Happy Sunday, everyone! It's been a while since I've been around here that I'm almost feeling rusty and out of my skin. But I've been reading loads and been having fun that I let that go on for a while. It's not often that I walk around with a book!
The husband and I woke very early this morning to the sounds of a vomiting dog. Rue has been puking left, right and center, and I'm sure if you've had dogs or babies, you know that's seriously a horrid way to begin a day. It's worse because these helpless little cuties don't know what's happening plus that mama would prefer if they didn't have a go on the carpet or the bed linens! I really hope it's nothing serious - we're keeping an eye on her for some time and if it doesn't stop, we may have to go to a clinic to get her checked out. Have any of you ever had to deal with something like this?
On the sunnier side, we vacationed in Wintergreen resort last weekend and it was ah-mazing! Even though the trip was my idea, I was plenty nervous that it may not turn out to be worth the expense but in the end, we had enough to do for three days. We did some canoeing and biking at the Lake Monocan near the resort. We did some hiking one day, to see the Upper Shamokin waterfalls. Couple of days, we went swimming. Our condo faced a golf course on the back and when we were indoors, it was quite relaxing to curl up with a book in the patio. We forgot to take our camera on the vacation and although we missed it sometimes, it was a good excuse to enjoy more and focus less on capturing the moments. Plus, we had a smartphone to rescue us sometimes.
|A shot from the top of the falls|
One of the things I enjoyed the most was their archery class. I started out bad but twice towards the end, I got all five arrows on the board, plus a bull's eye. If you ever get a chance to go to the resort, you should try this activity. We considered going again for it the next day, but it was raining heavily then. On the last day, I went for my very first massage and I left feeling that if massages were cheaper, I could certainly get used to them. Oh those muscles - I didn't know I had so many of those. I don't often want to go back to the places I visit once, but probably for the first time, or maybe the second, I am looking forward to revisiting this resort. My other wannagobackto place is Myrtle Beach, for its diners and the 100s of miniature golf courses they have.
|That's my bull's eye board!|
As for the reading I keep talking about, I finished Can You Keep a Secret? (loved it), In the Garden of Beasts (meh), Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock (engrossing) and The Great Gatsby (so intense!). Last night, I just started reading Emma Chapman's How to be a Good Wife, and is that seriously disturbing so far! That's definitely my best weekly record for more than a year, and part of the credit goes to a challenge I joined on Goodreads that encourages reading more books. Of course, that means a bigger review backlog. but that's a fun problem to have. What have you been doing so far?