Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Random Tuesday

I'm linking up with Stacy.

By the time you read this, I should be a grandmother! Our daughter's labor is being induced, and the little one will make his or her entrance soon! Can;t wait to know the gender!

I've been wedding planning with my other daughter  We decided to go with a particular photography who just signed a contract for my daughter's wedding day  Darn it!  The first one we both liked turned out to be too expensive  So we are back at square one there.  We've reserved her venue.  And - exciting news - she said "Yes!" to the dress this weekend, so that's another big check off the list.  But I'm not posting pics of it yet.

Ex-husband is being a butt about the whole thing.  Doesn't want to help pay for the wedding.  Maybe I'll save that info for another post.

I get to do the table decorations for the reception.  I did all the decorations for the baby shower (different daughter), and everyone loved it, so I think I can do it, and I have plenty of time!  On that note... some funnies!

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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Random Tuesday (barely)

I'm late, but it's still Tuesday for 22 minutes, so I'm going to link up with Stacy for some random fun.

Well, I didn't watch the Superbowl, but I have an excuse.  I was at work.  The game was over about15 minutes after I got home.  I saw part of the half-time show in bits and pieces, but now YouTube has the full show.

I had heard it was good, but I had also heard it was not a "family" performance.  What did you think?

The baby shower on Saturday went well.  It was a co-ed shower, but most of the older men didn't really want to be there, but we did get them to do a few activities.  Much of their time was spent outside with the dos, though.  LOL

Some activities we used:  paint a bib or a onsie, guess the gender of the baby (although no one will know until it's born), The Price is Right, Baby Trivia, Guess the number of M&Ms in the baby bottle, and Late Night Diaper Messages.  Oh, and gifts, of course.  And food.  It was fun, and I think the couple enjoyed it as well.
The daddy-to-be's mom.

I really have to get serious about the upcoming wedding in November.  We have 91/2 months to secure a reception video, wedding gown, bridesmaids and groomsman attire, mother-of-the-bride attire, florist, photographer, and caterer.  Hopefully the caterer and the cake will be part of the venue.  They have secured the date and the ceremony space, so we've had a little progress.

I'm getting ready to leave for a long scrapbooking weekend, Thursday through Sunday, and I can't wait!  First, I have to work a shift tomorrow, then leave the next day.  It's been too long.  I wish we could do 2 or 3 a year.  We started our annual trip (my sister and I) the year my father died.  It brings us closer.

And now...

I love puns!

Sad, but true!
Huge cake fail!

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Sunday Synopsis

D Is For Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, #4)D Is For Deadbeat by Sue Grafton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sue Grafton did a pretty good job on this fourth book in the alphabet series. I'm a little OCD about reading series in order, so, although these books have been out for years, I've only recently picked them up.

The protagonist is Kinsey Milhone, a private investigator who lives alone in a garage apartment. She runs her own PI business. Kinsey is visited by a man who has recently been released from prison who has an odd request to locate the son of his victims and give him a cashier's check worth tens of thousands. Daggett had been serving time for a conviction for killing a car load of people when he was drunk. He was a generally unlikable guy. Where did he get the money for this? And why doesn't he just give it to the survivor himself?

That's not even the biggest mystery because someone wants Daggett dead. In fact, a lot of people want him dead. Who is the most likely perpetrator? It's not who you think it is, although who you think it is will change a number of times. Was it his so-called "wife," the one who he unlawfully married because he was already married? Or the survivors of his crime? Or his "friend" whose half-brother was actually one of the victims? Or someone completely different?  There is no shortage of suspects.

In the end, the mystery is solved, but I didn't like the way it ended. However, I admire Grafton for the type of ending she wrote. It was not the typical, "And they lived happily ever after." I actually liked this one better than the previous book in the series. Complex characters, an intriguing storyline, and a few twists make this book worth reading.

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