Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday June 3 2018: Crochet, Books and The Walking Dead

sunday (249x249)mm

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…

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

I am moving in slow motion this morning. It’s already almost noon and I am just getting this post ready. Oh well, it’s a lazy kind of Sunday. I can’t believe June arrived so quickly. We’ve had humid and rainy days here plus high temps in the upper 80’s this past week. It’s not bad though, I prefer this over the bitter cold and snow.

It has been a busy work week but that is to be expected. My 45 minute or longer work commute turns into an easy 20 minute drive once schools are out for the summer so that will be very nice soon. And vacation isn’t too far away now so I am counting down the days. I cannot wait to wake up in the cabin right by the lake. That view and the serenity there are what we look forward to every year. It’s the best of the lazy summer days. We have our morning coffee in those Adirondack chairs. There is something wonderful to be said about not being on any set schedule and just lounging around. My parents got hooked on this place as well so they vacation with us in the summers here, our cabins are next to each other.
IMG_1657 (800x533)

Onto my Mailbox…
IMG_9923
Every Other Weekend by Zulema Renee Summerfield arrived via AmazonVine this week.

“A debut novel about an imaginative girl in the year following her parents divorce, and what happens when her creeping premonition that something terrible will happen comes true in the most unexpected of ways.

The year is 1988, and America is full of broken homes. EVERY OTHER WEEKEND drops us into the sun-scorched suburbs of southern California, amid Bret Michaels mania and Cold War hysteria, with Nenny, a wildly precocious, nervous nelly of an eight-year-old, as our guide to the newly rearranged life she finds herself leading after her parents split….”

Continue reading

Advertisements

Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 5/27/18: Books, Flowers, Brad Pitt, Etc.

sunday (249x249)mm

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…

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

Good morning everyone and Happy Memorial Day. It is a 3 day weekend here in the U.S. and the unofficial start of summer and it is really needed. Yesterday was gorgeous out and the temps were in the upper 80’s. I headed out early to meet with my girlfriend for a walk at the gardens I like to visit near home so that was a nice way to start my Saturday. It is very picturesque there and I am lucky to live close by enough that I can drive out there often.
IMG_9742 (413x550)

IMG_9743 (413x550)

Continue reading

Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 5/20/18: Re-Reading King again, crochet and a few other things

sunday (249x249)mm

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…

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It has been a rainy week here. It rained most of yesterday when I watched the Royal Wedding on the BBC channel. Those two are so sweet together, I loved her dress and seeing all the hats the ladies wear.

We also had a pretty heavy rain storm mid-week that looked like something out of a movie. The sky got dark, thunder and lightning started to crack, it became very windy and started pouring rain on my commute home from work. I thought I’d see the wicked witch fly by on her bicycle soon. It is raining today again as I type my post up.

giftwicked

Continue reading

Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 4/29/18: The Beach, Crochet, Books etc.

sunday (249x249)mm

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…

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

Happy rainy Sunday everyone, the last one in April. This month flew right on by. I took an unscheduled mini-blog break these past two weeks. I had the regular every day stuff going on so I didn’t get much blogging time but I will be playing catch up today and blog-hopping. I want to see what everyone is up to. My skin allergies are better, no more shiny Vaseline face lol, so thank you for your comments and advice on that. I did get some good reading in these two weeks and we took a day trip down the shore last weekend which was really nice.

earl
Yesterday I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon  and I read up to the 79% mark of Earl Interrupted (The Daring Marriages #2) by Amanda Forester on my Nook. I want to finish that up today so it will make 3 books read for April, which is great for me since last year in April I didn’t read one single book.

Onto my mailbox:
dishcover
Dishcloths to Crochet: Fun Designs to Brighten Your Kitchen! came via Dover/NetGalley and I am excited to whip up a dishcloth using one of these vintage patterns. I have to look through my yarn stash, I need red and blue cotton yarn for the one I want to make.

Continue reading

Sunday Post/Mailbox Monday 4/15/18: Books, Crochet etc.

sunday (249x249)mm

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…

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists….

Happy Sunday everyone. The weeks are flying right on by and we are already halfway through April.

Yesterday the temps went up into the 80’s here and it was so nice to feel the warmth. We took our usual drive out to the nearby state park yesterday afternoon and sat out by the picnic benches near the creek for a little while then got ice-cream on the way home. I brought my crochet project along with me. It is quiet and peaceful there, perfect for reading or just sitting and talking. There is also a path to walk along and enjoy.

This is actually a star-shaped blanket I’m crocheting for my favorite aunt.  We were always close and although she moved to Florida we still keep in touch regularly. She’s been asking me if I could make her something for a while now and I never seem to get around to it. She was vague when I recently asked what she would like, saying “something for my bedroom”. So after thinking about it, I figured a blanket would be a nice gift. Her favorite color is pink. She doesn’t know what I am making, and I won’t be there to see her reaction when she sees her gift as I’ll be mailing it out to her but I hope she will like it. It’s very “her” if you know what I mean. She likes flowers so I started with a flower in the center and am continuing with the star shape for the rest in alternating colors.
IMG_8615

My reading lagged this week since I was not feeling 100% and when I am sick I can’t focus on reading. I mainly watch tv instead. I’m still in the middle of In Places Hidden (Golden Gate Secrets) by Tracie Peterson and hopefully I can finish that one up soon.

Continue reading