Time spent in the beautiful mountains ~ Last weekend, Dan and Emily and I spent three days in Estes Park, located on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. The weather was beautiful overall, though it rained on the day we left. Still, it was nice to get out of town and enjoy the great outdoors.
Book Club ~ My book club met on Wednesday, which is always a favorite. We discussed News of the World by Paulette Jiles, which is sure to be one of my favorite books of the year, even though it's only June! Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a mix of Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call from Lonesome Dove, is my new favorite character.
Another book favorite ~ The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty (What would we be without books?!) I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Moriarity at a book festival in May. She read from her book and talked about how she came up with the subject and her research methods. The story is currently being made into a movie, reuniting Downton Abbey's writer Julian Fellowes and actress Elizabeth McGovern.
Simple pleasures ~ Earlier this week brought rain and a pretty intense hail storm. Fortunately, we didn't suffer any damage, other than some tears in our pergola cover, however, it was a sight to behold. Dan and I took cover and watched mothball sized hail pelting the backyard. Nature puts forth the best shows.
A new set of pretty bowls ~ Our regular set of dishes comes with soup/cereal bowls that are rather small and shallow. We eat a lot of salads, so when I saw these bowls from The Pioneer Woman collection at W*lmart, I decided they are just right. Another woman was shopping for mugs, and we had a lot of fun choosing our designs together!
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Happy Weekend to all!