Getting ready for a weekend in the country used to mean packing my car with auction finds. Now that I am closing the store it doesn't seem smart to put more things in when I am trying to get everything out.
I am looking forward to the day the store is closed and I have time to do other things on my weekends in the country.
Today I will go straight to the house, sit outside and read. Late spring is my favorite time of year--it stays light past 8:30 now.
I'm taking along a book called The Garden of Reading. I thought it was a collection of short nonfiction pieces, but it's stories by a wonderful array of authors as diverse as Colette, Eudora Welty and Stephen King.
I have been re-reading books for something I'm working on, and highly recommend these memoirs by smart, strong, interesting women: The Road From Coorain, by Jill Ker Conway; West With the Night, by Beryl Markham; Out of Africa, by Isak Dinensen; and We Took to the Woods, by Louise Dickinson Rich. Enjoy your weekend!