Welcome to the weekend! Time for this week’s Seven for Saturday ☀️ 1 – Heatwave With the tragic and horrifying week Texas and Houston have experienced due to Hurricane Harvey, I will not complain about the heatwave we’re having here in Northern California. We are just rolling with it by trying to stay out of the sun as much as possible and hydrating. Temps have been soaring above 110 in parts of Sonoma County and…

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Happy Saturday! Today I am starting a new weekly series called Seven for Saturday. I always have things on my mind that I want to share but more often than not, don’t get around to telling you about them. So I thought I’d put together a list of those things – just 7 of them  –  in a blog post once a week on Saturdays and call it…. 7 for Saturday 1 – Stella Carakasi…

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Happy July! Summer is in full swing which means book lovers like me are chipping away at or planning their summer reading list. I’ve been collecting my book choices and adding them to my list ever since. I have been almost exclusively an e-reader for a few years, buying books for my iPad via the Kindle app. But lately the e-reader just isn’t doing it for me. Yes, I enjoy being able to adjust the lighting, making…

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Happy August! I don’t often post on Saturdays but I thought it would be a good time for a bit of catching up! It’s been a long week for me and even longer one for my husband, Bill, who was dispatched in the middle of the night last Sunday night to one of the many wild land fires burning in our state right now. He is doing fine and not in any terrible danger but…

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Often when I write my blog posts, I feel like I am catching up with a friend over coffee. I imagine what we would say to each other and think about what my friend would find interesting. Today I thought I would write as if you and I were sitting in a charming café somewhere, perhaps on the Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris or North Beach in San Francisco. Here’s what I would say over coffee… I would tell…

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Even though summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st, I always think of Memorial Day weekend as the mark of summer’s start. Many kids have completed their schooling for the year and are on a long break, people everywhere are planning for their upcoming summer vacation, and shorts, tank tops and sandals are making appearances again. Enjoying the warm sunshine with a good book is one of my favorite things that I rarely allow myself to…

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