His wife, Amanda, has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone. And Zach’s the primary suspect. 

As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren’t what they seemed. That their friends, a close-knit group of fellow parents at the exclusive Brooklyn Country Day school, might be protecting troubling secrets of their own.

In the end, she’s left wondering not only whether her own marriage can be saved, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place.

Looking Toward Spring:

I’m starting to look out the French doors and think about spring planting. Some of the plants that were doing fine don’t look so great after the harsh weather we recently had.

Even the rosemary plant just outside my French door looks a little bedraggled.

I’m hoping they will bounce back when the warm rays of spring tell them it’s time to wake up and throw off the blanket of winter slumber.

Spring officially begins March 20! It’s right around the corner.

Are you ordering seeds yet? Planning your garden on paper?


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  1. Brenda, I’m wondering if those who say they can’t find your posts receive an email as I do. It doesn’t matter what format you use, with the tap of a finger on my phone I can go right to it every day. On another note I suspect I too have lost my giant four-year-old rosemary plant. She’s looking pretty black.

  2. Brenda, I’ve read your blog since 2009, maybe even before that. Almost every day. I know you like to play with your layout a lot. This layout is beautiful, however tonight I found myself not wanting to come here because it was going to be too hard for me to find your newest blog post. Just FYI. I read it on my phone, which many people do, and it’s not as easy to find when you are using your phone.

  3. We are freezing here today. High winds and snow. Trying very hard to think of spring at the moment and like you can’t wait. March 20th is my grand daughter’s birthday so its already a special day for me!

  4. We still have big piles of snow on the ground here, but can see patches of ground/grass in between the piles. So good to see the ground again! The first thing I’ll be planting is radish seeds. I get them at Home Depot. They did really well last year in a big pot that I kept on my front porch in the sun.

    1. I just got back from the nursery. Just wanted to get out in the nice weather and walk a bit. Of course I came home with a flat of pansies. I haven’t planted pansies in awhile. Just needed some color!

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