Sunday Post: 9/3/17 the beach, crochet and books

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…

Happy Sunday everyone, September is here and I am ready for Autumn. It’s a rainy one in Jersey and I plan on reading and crocheting in between a few household chores today.

On a sad note, I can’t even look at the news anymore concerning the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey . Not that it should take a natural disaster to do it, but it really makes you stop and appreciate what you have and remember to live in the moment, because it can all be gone in an instant.

Crochet-wise, I went to the craft store last night and picked up two skeins of yarn for a hat and infinity scarf set. This sign says it all.

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They have a Labor Day weekend sale going on so I bought Read Heart With Love in pink and black and it is so soft. I think I’ll trim the black infinity scarf with pink then make the hat pink and trim it with black.

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Bookwise, I started Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman last night and it’s great already. The last time I read Gaiman was years ago with Stardust. He has a way of sweeping you away with his writing. I hope to spend the day dipping in and out of these short stories. It’s a three day weekend so more reading time.

I had a nice reading week and found a new favorite book with The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The movie is a favorite and I’ve been meaning to read the book for a while. Each are different but I was not disappointed. I’ll have my review up in a few days.

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I’ll end with beach pictures from last weekend. My daughter and I spent the day down the shore. We just lounged on the beach, hung out on the boardwalk and enjoyed the day. The weather was really nice and I almost dozed off laying out on the beach around 5:00 pm as it started too cool off, with the nice breeze and the sounds of the waves.

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We got ice-cream at a favorite spot on the boardwalk in the evening and we also had our favorite cheesey fries. It’s tradition.

What are you doing this weekend? What are you reading?

Enjoy your Sunday 🙂

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disclaimer: The photos in this post are my own and not to be removed from this post.

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15 thoughts on “Sunday Post: 9/3/17 the beach, crochet and books

  1. We are supposed to get rain today, although it will still be pretty hot out. I hope the lightning stays at a minimum as we have too many fires in the area already. The news coming out of South Texas is so tragic. And yet the stories of the community coming together have been so inspiring. I hate that it takes a disaster to bring people together. So much devastation and destruction. My heart goes to all those impacted.

    I am glad you are enjoying Trigger Warning. I have a copy of that, but haven’t read it yet.

    Love your beach pictures! Looks so relaxing. Have a great week!

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  2. I’m ready for autumn too. It’s my favorite time of year. I understand what you mean about Harvey too. It’s hard to watch all of the devastation, although it is wonderful to see so many doing everything they can to help. We’re watching Irma out in the Atlantic now and hoping it either fizzles out or turns back before it gets to the East Coast.

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  3. Hi Naida,

    Autumn is also one of my favourite seasons, the other being spring, although today it is has been more like winter down here in the south of the UK. Cold, wet and windy just about sums it up, so a day indoors was just what the doctor ordered, although I did spare a thought for my brother and eldest niece, who were running a half marathon about 50 miles away. Thankfully they both finished in better than target times, so all was well there, although they did look quite wet and cold when they crossed the finish line!

    As with books, I do enjoy a good bargain on my knitting wool, so consequently and once again as with my books, my yarn cupboards are full to overflowing and who knows what magical colours I might have lurking at the back of the shelves, as they haven’t seen daylight in quite some time!

    On the visits I have made to the US over the years, some of my favourite times have been on the various boardwalks. We have our piers over here, but somehow they just aren’t quite the same. I guess that each have their merits and drawbacks. It was good that you got to spend some quality time with your daughter.

    Have a great week 🙂

    Yvonne

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    • Hi Yvonne, hope you got to relax inside then. How nice that your brother and niece ran the half marathon together! Good for them 🙂
      I know you know how hard it can be to resist yarn….lol. And the boardwalks are definitely fun, it’s tradition.
      Enjoy your week!

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  4. I am actually sad that the warmer weather is coming to an end. I have also been really enjoying the beach this year.

    Harvey has been terribly destructive and is causing such great suffering. Hopefully we will not see more storms like this for a long time.

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  5. Happy Labor Day, Naida! I’m glad you are able to read and relax over the long weekend. I have yet to read anything by Neil Gaiman! I’m still catching up since my trip, so I am late to read this terrific post. I enjoyed seeing your great photos.

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  6. Great pics, Naida! I love going to the beach but it’s not fun getting sunburn so I always make sure to go under a shade, ha. (Sunscreen help, but I also tan easily.)

    Have a great week! 🙂

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