Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving! It is time to chat over coffee…and share with others linked at Bookishly Boisterous.
This week there were movies to watch from my DVR, one of which I found myself caught up in: A United Kingdom, based on a true story about King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. Starred Rosamund Pike (of Gone Girl).
- I’ve read and reviewed two delightful books (so far): Young Jane Young, by Gabrielle Zevin; and Merry & Bright, by Debbie Macomber. I am almost finished with Bonfire, by Krysten Ritter, a gripping, tightly wound suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption. Would it be rude for me to take Pippa along to Thanksgiving dinner so I could read if I get bored? Silly question. Of course it would be rude.
- You might say that I am sometimes anti-social when I am gripped by a book. LOL
- I do miss my globe-trotting son and daughter-in-law, who are based in Prague, but spent the last couple of weeks in London and then Portugal. Love these shots, and Gabi adores trees, especially those with fruit:
- Craig loves interesting buildings and sculptures:
- Sometimes we only visit via photos, FB, and Skype…but I’ll take what I can get right now.
- This Saturday, the remnants of our local family will join two of the LA family members at a restaurant we’ve never tried together: Mad Duck. I think I mentioned it last week. There will be nine of us, as the newlywed grandson and wife, Dominic & Julia, will join us after all.
- So…the week ahead, including today’s events, will remind me of family; my attitude of gratitude is stretching to include these blessings.
Enjoy the holiday, if you celebrate it…and definitely savor those books!