Good morning!  Welcome to another Friday with my obsessions and tidbits.  Today I’m celebrating Spring, since we finally have blossoms and sunshine (Ah-choo!). 

Yes, there is a downside to Spring…and despite the allergy meds and occasional use of my inhaler, I do celebrate it.

Today I will share some family photos.  Little Margaret is my sister’s one and only grandchild, so she gets lots of attention.


My niece Emily, with Margaret…who seems unsure of how to feel about that flower…


She is definitely not ambivalent about the beach…


And she looks truly content here…relaxed and comfy…

The family “dynasty” began for my sister and her husband 42 years ago.  My sister is the second from the right.  They have four grown daughters (L to R:  Emily, Beth, Katie, and far right, Dorothy).  They have one granddaughter, Margaret.  My brother-in-law seems truly proud to be surrounded by so many women…LOL



What are you sharing today?  Come on by and let’s chat.





Another change-up of the blog header.  I love this woman setting aside time from chores to read a stack of books.


Today I’m also sharing a visit to the Prague area, where my DIL Gabi has captured these images, making me want to go there. 

Let’s start with one of the photos snapped in Praha-Prosek:



I love this close-up, spotlighting those gorgeous leaves:



A path that makes me think of railroad ties…there is a history here, I’m sure.



Intriguing sign:



Gabi enjoying a drink after a day of photographing her surroundings:



Check out Craig’s idea of savoring a meal/drink afterwards:



And…back in the states, here is my celebratory lunch on Thursday, after being dismissed from Jury Duty; I had waited around all morning.



Enjoy your weekend.  What are you sharing?




It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means!  It’s time for Hump Day Potpourri:  our midweek celebration of bookish tidbits, treasures, and obsessions.

Earlier this week, I brought my laptop out to my little area by the bookshelves where I’ve rearranged things a bit.  From the pub table vantage point for Louisa May (my laptop)….

laptop on pub table

to my drop leaf table in the very same spot:


Or TV viewing online with this setup:


Today I’m also excited about more Amazon Vine books heading my way.  Thanks to Patty, I’ve discovered how to plumb the depths of the newsletter via Last Harvest.

Later this week I should receive Sisterland, by Curtis Sittenfeld.  I enjoyed American Wife by this author.


Here’s a tease:  From an early age, Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, knew that they were unlike everyone else. Kate and Vi were born with peculiar “senses”—innate psychic abilities concerning future events and other people’s secrets. Though Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her best to hide them.

Now, years later, their different paths have led them both back to their hometown of St. Louis. Vi has pursued an eccentric career as a psychic medium, while Kate, a devoted wife and mother, has settled down in the suburbs to raise her two young children. But when a minor earthquake hits in the middle of the night, the normal life Kate has always wished for begins to shift. After Vi goes on television to share a premonition that another, more devastating earthquake will soon hit the St. Louis area, Kate is mortified. Equally troubling, however, is her fear that Vi may be right. As the date of the predicted earthquake quickly approaches, Kate is forced to reconcile her fraught relationship with her sister and to face truths about herself she’s long tried to deny.


And from another author I’ve read:  Something About Sophie, by Mary Kay McComas


A tidbit:  Answering a call that summons her to a stranger’s deathbed, a reluctant Sophie Shepard is too late to hear what he was so anxious to tell her. What was so important that a dying man would think of her in his final moments? With the help of Dr. Drew McCarren, Sophie begins to dig into her past, setting off a chain of events that chills the quiet town of Clearfield, Virginia to its roots.


What does your day look like today?  Anything bookish that is delighting you?  I also shared about a book I’m eagerly awaiting at Hump Day Sparks.


Waiting for Wednesday, No. 3 in the Frieda Klein mystery series.



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