It was a very slow week.
My husband and I are trying to figure out a new time to walk each day when (1) the temperature is still below 80 degrees, and (2) traffic is not heavy, and (3) the sun is up but not in our eyes. We may go back to walking in the park instead of trying to walk around town.
It's hot, yes, but that's just August and September in Texas. It's hot, but it really never gets above 95 degrees, and it's much cooler than that in the shade under our live oak trees. And next week we are expecting our first cool front. It will get down at night into the 60s. Bring out the sweaters...at least for a couple of days.
We are getting ready to paint our computer room next week. We had to wait until cooler weather so we could open the windows and avoid the fumes from the primer. This room has a built-in bookshelf, and I also hope to reorganize (meaning cull books from the shelves for my Little Library) the bookshelf, too.
I went to an online baby shower for my niece last week, and that was fun. It was nice to see the faces of family and friends. So far this year, I've attended an online baby shower, an online graduation ceremony, an online birthday party, an online wedding, and an online funeral. Strange times.
My favorite reads of last week were:
Wild Girl: How to Have Incredible Outdoor Adventures by Helen Skelton
Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood by Tony Hillery
Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't by Artie Bennett
Have you read any of these?
Any good book selections for me?
I made a little progress on my ongoing reads. I may drag all of these out for the entire year, it seems.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy...73% read
Devotions by Mary Oliver...49% read
How to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life...42% read
The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You...12% read
My posts from last week:
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1. I reached 1,000,000 page views on Readerbuzz last week. Happy.
2. I got yeast from my bi-weekly grocery pickup today for the first time since March.
This baker is very happy.
3. Hurricanes that appeared in the Gulf last week = 0. So happy.
I'm very happy you found your way to the Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is a place for us to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week. I hope you will visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there.
Some of the things we often talk about at the Sunday Salon:
- What was your week like?
- Read any good books? Tell us about them.
- What other bookish things did you do?
- What else is going on in your life?
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My linkup for Sunday Salon is below.