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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 18): 12/18/17
Early this week we finally got our lights up. My daughter and I took charge of it. Since neither of us felt like climbing up a ladder to hang them from the house, we opted for our front garden.
Hanukkah also started. That's my husband's part. It's a good excuse to reload the kids with school supplies.
Today, though, was a busy one. Our couch and loveseat arrived more than a week early! We were told to expect them sometime between Christmas and New Years. We were hoping ot have them in by New Years when my husband's parents come up again. So you can imagine how thrilled we were to have them this early!
Also today we got our Christmas tree set up. That's my department, although my husband was nice enough to help me bring home the tree yesterday in his car. His car is bigger than mine. We got a live pinion tree. In the new year, we'll plant it up on our hill. Our goal is to slowly re do things with native plants.
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 06:39:36
Happy Hanukkah. I hope you’re having a wonderful time. Enjoy your books and happy reading. ❤️😁
Comment #2: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 18:10:00
Comment #3: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 09:26:21
Your Christmas lights look nice! I think it's neat you plant your tree after the holiday, cool idea.
Click'd looks fun, and I enjoyed Tuesdays in the Castle. Cute book.
Comment #4: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 18:11:00
Thank you. It's the first time I've a yard and we just weren't prepared to jump right into the holiday season. Next year I'll have more of a plan.
Click'd is an excellent book. Tuesdays at the Castle is a re-read for me. First time I read it in print; this time I'm listening to the audiobook.
Comment #5: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:08:55
Enjoy the holidays! I love those lights, and your couch is lovely! So comfy looking, too.
Enjoy those books, too. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.
Comment #6: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 18:14:00
Thanks. The couch is comfy. Next year I hope to have a more coherent design for the lights.
Comment #7: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:47:11
We're a dual-holiday family too. Love the color of your couch!
Comment #8: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 18:17:00
Thank you. We wanted something dark to go with the otherwise very bright room. Plus we just both really like deep blues. Happy holidays!
Comment #9: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11:55:05
Looks like you are getting organized for the holidays. I like the idea of a live tree but here in Minnesota it would be April or May before it could be planted outside. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #10: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 18:19:00
I think next year we'll just have an artificial tree inside. I guess that all depends on how well the planting of this one goes.
Comment #11: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 15:07:24
I love the lights and the couch looks perfect, good and strong and sturdy and very comfortable. Enjoy your reading sitting in it.
Comment #12: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 18:22:00
The couch has all of those fine qualities. I am looking forward to many a fine book curled up on it.
Comment #13: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 00:08:21
You've been busy! The outdoor lights, menorah and tree all look good. Great idea to have a live tree to replant! We won't have decorations as we'll be traveling to our son's. Youv'e got some books I'd like. Hope your good reading continues!
Comment #14: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 21:32:00
The last bunch of years we've been traveling and haven't bothered with a tree here. The last three years we were in Canada. Before that, San Diego.
Comment #15: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 04:43:18
Poem Fanatic @ Poems and Poets
Happy Hannukkah! Enjoy the winter vacations- and don't forget to enjoy your books!
Comment #16: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 21:34:00
Thanks. I will do my best to enjoy my books.
Comment #17: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 06:34:07
So many great books here that I haven’t read yet. Thanks for sharing them!
Comment #18: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 21:36:00
Thanks! I'll have more to share next week.
Comment #19: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 06:37:33
Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Your Christmas lights look so pretty. Love the couch. Have a great week.
Comment #20: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 21:44:00
Thank you on all accounts.
Comment #21: Tuesday, December, 19, 2017 at 08:30:30
You've been reading away. I've been struggling to find the time!
Comment #22: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 21:47:00
It's a combination of speed reading for the Cybils and insomnia.
Comment #23: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 09:54:13
As a coffee addict I'm going to have to check out that Coffee Book!
Love the lights! I bought lights for my new house but haven't put them up...yet?
Comment #24: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 21:49:00
Next year I'd like more lights throughout the front yard, and a timer or remote for them. At the moment I have to go outside and manually unplug them. The house has some wacky electrical outlets and we haven't quiet figured everything out yet.
The Coffee Book was an interesting read.
Comment #25: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 19:17:25
Wow! Congrats on the couches and being up on not only one, but two holidays! I think that Family Game Night looks pretty cool--I may have to check it out.
Comment #26: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 21:49:00
Family Game Night is memorable.
Comment #27: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 20:00:09
Gotta love when things arrive early. The furniture looks great, as does the lights and tree. Enjoy your week!
Comment #28: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 21:56:00
Thanks! The furniture is also very comfortable.