Feb. 22nd, 2017

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Feb. 22nd, 2017 10:17 pm
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☆ Reading Wednesday: Somewhat in the middle of reading a poetry collection, Calling down the sky by Rosanna Deerchild. I say "sort of" because I've kind of put it on hold for now, since I'm having difficulty focusing. It's very strong poetry and I really love her style (it's, hmm, I guess you could say it's both sparse and conversational at the same time - very minimal in form, and with a very strong "vocal" note to it). The subject is (mainly) the experiences of survivors of the residential school system, and it has a really raw note to it.

...Aside from that, I've been listening to an audiobook of Neil Gaiman's Coraline, mainly. It's been ages since I've read the book or watched the film, and I've forgotten almost the whole thing, so it's really interesting to experience it again.

☆ Delicious things: polenta with sausage and mushrooms. And blackberries for dessert. The polenta we used was storebought, and all through supper mum kept going on about how it isn't the same as how it was when her Friulian relations made it when she was a kid, blah blah blah preservatives. Well, I do have a book of Friulian recipes, and the polenta looks like one of the few things that it's possible to make from scratch without altering the ingredients (so many of them require ridiculously specific stuff that you can't get in this frozen wasteland). So... maybe we'll try that some time soon. If we're feeling adventurous.

☆ Night-driving lesson #2 went well. Once again, I did not crash into anything. I did forget to turn the headlamps off after we were done, though. Going to have to remember to... not forget that. Um. That would be bad. Oh well, IT'S A START.

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