• Yesterday I met up with a friend at Barnes & Noble’s for one of our nice long chats…and because I had to wait a while for her to arrive, I started with a grande coffee and this scone (above).  The scone was a bit hard, but the coffee…yum!
  • Afterwards, we browsed for books…I didn’t find anything, but I was tempted by a few.  One of my things lately…don’t buy something just because I like it!
  • My granddaughter Fiona made a comment on the above photo…on my Facebook page.  Here is her profile photo today ( I asked her if she is feeling “blue.” LOL):


  • My youngest son and his wife recently moved into another cottage in Crescent they are only a block from the beach.  I am so ready to go visit!  Here is a view of one of their rooms…you can’t see the beach from inside this one, of course.  The dining room section is on the far left.


Another view…you can see a glimpse of the kitchen on the right.


  • The previous house was a bit larger, but the proximity to the beach was the selling point.
  • My patio umbrella is now in tatters.  There was a sizable tear after the recent winds, and now the umbrella is barely there.  I ordered a new one from Amazon, which was supposed to arrive today…my e-mail this morning shows a delay of two days.  I guess I could have gone to Pier I and picked one up…but I wasn’t feeling into shopping in the stores.
  • Meanwhile, I have to attack the remaining weeds along the borders.
  • Maintenance came and secured my skylight cover a bit more…with an adhesive.  It had fallen three times this year!
  • Books:  Yesterday, I wrote about what I’ve been reading since last week in my Hump Day Potpourri:  A Week of Reading.
  • Then I wrote about:


Into the Water (e-book), by Paula Hawkins



Synopsis:  A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.
Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she’d never return.
With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.
Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.


So…it has been both a bookish and not so bookish week.  What was yours like?

Linking up with Christine, at Bookishly Boisterous.



    • Yes, and each time (except for the last one), it broke, producing more sharp edges. The guy came the other day and used an adhesive to secure all the corners (you can’t see it from below), and hopefully this will take care of it!

      Thanks for stopping by, Patty.


    • I hope so, too, Mary…and now that it’s hot, maybe there won’t be any stormy days for a while. (We’re in the 90s now!).

      I’m eager to visit my son and DIL at the beach, only this time I’m planning to take the train. I can read along the way, and not struggle with driving on roads under construction.


    • Thanks for stopping by, Anne, and I know you would love it there. The long journey is a bit exhausting, though, which is why I think I’ll try the train next time. On the train, you can read and sleep, at least.


  1. Into the Water is high on my reading list too. I downloaded it in audio but was having trouble staying focused — too many POVs for multitasking! That rarely happens to me, but unless I’m gardening or pulling weeds, I can’t keep that many viewpoints straight. I’ll have to actually sit down and read a book! LOL

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