I am a busy mom to two mini adult children. I am learning to do things that don't revolve around their schedules, and I am doing things for myself now. I am trying to bounce back after a difficult time, and it's slow going.
I finally got around to watching this movie on Netflix. I have wanted to read the book and its sequels for a long time, but I decided to get to the movie while I was thinking about it.
I thought the movie was done very well. It was about a former beauty queen’s daughter and her relationship with her family. I still want to read the series of books, assuming that the books are better than the movie.
Some of the ideas in the above linked article are wonderful! A free library in an old phone booth. An always-dry bench. Grates that won’t catch your heels. So many great ideas that I wish I had thought of.
We have a P.O. Box and sometimes getting there is a challenge, depending on the weekly schedule. Last week, the family stepped up and offered to get it. Thank you so so much!
Unfortunately, the box number isn’t written on the key, and she had a little trouble remembering which box it was. Also, she wasn’t sure where it was located in the post office. I got a phone call, asking for directions. My response, “OK, are you in the mailbox?” No. No she wasn’t, but she was at the post office, which is what I meant. At least I got a giggle of the visual on that one.
Here are some images from the above linked article. Thinks aren’t always as they appear. Did you know that the Tower of Pisa is hollow? I didn’t. I also thought that the statue of David was life-sized. The images in the article are amazing.
I really enjoyed this book, but it’s always hard to read about World War 2.
I had no idea that there was an American library in Paris until this book. It has recently hit its 100th anniversary. It’s amazing that these strong librarians did so much to protect the library and to provide books to its subscribers.
It’s definitely worth reading, but I don’t foresee myself reading it more than once.
I helped out as a check-in person at the vaccination clinic a few times. One time, I was paired with a nurse who liked to put the bandaid on the patient before she gave the shot. She peeled off half of the backing and put it on the patient’s arm to give herself a target and so she wouldn’t have to hunt for the injection site. Brilliant!
This worked beautifully until she got to one young man who was a little unclear on the concept. He was so excited to get his bandaid and announced “I got my Bandaid! I’m Done!” He hadn’t felt a thing. Well, that was because the nurse hadn’t given him the shot yet. He was a little disappointed that she insisted on giving him the shot anyhow. He wasn’t upset, at least. The rest of us got a giggle out of his announcement, anyhow.