Detailed and poignant, Atwood once again displays strengths and weaknesses of both sexes in this novel set in Post-Depression and War Era Canada. A family falling from the upper class, from grace, from Heaven almost, as the detailed characters float through the apathy that is life.
Or is it there life? Atwood provides mystery and romance, deception and the frailty of both life and the strength of bonds, familial and perceived.
I enjoyed the book, even though it took me a while to really get hooked into it. Eye-opening in regards to emotion and attachment, to the role women played in pre and post war environments. Definitely a good book to pick up if you are an Atwood fan. Not a comfortable or cheery book, but the story is deep and riveting.
Monday, March 7, 2011
So Jason and I were talking over the weekend about how mayo usually upsets my stomach and really doesn't do much for me taste-wise on sandwiches, and I had just read an article in my running magazine about substituting hummus for mayo. So today, after napping and being lazy in general, I decided to whip up a batch.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
So I found this recipe for fudge striped shortbread cookies... It seemed easy and I needed to work off some stress in the kitchen...
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I'm really, really ready for spring. I'm ready to do long runs, work in the yard, go on long hikes with the kiddo and pup, get muddy and gross, and just be back outside in general. I've been prepping myself, my house, my plants... but every time it seems to warm up enough for a tantalizing taste, we get hit with a snowstorm the next day and I'm back shoveling snow instead of dirt like I would rather be doing. So I'm keeping myself occupied in the house.
Such as keeping the dog shiny and clean. She doesn't like baths as a rule, but is very good about them, then tears around like a crazy thing afterwards, rubbing herself all over chairs, people, and to my chagrin, snow. Silly Pup.
Supposedly it's going to warm up above 32 degrees today, which means trying for a long run when hubby gets home... I'm hoping for at least 5 miles, upping my milage a bit each time I run trying to get my endurance back after a long and lazy winter. Here's to hoping!