Sunday Post: A busy and fun week

Connecting with others to talk about books plus a little about our personal lives

Sunday-Post

Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.

Personal life

We had lots of rain last week which was great since August and September were mostly dry months. It’s sunny this weekend and we’ve sat outside some.

Trip to Kokomo

We drove to Kokomo, Indiana last week on a whim. It has a population of about 60,000 and is the closest city that size to the north of us. It’s thought that the city was named after a Miami Indian chief, however in one account I read it’s not really known whether he really existed.

As we drove to the city I thought it had grown up as an agricultural center since we drove by farms and fields, but when I read some about Kokomo I learned it grew because it was an industrial city where natural gas was discovered during the 1800’s. This provided a cheap source of power for factories. The automobile industry had beginnings here since one of it’s citizens had his first successful trial run of his “horseless carriage” in Kokomo in 1894. There are still some automotive businesses in Kokomo today which provide many of the jobs for it’s citizens.

I was interested in seeing the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company which was built in 1888 and uses the same techniques used then. I’ve worked with stained glass in the past and still have some stained glass I’d like to use. The company has public tours, but they have to be scheduled in advance. Since our trip was a spur-of-the-moment one we hadn’t planned for that. We also didn’t see some of the old buildings in town since by the time we’d had lunch and driven by the glass factory it was getting late. So we have things to do in future visits to the area.

Birthday Party

We celebrated one of our daughter’s birthdays yesterday. She and I cooked the meal together which was really fun. She chose pot roast for dinner. This was a meal I made a lot when the kids were little and is a favorite of all of them. I had made her birthday cake before she came yesterday afternoon.

We also played a new game–Wingspan–I had bought recently. We still have more to learn about it, but we learned the basics. I think it will be fun once we learn all the details!

Funny Olaf picture of the week

This picture makes Olaf look kind of like a giant monster cat! But the succulents in this photo are actually quite small. Olaf is trying to squeeze himself between the window and my desk in my craft room.

I’ve put some barriers up to try to keep him from climbing onto the desk from the cat tower I put in the craft room.

Blog

I forgot to post my October book list all week even though it was ready. I should have scheduled it, but every day I thought I’d remember the next day!

Posts last week
Posts for next week
  • October books on my list
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman
  • Crash Land on Kurai by S.J. Pajonas
Books read
  • Dry Bones by Craig Johnson
  • The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves
New books

What did you do last week?

Sunday Post: More snow forecast!

Connecting with others to talk about books plus a little about our personal lives

Sunday-Post

Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.

Personal life

A rare moment of togetherness for Olaf and Elf

More snow is heading our way. A little on Saturday night and then a bigger storm on Monday with maybe 5-10 inches of snow. Luckily, we don’t go many places so that shouldn’t be a problem for us.

Inaugeration

We spent the day on Wednesday watching the Inaugeration of our 46th President. There were so many great moments from the day.

Our new house

The foundation for our house was poured this week which is exciting. We also had a meeting to go over the blueprints and ask any questions. So good to see so much coming together and the house moving forward. Soon the framing will start!

Blog Life

I finally competed my 2020 end-of-year posts! I like to look back at my reading year and it’s also nice to have the posts for a number of years so I can compare what I’m reading.

Posts
Posts for next week
  • Can’t Wait Wednesday
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Lost Flyght by S.J. Pajonas
Books I read last week
  • Chasing the Shadows by Maria V. Snyder
Books I got last week

What did you do last week? What are you planning for next week?