Morning Meanderings…. Late,but posting anyway

Good morning!  I am currently in Wisconsin getting ready for the Muckruckus which we will do at 11:30 this morning.  Funny enough, where we went to eat last night had a poster on the wall advertising a book sale in Hammond Wisconsin so……. we are going to stop by there before we go to the Muckruckus…. yup, that is how we roll. 😀


Ok… the above paragraph is no longer true.  I STARTED to write this post YESTERDAY morning in Wisconsin and it was taking SO long to upload pictures I could walk away from my computer, have some coffee and come back and still wait.  😯  With two other girls waiting for me so we could get moving… I had to give up… however, since I did have something I wanted to say for Alyce’s Saturday Snapshots, I still am posting…. as well as ending with a little Sunday Salon.


For this mornings Saturday Snapshot, hosted by Alyce from AT Home With Books, I wanted to post some pics from last weekends (August 4 and 5) Camp Benedict Bike ride…. I biked 104 miles day one (My first 100 (Century) in a day)… and I biked 75 the next day.  It was wonderful weather and wonderful people to hang out with!

The Riders!
Left: Sheila, Me, Belinda

LUNCH TIME – day one!
After day one… riding 104 miles (the most miles I have EVER rode in one day)… we thought this would be a funny picture 😉
The shirt I wore day two….
At the end of day two, Me, Connie, Belinda, and Sheila

Two gorgeous riding days, 173 miles combined…. I wish this ride was more than once a year!  LOVE this ride.  LOVE the people who ride it. 

Ok, now for the Sunday Salon…
Yesterday, as I mentioned above, I was in Wisconsin for the Mudruckus (which,I am pretty sore from but that is a different story….)  We drove there on Friday and went out to dinner Friday evening.  AT the restaurant we ate at they advertised a book sale in Hammond Wisconsin on Saturday… about 24 miles away from where we were staying… AND in the opposite direction from where we needed to go.

Did I mention the two girls I was with are both from my book club?

SO yup, we traveled the 24 miles in the wrong direction for our event early Saturday morning so we could check out there book sale.  While not an overly impressive one (mainly older titles), they were still 50 cents a book and I walked out with these treasures:

Turns out they were 12 for $3.00 (top two are movies, and the right side one is audio. )  I paid $4.00 for the stack.

Later this week, I am getting new books shelves in the book room.  It will be a huge project to empty that room out, but I think the ending results will be wonderful and give me a home for all my books as well as help me get organized.  When all is said and done I am pretty sure I will have a nice pile to donate to the library.  I will be documenting the “before, during, and after as well.

Today, I will be laying low.  After a slide into mud yesterday during the Mudruckus I landed so hard on a rock it took my breath away and I am still hurting.  I think I am just bruised with a capital “B”.  At least I am able to sit a little more comfortably today.  😛

45 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings…. Late,but posting anyway

  1. Oh, my, that slide doesn’t sound good! I was going to say it will hurt more today than it did initially.

    Can’t wait to see your book room, during and after!

    I remember reading Jane Green’s Bookends at some point….and Pop Goes the Weasel. I’m curious about The People at Sparks.


    1. I was afraid that I had injured my tailbone but it does not seem to be that way….a well placed rock under the water just about did me in. 😀 I am excited about my book room! I am going to work on emptying it this afternoon so the pictures will begin… hopefully by the end of the week I will be able to post the new look.

      The People At Sparks is a follow up to City Of Ember (also in the pile). I know nothing about either but they sounded interesting and they were both at the sale 🙂

    1. I thought it was pretty funny Kathy that we were dressed to the Muckruckus, but we walked into this small town Wisconsin library to see what they had. I told my friends Amy and Wendy who were with me that I loved that we were sporty and bookish combined. 😛

  2. A bruised tailbone hurts big time! I hope you have a dougnut pillow for your tushie!! Sounds like you had an incredible time!! Love the stack of goodies you picked up and your new shelves will be wonderful!

    1. It really did! My two friends who went down the mud slide before me could tell when I popped up out of the water that I was hurting. I could not have landed more perfectly on that rock. I was worried about my biking because I hear that the tailbone can take a longtime to heal but it does (I think) feel a little better today. 🙂

  3. Looks like y’all had a great time-and who could pass up a book sale??? 🙂

    I can’t wait to see pictures of your new book shelves/room. That is a project of mine that STILL has not been crossed off of my “to do” list!! And it NEEDS to be done cause it’s making me crazy!


  4. Oh my goodness all those books for 4.00 sweet heaven! The bike tour sounds like fun..glad you all had a good time and I love the pics. I am happy to see you linked up to The Sunday Post but be sure and mention and link back to my blog next week 🙂

  5. Bookends is a really good book. Hope you enjoy everything you got.

    Happy reading!

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

  6. I’m impressed! Particularly loved the pic of you with the ice packs – looks like you were having fun despite the pain!

  7. 173 miles in two days? I did 13 miles in two hours and didn’t want to ride anymore. I guess that is something that would require training. It does sound like fun though. I can’t wait to see pictures of your new book room!

  8. Sounds like your ice picture was a day early! I hope that Brusing feels better fast, and congratulations on your first century! Of miles. Not years. You know what I mean. 🙂 I am ridiculously jealous of your new bookshelves. I need some badly. Fortunately my husband agrees. We’ve been looking. Enjoy your week!

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