My Sunday-Monday Post!

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It’s a rainy weekend this weekend, and I have to say I sort of welcome it. It means no picnics this weekend, but I am enjoying the change. The other evening I was walking across my yard and I felt the weirdest feeling, the hint of fall in the air, nudging me, letting me know that summer’s end is right around the corner – already. Everything has felt so off this year, the seasons all out of tune with our family’s normal rhythms – no festivals or art fairs, no summer vacation up north, no summer nights spent with friends and family while the kids play in the yard and we jabber on. Now when we get together it is distanced, and we try so hard to steer the conversation from current events. And I went off on a tangent here, sorry! I blame the rain.

Read Last Week:

I am still working on The Masterpiece, but I am irritated with Claude right now, and I need to take a break from him. I did download Mexican Gothic, and holy moly was it awesome! I completely devoured it, which I haven’t done with a fiction book in ages. I think you would have to enjoy magical realism to really like it, but it was amazing. I loved everything about it, but then magical realism is a favorite genre of mine. It reminded me of my beloved Mary Stewart gothics but with lots of extras. It was excellent! I also started reading 100 Things to do in a Forest, but for some reason I can only read it on my phone which I hate! I read enough of it however to know that I want to add it to our family library so I am ordering a physical copy and will finish it when it arrives.

Reading This Week:

It is definitely cherry season here in Michigan! I think today I might make a cherry clafloutis, or maybe tomorrow.. anyway, I am also starting this book. I love this cover! And it is set in Michigan, so bonus!

Posted Last Week:

Homeschooling Summer Edition: France, Part Two

Friday Favorites: Etsy Artists

My Homeschooling Journey so Far… and Curriculum Reveal!


We are on the final episode of Picard, which I think we will finish up tonight. I liked it but not as much as Billy did, but then I don’t have decades of watching Star Trek behind me either. Lol. We are also watching Father Brown, Cursed, and Season 2 of the Umbrella Academy! I missed crazy Klaus.

And that is it from our little burrow this week! Stay safe everyone.


26 thoughts on “My Sunday-Monday Post!

  1. The scent in the air that comes with the first rain is so delicious! That smell takes me back to first days of school and fall! Love the feeling.

    Enjoy the change of it, and anticipate more of it. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you love your books and your days. And cherries!

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  2. I still need to read the other books you’ve suggested so stop suggesting more 😉 (Kidding!)

    We were supposed to have rain all day from the tropical storm hitting Florida and the Carolinas but it looks like the storm was delayed so we won’t have the heavy rain until Tuesday, which is fine because now we can have a cookout for my mom’s birthday without worrying about the rain soaking our grill. Ha!

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  3. It’s easy to start thinking about the things we miss. We meet on Zoom with my sister and her husband every week and we had to make a promise to each other not to spend the whole time talking about politics (ugh!) or the pandemic (ugh!) I can’t imagine that fall is already on its way though. Our summers go on forever.

    I wish we had cherries here. Too hot, I think.

    What a rave review for Mexican Gothic. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    We really wish we could watch Picard. But we’d have to subscribe to the special CBS channel, I think.

    I hope you have a good week!

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    1. Totally agree on the Ughs for those topics!

      It’s early for this feeling here too – we are usually still in the dog days of summer. It was the oddest feeling. I was in Texas this time last year – I couldn’t get over the little sticker on my hotel room window asking to keep the drapes drawn during the day since it gets so hot. Lol. I was like yikes!! Lol. My Texas living friends told me I was lucky, I was there during a cold front too.

      Oo I loved Mexican Gothic. I read it in a day and a half, which for me these days is a feat, especially with a five year old around. Lol.


  4. It is amazing how soon fall will be here. And you’re right, this summer has been so weird and so different! I sure hope we get good news soon and 2021 is better!

    I’ve heard so many good things about Mexican Gothic. I may have to try it.

    I think I’m going to try Umbrella academy!

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    1. It is so bizarre feeling. I can’t believe it is almost fall either! It is like wait, the last thing I remember really really doing was celebrating Wyatt’s birthday in March, one week before the shut down. It is just odd.

      Mexican Gothic was amazing!

      And I think you would love The Umbrella Academy.


  5. I totally get what you mean about the seasons feeling off… One of the walks we took in July was along the canal path – one of our favourite local walks – and given that we’re mid summer here, it felt distinctly autumnal (even Alexander commented on it!).

    What a great feeling it is devouring a fiction book! I have heard many great things about Mexican Gothic, so lovely to hear you enjoyed it also.

    Happy reading and a lovely week to you!

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  6. Kathy Martin

    I really don’t want to let go of summer yet! Winters are so long in Minnesota. Most of all I miss the long days of light since I am pretty much housebound when it is dark. Come see my week here, Happy reading!

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