We've been really enjoying singing The Angel Cried as part of our bedtime prayers routine since Pascha. It is such a wonderful hymn:
On My Bedside Table
I'm nearly finished reading The Remains of the Day. I'll be glad to finish it, as it has not been my favorite novel. I barely remember watching the film based on the book, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson (it was years and years ago). I think that I may see if it is available to borrow at the library... I seem to remember it being good!
Have you heard about the new Jane Austen film, Love and Friendship, coming to theaters? It is based on Austen's unfinished novel, Lady Susan. Not only has Whit Stillman turned Lady Susan into a feature length film, he has also re-imagined and completed the novel for our reading pleasure. Both book and film look to be very good! The release for the movie is not terribly wide, however, so it won't come to us until the end of the month (and even then, I'll have to drive 45 minutes to get to a showing!).
One of the things I love to do just as the weather warms is pick out sandals. I have purchased a pair of Born Stephane sandals in gold. I love how they fit and look (they're perfect with every outfit), and as I am quite tall, the fact that they are flat is a wonderful bonus! What sandals will you be wearing this summer?
Kitchen, Pantry, Table
I've been flying by the seat of my pants as far as meals go since Pascha and really needed to get back into the menu planning groove! We're having: baked ziti, beef stroganoff, roast chicken with mashed potatoes, tuna sandwiches, and chili for our dinners this week. I made my grocery list and did the weekly shopping today after lunch. It wasn't ideal to wait until Monday afternoon to get it all done, but now that everything is planned and purchased, things will be a lot easier. I'm not sure why it took so much effort to get organized this time.