Sunday, July 6, 2014

Life: It Goes On - July 6

Well, hello! I hadn't meant to go AWOL this week but apparently that's what I did - unplugged almost entirely without meaning to at all. I've tried to keep up on Facebook on my phone but I'm not sure I've sat down at my desk all week. I have been reading - just not reviewing the books.

I've also been having loads of fun over the long holiday weekend. Hope you've all had plenty of time for the same! We enjoyed lots of fireworks (thanks to our neighbor who put on multiple amazing shows over the weekend), family and friends' music. How did you celebrate the birth of our nation?

This Week I'm:

Listening To: Still No Time To Wave Goodbye but I'm not sure I'll stick with it. I really did not enjoy the first part of the book and when I finally read the synopsis of the book, I think I'll soon be annoyed that Mitchard, rather than really delving into the repercussions from the events of the first book, has used exactly the same hook.

Watching: Took advantage of free HBO last weekend to get caught up on "Game of Thrones." Now wanting to pick up the first book in the series but not sure how I'll fit it in to my reading plans in the foreseeable future.

Reading: Just finished Losing Touch by Sandra Hunt for a TLC Book Tours review tomorrow then I'm back to Jojo Moyes One Plus One.

Making: Red velvet cake, hot homemade chocolate sauce for the homemade my mom brought, monster cookie dough dip, and mini peach/rhubarb pies for my dad.

Planning: An upcoming vacation and a bridal shower for my nephew's fiancee.

Grateful for: This long weekend - it's been great for recharging my batteries.

Enjoying: The wonderfully cool temperatures we've been having. It's back to reality today, though. May need to find some water to play in.

Feeling: Relaxed.

Looking forward to: My brother-in-law and his wife coming to town this weekend. Haven't seen them in months. What are you looking forward to this week?


  1. I keep thinking I should read the GoT book too, but I'm not sure either where to fit it in. Glad you had a great weekend!

  2. Feeling relaxed sounds marvelous!! And monster cookie dough DIP?! I need to hear more about this!

  3. Gee Lisa, you sound like me....."I have been reading - just not reviewing the books." LOL

    Hope we both have a more balanced week.

  4. The things you're making sound wonderful! Also, I wish we'd have some of those cooler temperatures. My husband said that he wants to be one of those people that have a home in a different location for the change of seasons, only instead of going south for the winter, we'd go north for the summer! I guess we'll see how that turns out!

  5. Great week to unplug and go AWOL... I did much the same ;-)

  6. The 4th falling on a Friday this year was just glorious! Really made the weekend feel nice and long.

  7. It sounds like you had a great 4th of July weekend, Lisa. Reading sounds so nice. I don't think I cracked my book open all weekend; we were just so busy.

    I hope you have a nice visit with your brother-in-law and his wife!