I took this on our family walk last night. Beautiful, right? Life is crazy busy right now, but taking ten minutes to check in feels like a necessity for my sanity. My to do list is 15 very important, all a bit time consuming, things that need to happen in the next few weeks, all while trying to finish up Gage’s 5th grade year strong. I know I’m not the only one with a crazy May.
The Day I Died is one of those dark thrillers that has as many secrets as revelations. We know the main character is hiding and moves around with her son for that reason. We don’t know exactly why, but do get plenty of hints. She’s a handwriting expert for the FBI so she gets drawn into a missing child case, an entanglement that makes her itch to flee yet again. It was a nicely paced thriller with a complicated main character. Great combo!
The Summer Deal by Jill Shalvis is a beach read with some serious issues. Brynn is recovering from an embarrassing life choice when she runs into Eli, a camp crush from her teens, who offers her a place to live. He forgets to mention that her frenemy, Kinsey, also lives there and she is also seriously ill.
I loved Brynn’s moms. They were most definitely the best characters, full of love and spice. The story of the three roommates coming together was good, even if it ended a little too simplistic for me, but hey, that’s what summer reads are for! And the cover will look good at the pool or beach.
I’ve read 143 books so far this year.
On TV the last few weeks
We finished Ozark. I didn’t dislike the end to this series, but it lacked some of the punch the rest of the seasons had.
We watch Harlan Coben’s Hold Tight on Netflix. It was solid, like most of his book adaptations are.
Plans for the rest of the day
We’re planning a hike in the park after dinner, but right now I need to spend a few hours pulling out homeschool year together and getting it ready to be assessed. This is required by Ohio. We can choose taking a standardized test or having a teacher assessing progress. It’s time consuming, but a good way for me to personally assess what worked and what didn’t.
What about you? Anything fun this weekend?
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May is the craziest month, especially when you have school-aged kids! Hang in there and thanks for taking the time to check in 🙂
May is crazy and I only have one kid!
The Summer Deal has a great cover. It’s time to start pulling out the summer reads, I think.
Good luck with your assessment of the school year. It’s nice that the state gives you a choice. I’m not sure that anything is required of homeschooling students here to wrap up the year.
That is a beautiful photo. And I agree with you…we do need to take time to stop and breathe and rest, especially when things are busiest.
The assessment is in the books and a huge relief! It also gives me time to reflect on what worked!
Good luck finishing off the year. It’s always a crazy time.
Seems like this whole start of the year has been nonstop in one form or another. Congrats on another successful year of homeschooling! Mom of the decade, you is! Gorgeous pic as well.
The Day I Died looks right up my alley. Definitely checking it out.
I hope you take some time for yourself! You deserve it.
Hold Tight is very good. I love watching how different countries adapt his novels. So much fun.
I love seeing how different countries handle the Coben novels too! No mom of the decade here, just one burned out, stubborn one 🙂