I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 28, 2017

Something for the Weekend

It's Friday! But oh no! Summer is half over, the days are flying by [and getting shorter]. This is the last weekend of July '17. Let's make it a good one? I am expecting fussy guests and have been cleaning like crazy for three days, ugh. Even things that do NOT matter, like my underwear basket and fridge door spice rack. If my guests check out those areas---well, I'd be speechless , I guess.
Did you get any Fall catalogs yet? I got a couple ''transitional" ones, like from LL Bean. You know, shorts plus sweaters?
Online this mini skirt is everywhere from Ann Taylor to Talbot to Gap and Old Navy. Big floral or camo. Fine if you're 14!

Time flies! Exceptionally chic cool watches, even though who wears a watch anymore? here

Slide View: 1: Peach Striped Watch

Kel asked me about this wine . In a photo the other day the beautiful bottle could be seen filled with sand on my friend's doorstep. It's a local NY/ Long Island wine called Summer in a Bottlehere

wolfed summer in a bottle rose

White or rose`, exceptional!

Avery fun link from Mel, if you have a few minutes to be amazed, inspired and charmed by this crazy artist: here

And in beach books: Nancy Thayer's summer offering: Secrets in Summer
I enjoyed it very much, despite Thayer's ongoing theme of cheating spouses and tacky sex. The heroine was an intelligent regular person this year, not one of Thayer's tedious rich bitches. And Nantucket itself was lightly but charmingly described, including some fun local things like having to jump on a plane to go mall shopping on the mainland, or being on stand-by for the ferry ride back to Cape Cod. The love interest was a bit blah, the guy was seriously boring and moody, who needs that? Get a dog instead, lol.

Michael Connolly's first in a new series [since poor Harry Bosch is getting past retirement into old age doldrums] The Late Show starts slow, no interest or connection to the young woman detective who is the new star of his book. As things go on, the book improves, though her lifestyle is seriously unlikely. I admit I lost the plot thread towards the end, not that it mattered. I always like Connolly's writing and will look for the next in this series.
Both good summer reads, despite my quibbling!
Have a great weekend! [pls let me know if links or photos don'y show up, this post is a bit dofferent, just experimenting here. thx]



gone to the beach....


  1. I wish I had legs like the girl in the mini skirt. Never did...never will.

    1. LOL. Me neither! Most of us don't.

  2. Actually have not been inundated with catalogs just yet. Mini skirts...wow, thing of way past for me! I still wear a watch. Guess I have not shaken the habit yet. Next book to pick up is a Louise Penny. Thanks for introducing me to her and many others! Always a treat to spend time with you albeit thru the ether.

  3. WalMart has similar skirts, too, in several colors besides camo. Oh, to be young again and have decent legs! Not that I ever had long slim legs to begin with...

    I got a 'smart watch' earlier this year although it was probably a waste of money - it's smarter than I am! I have figured out part of what it can do so maybe I'll eventually get it all. Or at least the parts I'll use. I get a lot of questions about it.

    I read the latest Martha Wells book (sci-fi/fantasy) and I've bought a couple others although right now I can't tell you the names, lol. Impulse buys.

    Still hot here, but not quite in the 90s.

    If your guests check out your underwear basket, they're TOO nosy and you should kick them out!!

    Have a good weekend and I hope it all goes well!

  4. No catalogs here. Just realizing that I don't receive them any longer. Must not have been buying anything.

    Hah! Watched the funny fellow give a tour of his island, what a character. One of my favorite lines is when he is describing the layers of trash and earth..he says it's "like a lasagna", lol! Thanks for sharing that :)

    Well, the weekend has ended, where did it go? Hope you had a good time with your guests.

    Oh, and thanks for the book reviews. I just need to remember the titles/authors. Last time I was at the library my intention was to get one of the books you reviewed few weeks ago, but couldn't come up with the author's name. Gotta start making lists ;)


  5. Your blog read a little like a trashy summer novel today! LOL I know you will take that in the manner it is meant. :)

    1. Wouldn't that be cool, to w rite a summer novel!

  6. How did the guests go? Oh how I hate and I mean hate company. My hubby says, Your house is perfect, don't worry. But I worry. I am about to read Postcards From the Edge. The movie was on the other day and now I want to read the book. But there's something so sad about Carrie Fisher and her life. :( So very hot here. Still in the mid 90's for the past month and more to come. Oh vey! Enjoy that sea for me. :) Kit

    1. It did not go well...that's all I'm saying. Some people get their pleasure in criticizing, I guess?

      I read Postcards from the Edge many years ago. I always admired Fisher's wit and brains.

    2. Oh bummer! I don't know how people get their jollys that way. Bad form. At least it's over, yay! :) Kit

  7. No catalogs, but I walk the mall most days (climate control is awesome) and late July came jackets and overcoats ... Phoenix in July, jackets?????

    I still wear a watch ... my phone is always some place I'm not!



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