7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 4)
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Being a book reviewer, albeit an unpaid one, I don't have as much time for reading books of my choosing. Which is the only credible explanation for why it took two check-out cycles from the library to finish Kate Atkinson's Life after Life. Hmm. Also, when I added that link, I saw that it is over 500 pages, something I was not aware of as I read it on my Kindle. But I digress. This is a fabulous book, one that will you will keep thinking about long after it is done. If you enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife, you need to read this. It definitely falls into the category of, "I could never have written that, and I am sure glad that someone else did."
Today is the last day of the first week of school (although not the first full week, thanks to Labor Day). So far, so good. I miss Elijah in the mornings, but he must realize that, as he is in the process of dropping his afternoon nap so that we can have more together time. How thoughtful of him.
I just completed my third set of snack magnets. This was the first adult set, as you can probably guess from the inclusion of wine as a snack choice. I will soon be adding a tab to the blog with a gallery of magnets and more info about ordering, in case you know anyone who might like to purchase a set of their own.
Today I went to CVS to refill some prescriptions. I had to go into the store because somehow I lost the little sticker with the number on one of the bottles that would have enabled me to refill over the phone. I had been putting this off because, well, I am lazy. But then, when I went to the counter to discuss my conundrum, I was informed that somehow, as if by magic, the prescriptions had already been filled and were ready for pick-up. I don't know about you, but when stuff like that happens, I feel like its God saying, "I know that you know I love you, but just in case you needed an extra reminder, here you go."
We are still knee-deep in peach season at the farmer's market here, which means I am buying peaches 20 lbs. at a time. We actually eat a fair number of them straight up, but this week I also made some spinach-peach frozen yogurt bars (such a lovely shade of green!) and these muffins, which were kind of biscuity, not too sweet, and super yummy. Next time I would go ahead and skip the topping, though. It didn't really add anything to the yumminess.
Apparently, yumminess is not really a word, says blogger, as indicated by the ziggy red line that appears when I type it. I can't say I'm surprised. (Ziggy? Also not a word.) However, what is surprising is that if I right-click on yumminess, I find out that "crumminess" is a word, as is "chumminess". And looking at all three of these words in succession is making my dizzy.
And, as is often the case, I saved the best for last. Our nephew Luke is home! Keep praying, as he still has some recovering to do, but we are so, so happy that he is home with his mommy, daddy and big sisters. Praise the Lord!