Learning to roller skate with Dad.
Highlights of the week
Our book group met and discussed The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and there was so much to discuss.
We enjoyed Gage’s last few days of winter break. We took him roller skating for only second time. And then he and I got to spend Monday just palling around shopping and eating and taking walks and it was really nice.
Finished this week reviewed it here.
Library Book Sale Finds (There are advantages to being one who sorts the donations. I get first pick!)
Plans for the weekend
We have dinner plans with old neighbors so Gage gets spend time with Emi. She’s in 8th grade and both of her older sisters babysat Gage when he was a baby. Time flies!
I’m linking up with the Sunday Salon this week.
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The end of Gage’s break sounds wonderful! Did Gage enjoy skating? I used to be pretty good at it.
He kind of enjoyed it until he fell backwards into a nasty corner and hurt himself.
Roller skating! How fun and I used to be fairly good at it too. I guess they still have roller skating rinks around, but the one I knew about in our area is no longer open. Sounds like you guys had a good week and, yes, there are advantages to being the one to sort the books – ha!
I remember skating but was never particularly good at it. I feel like Gage might be following in my footsteps, haha, But it was only his second time so we’ll see.
I love that photo! We got skates for Mouse a couple years ago, but she hasn’t really taken to it. She’d rather play on her scooter. We don’t have a rink near us though, so that limits us to the sidewalks. It sounds like winter break ended on a good note for Gage! I hope you enjoy your current reads and have a great week, Stacy!
Oh, Gage would take his scooter everywhere if he could!
The Graveyard Book is one of my favorites. I read it every Halloween after a patron at the library where I work told me he reads it every year for Halloween. Now I’ve co-opted his idea. I never saw the remake of The Secrets in Their Eyes, but my wife and I saw the original years ago and it was very good.
What a fun idea! Maybe I’ll save it for October 🙂 I liked the movie but when I looked it up after I saw that the original that your wife watched was better so I may give that one a try.
I used to love roller skating! Gage looks like he is having fun!
Wishing you a great reading week
The rink is only 10 minutes away so I’m sure we’ll give it another go 🙂
What a feast your book club puts out? Perhaps I need to show this to my book group to inspire us all. And the book sounds fascinating, too.
I would love to be in charge of the donated books at the library. It will be what I might volunteer for someday.
Our Better Angels sounds like a perfect read for this time of year.
Have a lovely week, Stacy!
Our Better Angels is series of stories told about the people who volunteer for and receive houses from Habitat for Humanity. I’m reading a story every morning and it’s helping me start every morning with an extra dose of gratitude. I highly recommend it for that purpose 🙂
Wow, roller skating!! I don’t remember the last time I did that… or even saw a rink anywhere. Did Gage end up having a good time? Your book club food looks delicious.
Gage did like skating but he managed to hurt himself pretty good after an hour. My book group puts out the best spreads. After we’re done discussing dessert is served 🙂
My kids have such a good time roller-skating. I don’t know why we don’t go more. I also need a book group with snacks!
Snacks are a must! I was elected president of our local library Friends group and I take snacks every board meeting even though it’s never been done. I think I’m winning them over, lol. You could try the same thing with your book group!
Roller skating! I am terrible. Both me and Gabe are just too plain scared to do much skating! But I have taken him a couple of times with friends. ha!
I love the Graveyard Book. One of my favorites from Gaiman. I really only like his children’s fiction, to be honest.
I wish I had a local book club! It’s been years since I had a steady one. Looks like quite a feast. Glad you had some good discussions.
I saw the original Secret in Their Eyes a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. How was the remake?
We haven’t been roller skating in forever. Actually, I’m not sure if Amber’s ever been roller skating. I hope he mostly had fun.
The food for your book club meeting looks good.