Sunday, July 7, 2019

Life: It Goes On - July 7

Happy July! I hope you've all had a great week and got to celebrate the Fourth exactly that way you enjoy. As for me, we spent the day with family, friends and my parents' neighbors at their neighborhood's 44th annual Fourth of July breakfast. The breakfast was first held in my parents' back yard in 1976 to celebrate the bicentennial. My mom cooked all of the food that year and my dad gave a short speech. On Thursday, he again spoke, talking about some lesser known figures who fought for our independence, a reminder that all of us has a part to play in our government.

Last Week I:

Listened To: My copy of Black Leopard, Red Wolf expired on Tuesday and I returned both it and the print copy. I've put a hold on the audio again; but, honestly, I'm not sure if I'll actually finish it. I've read/listened to 500 pages and I'm only a third of the way through it with no clue what it actually going on. While I'm waiting for my next book to become available, I'm catching up on some podcasts and listening my Spotify playlists, including a new playlist of covers.

Watched: It was time for my annual viewing of the musical 1776 and, while I was at it, The Music Man on the Fourth. Love them both!

Read: I finished Helen Phillips' The Need and I'm almost finished with Karl Marlantes' Deep River, which is a behemoth.

Made: A new dip for food day at work - cookie dough dip - which was delicious but, let's be honest, didn't really taste like cookie dough.

Enjoyed: A four-day weekend! I haven't gotten as much done as I'd hoped but I have gotten lots of reading done and have had a lot of down time which was essential!

This Week I’m: 

Planning: On finishing up a couple of pieces I'm refinishing and a mini-update to Miss H's room.

Thinking About: Crafting a mantle for Mini-him's apartment fireplace. He's designed what he wants and I'm in charge of making it happen.

Feeling: Relaxed!

Looking forward to: A week without anything on the calendar.

Question of the week: Musicals - yea or nay?


  1. I'm iffy on musicals. Sometimes I love them sometimes not so much. I think it has to make some kind of sense. I did really enjoy The Music Man though. Sounds like you had a good week and I'm glad to hear you're feeling relaxed. I hope you have a great week!

  2. Happy July! It sounds like you had a nice Fourth of July. Mine was very quiet and uneventful. I'm sorry to hear you had such trouble getting into Black Leopard, Red Wolf. I have a copy on my TBR shelf. It came as a personal recommendation from our local indie bookstore owner. I envy you a week without anything on the calendar. I've forgotten what that is like! We came close, I suppose with our recent camping trip, but we did have the baseball game the Girl Scouts the same day we arrived home. So, it felt short lived.

    Definitely a yes for musicals. We love musicals in our family.

    I hope you have a great week, Lisa!

  3. Yes, I love musicals!!

    Your 4th of July tradition sounds like fun...and so unique! Glad you enjoyed the holiday weekend - great idea to watch 1776 to celebrate! Not sure I've ever seen it.

    Sounds like you are reading some hefty books this summer - you should consider joining my Big Book Summer Challenge! Lots of fun and no pressure :)

    Enjoy your books this week -


    2019 Big Book Summer Challenge