Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday Musings


Highlight of the week: After a week of working our asses off getting our house in tip-top shape for photos and showings, the first people who looked at it put in an almost-full-price offer and we accepted! What a major relief to have that off our plates! I also enjoyed our Easter weekend visiting relatives in Indiana. It was a little sad to say goodbye, though, because we probably won't be able to visit again until we move back from Hawaii in three years. (If you're not a frequent visitor to the blog,  that whole paragraph will make more sense if you know that my husband is in the Air Force and we're about to move to Hawaii for a three-year assignment. We lived in Hawaii before Ohio, where we're stationed now, so it's old hat for us.)

Reading: I read and loved "Letters to the Lost" by Iona Grey, a beautiful WWII story woven with a present-day narrative. I fully recommend it for anyone who enjoys historical fiction or epistolary novels. And last night I started a completely different kind of book, "Be Frank With Me" by Julia Claiborne Johnson. It seems like it'll be quirky and fun. One of the main characters is a 9-year-old with unusually dapper style who enjoys wearing morning suits and top hats.


Watching: Bas...ket...ball. Zzzzzz. Is March Madness over yet? Between the games and working on the house, we didn't have time to watch a single TV show or movie together! And I'd hoped to go see "Allegiant" at the theater but that didn't happen either. Maybe this week!

Listening to:
"Leave a Trace" by CVRCHES

Looking forward to: All the flowering trees in our yard bursting into bloom! Our pear trees started flowering while we were gone this weekend and the redbud will be next!


It's my first week linking up with The Book Date for the weekly feature It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


  1. Congrats on selling your house!!! I'm sure that is a huge relief. I'm glad you loved Letters to the Lost--I did as well. Gorgeous book! Have a good week!! :)

  2. I am reading an enjoying Be Frank With Me.

  3. Congratulations on selling your house, and best of luck with your move!

  4. That's awesome that you sold your house so fast. Houses go that fast here in Denver where there is little inventory.

  5. Be Frank with Me seems really popular. I have a copy myself that I haven't started but keep hearing good things!

  6. Be Frank with Me seems really popular. I have a copy myself that I haven't started but keep hearing good things!

  7. Sports put me to sleep all the time. My in-laws used to make fun of me every time we spent a day at their house because I would be snoozing on the couch!

    I hope you enjoy your book this week. :)

  8. Congrats on getting the house sold quickly! I'm sure that's a huge relief!

  9. Great on your house sale.

    I hear you about the March Madness....boring.

    ENJOY your books.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading


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