Wednesday, June 24, 2020
July is coming...and things that make you go 'hmmm'...
Hello book friends! Hope all is well with you guys and you're managing with our very odd (and certainly frustrating at times) year. Who would have thought that 2020 would be so strange in so many ways? So, the picture above is from my backyard this morning at about 6:45. I've shared photos of deer and smaller creatures here now and then. I've mentioned that we've been 'visited' by feral hogs from time to time. This 'visitation' is new. I looked out the back windows as I walked from one part of the house to another and there they were....cows....8 of them. Just hanging out. Eating the grass, resting, pooping, and the 3 calves were partaking of their 'mom's' milk now and then. We do live in a more rural setting outside of the Austin area, but it's a regular neighborhood. There are ranches with cows near us and obviously there's a fence down somewhere. These 'friends' have wandered around for a while and then disappeared into the 'woods' at the end of our street. The local authorities showed up as well as some wildlife people and so, hopefully, the cows will make it home today sometime. Ha!
Not much new to report here. We've been sticking mostly close to home. My husband is likely going to be working from home for many months to come. I did have a second haircut yesterday and it worked much the same as the previous one. We had our daughter and son-in-law over for some fajitas and queso last weekend and it was very nice to see them face-to-face. We hadn't since early March. It was a 'socially distanced' meal, but they stayed for a couple of hours afterwards chatting. She's still very busy at work as babies will come on their own timeline. Otherwise, we've walked, golfed, done virtual meetings, picked up 'curbside' dinner, and talked about what things might change permanently and what things might go back to 'normal' - whatever that is. I am, of course, reading and going to book group meetings online. Looks like those will continue through this whole year and maybe into next year. Guess we'll adjust, right?
Our mystery group will be discussing 'award nominated or winning mysteries' for July and then go on to David Baldacci's LONG ROAD TO MERCY for August. The afternoon book group will be talking about Rebecca Makkai's THE GREAT BELIEVERS for July and August is 'to be determined'. Have you read read either of those? We'll see how I like them. Otherwise, I've been considering doing some 'nostalgic' reading, otherwise known as reading favorite books again. It's comfortable for me. Take care everyone, hope your July 4th is good, and I'll be back around in a couple of weeks to update again.