622 dining room- again

Good morning!  It’s Thursday, and how did that happen already?  I’m still reading the first book I picked up this week…and it’s a delicious read, so it’s not as though I’m slogging along.  But I’ve been distracted.  I also wrote about some of those distractions at my Bookish Thursday post.

Notice (above) that I’ve changed my table around a bit.  I was looking at it and wondering why it felt WRONG.  When I had spread out one side of the drop leaf, it still seemed too crowded. (Below).


June 17 -weekend plans

As I eyeballed it again, I got a brainstorm…or a brain fluff, if you will.  I switched the table 180 degrees around so that the section pieces are facing the chair and bench…and voila!  More room.  And the table is completely open.  The “sections” are covered by the place mats, and the chair will slide in under the table.



622 dining area

Yes, tedious tidbits.  But now I feel as though it meets with my approval…and I can add another chair and slide the bench on the front side…for guests.


Was anyone else super-excited to get the e-mail about the Amazon credit?  Color me happy, and typically, I’m spending it like crazy…but only on books I would have bought.  So it’s okay…right? lol

Some were REALLY lucky…you, Patty!  Happy spending to all.

I even pre-ordered a book arriving in July, which I seldom do anymore:  Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty.






Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families.

Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.

Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite.

Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?


Are you eager to read this one now?  Do you love this author?


And I downloaded a couple more books, since they’re “free” and all:

Mystic Summer, by Hannah McKinnon.  “When two roads diverge…take the one that leads to the beach! Hannah McKinnon delivers a charming gem of a novel in Mystic Summer. I adored this book.” —Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Rumor






Here’s To Us (e-book), by Elin Hilderbrand:  Three romantic rivals. One crowded house. Plenty of room for jealousy.





So…I should stop, right?  When will I ever have time for all these delicious reads, since I also have some lovely review books waiting?  More on those later.  Enjoy the weekend!


June 5 Madeine Hatter & Coffee Cup



  1. A couple of good beach reads there I see. LOL about the table. I have been reading the same book all week but then it is a fav author and book and I find I tend to read them more slowly – I don’t “fast read!”. I will certainly read the Liane Moriarty book at some point.

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    • Yes, it’s funny how I couldn’t “see” how changing the table around would be so much better.

      I am glad I’m not the only “slow” reader with favorite authors. I love Moriarty’s books…can’t wait to get this one. Thanks for stopping by, Kathryn.

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