The Weekly Post


Among my highlights last week:

Taking Jane to Thai food for the first time — just the two of us. We had fresh rolls with peanut sauce and pad thai with chicken. All eaten with gusto.

Eating: Telfer and I went to Portland sans children for a long weekend as an early anniversary getaway (13 years!). A friend that Telfer works with kindly gave us a stay at their apartment near Portland State University and we had the best time. Telfer has been a little run down after the last few weeks of work so he slept a ton and got all caught up. We did our favorite things: eat, walk, talk and read. The farmer’s market at Portland State on Saturdays is the most magnificent thing. I walked around with my mouth open at the abundance and beauty of the mid-May produce but managed to eat a very large biscuit at Pine State Biscuits. We also had lunch at Pok Pok (amazing! as good as everyone says!) and an early dinner at Tasty n Alder (bar snacks!) and brunch at Olympic Provisions (eggs benedict!)

Reading: I finished All Our Names by Dinaw Mengertu (solid if slightly forgettable novel) on the first day we were in Portland. On Saturday, I read The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. I absolutely loved this romantic, perfect for a vacation novel. It’s warm and comforting and Valancy Stirling is a memorable heroine. It’s kind of hard to find so let me know if you want to borrow.

Published by Andrea Y. Griffith

owner of browsers. former librarian. wife. mother to two tweens and the cutest labradoodle in the world.

One thought on “The Weekly Post

  1. Oh the blue castle. Just the best. I try to only read it once a decade so that I forget the plot because it is so surprisingly delightful and perfect…and it’s possible I’m due for a reread…


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