OMG…..I wish you could smell these strawberries. My sister picked these yesterday and they smell like they just came right out of the fields. Thank you, Jan, for sending these over with Christy for me. Yummy!! For sure! (And almost all gone, I might add…..just in case you're reading this and might want to bless me with more???)
Just thought I'd show you a pic of our precious, Toby, lounging on the pool deck. So often he rings the bells to go out lately, just to lay in the sun and survey his domain, I think. He really does make me nervous though, being so close to the pool. My friend had a dog that drowned this year falling in her pool, and she just thought it had strayed out of the yard. Not good, so I have to keep my eye on Toby constantly when he's outside now (although he's never fallen in the pool before…..thankfully!)
I must admit that I'm much happier when I can hear him barking at the gate probably at people or cars driving by……or, perhaps at a flower swaying the wrong way in the breeze. lol The boy isn't too bright in the brain department sometimes! (But, we love him anyway!)
I sent out three envelopes this week, but two were duplicates of ones you've already seen, so I decided not to post them. This little guy is new though, I think. It's getting to where I have to check now, there have been so many.
As usual, I've been reading. (A Lot!) Now, it seems, I read to find that special book that will rock my world…..but not yet. I did find two really good ones this week though and they did come close…the 2nd and 4th ones on this list. Both were different, but really good! And both were debuts and you KNOW how I love those!!!
"God-Shaped Hole" by Tiffany Debartolo
"We Are Called to Rise" debut by Laura McBride
"Still Life with Bread Crumbs" by Anna Quindlen
"The Girl who Came Home" by Hazel Gaynor
"Burial Rites" debut by Hannah Kent
"Tell me You're Sorry" by Kevin O'Brien
That last one I started yesterday, but still have 1/2 to go and it's an okay thriller type book. Kind of too many killings in it for me, but I will finish it. Incidentally, I do review all the books I read on Goodreads.com, so if you belong to that site, look me up and "friend" me (Carol Turznik). I would love to know what you've been reading too! My reading tastes are all over the board…..except haunted…….I can't seem to handle haunted! Eikes!
So, until next week, my friends….enjoy yourselves and make sure to have some fun of some sort (even if for a little while!) AND….do enjoy the summer in the USA. We finally are "hitting" the 70s. Whooppee!