Hello once again. Come on in for a nice cup of… What will it be today? Coffee? I’m all out, unless you’re OK with instant, which we keep in the house for when my father-in-law visits. Tea? I’ve got rooibos, green, maybe some kind of black. I also have fresh mint. My husband went to the farmer’s market this morning and bought fresh mint, among other delicious things. I’m most excited about the asparagus and fennel. Do you get excited about certain vegetables?
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my plans for the weekend are to relax, have fun and spend time with my husband, son, and dog. Today I’m going to my son’s basketball practice and then I don’t have any plans. Maybe we’ll go for a walk and/or to a café for some tea.
On Sunday, I’ve planned a visit to the Zamenhof Center, which is a museum of local history, art, culture, and Esperanto. What’s Esperanto you ask? It’s a made up language that Ludwik Zamenhof, a Bialystok native, created. It also happens to be the most successful constructed language in the world, with an estimated 300,000 users. The Zamenhof Center has planned a green day of planting for International Children’s Day. We’ll first go for a guided nature walk in the area, and then we’ll roll up our sleeves and plant some seeds, literally. After that we’ll go to a street festival.
I’ll also make some zucchini and parsley soup, which I’d been planning for a few days. I’m a huge parsley fan, so much in fact that this blog should be called parsley addict. Can you tell I’m a fan of greens? Yes, I am one of those crazy people that can rave on for days about kale and broccoli and all things in the plant kingdom.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m very excited about June. So many good things will happen. First of all, not only is Monday International Children’s Day, it is also the start of my Monday Inspirations series. There are some wonderful posts by talented bloggers lined up. This Monday, you’ll read Gulara Vincent‘s post on Agatha Christie. Other bloggers that will be guest posting this month include Anne Higa, Emilia of Bookbug’s World, and Sabina of Victim to Charm. There are still others not scheduled yet, and there are even spots to be filled. Maybe you’d like to write a post?
This past Monday, I began my series of posts for Part Time Monster. Did you read about Rodzenice? I’ll be posting about Slavic female monsters over there every last Monday of the month. Also, Speakeasy is hosting Beach Party Blogathon on June 8-12 and after a few weeks’ consideration, I’ve decided to write about The Blue Lagoon (1980) starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. I haven’t written the post yet, but I’m thinking of a feminist/personal angle. It might not be what you expect. I’ll be posting that here on June 11.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you June is also my birthday month (June 4). My son was also born this month, we’ll be celebrating his 6th birthday on June 23. I love birthdays. For mine, I’ll be making this rainbow cake.
And I already mentioned the Big Book Festival in Warsaw that will take place June 12-14 on your last coffee visit. I’m super excited about it. I’ve booked an apartment through AirBnB.
How was your May? What plans do you have for June?
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