Look what happened now...
Ready, Set, Jet!
It's September and everything is changing. We packed up the car and said goodbye to the cottage on the Bay. It was a wonderful 5 weeks of resting, reading and lazing about, but now back to reality. #eek
While it was mostly sunny every day for this leg of the trip, the weather began shifting because of the hurricane(s) and storms in the gulf. We drove back to central Texas with heavy rain and flooding predicted. No rain pictures because it wasn't safe.
After a few more days in the hotel we started the next adventure. I will share more of it as the month goes on... but I want to thank each and everyone of you for stopping by and reading my silly little blog. I appreciate your kind words, private messages and friendship. I know this will be an AMAZING month!
It's been a glorious week on the coast! Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes and kind words. I appreciate each and everyone of you!
This was a low-key week of chilling by the beach, watching pelicans laze around and catching up on my reading. I really needed this break and couldn't have asked for a better birthday. We had coffee on the bay every morning, visited the farmer's market, cooked inspired dishes and generally slowed down. This was the perfect place to escape the heat and reset.
We did a few day trips to explore the surrounding small towns, but I really didn't film anything as I was content to just be in the moment and relax. It was nice to tour around and not worry about deadlines or work. I love to visit new cities and explore, but right now slow vacations are the best!
New videos soon and of course more book reviews are on the way.
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Hello from Texas!
How are things going? August is speeding by, or so it seems. I hope you are finding time to relax and enjoy yourself. The heat is still awful here, but we are making the best of it. I try to only go out early in the morning (hello sunrise!) or after 8:00 pm. But this isn't as bad as it sounds, this gives me free time in the day to read, nap and write. (Best vacation EVER!) As of today (August 10, 2022) I have posted four times on this blog in August!
Now they haven't been Pulitzer Prize winning essays but I do deserve a B for effort, lol.
I'm working on more book reviews, recipes and more videos as well. BUT I am guilty of only remembering to take photos AFTER we eat or return home. But I promise to do better, next trip.
Speaking of videos, I have uploaded six new videos this month. Most are shorts, except for Part One of a Summer Roadtrip. Check it out if you are bored.
A summer storm blowing in and I'm taking full advantage of it- Lighting candles, making a snack and grabbing a book. The kettle is on and all is right in the world. Where ever you are in the world, make sure you take time today to do something that feeds your soul and gives you pleasure.
This is your life, live it your way.
Back to the beach...
I have my toes in the sand and you can't make me come inside!
I promise a proper post soon~
How is July almost over?? This summer is flying by and on that subject, I popped into a shop today and was shocked to see the Halloween candy out! OMG! (Insert pumpkin here, lol) As crazy as that was I did manage to only buy one Halloween themed thing....
But before we go there...lets talk about summer reads. I stumbled upon this book:
This book is a political action thriller, written by Jack Carr. It's not my typical read, but I think stepping out of your comfort zone and reading other genres is necessary. (After all we can only read so many vampire novels before growing bored, lol!) This is book four in this series and Amazon is developing it into a series starring Chris Pratt. So I did come in late to this party, but....
The Devil's Hand: A Thriller (Terminal List Book 4)
Set in modern day, with tech (I liked) politics (I didn't) this isn't my favorite genre. I do read some spy novels but this feels way too political for my taste. Covid, wine snobs, the author's extremely thinly-veiled political points and other themes I don't want in a book I read for pure escapism. I think for some people this will be a MUST read for the summer, but not for me.
Stay tuned for more reviews!
Hope your summer is going well and you are not melting! It's been really hot here. One of those summers where New Mexico is on fire (seriously) and it's even hotter in south Texas. I stayed at a hotel last week and was chatting with other hotel guests about the heat and one actually said, "Welcome to HELL!"
Err, okay. Thanks for that.
I drove to the Gulf Coast for a week and it was actually COOLER there than LONDON. WTF? How is that even possible?
But enough going on about the weather, I am pleased to share a new book review with you. This week I read The Sentinel a Jack Reacher, novel by Lee Child and Andrew Child.
Read on for my quick review.
This is book number 25 in the Jack Reacher series. At the time of this writing there are currently 27 novels published and a feature movie (2012) as well as an Amazon series (2022 -?)
The Sentinel: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child and Andrew Child
My Last Minute Thoughts:
How is it already November??
September and October flew by because life was so busy!
We took a road trip to Roswell, New Mexico, then returned home, repacked, and took a month-long road trip to Texas. #Yeah It was great to be able to travel again!
We also went apple picking, (worked of course), made a couple of videos, baked, met up with old friends, and chilled at the river and the lake. Oh! And there was also a hurricane hitting Texas while we were there and we had to nix the beach part of the trip.
"More than 100,000 Texas electricity customers without power after Nicholas. Restoring it to everyone could take days." Read about it here.
But all-in-all it was a nice adventure! If you missed those short posts I have listed them below.
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