hAPpY hUMp DaY, gals!
Joining Anne in Residence and her co-host Shea of Shea Lennon to share what we’re currently admiring, anticipating, borrowing, purchasing and snacking (on). These topics were kind of toughie tough tough for me. So like a good teacher/librarian, I brainstormed some ideas. Then this morning like a naughty student, I cheated to see what Anne had written in order to be further inspired. Interestingly, we had a couple of the same responses so guess I wasn’t that far off with my brainstorming.
Have a look:
The beauty of the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP) campus. Yesterday was an usually cool, slightly overcast August 1 by El Paso standards. Perfect morning for meeting with my friend Lorena to meander the garden areas of the UTEP campus while catching up with each other’s lives. I took along my Sony camera and forced myself to use it for most of the pictures I took. Although a couple of times I reverted to using my Samsung phone, just out of habit.
UTEP was founded in 1917 and the inspiration for the Bhutanese-style architecture of every building on campus is credited to the wife of the school’s first dean. I wonder if she could have imagined how lovely the university would be 100 years later. The buildings and landscaping around them are beautiful, emanating a sense of peace and serenity.
I am also admiring the crazy green of our normally brown desert. We have had so much rain. Granted, this is El Paso’s ‘monsoon’ season but rain has fallen all but 2 of the past 18 or so days. I even broke out my yellow ‘slicker’ for our morning walk around campus.
It was that cool and that cloudy. At least until the sun came through. How ’bout that almost life-size photo of me??
Our trip to Germany. PC will be traveling to Germany for work several times over the next 6-8 months. And we have some very tentative plans for me to meet up with him after his first week there in October. Can you say Ocktoberfest? I can!! We haven’t bought any tickets or made any hotel reservations so this is all very preliminary but I am already shopping Amazon for my lederhosen.
What do you think? Where do you buy your lederhosen?
I am anticipating flying into Frankfurt. Visiting Munich, Berlin and maybe Alsace-Lorraine, where my mother’s ancestors lived, on the French-German border.
All of the books on the 2017-2018 Texas Bluebonnet Reading Program master list from my local public library.
Had planned to review them here on the blog but so far, haven’t been all that crazy about the ones I’ve read. Could be just me. I’ve reviewed a number of past Bluebonnet Award nominees on the blog, check out those posts, here. Have said before that I am not a quick reader but what I lack in speed, I make up for in distractability. Which is part of the reason I am a slow reader. Vicious cycle. And then I fall asleep.
I prefer buying the Bluebonnets that move me each year but if I don’t become more selective, we will need to build an addition to house my personal library. So I am borrowing them first and then purchasing the ones I really love. How ’bout that segue to our next prompt?
Lederhosen? Airline tickets for Germany? Not yet.
Actually, I am trying to keep from purchasing anything. The summer is a poor time for me because I am not earning the extra money I make by working through the school year as a substitute librarian. And then July is always hard on the pocket book with all of the birthdays we celebrate.
This year, though, we agreed to not spend a lot of money on gifts that no one really needed. Of course, it wasn’t MY birthday so that was easy for me to say! See me in April. We spent a lot of time in the pool – when it wasn’t RAINING. And I am still purchasing it. The pool. And will be for years. Had pedis, scrapbooked, ate a lot.
Sopapilla cheesecake. Did you know that July 30th was National Cheesecake Day? And my daughter Brennyn’s birthday, of course. In honor of both, I made a sopapilla cheesecake. Would gladly show you a photo but I just ate the last bite. It was so good.
I can share the recipe. And maybe sometime before the next National Cheesecake Day, I will feature this delicious dessert in a “Tasty Tuesday” post. Click on the photo below to be taken to the AllRecipes website for this recipe.
I don’t do a lot of baking because I tend to eat whatever I bake. And PC does, too. Which explains why we are on a perpetual soup diet. Wish snacking on water was as satisfying as sopapilla cheesecake.
Soooo, now it’s your turn…what are you currently admiring, anticipating, borrowing, purchasing and snacking on? Won’t you share in a comment below? Then be sure to run by to read Anne and Shea’s posts, and join the link-up.
Tomorrow is the reveal of our “Sentence a Day” posts for July. Hope you will take a coffee break or wine break or beer break and join me back here for a review of my month. We would love to have you to join in for August. The month is young and you can get started with your sentences right now!!!
Hugs and kisses,