I played hooky for an hour-and-half in the middle of the day to watch one of my favorite movies: The Dead. It was originally shown in theaters 1987, but it wasn’t released on DVD until this week. It was as good as I remembered it was.
This morning, I made myself a cup of tea (in my insulated travel mug), but didn’t realize until 30 minutes later, when I went to take my first sip, that I had never turned the kettle on. So what I really had was a mug of tepid water.
In the mail today, we received a copy of Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion, a new book by our friend Katherine. I can’t wait to start reading it. We also (separately) received a beautiful, handmade necklace and a pair of earrings from Katherine’s daughter, Emily, as a donation for Hyla’s school’s auction.
Hyla can play most of Ashokan Farewell on her violin from memory. She can also play it while lying on her back on the floor. I don’t know how often she’ll need that skill, but it’s nice to know she’ll be prepared, if and when.
This afternoon, we started fantasizing about hiking Alta Via 1 in a couple of years.