Yes, so I'm popping in here a little later than I normally do. We had a late night last night. We attended (I think for the third of fourth year in a row) the monstrously-sized "Taste of the Nation" fundraiser with some folks from my husband's company. Food stations, wine stations, and silent auction...you know the drill. Usually we walk away winning something, and I was doing my best...a Big Lebowski bowling pin signed by Jeff Bridges, an Aveda gift basket, Erasure concert tickets, a golf package. But apparently the economic downturn is over in Orlando. We walked out with nothing.
The last time I checked in we were at the beach. We swam in the ocean (water was 90 degrees, I kid you not), burrowed under our beach umbrellas and napped and/or read, we ate at some great restaurants. We went and saw "Guardians of the Galaxy" and loved it. But on Tuesday morning, we grumpily drove back home to reality. Haven't seen my daughter much since then. She has an insane amount of work still left to do before school starts this Tuesday. Haven't seen much of my son either. He has, you know, video games to play and stuff. His school starts the following Monday, so he has a little bit more freedom left. The week was pretty low key. A couple doctor appointments and that was it.
It has been oppressively hot and humid. It is hard to want to go outside frankly. There is the pool, but you are guaranteed a storm in the afternoon so you have to make it quick.
I plowed through Liane Moriarty's "Big Little Lies" at the beach. It was a pretty quick 458 pages, which is an accomplishment for me. I loved that book. She has got such a way with portraying life as a woman today. I'm going to highly recommend it to everyone I see. I read a couple more "Saga" graphic novels (I've gotten through three so far) and I am hooked. I'm now about halfway through Karen White's fourth Tradd Street book "Return to Tradd Street". It is a bit of a mystery why I continue to read these. I love the Southernness of it all, but the behavior of the two protagonists drive me MAD. I do like to finish what I start though.
On audio I finished "The Silkworm", which I adored. This second installment is much darker than the first, a little more complex of a mystery. For me the icing on the cake is the narration of Robert Glenister, which is genius. I then blew through "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry", something I should not have put off as long as I did. Narrated by Scott Brick, this is the sweetest, most touching story. Something I'll carry around with me for a long time, and it is a love story to books. So all around, I've had some amazing reading lately.
Not much planned for the day. We went for almost a two hour walk this morning, so the exercise is done. Maybe a trip to Target, maybe some PGA on TV this afternoon. Good Sunday activities.