Look. We have a blossom on the strawberry plant.
The lettuce is absolutely thriving despite some heavy storms and excessive rainfall amounts. The tomato seeds we planted in peat pots have sprouted. See, you are meant to prop open the tray after the sprouts appear. A wine cork works for now but I’m thinking we may need a larger prop.
Library Loot: My stack of books is growing for two reasons. One thing that is beyond my control is my place in line for a book. Seems this time I had several available to me all at once.
The other thing is, I have wasted too much time trying to get into A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. If a book doesn’t grab me right off I persevere…..for a while. This one has had more than its fair shot and I am now on to something I am enjoying much more.
I can’t review this one because I won’t finish it. You have to like at least one character. They are all so self- absorbed, negative and condemning people. It’s a cheerless soap opera and while I tried, and I know some people have liked this book, I am not wasting any more time on it.
Just finished reading Valerie Plame’s novel Blowback.
Here's the current lineup on the table:
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (alias is J.K. Rowling)
Inferno by Dan Brown
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (on Kindle)
Alice in Zombieland: The White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter
Movies/Netflix: Currently back into the series Justified starring Timothy Olyphant. We liked him in the series Deadwood and he’s perfect for Justified. I think it’s up to season 5 on television but we are on season 3 on BlueRay.
Finally finished Breaking Bad! It’s was very difficult to avoid spoilers when that series finished up. Anytime someone talked about it – “Hey, did you see last night’s episode of Breaking Bad?” I would yell NO, haven’t seen it yet, not available from Netflix (plugging fingers in ears). Well…it had such a long wait list that we bought the end part of the series. 8 episodes – finally finished it. Then we sent it to our kids because they were in the same boat.
As for movies, Captain Phillips was well done and tense. I’m on the wait list to read the actual account by the real Captain Rich Phillips. Looking forward to Game of Thrones when we can get season three. Both Doug and I are caught up with the five books in the series so….c’mon George Martin! Get back to writing please.
Last but most very certainly not least - a new photo of Elizabeth. She is 10 days old in this photo.
Hope all is well in your world. Let me know what you're reading, eating, etc :-)