Grillo Center Labyrinth

Grillo Center Labyrinth
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Saturday Morning Walkers - May 26, 2008

Happy Rainy Monday from Boulder!

Well, true to form, it always rains at some point during our Boulder Creek Festival but this is the first time in a while that we've had a "full-out" cold and rainy day. I'm guessing that the Bolder Boulder 10k participants were happy to have cool weather but we decided not to sit out at the Grillo Center Labyrinth today. We did have two spectacular days on Saturday and Sunday - good crowds and great enthusiasm for the labyrinth. Jan and I got to a great concert at the Bandshell yesterday afternoon. The group is called Ron Ivory's One-On-One and they do Motown music. They were terrific and drew quite a crowd. I checked their website and saw that they are appearing at Nissi's in Lafayette on Friday evening, June 13th - anyone interested? I'm guessing they sell out quickly but I"ll check tomorrow.
Hope all of you had a relaxing and fun weekend.

Book Report:

We had our first A New Earth study group this past Thursday. I'm very excited about the work we're going to do together based on this book by Eckhard Tolle. It is not too late to join us if you'd like - we're meeting every other Thursday morning (next on June 5th) at Barnes and Noble Cafe next to Whole Foods in Boulder. We'll be working on Chapter 2.

Chris' daughter-in-law, Stevie recommended a book that she is enjoying - Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen - sounds like a good summer read.

From Publishers Weekly
Two gifted sisters draw on their talents to belatedly forge a bond and find their ways in life in Allen's easygoing debut novel. Thirty-four-year-old Claire Waverley manifests her talent in cooking; using edible flowers, Claire creates dishes that affect the eater in curious ways. But not all Waverley women embrace their gifts; some, including Claire's mother, escape the family's eccentric reputation by running away. She abandoned Claire and her sister when they were young. Consequently, Claire has remained close to home, unwilling to open up to new people or experiences. Claire's younger sister, Sydney, however, followed in their mother's footsteps 10 years ago and left for New York, and after a string of abusive, roustabout boyfriends, returns to Bascom, N.C., with her five-year-old daughter, Bay. As Sydney reacquaints herself with old friends and rivals, she discovers her own Waverley magic. Claire, in turn, begins to open up to her sister and in the process learns how to welcome other possibilities. Though Allen's prose can lean toward the pedestrian and the romance subplots feel perfunctory, the blending of horticultural folklore, the supernatural and a big dollop of Southern flavor should find favor with a wide swath of readers

Website of the Week - - this is an online journal for women in the "third third" of their lives - I heard about this on Satellite Sisters and it looks pretty good - check it out and see what you think.

Podcast of the Week-,page-1.html - I would really love to create and produce my own podcast possibly related to the blog content - not quite sure but I'll keep you posted.

Vocabulary Word of the Week - supercilious supercilious From Wiktionary

From Latin supercilium (“‘eyebrow, loftiness in demeanour’”).

(RP) IPA: /ˌsuːpəˈsɪliəs/ or /ˌsjuːpəˈsɪliəs/
(US) IPA: /ˌsuːpɚˈsɪliəs/
Audio (US)help, file
Rhymes: -ɪliəs

supercilious (comparative more supercilious, superlative most supercilious)

more supercilious
most supercilious

Arrogantly superior; showing contemptuous indifference; haughty.
"Now he was a sturdy, straw haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner." --F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Chapter 1

Dutch: hooghartig nl(nl), denigrerend nl(nl)
Italian: altezzoso

Cooking and Dining Report:

Meals were pretty simple around here this week - burgers, ravioli (frozen), leftovers, pizza - lots of other stuff going on leading up to the Creek Festival.

We did have one lovely dinner from the May issue of Gourmet Magazine - it actually was adapted from The Culinary Institute in Hyde Park, N.Y.Chicken Breast Provencal and Parsleyed Potatoes with Saffron (I didn't have saffron and used turmeric instead - worked pretty well and a lot less expensive!)

Barb made a wonderful soup this week - I'm hoping she'll share the recipe - hint, hint, hint!

That's all for now - have a great week coming up!


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