As of 1:00 am this morning I am back home in Minnesota. The week long vacation in Alabama was wonderful- beach, sun, books (oh my!!!), adventures, and hanging out with some pretty awesome people in a VRBO with private decks. Not too shabby for Sheila ;P
The weather in Central Minnesota, while chilly – is doable. Currently 22 degrees, not the high 60’s and 70’s of Alabama – however the temp is supposed to continue to climb throughout the week putting us at 40’sand 50’s starting Tuesday.
I managed to finish two REAL BOOKS in Alabama. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah and The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda. . Both fantastic reads in completely opposite genres.
It’s times like this, when I am able to get away from the day to day “to do’s” that I remember how much I enjoy just sinking into a great read. I am now working my way through a third book, The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. I am about half way thanks to the plane ride home. I am hopeful that once I get unpacked today and laundry started and a little grocery shopping in that I will have an hour or two this afternoon to dig in again.
Have a great Sunday. What are you all reading?
15 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings…Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig”
Still on The Vanishing Half and getting a lot better. Part 1 sets up the story. This was the meh. Part 2 and 3 have been really good. They’re the meat of the story so far. I can’t wait to see what happens in parts 4, 5 and 6. I’m glad you enjoyed your vacation and got some much needed time in for yourself.
Hi Angie! The Vanishing Half is next up for me! I am almost done with an audiobook I have been listening to and considering starting it on audio to see how it is and will work better for me with the week I am going into 🙂
Enjoy home and reading!
Thank you! It’s good to be back!
I loved The Four Winds…and The Next Wife is on pre-order.
On my shelves, though, I have a hardcover version of The Vanishing Half, which I hope to read soon. Enjoy being home!
I love that mug!
I need to dig into Vanishing Half.
You’ve got me craving a beach trip! My aunt and dad live in Fort Morgan, AL and I love it there. It’s been too long since I’ve been to the beach. Wonderful you got some books read! Sounds like a great trip.
It was Katherine! Physically taking time to read has become a luxury for me and one I miss… I need to figure that out 😉
I have not left my town for the past year (oh, except to drive my daughter to the airport, but I don’t count that). I am definitely dreaming of vacations so I am jealous!
This was our first trip as well since the start of COVID. It’s definitely a different world out there.
Enjoy the warm-up this week. My daughter is reading The Vanishing Half now. I’m almost finished with Those Who Are Saved.
Nice! I started the Vanishing Half yesterday afternoon on audio while I made dinner. Our book club will be discussing it on March 9th.
No holidays here in the UK but I have been to Alabama on a work trip 21 years ago and really liked it. I loved “The Vanishing Half” and hope you enjoy it.
I loved the Four Winds. Can’t wait for the Next Wife to be released. I am currently reading At the Edge of the Haight by Katherine Seligman
This is Sunday, March 14th, and I am just getting to this post. Apologies. I have just returned from a virtual trip to NYC. How nice for you that you were able to actually GO somewhere. I admire your courage.