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Hello everyone. Happy Sunday Happy November. Happy reading.
I am sending my thoughts and prayers to the people in California with the major fires burning there now. It is so scary to see the news.
I went MIA for a little bit on blog land recently, because I was in Puerto Rico on vacation for one week. See the palm trees above? Yep. This past week was my first week back home and I am still kind of on vacation mode. Going to beautiful, sunny Puerto Rico was amazing. It is funny how I got used to the warm sunny temps (high 80’s) and going to the beach in October, meanwhile back home we had cold Fall temps and shorter days. We spent the days by the pool and the beach as well as sightseeing. We also visited some family.
I have alot of family on the island since both my parents were born there and the majority of my extended family still lives there. The island is still recovering from the devastation of the last hurricane a year ago. Hearing some of my family members stories and seeing the damage they still have to their homes was tough. But it was wonderful seeing them again, I hadn’t been to the island in about 8 years.
My hot-dog legs by the resort pool are below….we had snow flurries yesterday morning by me. I miss having my rum punch right a this spot.
Onto my mailbox…
While I was on vacation I purchased a copy of Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn and I read it already. I loved it. My review will be up this week I hope but I am behind on reviews. I gobbled that book up and wanted more so I bought a copy of Dark Places by the same author when I got home and I am reading that one now. Perfect for the 3 day weekend. This is a new favorite author.
Recently on the blog:
My thoughts on The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren went up this past week as well as an interview with the author. This book is the start of a cozy paranormal mystery series revolving around knitting vampires and witches. It was a fun read and I really enjoyed it.
I also listed a few of my favorite scary books before I left for vacation.
A very cool thing happened, well at least I think it’s very cool. I follow RedHeart Yarns on Instagram and whenever I post pics of my crochet projects using their yarn, I tag them. A few times they will “like” my post. A few weeks ago they asked me if I would give permission for them to use one of my crochet pictures on their Instagram and website, and I said YES. Yesterday they posted my crochet picture on their Instagram, which was really cool. I am the first one on the left, the pink scarf I made using their ombre yarn.
That wraps up my updates for now. How are you doing? What are you reading? Watching? I’ve been catching up on blog-land this weekend little by little.
I will close with a few more vacation photos in case anyone wants to see. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Veteran’s Day.
Puerto Rico from the airplane…
One lazy afternoon at the beach….
In Old San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico….a view from Castillo San Felipe del Morro.
One side of the fort/castle. We went inside the fort and down below as well…to the dungeons where prisoners were held in the past. It was very hot and claustrophobic down there. The cells had just one small hole in the wall with bars on it and you could see the ocean from there.
Another view of El Morro….
This below might be my favorite photo I took in Old San Juan. Read here to see what these umbrellas represent.
A fountain in Old San Juan…
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