Monday, August 31, 2015


I don't mind the month of August coming to an end and flying by because today is my birthday. I've always thought that it's a great time to have a birthday - holiday (in the US) weekend, still nice hot n sunny weather and the end of the month so you can look forward to it for 30 days. Now that I am, ahem...older ..I still look forward to having a day to reflect on where you've been and where you're going. It's all good. Now on to August.

I started out the month with a girls weekend to Helen, Georgia. Didn't turn out as planned and the trip got cut short but I am still happy I was able to see some of my favorite people who I don't get to see very often. Mr. UR and I traveled to Ohio for a very, very short trip to attend his high school reunion. Lots of fun, laughing and driving. And we also took a quick trip to Florida to visit his folks - they have just moved into assisted living and this was my first time visiting them since the move. No major trips but some fun all the same!

I always have lots of good eats but I had a coupla favorites this month.

We ate lunch at Cafe International in Helen and I had a really delicious bavarian ham and cheese sandwich. Their specialty is a reuben - but I am just not a fan so I went with the bavarian ham. And it was yummy!

Next up is my friend Wayne's incredible bruschetta - he is the bruschetta master!

Beyond yummy! I could eat that whole plate full!

I had a bit of down time this month so I got some reading in. I have enjoyed the Maisie Dobbs mystery series for awhile now and I read her newest edition, A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear. These are books about private investigator Maisie Dobbs that take place in the 1920's and 1930's. I also read Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus. I have to admit that this one got a bit over my head. For whatever reason, it was a very confusing mystery and I kept having to re-read and check back on past facts. I also read the non-fiction Stumbling Upon Happiness by Daniel Gilbert. I usually enjoy "happiness psychology" books and articles but this one also proved to be over my head. I enjoyed his style of writing but I really had to concentrate on each sentence so no light reading for me on this one. Last but not least, I read a fluff paperback, Hidden Summit, by Robyn Carr. This was very light reading and didn't take long. I am now enjoying some chick-lit, Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan, which takes place in Cornwall in England

So that wraps up August! How was your month? Any travels, good eats or reading?

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