Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday Blatherings

It's been so nice have an extra long weekend, despite the 4th of July being a day of wind and rain. Saturday and today are picture perfect and I still have tomorrow off as well.  What has everyone been up to?

We've soaked up a little sun, not as much as in my younger days. Spent some time yesterday visiting the new baby who came home on Friday and kept her parents up all night.  We gave them one of those Fisher Price swings with 16 different sounds and different movements, which she seems to enjoy it. Hopefully the 1st time parents will get a little sleep soon.  We also got to visit our other 2 granddaughters, so all in all a perfect weekend.  Today out to lunch and a few "open houses". (We like to entertain ourselves by touring homes we can't afford from time to time and then drooling afterward.)

I haven't done much reading this weekend and I still have (3) reviews to catch up on ---
  1. The Transcriptionist;  Amy Rowland - (eBook) - 4/5 - July 
  2. The Highway; C.J. Box (audio) - 3.5/5 - July
  3. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild ; Peter Brown - (library) - 4.5/5 -July
I did get a few more books in the mail = anxious to try them all.
 
 
 Enjoy your Sunday everyone.

48 comments:

  1. Open houses are fun. I used to do that - tour homes waaay out of my price range. =) I'm glad your new grandbaby likes her swing. My kids only wanted to be held while I was standing! They were stinkers.

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  2. I wouldn't mind doing open houses for fun either! Get some ideas, drool over some homes - awesome!

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    1. Diana and Athira,

      We have so much fun at open houses, and later go out and critique their decorating skills (or lack of). LOL Often I drool over how cool the house it as well:)

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  3. The Transcriptionist sounds good.

    Sounds like a fun weekend. I like the idea of touring houses. :)

    Enjoy your new books.

    Elizabeth

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    1. Elizabeth, the Transcriptionist was good -- different too.

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  4. So glad you've had a lovely weekend! Enjoy your day off tomorrow. :)

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    1. It was a great weekend plus Monday -- hope your weekend was great as well.

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  5. Congrats on the new grandkiddo! =D

    We were lucky to miss the rain (if not the wind) for our 4th, so this whole long weekend has been picture perfect weather wise. Great for picnics and porch-sitting.

    Looks like you've got a few good books there to read. I've got The Farm on my TBR, and I'm looking forward to getting to it. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Megan - she is special. The weekend and today were so nice. I wasn't meant to work:)

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  6. I know that new baby will have you all wrapped around her little finger soon.

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  7. It sounds like you are enjoying the long weekend, Diane. I will be on a blogging break, but will return soon.

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  8. I've heard good things about One Plus One. Interested in finding out more about Mr. Mercedes...now that I've finally started reading Stephen King!

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  9. I wonder if the new Jojo Moyes book will be as popular as her last one? Sounds like a perfect weekend to me.

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    1. I have a feeling this Moyes book will be a good one. Like the sound of it.

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  10. I'm glad you had a fun weekend and that musical swing will get lots of use!

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  11. Sounds like a wonderful weekend...enjoy those grandchildren...and I love touring houses, too. Haven't done that in a long while.

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    1. Laurel, we really enjoy the open houses. It's fun to later critique the decorating skills (or lack of). LOL Often I drool over how cool the house it as well:)

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  12. Eager to hear how you like One Plus One. And you have tomorrow free to read as well! Enjoy!
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante

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    1. I like JoJo Moyes so I'm guessing this will be a good one.

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  13. We go to open houses too! Nothing like snuggling with a new grand baby!

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    1. It is fun checking out other peoples homes and furnishing. Knowing our agenda, when we sold our house 6 years ago, I refused to have an open house...LOL

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  14. I am looking forward to that JoJo Moyes!

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  15. Sounds like a perfect weekend despite the rain! I'm interested in both Mr. Mercedes and the Jojo Moyes - enjoy.

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    1. JoAnn -- everyone has seemed to enjoy the new S,King book - anxious to try it.

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  16. My oldest daughter would only sleep in her swing! I finally gave in and would put her in it at night, and then I'd sleep in a chair next to the swing :p

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    1. Brian and Jayne,
      those baby swings are the best thing since sliced cheese:)

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    2. The swings nowadays are just amazing. She seems to be enjoying it.

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  17. It's amazing how baby swings (and other gadgets) have changed since we were new parents! Enjoy that new baby!!
    I loved One Plus One.

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    1. Thanks Mary,

      Yes, I had a crank up baby swing for my kids, but these new ones are just so awesome. Power cords and 16 different tunes or nature sounds....

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  18. I enjoy open houses too. That swing brings a smile to my face. I have One Plus One on my To Read list. Have a great week.

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    1. Those swings are the best thing and the open houses well --- so much fun

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  19. I LOVE the idea of going to an open house for fun!! I might just have to do that some time! I am an HGTV addict so I particularly LOVE that idea!

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    1. Caren, you made me laugh. We like to get ideas, but also to poke fun at tacky decorating in the houses we tour. Now we say, we are looking for our child who lives out of state LOL

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  20. You got some good books in the mail!
    I always have visions of sun and surf when the 4th rolls around but in all honesty, I take this one medication that causes me all sorts of problems if I get any sun so I have to stay out of the sun and just enjoy it all from a shady spot.

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  21. I can never talk my husband into touring open houses with me. I'm too chicken to go by myself. :-) I have to settle for House Hunters, even if I know the show is staged.

    I am glad you got to spend time with your beautiful grand-daughters, Diane. Congratulations again on the newest addition to the family. Oh, how I remember those sleepless nights . . .

    We had a nice 4th of July. At least we did once I got home from work. We went to a friend's house for a BBQ and to see the fireworks. They have a wonderful view of the city fireworks right from their backyard. We could even see the flames when the hill caught on fire (happens every year).

    I am taking a little blogging break this week but hope to be back in full swing next week.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. I've gone to a few alone, during football season, but my DH generally enjoys going. We map out 2 or 3 and the go out to eat. We usually say we are looking for one of are children who will be relocating.

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  22. My parents used to tour open houses after they had to downsize to an apartment. I never did it, but I do like to look at magazines with homes and architecture in them.
    All your books look really good, the type I would see myself reading, so off to check them out further. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend. And congrats again on the new baby!

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  23. Yaaay, I see Mr. Mercedes showed up! The Farm sounds good. I hadn't heard of that one.

    I had to laugh at the open houses. In one of my previous careers I was a real estate agent. I swear 90% of the people that toured my open houses were looking for decorating ideas. :)

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    1. It's almost like Realtors don't view people touring open houses as serious prospective buyers, but curiosity seekers...LOL

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  24. Your little bit of rain and wind was a major storm here... It was fun... some people are still waiting for power. Good ole Mother Nature...

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    1. Ugh....poor you and yes, Mother Nature sometimes has a mean streak.

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  25. What a great mailbox! All titles on my wishlist, in fact. I keep hearing amazing things about Jojo Moyes and I really need to give her books a try. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Kay. I always have the hardest time deciding what to read first.

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  26. I am really liking One Plus One!

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  27. Parents don't need sleep! That's what I keep telling myself as Gage's various illnessness entered day 11 today!
    I love to go to open houses. Jason and I used to do it a lot but now he tells me he's afraid. A random open house is sort of how we ended up with our current house 10 years ago :)

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