Memorial Day Weekend always feels like an extra special three days because it marks the first federal holiday since January…I’m always a little shocked that there’s nothing between MLK Day (which isn’t a work holiday for many) and this weekend. What are your plans? We are staying put and don’t have much on the agenda–something I am very excited about. It’s supposed to start raining–again–starting Saturday night, but I’m hoping we can squeeze in a little pool time beforehand. Have a safe, fun one, whatever you’re up to…and if you’re in the market to take advantage of some great sales, here are my favorites!
This post is so far overdue–I’m trying to do a roundup for every six books I read, but we’re up to nine this time around! The topics and genres vary significantly…some are light, a couple are heavy; in general, I’d say this was a pretty solid batch. I’ve been trying to get a little more outside of my comfort zone when it comes to topics, writing styles, and genres, and this bunch captures that well. If you’re heading out of town this weekend (or are looking to stay in and dive into a good book), hopefully a couple of these catch your eye!
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I’m happy to be waking up on a sunny Monday morning after seven out of eight straight days of rain–yesterday was the first time in a week it stayed dry, and I think everyone around town has a little spring in their step thanks to the weather Gods throwing us a bone!
Who else watched the wedding on Saturday? A few of us got together starting at 5:15am and soaked up every minute. I thought Meghan looked beautiful and I loved her dress…I do get why people naturally compare it to Kate’s, but in my mind, it’s sort of like apples to oranges. Their personal styles are so different, the circumstances are so different, and they’re just different people…I do wish the sleeves were more fitted, but thought she looked classic and exquisite–messy bun and all (I am so #teammessybun). It was also fun to watch a slightly less traditional take on a royal wedding and see how Meghan was able to fold in what was important to her, even if it led to some confusion amongst the British guests. The bridesmaids and pageboys were adorable, and Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon was unexpected but powerful–though I did think it was slightly lengthy for the occasion–and absolutely loved The Kingdom Choir’s performance of “Stand By Me” and 19 year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s trio. And can we talk about her dress + Diana’s ring for the evening? Everything definitely lived up to expectations and it was such a beautiful morning–did you watch, too? Thoughts? I’ll be continuing to soak up all the coverage I can in the coming days!