Five Things Friday: July 2, 2021

Hello and welcome to the first Friday in July! I know I say this all the time, but this year is just flying by!

Here’s a look at what I’ve been up to this week:

Something that made me happy this week.

While driving one morning, I came upon two adult grouse with a dozen babies between them. I rarely see grouse so this was extra special and it brought me a lot of joy.

Photo by Ramona Mead

Something I read this week.

I read Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne, which I found absolutely perfect! Our heroine Ruthie is 25 and she’s been working and living on site at a retirement community for six years. She prefers the company of the residents to people her own age. Teddy is a rebellious tattoo artist who just so happens to be the son of the owner of the company who just bought the retirement village. He’s Ruthie’s temporary new neighbor, oh and by the way he’s totally gorgeous and immediately smitten with Ruthie. This is a story about finding your own identity separate from your family’s expectations, and creating a chosen family. It’s also about recovering from childhood trauma and learning you are worthy of love. All the side characters are fantastic and the scenery is gorgeous, plus there’s some great humor. I highly recommend this one for readers of romance.

Something I did offline this week.

Over the weekend, I volunteered at my library’s used book sale. This was the first one since February 2020 (there are typically three per year.) It was also my first sale since joining the board of directors. It was so nice to be doing something from “before” and talking to other book lovers.

Photo by Ramona Mead

Photo by Ramona Mead

Something I’m grateful for this week.

That my dad made it home safely from his road trip.

Something I’m looking forward to.

Having an Independence Day celebration this weekend!

Photo by Allie at Decadent


What are you looking forward to this week?


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