Friday, February 24, 2017

Zoo pictures, Feb. 11, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A nice weekend

There's not a lot to say about my weekend, other than it was lovely.  We got to see Ellis and Dallas and enjoy the sunshine and play outside.  I loved seeing some of my favorite people.

Also, here's a tiny bit of conversation from the day.

Me: Dallas will be here soon!
Ellis: What's a dials?
Me: No, Dallas.  Our dear friend.
Evelyn: Did you say your boyfriend?
Me. No, I am married. Dallas is our dear friend. We love him.  He is like your brother.
Ellis: I have a brother.

 I hate that I misplaced the picture Ellis drew for me, but I did take a few quick photos of him with Dallas just for fun.  Dallas was fun to watch with the kids.  Man, I love that the kid we played with when he was a baby can play with our kids now.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Book list for January 2017

Hunting Badger. Tony Hillerman.
An Obvious Fact. Craig Johnson.*
Living Well, Spending Less. Ruth Soukup
Garden of Lies. Amanda Quick.*

More Hillerman, of course. 

The Longmire book just jumped out at me from the library shelf and I was surprised they had it.  It was fun, I guess. 

I borrowed Living Well, Spending Less from Laine and I liked a lot of it.  The rest of it, I didn't but whatever.  It was one of those things I liked well enough while I was reading it and then kept thinking about all the parts of it that bothered me in the days after I finished it. I got some good things out of it, but can't remember what those are now that I'm typing about it. I'm glad I read it.

I saw Garden of Lies on a display at the library and Evelyn and I had a lot of fun talking about what a garden of lies would entail.  It wasn't that great of a read.  I was distracted by the anachronistic language in this attempt at a Victorian detective novel, the weird attempts at romantic banter, and just about everything about this seemed .... off.  But it did keep me up a few nights because I liked the dumb diversion.