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  • I grabbed a couple more books today to give away. Last time, it was a bunch of kids’ books; this time, a couple of mine. Good thing, since a new one just came in! Always so much to read! 🙂

    I started The Story Girl (L.M. Montgomery) with the youngest boy tonight. Not sure whether he’ll pay much attention, but I was curious to see how closely the…[Read more]

  • rebeccajpanda replied to the topic June Monthly Thread in the forum General Chat 4 months ago

    I’m hoping this was the hottest day of the entire summer, and we don’t get back to such extremes. We don’t usually see 44C plus humidity!

    We got out to the lake this morning and probably stayed too long – the youngest looks a bit red in a few spots. And this was before the heat of the day and the strongest UV… I’ve used some aloe on his skin…[Read more]

  • My books to read is always out of control. 😉 I’m usually checking the library discards, and we have several little libraries where people can pass on books. I do that with ones I’m done with or realise I haven’t looked at in 6 months to a year and never will… (Sometimes you pick up a book and then the opportune time to read it passes you…[Read more]

  • rebeccajpanda replied to the topic what's for dinner? in the forum General Chat 4 months ago

    I didn’t want to cook for my Fish Friday, so I grabbed a can of sockeye salmon and made that up with regular mayo and a bit of garlic aioli. I did the usual veggies up, but let them cool while I was preparing the salmon.

    I foresee a lot of sandwiches and salads in our meals in the near future, to deal with the heat! 😉

  • rebeccajpanda replied to the topic June Monthly Thread in the forum General Chat 4 months ago

    I have to wait a bit to get the car in, but it was nice that I was told that they’d call me if there were cancellations before my scheduled appointment.

    I’m scheduling as much as I can in the mornings, so we can drive with windows open and the breeze helping. We’ve got an AC option at home for the late afternoon and evenigns (though I wish there…[Read more]

  • Today, we’ll finish up Fear Itself by James Swallow (in the Star Trek: Discovery series). It’s been a good one!

    With the youngest boy, I’m also reading the first Pumpkin Falls Mystery by Heather Vogel Frederick, and the 5th Imaginary Creatures book by Suzanne Selfors.

    For myself, there’s a novella in a collection of modern romance stories. So…[Read more]

  • I’m listening to the song Downtown by Sarah Masen. Love her self-titled CD still, after so many years!

  • I cooked rice this morning while the kitchen was cooler, so we’ll put some meat option and a plate of raw veggies with that. I use the electric skillet a bunch in the summer heat, so it may be used today.

  • We’re pretty much done with school! Woo hoo! We just have one form to fill out for each kid, then we wait for report cards, which should be ready Friday or Monday. I’m already planning on time at the closest lake in the mornings…

    It’s already too hot for me here, so I’ll try to be out when it’s cooler. And I might get my car into the shop to…[Read more]

  • June 9:

    National Donald Duck Day (quack quack!)
    National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day (yum!)
    Day of Murcia, Spain
    Day of La Rioja, Spain
    National Heroes Day, Uganda

  • We had popcorn chicken and veggies. Yum!

  • What’s up with you today? Feel free to chat about whatever has happened, big or little!

    We saw a very small snake today near the end of our neighbourhood walk. Very cool to watch it move and talk about it. The oldest even grabbed a National Geographic magazine later, to show an article about movement of people, animals, and reptiles. 🙂

  • rebeccajpanda replied to the topic May Monthly Thread in the forum General Chat 5 months ago

    I was able to spend time with one sister on the weekend when she came for a surprise visit for my mum’s birthday. Really good time! We hadn’t seen each other for quite some time, so there was a lot of catching up to do!

  • rebeccajpanda replied to the topic weird holidays thread in the forum General Chat 5 months ago

    May 31:

    Autonomous Vehicle Day
    National Save Your Hearing Day
    National Speak in Sentences Day
    National Macaroon Day
    National Utah Day
    National Smile Day
    Memorial Day, USA
    Reconciliation Day, Australia
    Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day, Brunei
    Harvest Festival observed, Malaysia
    Day of Castile-La Mancha, Spain

  • rebeccajpanda replied to the topic what's for dinner? in the forum General Chat 5 months ago

    I grabbed a premade Chicken Caesar salad today, so that was our supper. Very good! 🙂

  • I’m listening to the Star Trek closing credits theme. I’m on Season Two of the original series, and I have four more episodes before the Tribbles Disc! (The original episode with the furry critters, then two others, plus related special features. I’m excited!)

  • I found an earlier series by Kimberly Rae Jordan, so I’m still reading her books! I’m on Book 2 of the McKinley novels.

    We found a few free books from Suzanne Selfors about imaginary creatures, so I’m reading The Rain Dragon Rescue with the youngest. And the older boys are getting the Star Trek movie novel (2009 movie) but cleaned up as I go!

  • I’m almost halfway through Talk Nerdy to Me (Bookish Boyfriends #3) but I may have lost the momentum for reading the whole thing. We’ll see.

    I’m closing in on the ending of The Strength of Their Love by Kimberly Rae Jordan. It’s the last book in one of her series, and I wonder what to read next! I’ve enjoyed all of the ones the author has set in…[Read more]

  • I’m not surprised that I heard that lipstick sales are increasing now, at least in the US – as masks are eventually not required as much, people will want to wear their makeup again!

  • After consulting with two of my sisters, who live in larger cities, I decided against moving. Gonna see if I can get the services we need right here – even if I have to help start them up! It’s a bit cheaper to live here and we have so many outdoor recreation opportunities. It’s a really great place to raise active kids!

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