Sunday, July 19, 2015


Currently, I am...

Reading Flirting with French, a memoir about a man in his fifties who is desperately trying to learn to speak French. It's a funny read and easy to read in small chunks.

Listening to Sam Smith and Meagan Trainor and Maroon 5.

Planning my first quarter syllabi for school - just two more weeks of vacation for me. 

Hoping that my daughter and her br have a great trip to Oregon next week and that her dogs behave while they're staying with me. 

Worrying about getting my backyard under control. There's a lot of work to be done still, and the weather here is not cooperating. (neither is my energy level)

Watching The Strain on Hulu Plus and The Paradise on Netflix - I recommend both of these very different series. 

Dreading all of the clean laundry that I need to put away in my bedroom. Six weeks in Paris ring a bell? 

Scheduling appointments and to-do lists for the beginning weeks of the school year.

Looking for a dress for the first day of school.  

Stitching a few new projects for fall/winter - or I'm planning on stitching them anyway. 

That's my currently list as of right now. What's going on in your world? 


  1. Hi Tiffany, I'm a fan of scrapgals, as well as your blog and just wanted to tell you about some mystery novels set in late nineteenth-century Paris. The author is Claude Izner (which is actually a pen name for 2 sisters), and their novels center around a rare bookstore and the book seller, Victor Legris, who decides to start investigating a murder at the Eiffel Tower. There are several in the series and Paris itself, as well as historical events, are always a part of the story. One of the books even involves a disappearance at the Père-Lachaise cemetery. I'm not sure if you're a series mystery novel kind of girl, but it seems that you would enjoy the setting, and the stories are fun and interesting if anything. I enjoyed reading them, after I stumbled upon the first one, I decided to read them all. - Just wanted to pass it on - and also to say thanks, I love listening to the podcast, and it was fun following along with your summer in Paris via your blog and instagram. Thanks, Helen

  2. Reading: Just finished Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf, which is the first thing I've ever read by that author. It was short and spare, almost reminding me a bit of Hemingway, but lovely and poignant (and less opaque than Hemingway.)

    Feeling: Stressed at work, but happy at home and I anticipate the stress won't last forever, so . . .

    Appreciating: Having had lots of great friend and family time over the weekend.

    Loving: that my 11-year-old will still let me read books to her at night sometimes. We're currently reading A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle.