Monday Morning Check-In: Just made it…



Good Monday morning my bookish friends.  I just made it!  Well for Iowa that is, still morning and I have nearly all my chores done and am ready to check-in with you all.  I hope you had a great weekend.  Mother nature seems to think it is October and no longer August so I am freezing my butt off.  Hoping for a return to warmer temps because it is not fall yet!  I want every last day of summer I can cling to with my jagged dirt-encrusted finger nails.  I still have crap that needs to be done…

So the weekend was pretty quiet, trying to get a handle on my diet again.  Failing miserably, but only one treat managed to come home with me.  So for much of this week if I want to snack it is going to be carrot sticks. Yum(sarcasm).   I did visit our weedy garden to see what was still good and ready to harvest.  Ended up with a ton of eggplant and Brussel sprouts.  Those are yum for real and I spent Sunday cooking all of them up for the week.

Isn’t this a reading blog?  Yes it is, and I was just getting to that.  On Saturday I started my re-read of The Martian by Andy Weir.  You can stop with the groans now, I know I have a serious love of this book and mention it along with all things Kenyon weekly on the blog.  See I managed to get both of my addictions in. Anyway.  I read half the book on Saturday and hope to finish up the rest today. The great eggplant bake-a-thon interrupted Sunday’s reading.  While I there is nothing like reading a book for the first time, the second reading of The Martian is going well.  I still find myself captivated by the plot and laughing out loud at the wit.  It really is an excellent read.  Why have you not started it yet?!  The movie releases October 2, hence my decision to re-read it now, and I am so excited to see it on the big screen.  Still not seeing Mat Damon as Mark Watney, but oh well they didn’t poll me when they cast for the movie.

Well I’m off.  Happy reading everyone!


4 thoughts on “Monday Morning Check-In: Just made it…

    1. I’ve yet to find someone that thinks he was a good pick. I’m so hoping he can pull it off. So far the trailers look promising, but still I’m worried. Makes me glad I read it first.


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