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?