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Rainy days have kept me curled up and reading…and watching movies.  But I’ve also enjoyed some outings, like breakfast at Marie Callender’s this morning.  I was craving French Toast, so I took my book around the corner and ordered some.

  • I finished reading my Author Review Book, Not Here, by Genevieve Nocovo. (Click title for my review).
  • Earlier in the week, I read and reviewed Daisy Jones and the Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid, a NetGalley ARC.  The book will be released on 3/5.  (Click title for my review).
  • When Big Little Lies was shown as a miniseries last year, I had saved it on my DVR.  I watched it again, as Season II is coming, and there will be an unexpected new cast member: Meryl Streep, as Celeste’s mother-in-law.  Doesn’t that sound good?

  • I wonder what new issues will come along, and what the characters will still be addressing…
  • I haven’t been tempted to reread the book, though.  I tend to watch movies over and over, but rereading books is not on my to-do list.  I have a short stack of books I might like to reread someday, but I doubt it will happen.
  • Today is my granddaughter Aubrey’s 22nd birthday, and she is finishing out her senior year of college in May.  Last month, she and some friends took a vacation, which included a stop at this lovely spot.

  • Next Thursday is her “twin cousin” Fiona’s 22nd birthday.  I like this photo of her:  she always has interesting poses.

  • On the weekend, I enjoyed another Prime video that has been around for awhile (since 2016), but I had never seen it:  All At Once is the story of an artist who takes in the daughters of his friends after they are killed on 9/11.  They leave Manhattan and settle in Buffalo.
  • The story begins with one girl a teen, while the other is twelve.  They push back a lot, rebelling against their guardian’s choices.  Typical growing pains with extra angst.
  • Today I started reading my library book, The Making of Us, by Lisa Jewell.


That was my week.  Did you enjoy any special adventures or really good books?




  1. Mmmm! French toast is one of those things you want but don’t want to make. That is a cool pose your granddaughter did. I can only imagine the pictures I’d be posting of myself if the internet had existed when I was in high school & college. Now I’m at an age where I don’t want to be photographed. LOL

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    1. Thanks, Jinjer, you’re right about French Toast… I never have the right kind of bread when I am craving it.

      I’m glad we didn’t have the Internet and social media when I was young…or selfies. Lol

      But I do enjoy following the adventures of my kids and grandkids.

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn, did you read the book? It was set in Australia, but the TV season took place in Monterey, CA, which disappointed me at first…but then I was hooked on the great cast. I always enjoy watching Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

      French Toast is something I seldom make for myself (I never have the right bread!), but it is a yummy treat for me.


  2. I’m reading this before breakfast so the french toast looks delicious! I tend not to reread books and seldom rewatch movies. I can see rewatching a tv season in prep for a new season. That said I don’t watch many. I can binge watch 3 or 4 episodes and then I forget to go back and finish. Yikes.
    One book I finished this week was The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman this week – really good.

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    1. Thanks, Mary, and I used to reread books a lot, but that was before blogging and the huge supply of books coming my way! LOL. But movies are easy to watch over and over, and I tend to do that if I want to remember a mood…or special moments. The visualization we can enjoy in movies doesn’t require more than sinking back and immersing ourselves in the scenes.

      The Secret of Clouds sounds good! I did love savoring that French Toast, but I should probably have the ingredients on hand and save myself the trip. No…probably not.


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