It's been a busy week. My son and his wife sold their house and are staying with us for a bit while they wrap things up here. It's been a while since I've chased after a five-year-old and a two-year-old...What fun I've had! The kids have loved spending time in the sandbox and the tiny plastic pool in the backyard, filling the bird feeder, picking tomatoes and kale, and chasing bubbles. I had to pull out the picture books, of course. Favorites? Where is the Green Sheep? along with The Napping House, King Bidgood's in the Bathtub, and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
What I Read Last Week:
Paris is Always a Good Idea by Jenn McKinlay ⭐⭐⭐
A Passion for Paris by David Downie ⭐⭐⭐
Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst ⭐⭐⭐
Quiet Corners of Paris by Jean-Christophe Napias ⭐⭐⭐⭐
What I'm Reading Now:
The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola
The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris
Discovering the Hidden Wisdom of The Little Prince by Pierre Lassus
Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim
Crepes by Suzette by Monica Wellington
I shared my favorite modern art from Centre Pompidou this week: Modern Art at Centre Pompidou in Paris. Did you know "modern art" doesn't really mean modern art? I did not.
I listed my favorite French-ish books and tried to figure out why I love these books so much: Why I Love French-ish Books (And Why You Should Love Them, Too!)
To help me celebrate Paris in July, my sweet friend, Rae, of Powerful Women Readers, brought over some pain de chocolat and a lovely cheese board. Thank you, Rae!
Good Thing #1:
My friend, Lisa, who is just starting her cancer journey: "I try not to share every aspect of how I’m doing but today I’m flying high! Every one of my tests I had to endure came back with great results! The cancer has not spread, all my vital organs look good, and the mass itself has already gotten smaller from just one chemo infusion!"
Good Thing #2:
We are delighted to have our son and his wife, Jon and Steph, along with our two grandkids, Wyatt and Annie, hang out with us. The front porch is a favorite spot. Wyatt is never seen without his boots and hat.
Good Thing #3:
Our nephew, Nathan Eovaldi, pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, was chosen for the All-Star Game. He, like That Other Fast-Ball Pitcher, is a hometown Alvin, Texas boy.
I'm 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. It's a great way to 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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