Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday's Check-in

Andy's taking a class all this week, so his alarm goes off at six, thus waking the kitten, so I was up by 6:25--scratched and a little grumpy, but up. Monday, Tuesday, and Wed. are due to be either showery or outright wet, so my to-do list will be influenced by that fact. Today Nate and I will probably try to get the six window boxes planted (they'll like two days of rain to adjust) and save getting flooring estimates for Tuesday (80% chance of rain). Maybe I'll get some portfolio dress work done, too! And a run. . . . So far, nice mix of action and lolling.

Managed to change the dining room from this:

to this:

in one afternoon, so that's a pretty big check mark!

And here's my latest reading discussion:

Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum, #17)Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

At last, I found a fluff book that was a good example of the genre. The last 4 Stephanie Plum books really read like Evanovich had written them in 5 minutes--or hired an assistant to do it for her. This one, for some reason, just had more coherence--the story line (at least at first) was not completely over the top, and Evanovich seemed to be aiming to tell a story and not use a cute euphemism or get off a one-liner every other sentence. Oddly enough, this made a nicer read, one more reminiscent of the first three books in the series than the later ones.

I also have Explosive Eighteen out from our library. We'll see how that goes! But 17 is an entertaining romp. Great food descriptions!

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1 comment:

chris said...

Looks like you've been busy. :) Thanks for your comment on the Portfolio dress sew-along. I addressed your question in the comments so everyone could read the answer.
Have a lovely day!