Monday, July 26, 2021

Monday Musings

Here we are at the last Monday of July. Time is flying by so fast. Clark starts school in a little over a month but it feels like summer vacation just started. Here is what is on my mind today.

1) I am determined to have a vacation next summer. We have not had one since 2017 and having just 2 days away for my niece's wedding showed me that we need it,

2) We had a tornado come through the area on Saturday night. We took shelter in the basement and while he said he was scared Preston did really well.

3) I have been really trying to drink more water. I have really slacked off on that the last few months and I always feel better when I have less caffeine and more water in my system.

Here are the pictures for the week

I don't know where he gets this stuff.
I love my new fiber friendly socks from Dollar Tree.
He is such a good daddy to the babies at daycare. 
Wise beyond his years.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Friday Funnies

I hope that you all have a terrific weekend.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Three on Thursday

 As this week comes to an end here is what I am currently thankful for.

1) Having a wonderful weekend away with my guys.

2) That our temperatures have been very mild so far this summer.

3) That we have an open calendar for the rest of the summer!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Books Read: 2nd Quarter 2021

I am one book behind schedule toward my goal of reading 24 books in the year. My old eyes could not handle the small, light print of the second book I was reading in June so it took me awhile to finish. Oh well I still have plenty of time to get back on track. In the 2nd quarter I read the 5 following books.

1) Definitions of Undefinable Things by Whitney Taylor - a fun and interesting look at the relationship between 2 teens dealing with depression and the pregnant ex-girlfriend of one of them. I really though this was a sweet story but it did not sugar coat things either. 

2) Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit - this is a story that will make you think. I liked how you never really knew if the protagonist was being honest about what happened or if paranoia overtook his thinking. I also liked that the main characters were not very likable, it made it easier to question their intentions and thoughts.

3) An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up From My American Dream by Julian Castro - an interesting memoir by the former San Antonio mayor, cabinet member of the Obama administration and presidential candidate. As the wife of a twin I also enjoyed reading about the relationship between him and his twin brother.

4) The Burning Girl by Claire Messud - I enjoyed this look at the end of a life long friendship once two young girls start middle school and start going down different paths. I guessed the big twist pretty early on but I still found the book to be pretty good and interesting.

5) Casanova's Secret Wife by Barbara Lynn-Davis - I loved this book which took me a bit by surprise. I loved the setting and the author was able to describe the scenery in detail but without getting to bogged down in it. This is one of my favorite books read this year so far.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Monday Musings

Another week is upon us. It is the middle of July which seems ridiculous to me. Oh well here is what is on my mind today.

1) My niece's wedding this weekend was wonderful. It was beautiful and I hope they feel like the year wait was worth it.

2) Preston loved the hotel and did not want to come home.

3) I wasn't originally going to but I am so happy I took today off. I didn't have to worry about cleaning the house yesterday when we got home which is good because I was pooped. I was able to take my time and get it done today.

 Here are the pictures for the week.

This book has an interesting and unique premise but I am not sure about it. I don't hate it but I am not sure that I like it.

My new favorite picture of Preston.
My beautiful niece and my new nephew.
We clean up pretty well.
My handsome guys.


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Three on Thursday

As this week comes to an end these are the things I am thankful for:

1) That Clark's suit fits, he likes it and that he is so handsome in it.

2) That the hotel has an indoor pool so we have something to do to kill some time on Saturday before the wedding.

3)  Getting to see people this weekend who I do not get to see much even pre-pandemic. 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Monday Musings

Well Monday we meet again. Why do you insist on coming around every week? Well anyway here is what is on my mind this week.

1) My tests all came back normal. The doctor said that I did have a slight thickening of my heart muscle but he is not concerned and I do not have to come back for a year unless something changes. 

2) I am a bit nervous about my niece's wedding this weekend. There are some Trumpers who will be there who I think won't be vaccinated and I do not want them to be around Preston. But at the same time I don't want to cause an issue. 

3) However, I am looking forward to getting away for 2 nights as a family. We have not taken any sort of trip since 2017 and even though we are only going a half hour away it will be nice to have a change of scenery.

Here are the pictures for the week.

He refused to put on his shirt.
They made ice cream at daycare and he said it was yummy.
My handsome boys after getting their hair cut in preparation for the wedding this weekend.