I had a wonderful, summery Sunday complete with warm weather, friends, grocery shopping, corn on the cob and watermelon!
This morning I finished up all of my chores, laundry and cleaning and hit the road for a quick run. Before I left – dates!!!
Tracy gave us a giant platter of them – all different kinds – and today I combined the rest of them into a container for long-term storage. If they last that long!! They made a great pre-run snack
When I returned I had a late lunch – a huge pile ‘O kale chips with ketchup and 2 slices of leftover pizza heated in the oven!
We came home with shrimp, zucchini, squash, corn on the cob and the w-melon!
Those combined with garden greens and grilled High Five! bread made a perfect summer dinner.
Necessary for bread + corn!
The shrimps were seasoned with Old Bay and olive oil and grilled to a crisp
The corn charred until I sizzled
Faith perfectly striped the squash, covered in smoked paprika
And steamed the mixed greens in water and seasoned with a dash of honey, salt and pepper
The melon came out for dessert. Thirst quencher!
I finished Redeeming Love today. Gosh y’all, I wish I could say I loved it, but I really didn’t. I’m not a religious person at all, and that whole part of the story didn’t jive with me. I didn’t love the characters or plot very much either, although the plot was good at times. I felt the first chapter was the most well written and intriguing! It was a nice book though, and as always (except with the Thornbirds!) I enjoyed reading it.
I realize I am particular when it comes to reading…
Books I Loved This Year
- Sarah’s Key [Tatiana de Rosnay]
- Resistance [Anita Shreve]
- The Help [Kathryn Stockett]
- The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo [Stieg Larsson]
(My favorite book of all time: Ahab’s Wife [Sena Jeter Naslund])
Books I Wish I Had Loved But Did Not
- Lonesome Dove [Larry McMurtry] <—Couldn’t even finish it!
- The Thornbirds [Colleen McCullough] <—Hated it!
- Redeeming Love [Francine Rivers]
- Water For Elephants [Sara Gruen] <—Liked it just OK
- Prep [Curtis Sittenfeld] <—Just OK. Did not meet expectations.
Karen reads books faster than a wizard and has given me a new stack to dive into. She just finished The House at Riverton [Kate Morton] and RAVED about it – so I’m off to start that asap!