HUMP DAY “COFFEE MORNING:” BIRTHDAYS & HALLOWEEN

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Good morning!  It’s just another Hump Day, but it’s a good time to have another cup of coffee and ponder bookish/family things.

Last week, as some might recall, I had a birthday.  We won’t mention the number of birthdays I’ve had, but I especially enjoyed this one, with brunches, lunches, and an Amazon gift card.  Among other things.

Here are some things I got with my gift card: the two books in the foreground, of course, and a lovely new watch. (I go through watches like the quick passage of time).

 

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I ordered hardcovers of these two books, Home and Another Brooklyn, as I love having a few pretty books on my shelves.

Today, a friend is treating me to a belated birthday lunch at Mimi’s.

 

 

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Halloween came after my birthday, of course, just as it does every year.  I loved these little step-great-grandchildren and their costumes.  They are, L to R, Bella, Lilly, and Maddix.

 

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Their father, my step-grandson Spencer, is in this picture:

 

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I think the kids have a “cops and robbers” theme going on.

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From Halloween 2015, I found this photo of my daughter (on the right) and some friends at the local bar and grill.

 

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Could the fact of Halloween following so closely after my birthday have been the reason I was called “punkin” as a kid?  Or could this be the reason?

 

 

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And, speaking of pumpkins….

 

 

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Sometimes our destiny is shaped early on…lol

Speaking of destiny, I couldn’t resist sharing this photo of my great-niece, Margaret, showing us her early desire to read whatever she can get her hands on:

 

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So…off to get ready for my lunch….and I’ll be taking my current read with me, via Pippa.

In Twenty Years, by Allison Winn Scotch, is a story of friendships gone awry.

 

 

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What are you pondering on this Hump Day morning?  Reading something delightful?

I am linking up to West Metro Mommy Reads for Saturday Snapshot.

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