Book Musings: Fearless Flyer – Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine

Fearless Flyer – Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine

We learned about Ruth Law and how on November 19, 1916 she took to the sky to fly from Chicago to New York in one day. Something no one had ever done. Especially not a woman. Beautifully illustrated and wonderful book!

“When I was a little girl I used to dream of flying, not with terror ….. but with wonder and delight. I would be a swallow flying south, or an eagle swooping down from the clouds, and then, all of a sudden, I’d wake up, just a little girl ready to cry because she had no wings.”

“I could anticipate what would happen to the motor by the sound of it.”

“To become an aviator one has to dismiss all fear.”

“The sky was my limit and the horizon my sphere. It’s any woman’s sphere if she has nerve and courage and faith in herself. She’s got to have faith in herself.”

Steaming Hot Sumatra and Potato Chili Bowl With Almond Butter Cocoa While the Guinea Pig Chews

May 5 2019:

Me. A hot steamy cup of organic Sumatra black coffee. A super delicious vegan super fruit muffin. Gorgeous trees outside the window. A most satisfying combination. 💙💙

May 7 2019:

That. Was. Delicious!!! Baked red potato smushed into a bowl of vegan chili, sliced open and topped with Miyoko’s “butter”, sweet onions, and Daiya cheese. I couldn’t even eat it all. Filling and YUM!!

May 11 2019:

Yummy find at Trader Joe’s. So. Good.

Do your bookmarks look like this?Thomas has Lovey, our rescue Guinea pig, give her stamp of approval to bookmarks, receipts, and any other bits of paper!

I once accidentally knocked a receipt into her house that I needed for a return. I felt like a child saying the dog ate my homework when I handed the chewed receipt to the cashier. Sorry. Our Guinea pig thought it was hers and chewed it! 😱🤣

Underneath Wild Clouds With Birds Serenading in a Field of Miniature Flowers

May 6 2019:

Crazy fun clouds on today’s walk.

May 7 2019:

Absolutely breathtaking walk this morning. I was serenaded with birdsong nearly the entire walk.

May 8 2019:

Afternoon walk with Thomas yesterday. So much loving this little patch of tiny yellow flowers!! 💛💚💛💚💛💚

Lillian Darnell – Graduating June 2019

May 6 2019:

Have spent nearly all day creating Lillian Darnell’s High School Transcript! Oh my goodness! Her official graduation date will be June 1st; which also happens to be National Donut Day … HA! And, the book signing event at Barnes & Noble!

We’ll be celebrating with donuts and books!! I’m sure we will have a wee live online celebration for Lillian’s long distance friends and family too. Stay tuned … What a journey!

Where Would You Fly – Flying to the Reno Barnes and Noble

May 5 2019:

Keep forgetting to share … Lillian Darnell has been invited to Barnes & Noble again on June 1st for a book signing event. I’ll be there as her helper. We’ll most likely be there between noonish – 2:00 or 3:00. Come see us!

Thomas – Vaulting Lessons Spring 2014

**THROWBACK POST**

May 9 2014

Thomas is the grateful recipient of a scholarship for attending vaulting lessons this spring at this amazing facility in Washoe Valley. Thank you Barbara for your beautiful spirit! And, thank you to the amazing Amanda for instructing the vaulters!

OH! And … Thank you to the graceful Meg for her gentle and kind spirit with the kids!! You are an amazing and wonderful horse!!

Book Musings: St. Peter’s Umbrella

May 5 2019:

St. Peter’s Umbrella

I have been incorporating more fiction into my reading as that was my first love. More coming … The list is already growing of what I’ve read so far …. And, there’s a fiction or two wanting to be birthed from my heart.

Written by one of the most popular story-tellers of Hungarian literature. This was one of the most popular he ever wrote. Wonderful story that held my attention. Nearing the end I couldn’t put it down as I wanted to know how it all unfolded. Great story built from the ground up surrounding an elusive and honored red umbrella.

This book was purchased at a library sale years ago for Lillian. I’ve been wanting to read it ever since … 😍😍😍

Movie Night: When Marnie Was There

May 4 2019:

Team TLC movie night – Lillian’s choice: “When Marnie Was There” – Second time around for this one as we watched it many years ago. Lillian and I wanted to see it again.

Lillian says, “Good, suspenseful, emotional, liked the music, and my favorite character is Marnie. 100% recommend it!”

I say, “This is my favorite Studio Ghibli movie. Sweet and beautiful story of a young girl coming to know the truth of her life and her true self; releasing the stories she had been telling herself. Just adore this story.”

Thomas sat this one out.