WHAT I'M READING
While my husband and I were away this weekend, we spent a fair amount of time in the car (longer than anticipated, actually). Todd had some audiobooks on his iPod, so we listened to Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (this particular novella is fantastic narrated) and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone* (narrated by Stephen Fry--awesome!). I'm not usually a fan of audiobooks, but since there was much to look at out the windows on our road trip, it was nice not to have my nose wedged in a book. I'm just about to start Eleanor & Park, which I'm really looking forward to. And, as I'm sure you will not find surprising, I'm still plugging away at War and Peace and A Fine Balance.
WHAT I'M WRITING
In a word: Nothing. I was away for a week straight and had zero time to write. I'll get back to it soon, but at this point I'm not in a rush. Mostly I feel like I want to recuperate after all of the roadtripping we've been doing lately. It will happen when it happens.
To acknowledge your hard work during Ready. Set. WRITE!, we've selected FIVE winners for our 10-page "fresh eyes" giveaway:
2. Prerna Pickett
3. Robin Moran
4. Liz Parker
5. Dawn Allen
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
The beauty in nature. I know this probably sounds like a repeat of last week's post, but check out this gorgeous spot in Alberta:
|Beautiful Lake Louise, Alberta (one of my favourite places in this province)|
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
After we got back from my sister's place in Saskatchewan (which was lots of fun, by the way), we headed out the very next day to Canmore, Alberta. If you're familiar at all with Banff National Park, it's very close to there. Every Labour Day weekend, they host Highland Games. I've been before, but this year was the most fun I've had yet mainly because my husband came too, as well as members of my pipe and drum band. There was not a cloud in the blue, blue sky and temperatures soared. On Labour Day, Todd and I decided to head to Lake Louise (which, despite being born and raised in Alberta, Todd informed me he'd never been to).
Our plan was to return home via a very picturesque highway, but we took a wrong turn and accidentally ended up in Golden, British Columbia, an hour into the next province over. Whoops! Good thing it was such a nice day and the scenery so darn pretty!
Pictured above: Canmore, AB; the Canmore Highland Games; Lake Louise, AB; and Bow Lake, AB.
(It's difficult to fully capture the turquoise/teal of the water in all the lakes around the mountains.)
This was a very busy week all around what with all of the roadtripping we did, so I'm looking forward to a slower week ahead.
WHAT'S NEW WITH YOU?
* We didn't quite finish it, so I'm reading the rest in book format. (Yay!☺)