Saturday, August 5, 2017


I haven't blogged all week, not for lack of things to say, I always have things to say, just too bored and lazy. But our daughter got worried, thought maybe something was wrong.  We live far apart, Georgia for us, Japan for her, and our mutual postings are how we know all is well.  So I figure it's time to get off my duff and put fingers to keys.
There were no appointments this week, I started no new projects, did no major household tasks and yet the week was filled.
I read a couple of books:

Old Man's War by John Scalzi.  Science fiction as opposed to the science fantasy I usually read.  I quite enjoyed it.  Imagine that at 75 instead of sliding on down into terminal old age you join the Galactic army and become young again and fight the alien forces of the universe.  How many seniors would go for that.

Winterkill by C.J. Box.  The third in the Joe Pickett series set in Wyoming.  Joe is a game warden and lives with his wife and 3 daughters in a small town.  He is an honest, hardworking man who often has to deal with others who are not.  Well written.

Black Pearl by Cynthia Harrod Eagles.  The continuation of the Morland family saga.  We're now up to the restoration period in English history and much of the story takes place at Charles II's court.

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray.  I wasn't sure about this one at first, but I stuck with it and I'm really enjoying it now.  When reading books set in schools I always have to decide if I relate more to the teachers or the students having been each at one time.  I often think teachers are poorly done in books, but then I remember how many bad teachers I've known, both as a student and as a teacher

Not much television watching except for baseball, oh Braves, you stink mightily.  I have seen so much poor baseball this year.  Not just from the Braves but across the leagues.  Too many strike-outs, poor fielding, little discipline.

My MP3 player music list continues to entertain me as I work out.  Boy is Enter Sandman by Metallic a creepy song.

Still not very hot here, just sweat dripping humid.  So meals have been on the light side, it's just too hot in the kitchen.  Today it's barbecued ribs, rice and a kidney bean salad.

That's my week, as I said, pretty boring.


  1. I am still not used to not knowing which day of the week I am on. I guess I need a clock that announces the day, so I know, too.

  2. I must say, kidney bean salad does sound good about now. Has been ages since I've had that.
    It's very quiet around here ...

  3. Boring is okay sometimes. It is better than a stressful week full of unexpected casualties! Have a glorious weekend. xo Diana

  4. I don't blog anything like as much as I did. I think I just got fed up of putting lots of effort in and very few people reacted. Or they'd only react if you visited them first. Not to worry. I still read blogs when Ican find the time.

    1. I always enjoy your well researched posts, I know they must take you a while to put together.

  5. I think boring sounds like it would be blissful. I am hoping for a boring afternoon while Little Buddy naps! Glad you are well.

  6. I don't think I'd be bothered to do much either in that heat.

  7. All I seem to do these days is walk the dog. Hard to blog when nothing new happens. Cooler here today, bliss.

  8. Boy, those ribs and kidney bean salad sound amazing and now I'm super hungry for them. And thanks for sharing those books. I'm going to look for Winterkill and Black Pearl. It's hot here but that's nothing new. Our cooling trend is 92, woo hoo. Have a great Saturday!

  9. I like your new blog header picture. I do like when life is boring and routine. I don't like change or drama. Sadly I seem to be faced with a lot of that over the past year. I find myself having a blog post ready to go, but just don't feel like posting it yet. I really need to update as it has been about 2 weeks or so. I feel a bit of inertia these days :)


  10. Sounds as though you have been too busy reading to do anything else if you have managed to read four books in a week! I would take over a month to read that many, or two or three months! Glad that all is well with you and that you are just puttering around, lovely of your daughter to check on you though. Hope you are having a relaxing weekend. xx

  11. My regular blogging was reduced to once a week and I still have to get the brain in gear to do that. I have decided to keep at it in order not to lose touch with blogging friends. Just think, if I didn't blog I probably wouldn't see lovely art pictures. I wonder if I can encourage my cat to pose on the keyboard like yours does.

  12. It's always nice to see and read your blog posts, and I do like the new header painting.

    You've certainly been busy with your reading.

    All the best Jan

  13. I feel a bit slow and uninspired about blogging too. One of my friends reads Cynthia Harrod Eagles and loves them I must look for them at the library, I expect it is best to read them chronologically. I have made a page on my blog with the Summer Pudding Recipe, link at the top of the home page:)


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