Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday Blatherings

(My amazing kiddos in the late 70's)

I  spent some time last week taking pics of old pics with my iPhone and was pleasantly surprised by the results.  This was one of the pics (above) which wasn't in the best of shape to begin with.  When I sent it to my son and daughter, they didn't forget to remind me about the 7 stitches my son got in his forehead around that time -- honestly it wasn't my fault (LOL)

This is another week that flew by in a flash. I was very busy all week between errands taking a loved one to some medical appointments for an, as yet, undiagnosed medical issue. She is having more tests next week as well.  Today we are off for a long ride and a late lunch somewhere.  What's going on with all of you today?

CURRENTLY READING


NEW BOOKS

Have a Great Week Everyone!

23 comments:

  1. What a great idea, taking shots of old photos with the iPhone...I did take some of my framed pics around my office, which delighted my grandchildren.

    I scanned a few old photos for a post on An Interior Journey this week.

    I can't wait to read The Children....and hope to get my hands on Britt-Marie Was Here. Should I read My Grandmother first?

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    1. Hi Laurel, I tried scanning pictures a few years back but, this is so much easier!

      I've read both of Backman's earlier books but, I don't think it is necessary to read My Grandmother first.

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  2. I've taken pictures of some old photos with my phone and had good results, too. Need to be more methodical and make a project out of organizing them all! Looking forward to your thoughts on The Children.

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    1. Yes, organizing the old photos will be a bit more time consuming. The Children isn't bad but, I am not enjoying it as much as The Good House.

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  3. Enjoy all of your new books! Revisiting old pictures is fun. I went through a stage where I was scanning them and that was time consuming but enjoyable.

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    1. Scanning them is very time consuming. I gave up doing that.

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  4. Backman has a new book out?? I have to get it. I love that more of his books are being made available here.

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    1. Yes, I'm hoping this 3rd Backman book is good. I definitely like #1 more than #2.

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  5. What a cute pic. I need to try that with some of my old pics. Enjoy your new books!

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    1. Thanks Iliana. It is fun to look back at old pics.

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  6. That's a terrific photo and a darn good idea! Happy Sunday!!!

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  7. Oooh - I'm looking forward to The Mother! I hope everything goes well with your friend/family member.

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  8. The photo is very cute! I hope the week ahead is a good one, and that your loved one is okay.

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  9. I've read two of Backman's books and was in the minority there! I have requested for the LaRose book but with the geographical restrictions I am not sure I am going to get that one! Your books look all really interesting.

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  10. I got LaRose too and am curious about Britt-Marie Was Here. Enjoy your new books!

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  11. I have Fool Me Once on my list. That is an adorable photo! I am surprised the photo copy from your iphone came out so well. Best wishes on your medical appointments with your loved one.

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  12. Cute kids! I haven't taken any photos of old photographs with my iphone, but my cousin did. Her results on some were not as good as yours.

    I hope you love all your books, and that all the test results for your loved one are good news.

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  13. Love the photo, Diane. It came out very well!

    The Mother is one that I've been eyeing and may end up on my wish list at some point. I'm looking forward to reading Backman's new book.

    I hope you have a good week. Tomorrow I enroll Mouse in kindergarten for the fall (I guess it's really in late summer, isn't it?).

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  14. I hadn't thought of taking photos of old photos. I've been scanning the negatives, but that picks up lots of dust and is a pain to process. I like your method better.

    I read The Last Bookaneer and found it way to slow moving for my tastes. The audio was very good though, so I kept listening. :)

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  15. I have LaRose on my iPad from either Netgalley or Edelweiss. I love Louise Erdrich and will read it soon. My sister went on a trip to Pittsburgh, where I was born, and visited the house where I lived until I was two (my parents had to live with my dad's parents because it was after WWII and there was a recession) and then the next house we lived in when my sister was born. She took lots of pictures. It was amazing to see what those houses look like now!

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  16. I'll be interested to hear if you like the Sara Baume book. I have that one on my radar! thanks

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