Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

My niece is off to college today. I can't believe she's that old already! I can still remember when I started university - moving into my dorm room, meeting my roommate for the first time, all those new & fun & scary things.

Meanwhile, another niece turns 7 this weekend so we'll be at her birthday party.

The sunflowers we planted are finally blooming. I like to sit in the living room and gaze out at them. They make me smile.

Next Monday is a solar eclipse. A lot of our friends are headed south to TN or KY to be in totality. I asked SP if he wanted to go away to see it but he said no because of work. So we'll be seeing it from here where I think we'll see 81% of the sun covered (I might be misremembering what I saw on a website for our area).

What We're Eating:

  • Shrimp Salad with Grandma's Tomatoes & Cucumbers in Vinegar
  • Chicken Salad on multi-grain English muffin with spiralized zucchini & garden tomatoes
  • Cherry Popsicles

What We're Watching:

  • Orphan Black ended. I suppose it ended the way it should have, the way we all really wanted, and yet I felt somewhat disappointed and I'm not sure why. But gosh was it satisfying when Helena used that screwdriver and Sarah used that gun.
  • Broadchurch ended. The case was solved. I don't want to say much because it just ended last night. We think Broadchurch is a fabulous show and loved all 3 seasons (season 2 was a little weak, but 1 & 3 were so darn good). As usual, despite the crime being solved, it leaves you feeling sad and devastated for all the characters.
  • Game of Thrones. Drogon liked Jon! Gilly revealed an important thing that Sam didn't hear because he was too preoccupied being mad about his maester training! And so much more! Two more episodes this season.
  • We started watching Ozark on Netflix. We're enjoying it. We have the last episode to watch and it's 2 hours long, so we'll finish it tonight.

What I'm Reading:

  • I had a lot of books on hold. I figured they would not become available at the same time. When I reserved them, some said 33 holds, or 100+ holds. You know what happened. By last Saturday I had a pile of 7 books. I read two. So now there's 5. My library account tells me 2 more are in transit. So there will again be 7. Help!
  • I read The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron. I really liked it. Not just because it's the kind of book I most enjoy, but the characters & setting were different. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series (this was the first of 9 books)
  • Resolve by JJ Hensley. It's set in Pittsburgh, and written by an author who lives in Pittsburgh. I really enjoyed it. I was hooked form the beginning and couldn't put it down. 
  • The magazine pile was up, then down, now it's up again. 

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