Welcome to the Sunday/Monday post for this weekend. I will be linking up to:
Stacking the Shelves
It's Monday, What Are You Reading?
21 years. I had been thinking about September 11th off and on, but it hit me again as I typed the title of this post. In some ways, it is hard to believe it has been 21 years, but in other ways, it's hard to believe it has only been 21 years. I don't intend to go into any more than that about the day, but I did feel the need to acknowledge it.
I did not work today! After 19 days without a day off (yes, I worked all day Labor Day), I finally got a day off. And I'm not planning to work tomorrow, either.
Which is a good thing since I've got a lot of stuff to do around the condo. But instead of doing any of that, I've been off having fun. Last night, I went to play some mini-field ultimate Frisbee. Today, I went paddle boarding and played games with friends. Tomorrow, after I do the PowerPoint at church in the morning, I need to come home and tackle my to do list around the condo. Things like cleaning up my spare room and cleaning the condo in general. Plus reading, or course.
We've been having some weird weather, at least for Southern California. In the middle of our heat wave, we've gotten some rain. It absolutely poured last Sunday - for about half a hour. And we got a little thunder and lightening, too. But in that half hour of rain, we got 0.6 inches of rain. For So Cal in summer, that's a lot.
The heat has finally broken, but it's humid, which is rare for us. It was actually raining lightly (hear we got another quarter inch) when I went to play ultimate Frisbee last night. I'm glad I didn't let that scare me away from playing because I had fun. My bigger concern was that there would be enough people there to play, but that wasn't an issue. And it was fun to play in the warm rain. We so rarely get warm rain here.
I almost let threat of rain and thunder storms keep me from paddle boarding this morning. But the forecast had changed when I got up this morning, so I left at the very last minute. It was so much fun! There was hardly any wind, which is rare. The surface of the water was glassy at points. Still humid, but so much cooler than it has been.
It was a low attendance game day at my friend's today, but I still had fun. And yes, we played three more new to me games. They have a lot of games. At some point, we will wind up repeating, I'm sure.
This Past Week on the Blog:
This Coming Week on the Blog:
Sunday - Disney Pin Review: Mad Tea Party - Mickey Mouse the Main Attraction
Monday - TV Show Review: Quantum Leap - Season 2
Tuesday - Book Review: Murder at Keyhaven Castle by Clara McKennna
Wednesday - Ornament Review: Spotlight on Snoopy 25th Anniversary
Thursday - Book Review: Buttercream Betrayal by Kim Davis
Friday - Friday Post
Saturday - Weekly TV Thoughts
Remember how happy I was with myself for only getting two books last week? Good times. This week, I wound up with four books.
In my defense, two of them were free to me. I went to Netgalley and snagged a copy of A Streetcar Named Murder
by T. G. Herren. It sounds like fun, and the New Orleans setting appeals to me.
Today, I noticed that Inheriting Murder by Jamie Rutland Gillespie was free on Kindle. It had recently crossed my radar, and I can't turn down a Kindle freebee of something I'm interested in. Plus, with it being a Kindle book, it's not taking up any room in my condo.
The next book was also a Kindle book, and it was on sale. I read the first in Catherine Bruns's Italian Chef mystery a couple years back and always meant to go back and read more. So when I spotted the second, It Cannoli be Murder, on sale, I snagged it.
Yes, the final book is a physical book. My pre-order of Spy School Project X by Stuart Gibbs arrived. Yes, it's a middle grade book, and if you haven't read this series, you are really missing out. Fast paced with laugh out loud funny parts.
What I'm Currently Reading:
As I'm typing this on Saturday night, I have 10 pages into Seams Like Murder
by Dorothy Howell. If you are wondering why I am only 10 pages in, go back and take another look at what I've gone in the last 27 or so hours. Hoping I can make some progress in it in the next 24 hours since I had hoped to finish it up on Monday, but we will see what happens. It's certainly not because I'm not enjoying the book. It's off to a fast and fun start.
That's it for me this week. Hope you have a good one.