Reading: I read 6 (!) books in July (all reviewed here on my blog). I generally do get several books read during a vacation, but it's been quite a while since I racked up 6 books in one month...! :)
- Mrs. Tim Gets a Job by D.E. Stevenson
- The Hot Young Widows Club by Nora McInerny
- I Ran With The Gang by Alan Longmuir with Martin Knight
- When the Screaming Stops: The Dark History of the Bay City Rollers by Simon Spence
- City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (the Gateway Women Community book club selection for July)
- Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
I missed the July meeting of my library book club; there is no meeting in August.... not sure what September's selection will be.
- American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump by Tim Alberta
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Listening: To Stingray's Classic Rock channel (currently playing Pink Floyd as I type ;) ). I have a backlog of podcasts to catch up on.
Drinking/Eating: My dad's garden got planted late because of the cold, wet spring, & thus wasn't quite ready for eating while we were there. :( Fortunately, new potatos, carrots & yellow wax beans were available from the local farmers' market. We all hoovered them up! Yum!!
Buying (besides books, lol): Not much lately (not much shopping in smalltown Manitoba, lol). My sister & I bought our parents gift cards to the local grocery store for dad's birthday/their wedding anniversary, and to help defray the cost of feeding us while we're there.
Wearing: Lots of shorts & tank tops to help stay cool in the summer heat & humidity. Thinking about what to wear for Older Nephew's Wife's baby shower in September.
Trying: Not to think about Katie's day/Older Nephew's Wife's obstetrician appointment (both happening next Wednesday).
Planning: What I want to do that day.
Fuming: SIL (who was let go from her executive assistant job of 28 years last year, after her boss died at a far-too-young age) has been working in a warehouse doing manual labour for minimum wage for the past nine months. She happily quit that job a few weeks ago when she was offered an administrative job in a small office. After a little more than a week... she was let go!! The boss/owner told her it "wasn't a good fit." So now she's unemployed again. Grrrrr.....
Feeling: Sad to leave my parents again, but happy to be back home & back to our regular routines.
Loving: Summer, when the sun is shining but it's not too terribly hot or humid outside, and I don't have to bother with coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc., before venturing outside.