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Weekend Update May 12, 2013

>> Sunday, May 12, 2013

Weekend Update

Since my last update:

So last week I finished everything. This week I finished nothing. It was one of those weeks.

I’m nearly done with Fever by Mary Beth Keane. It’s about Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary. It’s been an interesting read and I hope to finish it up today.

The weather was nice this week so I haven’t been on the treadmill much. That means I haven’t read any more of
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I am now officially behind schedule with the Little House Readalong. Not only do I need to finish Plum Creek, I also need to read By the Shores of Silver Lake.

walking path

One thing about the nice weather is that I've been getting a lot of walks outside which means plenty of audiobook time. I’m a little over halfway through He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters. I’m having a great time being back with Amelia Peabody and her family. Amelia and her family are archaeologists in Egypt and the series begins in the late 1800’s. This book takes place during World War I. There are a lot of ongoing storylines that are reaching important points in this one and I’m enjoying it a lot.

I haven’t started a new graphic novel yet but I've got the fourth book in the Fables series waiting for me as soon as I finish Fever.

Other than books and reading:

As I mentioned, we've been having a dose of summer weather this week. I stopped by the library after work earlier this week and the fountain in the nearby park was a very busy place..

Beaverton City Park Fountain
The sun was at just the right angle for rainbows in the fountain from the west side.

Fountain rainbow
The farmer just on right next to our neighborhood has planted crimson clover this year. His field is just gorgeous right now with all the red.
Crimson clover field

We took my brother out for a belated birthday dinner this week at La Bistro Montage on the east side of the river in Portland. The food was amazing and the beer was cheap.
Snail wrapped leftovers

They’re known for their creative wrapping of leftovers to take home. We saw a cat, a giraffe, a cobra and I got a snail.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!


Beth F 5/13/2013 7:12 AM  

sounds like a great week. I hope the early evening rains hold off this week so I can get some outdoor and walking time.

I'll likely finish He Shall Thunder tonight. OMG this is turning out to be one of my favorites.

Charlie 5/13/2013 9:38 AM  

Love your park! Our weather was good for a while, now it can't make its mind up but it's warm enough at least.

Eleanor 5/13/2013 10:18 AM  

I've been meaning to comment, but the duffel bad that holds my rememberer got washed by aliens.

Anyway.... the wrapping of the leftovers is HILARIOUS and wonderful. And the rainbow on the splash pad may be the best exemplar of "the best camera is the one you have in your hand" I've seen in a long time!

Les 5/16/2013 6:40 PM  

Great photos, as always! Your trail/path for walking looks so inviting. And the city park with the fountains is lovely! I with we were going to have more time in Portland next week... I'd love to try La Bistro Montage. Someday, we'll get more time in your city. Who knows, maybe our flights will get cancelled again this trip. :)

SuziQoregon 6/06/2013 9:20 PM  

Beth F: yes He Shall Thunder is my favorite of the series so far.

Charlie: we're lucky to have several nice parks in our area of town.

El: thanks - the identifying the animals in the leftover wrappings is part of the fun of that restaurant. Glad you like the rainbow.

Les: thanks. One of these times you'll have to add a couple of days in Portland to your travel itinerary.

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