This Week – Spring Has Arrived

Fave pic – It was the 25th anniversary of our first date this week. Jason always remembers and I always forget. He gave me some beautiful Swarovski earrings. This photo was taken that first year (my turtleneck looks like Christmas morning, ha!).

Highlights of the Week – Beautiful weather has arrived just in time for the weekend and the official beginning of spring. We had a picnic in the park today which was so nice.

We had our book group via Zoom and while I didn’t love the book (Hamnet) it’s always good to see the ladies. Two of the ten are recovering from Covid since last month. It’s still here and we are being as careful as we have been this last year. I don’t see our lives changing too much until fall at the earliest when we have a better idea what the virus and vaccinations are going to do. I look forward time outside with friends now that the weather is changing.

Gage filled out a March Madness bracket for the first time. If he beats both of his parents he wins a Yes Day ๐Ÿ™‚

Could’ve been better – It’s March Madness and after an impressive showing in the Big 10 Championship my #2 Buckeyes totally choked against 15 seed Oral Roberts. And Jason’s Michigan State lost too. We’re still watching, but it’s not as fun.

Currently reading

The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Inโ€ฆ
Always the Last to KnowThe Only Woman in the RoomOhio

Finished this week – You can see my thoughts on most of them here.

Dictionary for a Better World by Irene Latham
Faithful Place by Tana FrenchEight Hundred Grapes by Laura DaveHamnet by Maggie O'FarrellMuhammad Ali by Walter Dean MyersThe Pinballs by Betsy ByarsGo to Sleep (I Miss You) by Lucy Knisley


TV – Still watching Schitt’s Creek and we’re a few episodes into Ginny and Georgia and liking it so far.

Plans for the weekend – I’m not sure what tomorrow brings, some time outside in nature I’d expect. Gage has his first outside time with a friend planned this week now that the weather is changing and he is so ready for it.

Is your team still going in the tournament?

I’m linking up with Sunday Salon hosted byย Readerbuzz

26 thoughts on “This Week – Spring Has Arrived

  1. Lloyd Russell says:

    That’s a big deal! October 8 is the 55th anniversary of our 1st date. And June will be 50 years married. Wow!

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

  2. Mary says:

    That’s so sweet Jason remembers your first date! I don’t follow college sports (or any these days) closely but I think my husband said the Badgers are still in it. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
    Have a great week!

  3. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    How wonderful that your husband remembers the anniversary of your first date. Ours will be 46 years ago this September. He pulled out all the stops with dancing and dinner and House of Pies. He’s never taken me dancing since. lol

    Zoom has been a wonderful thing for me during the pandemic. I’m glad you have your book group.

    I see Dictionary for a Better World at a nearby library. I hope I can read it soon. And I’m looking forward to seeing Call of the Wild.

  4. Diane says:

    That picture is so great, I see Gage in you there. Congrats on the 25 years as a duo. I’ll have known my husband 25 years in October and married 20 years this May.

  5. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary ๐Ÿฅ‚I remember the month we became a couple (June 1990), but the date is lost to the mists of time. Weโ€™ll have been married 26 years this year.
    I havenโ€™t read anything by Higgins in a while though Iโ€™ve always enjoyed her books.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  6. Les in OR says:

    How sweet that your hubby always remembers your first date. Sorry you didn’t love Hamnet. My book group is reading it later this year and I hope it hasn’t been overhyped! Nope, Duke isn’t in the tournament for the second year in a row. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Hopefully, next year! Have a great week, Stacy!

  7. Anne Bennett says:

    I loved HAMNET and we will be discussing it in book club this week. What was it that you didn’t care for?

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Most of our group did love it. I think it might be that it was a slow book. Not that I didn’t get drawn in, but I did have to force myself to slow down and try to savor the language because that’s what seemed to be required. But, that slowing down made me feel impatient. I have a feeling some of it had to do with the fact that I’m finishing a book a day (I read Hamnet in 2).

  8. Gofita says:

    I love that photo of you and Jason! Adorable.

    Glad you enjoyed the first day of spring. Gabe has been able to play outside with some friends too recently. So happy the weather is changing. Archie is about to get his second shot in a couple of weeks and Utah is opening it up for everyone starting on the 24th so I was able to get an appointment for the first week in April. I’m actually feeling some hope. My parents are almost fully vaccinated as well and my immunocompromised siblings as well. So some hope.

    I’m loving all the books you are getting through. Hamnet. I have heard such a wide array of reviews on this one. Gushing about it to meh. I’m not sure when I’ll get to it now. Maybe in a month or two.

    And I just started The Likeness by Tana French. I loved her first in the series and hope it maintains throughout the whole series.

    I hope you have a lovely week!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I was hoping to read The Likeness before this one, but the mood struck and I had a copy. I can’t wait to read more! Thank goodness the weather has been beautiful and that really helps lift the spirit.

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