Oddly enough, I didn't take many vacation photos this year. Maybe because this is the schedule I followed most days:
- Light breakfast
- Beach time (8:00-11:00 a.m.)
- Book store/coffee shop or yarn store
- Nap time
- Beach time (after 2:00 p.m.)
- Beach time (6:00-8:00 p.m.)
All in all it was a very relaxing time, we had gorgeous weather, and I got to spend time with my oldest daughter and my youngest stepdaughter, as well as my mom, dad, sister, and nieces; today was incredibly hot though, so hot in fact, that I only did one beach stint.
With all the beach time, I managed to read three of the six books I brought with me, plus one that I bought while I was down there.
A Disobedient Girl--a riveting plot that had a twist at the end; I highly recommend it.
All the Living--a sparse book that was very readable; reminded me of another author, who's name escapes me, although the blurb suggests Marilynne Robinson's style, so maybe that's it.
Girls In Trucks--I liked this, but I felt like I had either read some of the chapters in short story form or I had tried to read it before and skimmed a lot of it. Good, but not as good as the other two.
The Likeness--I loved this one; it's the follow-up to In the Woods, which I also loved. A densely written mystery set in Ireland that kept me up late reading it, just like her first one. So, so good.
I also bought yarn, but I'll show those off tomorrow. As for the actual knitting, I started and finished a baby hat for my niece to give away, I finished a baby sweater that had been languishing in my UFO pile, I started a cotton string bag but it made my hands hurt so I put it aside, I started a pair of handwarmers, but didn't like the pattern so I frogged it, and I finished three more squares for the baby blanket. Not too shabby.
Now I'm going to try and cool off, as it's still over 90 degrees outside (at 10:00 p.m.) and hovering around 80 degrees inside. Summer hit us fast this year.
PS Playing around with Blogger's new templates; what's your opinion?