Thursday, October 6, 2022

Really Random Thursday, 10/6/22

 I guess there hasn't been much randomness going on around here--no posts since the middle of September. I have been doing a lot of sewing, but that needs some separate blog posts.

Let's begin with books I read in September. My friend, Doris, recommended the Story of Arthur Truluv, and it was a charming book. I spend a lot of my listening/reading time with murder mysteries and psychological thrillers, so reading a book like this is like a palate cleanser. Highly recommended, as is the sequel, Night of Miracles. The Locked Room is the latest in the Ruth Galloway series, a series that just keeps getting better and better. I'm now all caught up and in that state of limbo when this book ends with kind of a cliffhanger and you have to wait until the next volume comes out. Another favorite book was How the Penguins Saved Veronica, and I highly recommend the audible version. It's probably one of my favorites so far in 2022.  Do you have a favorite to recommend?

We went to see the championship tournament game of Levi's water polo team last weekend, which they won. Water polo always amazes me. Levi is goalie. The team played four games, one on Friday and three on Saturday, and other than the last quarter of the final game, he was treading water the entire time (he is in the front row with the red and white cap).

Gabe is taking an online class learning the app Procreate. I know that some quilters use the app for quilt design and I have considered getting it for my iPad. So when he asked if I would consider getting it and he could teach me how to use it (it is $9.99), I said sure. This was his little thank you. :)

A funny conversation with Ella on the way home from school.
Oh Earl...

Sometimes I tell Mark I wish we lived on a prettier street, but each morning I take my morning coffee outside and sit in the little patio in the front of the house. The other morning I looked across the street and was struck by how pretty the foliage is across the street. The birds were chirping and it was just a lovely morning. I am grateful for where I live and I'll be sorry when it's too cold to sit outside in the morning. Right now, the temperatures have returned to the high 90s so I'll probably be able to enjoy my mornings for quite awhile yet.

That's it for this week. Just wait till I start writing the quilting posts. So sew much to write about...


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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

I have been surprised by how warm it has been here, too, but next week looks like it's going to maybe start to feel like fall here. I hope your high heat breaks enough to feel fall-ish and that you continue to enjoy your front porch mornings!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said... #

I've missed your Random Thursdays blog posts. Congratulations to the water polo team and that grandson who can tread water so long. I love Ella's little wish. I cut out a Peanuts cartoon one time that had the group waiting for the bus and one of them wondering what all the cars passing the bus stop were doing. When she found out that they were going to work and had to do that "every day for the rest of their lives!!??" she wanted to go back home. It's in the 40s here in the morning (brr!) but 80s by afternoon. I pray for rain but so far nothing! Have a good week.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Ella's comment was really funny. Once kids start school I always thought time flew by . . . not so much for kids though. I have finished my third Ruth Galloway book and am enjoying them. Now I'm on a slight detour to catch up on the latest Cork O'Connor and Longmire books. Thanks for all the book reviews. Always seeking new reads.

Needled Mom said... #

I felt the same way Ella feels about school. I’ve never understood how someone can tread water that long either. Good for him!