It has been raining for days. Our lone goose doesn’t even swim in the pond…he swims in a running stream that goes through our backyard. It’s very sad to watch. We aren’t even sure if this is a lone goose. Den thinks it’s a pair of geese that are hatching babies and that they take turns guarding the eggs. If this is so they are masters of disguise. To me it just looks like one sad and lonely goose. No mate, no babies, just us watching him. Sigh!
We changed out the accessories for this new season…but instead of my sunflower painting and my Maine prints and buoys and seashells and sailboats…I should be decorating with umbrellas, slickers and Wellies! We are talking about tons of rain! Literally buckets and buckets!
The bright part of the week…books!
Lovely lovely books! I am reading this one and it’s good BUT not as good as I wanted it to be. Kate is a mess, her mom has been murdered, she has major issues with her not so likeable husband and it appears as though someone is after her now, too. Something is just off about this book for me but I can’t say it’s predictable…maybe it’s just Kate…who suspects everyone and is always yelling at someone…Kate could be what’s distracting me.
Some lovely new books from publishers and NetGalley…
Immortal City is a fantasy. The Furies is puzzling because it says it’s Adult Fiction but is about boarding school girls and magic. The Rumor is about a reformed murderer living in a seaside town…now that’s a recipe for trouble…and the Ruth Ware book is just another yummy Ruth Ware book…her fifth one!
I also was invited to read these from Edelweiss. The Truants is supposed to appeal to Agatha Christie lovers and We Wish You Luck is another college campus one…which I can never resist.
This was a sad family week for us…my sister’s mother-in-law died…she was a big part of our lives just because of the small town nature of where I grew up so we saw lots of Irene. She even rescued my mom one time when I was staying at my sister’s and my mom wasn’t sure where I was. And my brother’s father-in-law died. Den and I met him a few times and he was always energetic and delightful. He even played on a senior soft ball league long after you would think that he could. And Izzy…a beloved family dog…died this week. So there were lots of memories of past times and fun family times intermixed with sadness.
Of course I spent a lot of time missing my mom on Sunday…memories just popped into my head all day…shopping and talking books and her daytime soap addiction even though she denied it constantly.
Are we laughing at each other in this photo? I think we just might be!