This weekend was beautiful, so sunny, so summer…it was perfect! We had a campfire, roasted wieners and marshmallows and didn’t even have to bundle up, we gardened and didn’t have to wear a sweater, we washed the cars and didn’t have to worry about the doors freezing shut.
Of course it was Mothers Day, so I went up to the local greenhouse to buy the moms a pot and some basil…and of course came back with things for me too! I needed to add to my foxglove collection so I purchased three more plants as well as three Hollyhock plants. I just discovered Hollyhocks and LOVE the British feel they’ll give to my garden (: Maybe I’ll add some Lupins in there as well. Annnd Grandma told me she has some Tulip bulbs she’d love to give me so those will be filling another flower bed.
I really need to buy a book on how to care for my plants. I was reading one at my mom-in-law’s last night and learned that Foxgloves and Hollyhocks love moist soil. Totally didn’t know that. It might come in handy to know these types of details…and perhaps my flowers will live longer…or actually live…
Also, I need to buy a fence or wire to go around my flower beds. At the moment my dog thinks that they are her walking path.
When I was younger (this is completely off of the above subject!) I read this book about an Egyptian slave girl. I loved it and have since been in love with the Egyptian culture and beliefs. But I can’t seem to find another novel that fills this need…I bought one in Chapters last time we were there and was not impressed at all. The concept of the book was cool, apparently translated directly from scrolls (not quite sure if this was part of the fiction or not…) but it wasn’t written well at all. I didn’t finish it.
Last night I turned on the TV and watched a show about a team of scientists finding Queen (King) Hatshepsut. SO INTERESTING!! And this show got me thinking. I love Egyptian history, I love writing, I can’t find a novel in this era that I like…why not write my own Egyptian novel?? I’m going to start with researching, reading historical textbooks and biographies and see where it gets me. I can’t commit to such a huge process right now, but it is a dream I’d like to start making reality soon.
Q: Do you have a favorite historical novel?