What A Weekend!

So…this weekend went about normally…we stayed in…my fear of flu is kind of overwhelming me.  The only state that is flu free is Hawaii and I don’t think I want to fly anywhere.  We were going to go out to dinner Saturday night…my first time out at night in a while but Den freaked me out about food prep in restaurants during flu season.  I worry that my immune system isn’t what it should be after all that I went through last year.  Thank goodness TV, books, games and puzzles entertain me.  I am hoping that all of the above hold my interest for a few more weeks!  That and hand sanitizer!  And not touching things and not breathing!  Whew!

I finished slightly south of simple over the weekend…and started the next one in this series.  I guess this could be chick lit but to me it’s just good writing by a Southern writer who writes about a hugely dysfunctional family.   Ansley…the mother…has done some unusual things in her marriage in order to have children.  And in the first book her three daughters and their children all come home to stay with her.  In the second book they are all still there…still trying to deal with their issues!  I really want to live in their house…it sounds lovely, peaceful,  beachy.  Well perhaps not peaceful until these three daughters and their children leave!


Some new books…all from Edelweiss…

The Summer List...from Amazon…”There’s not a word or plot line out of place in this fabulous debut about two girlhood friends from a small lakeside town who reunite as adults to try to salvage their broken relationship. Dive beneath the surface and you’ll find a complex and finely wrought story as full of mystery and vitality as the lake itself. These characters and their stories are going to stick with you for a long, long time.” -Meg Mitchell Moore, author of The Admissions and The Captain’s Daughter


The Myth Of Perpetual Summer…from Amazon…”A struggling girl uncovers her family’s history and sees how the lies of the past echo throughout their dysfunctional lives today. From the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties that harkens to both Ordinary Grace and The Secret Life of Bees.”  Key word for me?  Dysfunctional!

What Should Be Wild…from Amazon…“Delightful and darkly magical. Julia Fine has written a beautiful modern myth, a coming-of-age story for a girl with a worrisome power over life and death. I loved it.” (Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry)  OMG…I love books like this…


Tell Me No Lies…from Edelweiss…”The pulse-pounding sequel to Follow Me Back—the perfect thriller for the online generation…” What I have learned is that this is a sequel and that this author writes on Wattpad and has tons of online followers.  I will be checking this out!


Sunday was a huge football day…the Eagles are going to the Super Bowl!  Den and I worked together and made Baked Wings…the recipe came from a blog called Brown Eyed Baker…these were totally baked in the oven and so good…in our house the spicy are separated from the sweet…heeheehee!


We also made Barbacoa Tacos…from another awesome blog called Gimme Some Oven…we opted to have ours in a bowl over Mexican Rice over black beans over cilantro over avocado slices…you get what a mean…we had a bowl not a taco…less messy and incredibly yummy!


Last thoughts!  Fly Eagles Fly…

Vikings Eagles Football




20 thoughts on “What A Weekend!

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    Ooh, the food looks so tempting! Glad you had a great weekend with good food and books…and even football.

    I enjoyed Slightly South of Simple, so I definitely want to read The Secret to Southern Charm.

    Have a great week…and thanks for sharing. Stay well and cozy in your home. With your books, your food, and your Den…you don’t need to go anywhere.


  2. Kathryn says:

    It sure is fun to watch our fav sport and teams. Totally agree with you over Kristy W Harvey’s books – hope I can remember the first one when I come to read The Secret to Southern Charm.


  3. lakesidemusing says:

    Slightly South of Simple is on my wish list… sound like a good read. The food looks so yummy! I’ve tried a few recipes from Gimme Some Oven, but will have fun exploring Brown Eyed Baker. Glad you had a nice weekend at home 🙂


  4. LisaD says:

    I love Brown Eye Baker! I’ve made several of her recipes and all were fabulous. Can’t wait to start reading the Secret to Southern charm – I may have a copy coming my way from Kristy 🙂


  5. BermudaOnion says:

    I talked to my mom the other day and she said she hadn’t been anywhere in a couple of days. I told her this was a good time for an almost 91 year old to stay home for a little while. I wouldn’t fly to Hawaii either because I’m sure the plane is full of cooties.

    I’d love to see the Eagles win but New England seems to find a way to pull things out.


  6. Laurie C says:

    I’m from Massachusetts, so I don’t know if I should have read this post! haha Your football snacks look fabulous! That’s the only thing I would like about watching a football game. I’m afraid of catching the flu, also, because I was sick so much this fall, so I’m being careful too. I hadn’t heard of Kristen Woodson Harvey before; she sounds like the Southern Elin Hilderbrand, who’s wildly popular in New England. I’ll have to check her books out!


  7. Mary says:

    I’m looking forward to the second Harvey book. I agree about the writing. It’s engaged me from the start. The food looks amazing.
    Stay safe in this flu season. I was on a plane on Sunday and can’t believe some people don’t know to cough into their elbow or arm. So rude and irresponsible. Can you tell I recently read a book set during the Spanish Influenza (100 years ago)???


  8. Carol says:

    Enjoy your books!
    You should totally be careful of the flu. It seems pretty bad this time around.
    We’ll actually be rooting for the Eagles, which is pretty tough for us Pittsburgh fans, but anybody is better than the Patriots.


  9. Vicki says:

    I love Harvey’s books and it’s been a while since I’ve read one. I need to correct that.
    I love wings and tacos, now I’m hungry.

    So many people at work have the flu. It’s kinda scary.


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