Summer just saps my energy and drains my brain so please excuse my rather mundane five.
The First is my summer wardrobe. I live in shorts, short or sleeveless tops and walking shoes. The flip flops I wear in the pool because when my plantar fasciitis is acting up you're not supposed to go barefooted anywhere. I don't normally like anything between my toes, but these aren't too bad. I don't like sleeveless tops because I have fat arms no matter how much I exercise, but the heat demands as little clothing as the law allows. The top is from Loft and I have it in several colors and the shorts are Gloria Vanderbilt because she understands short, round women. I have shoulder length hair and in cooler weather I actually curl it. But in the summer I wash it, blow it dry and put it up in a clip or a scrunchy.
So my summer wardrobe:
The Second one is today's lunch. We're going to have lamb shish kabobs with lamb, potatoes, Videlia onions, green peppers, mushrooms and a shrimp at each end. The shrimp are just because we love them.
The Third is the books I read and are currently reading.
I read: Long Way Gone: The Memoir of a Boy Soldier by Ismael Beah. What a sad story about children dragged into the war in Sierra Leone
Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova The story of a family that discovers the father has Huntington's disease. The dilemma is, do you want to know if you carry the genetic mutation that causes this disease?
Dry Bones a Walt Longmire novel by Craig Johnson. I've just discovered this series and ordered the first one. I understand that it is a tv series too, but I've never seen it. This one was about dinosaur bones and Native Americans.
Those 3 I finished, now I'm working on The Last Plantagenets by Thomas Costain---this is a reread, fits in with my class that I'm taking.
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. This is a reread too. I read it many years ago and thought it was an incredible book, so I wanted to reread it and see if I still felt that way about it. I do, it's a wonderful book about the West.
The Power of Three by Laura Lippman. This is the story of a high school shooting, strangely enough by a girl.
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. I've been working on this one for awhile, but I had library books to read and return and this one had to linger for awhile. Family saga, world war I, a Russian family, 2 British families, a German family and an American. It's good, but I'm not enjoying it as much as I thought I would.
The Fourth is what was on my MP3 player this morning while I was exercising.
Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls
500 Miles by the Proclaimers
You're 16 by Ringo Starr
Everyone Wants to Rule the World by Tears For Fears
I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick
We Got the Beat by The Go-Goes
And the Fifth is the movie we saw this week, besides Jurassic World. We saw the Kingsman with Colin Firth and enjoyed it very much. Mr. Darcy, who knew you could be so dangerous.
Well I got this done too late to be on the list at Amy's, but I did get it done.
So please join the others for Five on Friday.