This Week – So much sun!

Highlights of the week… The rockets with friends got off to a slow start after getting the first rocket ready and realizing that the batteries in the starter no longer worked. Jason went to the closest drug store. When the rocket went off it went so high that we lost it, most likely across the main road. We had more engines and spent the next hour setting off the smaller ones and managed to keep track of the last rocket. I’m having trouble loading the one video I have so I’ll try again later.

It was Jason’s birthday this week and we made him waffles for breakfast and went to a new metropark in the afternoon with my mom that had a street full of blooming cherry blossom trees. So beautiful.

For the first time in about 35 years I wrote poetry. It was an enjoyable and relaxing way to finish a day and I may have to keep at it.

Our library and 7 others closed for a day this week when someone that goes to all 8 branches (delivery or maintenance most likely) tested positive for Covid. They spent a day doing a deep clean and then opened back up. I’m glad that they are choosing to take precautions in addition to mask mandates. I always feel safe when I visit.

And last but not least, with Gonzaga’s meltdown last Monday, GAGE WINS A YES DAY! He’s been coming up with ideas this week, including a family water gun fight before breakfast to start and spending the night in a tent in our yard to end the day. I’ll keep you posted when this day is officially on the calendar, lol.

Currently reading…

A Burning
The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing In…It Came from Ohio: My Life as a WriterWhite Fragility: Why It's So Hard for W…What Unites Us: Reflections on Patrioti…

Finished this week… (in the order I liked them best linked with my review)

A Girl Returned by Donatello Di Pietrantonio

When Birds Could Talk and Bats Could Sing by Virginia Hamilton

The Affair by Lee Child

The Four Doors by Richard Paul Evans

Who Was Annie Oakley? by Stephanie Spinner

Perfectly Matched by Heather Webber

The Power of Being Positive by Joyce Meyer

Time For Kids: Jesse Owens: Running Into History by Elaine Israel

Tecumseh: Get To Know the Shawnee Chief Who Fought to Protect Native Lands by John Mickos


We’re watching the third season of Schitt’s Creek. Such a fun show that guarantees laughs. Because so many people keep talking about Supernatural (all 15 seasons of it) we gave the first few episodes a try last night.


Really enjoyed this one!
Hm. I spent the second half only half watching while working on a puzzle 🙂

Plans for the weekend…

Walks, family games, and soaking up the sunshine.

I’m linking up with the Sunday Salon

19 thoughts on “This Week – So much sun!

  1. Gofita says:

    Looks like another great reading week! Love the rockets. I hope you can get that video loaded. We had such a great time doing that last Spring Break during the first lockdown. I can’t believe it’s been a year!

    Congrats on writing poetry. I’ve tried on and off for years but I never quite feel like I can get that rhythm. Hope you feel comfortable sharing some day!

    I hope you have another great reading week!

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I’ll never forget the pure joy of the kids when we made and fired off bottle rockets at camp one year. I look forward to seeing the video of the rockets your group shot off.

    Happy birthday to your husband!

    Wow. I’m so glad you had a return to poetry last week. And after such a long period of time. I hope you will keep at it.

    Love the idea of a water gun family fight.

    Dan Rather spoke at the Texas Book Festival several years ago, and I was energized by his thoughts. I’m glad he is sharing his concerns with a wide audience.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Dan Rather has been a true sense of calm the last few years on Facebook. I’m listening to the audio that he reads himself and I feel that same sense of ‘everything’s gonna be okay.’

  3. Jen at Introverted Reader says:

    I remember firing rockets at school in 7th grade. That was a long time ago! It was a lot of fun.

    I started listening to What Unites Us briefly then decided that I would rather read it in print because I knew I would want to write down quotes. I love following Dan Rather on Facebook. His insightful posts are so reassuring.

    Enjoy your week!

  4. Literary Feline says:

    It sounds like the rocket launches were a success with only a couple of hiccups. I hope the boys had fun! Happy Birthday to Jason! And yay to writing poetry! My daughter has been writing poetry in school all year and it’s motivated me to write more this school year as well. I’ve always enjoyed it but do not do it as often as I used to.

    I hope Gage enjoys his yes day! Sounds like fun.

    I hope you have a great week, Stacy!

  5. Athira says:

    Happy birthday to your husband! Sounds like you had a fun day.

    I can’t wait to hear what Gage comes up with. Love the idea of a Yes day!

    Congrats on writing poetry – I hope it continues.

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