Today, I wore a shirt that bugs me and some shorts that don’t fit and somehow, I didn’t feel terrible wearing them!
I can’t really say why. . . . Maybe because the blouse fabric is so lovely? Maybe because I felt like I had a normal length torso for once? Maybe because when I made both these pieces, they were too small, but now they’re not?
Or maybe it was just a lovely, warm, sunshiny day. And that was enough.
Though, as I was wearing it, I did get an idea to fix the collar on this blouse. But, we’ll see. I need to figure out how to do it.
And today’s book: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
There are two things I love about this book: the point of view and the ending. The story is narrated by both of the main characters, Bryce and Julianna, each taking a turn to tell his or her side of the story.
It really makes me wish I were still teaching–it would be so interesting to read this book with a class and discuss how we all can have very different perceptions of the same occurences.
And although I couldn’t say it like that at the time, I still had enough sense at age seven and a half to know that Julianna Baker was dangerous.
Looking back, I like to think it was at least partly scientific curiosity that made me chase after that kiss, but it was probably more those blue eyes.
And the ending? Well, I certainly won’t give it away. Let’s just say that you don’t expect it, and maybe you don’t want it, but it’s the exact ending the story should have.