Finding It- Cora Carmack
This novel spoke to the former backpacker in me. They say the best way to get to know someone is to travel with them. There's so much truth to that! You can travel with someone for a week and feel like you've known them for a year. If you've ever backpacked far away from home, this book is sure to invoke a sense of deja vu in some form. Set in Europe, it follows a girl who gets involved with a boy while on a soul-searching trip.
Why Not Me- Mindy Kaling
After I read Mindy's first book, I knew I needed to read this one too. It was just as funny.
There hasn't been a whole lot of writing going on with me. I've been missing blogging on the regular, but there's something that needs to change. I'm not sure if I need to retire Glitterary Girl and start over fresh, or branch off in another direction altogether. I'm not stressing over it... I'll figure it out. Some of the stuff I've been more interested in lately is actually easier to talk about than write about, so there is a part of me that thinks I might try You Tube. I would definitely miss the blogging part though, so I'm not sure that is the answer.
I'm still watching a lot of You Tube and finding new channels to follow. I'm creating lots of reading wish lists on the local library site. My vacation read is hopefully going to be The Nest - I'm next in line for the digital copy.
R and I went to see Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates which was quite funny! We also started Season 4 of Homeland, and I am half an episode away from the end of Season 3 of Hart of Dixie. I'll probably start Orange is the New Black Season 4 soon. We're also going to watch OJ: Made in America.
Eating and Drinking
I had the yummiest gelato for lunch last week (I know, so healthy). It was from the new Newfoundland Chocolate Factory in Halifax Shopping Centre. I tried two flavors- white chocolate and pina coloda. Also a hit at lunchtime was Ela where I tried greek spaghetti for the first time. I'm into the Starbucks Mobile App right now, and it introduced me to the chai frappucino - sooooo good. A few of my neighbourhood friends and I went to Il Mercato and I had a delicious pizza with prosciutto and asparagus. I'm itching to try the new wine spot of the waterfront (Little Oak) and also to hit one of the beer gardens.
New coffee and end tables! Finally, after a year and a half of using bar stools and an ottoman for tables in the living room, we found a set and R assembled them yesterday. We've done quite a bit in the home decor department in the past few months after living in a blank space for a long time!
|Our new friends. They live upstairs in the hallway.|
Air conditioning - thank goodness. It's hot outside!
My favourite summer candle - Beach Cabana from Bath & Body Works.
A little black tank, multicoloured blue shorts (I'm aware I don't match) and my hair in a ponytail because... humidity is real.
Guilty for just eating a bunch of Goldfish. The crackers, to be clear.
Friday! The start of my summer vacation! I have nine glorious days where I don't have to work.
|Riding along on the golf cart. I took my book with me.|