I actually finished a few books this week, so I’ve got a couple of reviews I need to get up. One is Green Like God by Jonathan Merritt, which really made me look at taking care of our environment in a different light.
We had a really nice week. On Tuesday, after Amber’s appointment we convinced David to play hooky from work for a couple hours. We had a nice lunch at the Olive Garden, Amber’s choice, and then went for a walk in a park just up the road from David’s office. Really a nice place.
We got some of our early plants in the garden – lettuce, peas, onions. And my azaleas are blooming. They look gorgeous.
On Saturday, Amber and I went to see the Pittsburgh Symphony. We actually got complimentary tickets- 5th row. It was the Cirque de la Symphonie show and was absolutely fabulous. Whoever thought of combining the cirque performers with the symphony was a genius. Not only were the acrobats and aerialists fabulous, but the symphony sounded wonderful, as always. It’s the first time Amber has been to the symphony, so I was glad that they played some songs she was familiar with like “Les Toréadors” from Carmen and A Night on Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky. The arrangement of Sondheim’s “Comedy Tonight” had her laughing, too. She and I both had an awesome afternoon.
This week looks like a fairly quiet one at home. Amber and I are still reading The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall in the evenings. I’m not sure what I’m going to start reading next, maybe Captain Bonny Morgan by Robert “Doc” Gowdy.
A few books arrived in the mail this week:
- Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff (To be honest, I’m sure not sure how I got my hands on this one, but thanks to whoever sent it my way.)
- A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny (From paperbackswap.)
- Waking Up in the Land of Glitter by Kathy Cano-Murillo (A win from Book Junkie. Thanks!)
How was your week? Anything exciting coming up?
Cirque de la Symphonie sounds like a really cool experience.
Been reading really really slow, but been busy
The symphony performance sounds like so much fun! Isn’t nice when your kids get old enough to do things like that with?
Awesome week. I look forward to seeing your review on Fireworks Over Toccoa, it’s on my wish list.
I enjoy reading about your outing with Amber! The book GREEN LIKE GOD sounds good too. I think I have a copy of the same in Kindle edition…