Sunday Bookends: Greenhouses, same books/same story, favorite blog posts, and happy Mother’s Day!

It’s time for our Sunday morning chat. On Sundays, I ramble about what’s been going on, what the rest of the family and I have been reading and watching, and what I’ve been writing, and some weeks I share what I am listening to.

First, happy Mother’s Day to all you mother’s out there!

What I/we’ve been Reading

Still reading slow.



I’m reading slow.

So I am still on Flowers and Foul Play by Amanda Flower

I am also still reading Fellowship of the Ring.

I hope to have both done in the next week because now that I am done with the revisions of Gladwynn Grant Gets Her Footing I’ll have a little more time for reading.

I am enjoying both books.

Little Miss is reading to me at night now until her eyes start to cross, and I love it because now she knows how I feel when I’m just too tired to read to her.

This week she read to me from Charlie the Ranch Dog, the children’s books about Ree Drummond’s dog, and from Little House in the Big Woods. I love how she starts to yawn as she reads. She is so much like me these days. We are too tired from playing during the day to be able to stay awake at night to read.

I wanted to record her reading on my phone but she refused to let me. Oh well. Not a big deal. I just wanted to record how well she’s doing at reading.

She’s been reading well for a couple of years now, but I’m just impressed with how much she’s progressed in that time.

What’s Been Occurring

I wrote about what’s been going on in our lives during my post yesterday. After I posted, Little Miss and I visited a local greenhouse that has been operated by the same family for 50 years with a friend of hers, then the little girl came to our house and she and Little Miss played together for the rest of the afternoon.

They played in the stream by the greenhouse and back here they searched for snakes, found dead animals in the yard that our evil kitten had killed, jumped on the trampoline, and played on the Slip N’ Slide. They never seemed to stop moving. We had an earlier night at bedtime than some nights, though, so that was nice.

I went over to my parents at the end of the day to help straighten up some before my brother comes to visit today for Mother’s Day.

The upcoming week doesn’t look as busy as this past week.

We have gymnastics on Monday and nothing else for the rest of the week other than possibly going to my parents to help clean and The Boy has work. Next Saturday we plan to go have a picnic and see a movie in a town about 45 minutes from us.

What We Watched/are Watching

This past week I enjoyed videos from Forgotten Way Farms (on YouTube) and also watched a Midsomer Murders with The Husband.

I watched half of Operation Petticoat, which I will finish this week for our Spring of Cary post Thursday.

We watched a ton of Bluey, which seems to always be on in the background because Little Miss absolutely loves that show.

I watched a couple of Mary Berry episodes and a really depressing art documentary on Vincent VanGogh with Little Miss as well.

We didn’t have as much time to watch things this week, but we did watch some Newhart (streaming on Amazon now), which is always nice and relaxing.

What I’m Writing

As I mentioned above, I have finished the first revisions on Gladwynn Grant Gets Her Footing and sent the book out to a couple beta readers and on to the editor. This week I am finishing my newsletter for Substack and then I hope to write a couple blog posts that I have ideas for. I have already started book two in Gladwynn’s series as well.

On the blog I shared:

What I’m Listening To

This week I listened to Tami Neilson, a country-rock musician from New Zealand.

Blog Posts I Enjoyed This Past Week

Through the Lens with Spring Happenings by For His Purpose:

I Should Have Known by Various Ramblings of a Nostalgic Italian:

Fit For A King by Fuel For the Race Blog:

Now it’s your turn

Now it’s your turn. What have you been doing, watching, reading, listening to or writing? Let me know in the comments or leave a blog post link if you also write a weekly update like this.

So, what do you think? Leave me a comment! I love to meet new people and chat with ones I already know!

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