Good morning, InspyRomancers.
As I write this, I am sitting on my front porch, staring at the view above. It’s not the best, but it’s not other people’s houses either. :) The weather finally cooled down from the low 90s to the low 80s, and there’s a nice breeze blowing. We opened our windows last night. I slept so good.
Since I’m in Alabama, the leaves on the trees have not started to change, the grass hasn’t stopped growing, and we’re still getting produce from our garden. It wasn’t a good tomato year, but we seem to always be able to grow peppers. My husband brought in a number of them today.
Some things that went on in my house this week (warning: this could be boring):
- I noticed earlier in the week a bit of mold growing behind the pedestal sink in our half bath. My husband checked it out and found the drywall was wet. The plumber came out, cut a big hole in the wall, and repaired the leak. *sigh* Up to this point, this was the ONLY bathroom in the house that hadn’t had a plumbing issue. My husband and I think the plumber who worked on this house did so with spare parts. Very little was done correctly. BTW, our house is only thirteen years old. We’ve lived here eleven of those.
- Daughter number two lamented to me about her bad grades. She got Bs. In her college classes. She graduates high school in May. :D She’s also taking an ACT tutoring class to increase her score a bit. She complained because they expected her to take the full test every week (the class is once per week). She said, “Mom, don’t they know I have two jobs, go to school, and have to have a social life?” I laughed at her. BTW, one of those jobs is only six hours a week, all on the same day, so it doesn’t take TONS of her time.
- I scheduled a family dinner. None of my kids who live away from home were able to make it. :( Son #3’s girlfriend came, so that was nice. Both sons #1 and #2 had to work, and daughter #1 was on her way back from a fundraising trip to Florida. It gets harder and harder to get the family together.
- It’s time for son #4 to get his learner’s permit, has been since June. He doesn’t want to drive. Crazy kid. Anyway, I had to go to the clerk’s office this week for something else, so I picked up a driving permit book for him. I told him to read it and that he needed to get his learner’s because when he turns 16, I refuse to take him places.
- My neighbor and I recently started walking two miles four times a week. She was out of town this week. I found it incredibly hard to walk even a single mile by myself. Why is it easier to walk with a friend?
Well, that’s my life in a nutshell. Boring. Repetitive. Wonderful. :D
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On Monday, I shared Part 7 of my Love is… Series.
On Tuesday, Julie Arduini shared about an office romance in her new book series.
On Wednesday, Melanie D. Snitker wrote about running on empty and awaiting God’s inspiration.
Thursday, Kimberly Rose Johnson gave us a sneak peek of A Waltz for Amber.
Friday, Marion Ueckermann shared about the power of the well-spoken word.
And on Saturday, Lindi Peterson asked, “What Do You Love?”
Coming up this week:
Monday: Krista Phillips
Tuesday: Lee Tobin McClain
Wednesday: Alexa Verde
Thursday: Heather Gray
Friday: Cecelia Dowdy
Saturday: Deb Kastner
Wise at Heart (Romance from the Heart 2) (Arcadia Valley Romance 10) by Lee Tobin McClain
Shelf Life (Chicago Wind 2) by Sally Bradley
A Waltz for Amber (Melodies of Love 3) by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Candy Lane Christmas (Madison Creek novella 2) by Jackie Castle
Rooted in Love (Garden Grown Romance 2) (Arcadia Valley Romance 11) by Valerie Comer
Finding Grace (Love’s Compass 6) by Melanie D. Snitker
A Time to Love (Hope Series 2) by Staci Stallings
Love’s Choice (First Street Church Romances) by Liwen Y. Ho