July Booklist {read}

Small Favor: A Novel of the Dresden Files  Butcher, Jim July 27, 2013
White Night (The Dresden Files, Book 9)  Butcher, Jim July 25, 2013
Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, Book 8)  Butcher, Jim July 22, 2013
Dead Beat: A Novel of The Dresden Files  Butcher, Jim July 19, 2013
Red Lily: In the Garden Trilogy  Roberts, Nora July 17, 2013
Black Rose: In the Garden Trilogy Roberts, Nora July 14, 2013
Blue Dahlia: In the Garden Trilogy Roberts, Nora July 14, 2013
Blood Rites: Book six of The Dresden Files  Butcher, Jim July 13, 2013
The Truth Seeker: 3 (O’Malley)  Henderson, Dee July 11, 2013
A Bite to Remember (The Argeneau Family)  Sands, Lynsay July 8, 2013
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)  Rowling, J.K. July 5, 2013
Death Masks: Book five of The Dresden Files: 5  Butcher, Jim July 4, 2013
Summer Knight: Book four of The Dresden Files  Butcher, Jim July 1, 2013

Another busy month reading on my beloved Kindle Fire.  I enjoyed some “old friends” like Harry Potter and characters from Nora Roberts trilogies.  But as you’ve read here before I’m seriously loving the adult wizard Harry Dresden and his friends!  Sorry these are in reverse order but I thought I would just copy this from Amazon instead of retyping:)

Take off

I’m so glad that we arrived at the Military Aviation Museum just in time to see this small plane take off!  I love how colorful it is and I gave a huge shout after it was up in the air.

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Do you see a face on the side of the plane in the last photo?  The two cockpits black interiors and this red painted rectangle make the eyes and mouth:)

Have a great Monday!

Celebrating a Day Trip

Yesterday, we took our first day trip and decided to see the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach.  Thankfully the GPS took us on a rural route!  Yes, I was surprised to see a rural area complete with silos and the museum was in the middle of rural USA!

Ray thoroughly enjoyed himself and shocked me with his knowledge of the different fighter plane names!  He would have been a great teacher of history.  I enjoyed getting back into manual mode and really had to concentrate to remember my how-to techniques.  I took many more shots to get the exposure right but it was great practice.

Here are some highlight photos from yesterday.

First plane seen hanging upside down.

First plane seen hanging upside down.

Yankee Doodle Two

Yankee Doodle Two

Different perspective - they look eager to fly:)

Different perspective – they look eager to fly:)

Navy plane - cars underneath add perspective.

Navy plane – cars underneath add perspective.

Love this one

Love this one

Navy plane with Old Glory behind it

Navy plane with Old Glory behind it

From the balcony - Army side

From the balcony – Army side

From the balcony - Navy side

From the balcony – Navy side

Loved this water tower on our way to the German planes

Loved this water tower on our way to the German planes

This German transport plane was massive - think Indiana Jones in 2nd movie plane crash!

This German transport plane was massive – think Indiana Jones in 2nd movie plane crash!

The Red Baron tri-plane

The Red Baron tri-plane

Dolphin statue going avaitor style

Dolphin statue going avaitor style

As we left.

As we left.

Celebrating Insomnia

Yes, you read that right!  I have had more than one night of tossing and turning this week.  My husband just shakes his head at me when I tell him that the fresh cherries act like caffeine to me or even that bowl of cherry ice cream last night.  It’s obvious that I’ve been craving cherries this week, huh!  Sugar or caffeine too close to bedtime is just not good for me.

So why am I celebrating insomnia?  Well, because while my husband is lightly snoring away I’m tucked in beside him reading about my favorite adult wizard Harry Dresden.  If you haven’t read these yet, you are seriously missing out!

http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden

Have a great Saturday!

{yawning and smiling}

 

Celebrating Compliments

Yesterday I was charmed by a 22 year old male that came in to fill out his GED paperwork.  He asked me if I wore contacts (yes, I do but they are clear) and I got a fabulous compliment about my baby blues!  He chatted with me awhile and then shook my hand as he was leaving.  He turned around and asked if I would be there on test day (no, sorry) and he acted disappointed.

I’m not fooling myself that he was really flirting but in today’s fast paced “I’ve got to have this NOW” mindset, it was refreshing to have a pleasant chat and a mild “flirtation.”

This mid-life girl appreciated it!

Have a happy Thursday everyone.

 

Celebrating the Mundane

Yesterday, I called my husband on my way to work and said we had to DO SOMETHING this weekend.  I avidly completed my June pages for my digital Project Life last weekend and I never left the house.  I realized that I don’t have much to scrapbook for the month of July when I walked to my car yesterday, I shook my head at my hermit weekend.

I obviously don’t make many memories (that can be put in a scrapbook, lol) sitting around the apartment.  Brenda asked me why I didn’t do a Feline Friday and it’s simply that the cats are in a rut too.

I find myself wishing away summer now.  The heat has been brutal lately.  But on a high note, I’ve been busy completing my application for the vocational school:-)

My latest addiction is checking out digital designers for freebies.  I’m busy filling up my computer’s hard drive with cute digital versions of flowers, buttons and papers, oh my!

This weekend I pledge to step away from the laptop and find something to do, to make a memory to scrapbook and yes, to photograph whatever it is to share with you!  Now if I can just think of something inside with air conditioning…