Monday, September 10, 2012

Loaded Monday

Mondays are best taken with a spoonful of sugar.

Two days ago I was sitting in a cozy reading nook listening to the waves break along the Long Beach peninsula, brushing sand off the pages of my current read. *sigh*

I don't regret leaving the beach. No. All those scenes in the Twilight books where the vampires can come out 'cause there's no actual sunshine anywhere? Well... I was nearly as north as Forks and nary some sunshine did I see.

The Host (The Host, #1)Maybe the reminder came from starting Host by the same author. I was reading about the Arizonan desert, though... and feeling dehydrated. Did NOT feel dehydrated waiting in the Sunday brunch line at the End of the World Rod Run. Nope. Hydration poured down on us steadily.

Funny thing is, since we were all residents of the NorthWest, there wasn't one umbrella in that long brunch line. Not one umbrella protecting hot dog buns or smoked salmon. Isn't that interesting? I certainly hadn't brought one. Are you kidding me? I'm a native.

This is a great week. Despite having to begin with a Monday. 

There's lots of fun things going on with Book Blogger Appreciation week - or, there should be. If I get a chance, I'll hunt 'em down and maybe find time to celebrate the fun bloggers I regularly follow.

Other fun things I'm excited about this week:
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I know there's more... always MORE!!  I have lots of GREAT posts to post this week myself, some sports games comin' up, a trip to the dentist (or four). Umpteen books to give away. September is a lot of fun so far. What else is going on?


  1. Oooooh, you so beautifully described the NorthWest that I could practically feel the sweet rain cascading down around me! <3

    Can't remember if I've mentioned this before, but (if you haven't read) one of the coziest, most wonderful books I've ever had the pleasure of reading was written by a lady who grew up in the Pacific Northwest - Betty MacDonald. Her first best seller, The Egg and I, is a must read! My mom had this book in her library decades ago, which I've read many a time, loved, and now - 55 years later - my adult daughter equally enjoys and cherishes.

    I think you'd get a HUGE kick out of what the author has to say about all the rain, among other things lol

    Her second book, Onions in the Stew, is an amazing follow up, and I swear if you read her books, when you are in the mood for snuggly, cozy humorous fun, you will be very glad you did. :)

    *Hugs* and have an epic Monday, M.A.D.

    1. Lol. It was very chilly to experience first hand, but I'm glad I left that part out.

      Betty MacDonald sounds fun. I'll check out The Egg and I for sure... weird name!

      Hey.... looks like lots of people on Goodreads agree with you!! Thx for the heads-up!

  2. looks like some good books you have to read. I live in the Northwest, and actually 10 months out of the year, its pretty overcast, lol, we have that month or 2 of sun in summer, but for the majority, its cloudy, and usually rain, seems this year Aug and Sept so far is sunny.
    Here is mine if you want to stop in
    It’s Monday! What are You Reading Post

    1. I know. Summer's short, isn't it? We joke that it lasts two weeks. September is sure nice this year... so far, though!!

  3. Maybe because I was born in Seattle (even though I left when I was 2), I don't like umbrellas. I find that I'd rather get wet. It's too much of a hassle to carry them.

    1. Oooh... can you pick up umbrella preferences before the age of 2?! That's awesome!


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