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Despite so much going on over here between work, house projects, yard work, and just daily living challenges in this pandemic era, I've been able to squeeze in time to read as well, which I'm thankful for, because the news has been abysmal these past few weeks for various reasons and I'm continually worrying about where humanity is headed, even more so than I did before.

A library haul after months...My biggest highlight in books this past week was that the library opened for holds pickup. I'd been checking their website every week to find if next week was going to be the week it opened. So when the notice finally came through last week, I was beyond thrilled. I was also very unsure what books to request from the library since I had gotten very used to reading online. Still, I had a few requested when they called me to schedule a one-hour window for pickup. I did request a ton of books after that though, so I expect a bigger bag this week. 

Some of these are books to rea…

The Sunday Salon: Fog in the mountains

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Good morning from the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina! The family and I just arrived at a cabin we rented here, late afternoon yesterday. So far, it's everything we hoped for. We played a lot of pool and ping-pong, trekked along the property and discovered a cute little treehouse, spent hours gazing at the mountains, roasted marshmallows, and had a campfire dinner as well. This morning, we woke up to a thick blanket of fog covering the mountains, and that's what I'm staring at when I'm not typing up this post. This kind of vacation is so much better than visiting places where you are on your feet most days!

(Photos from my cellphone. I'll share better photos after we get back home and copy the photos from the camera.)





We don't have any major plans for this vacation other than having some fun time indoors and checking out a couple of state parks in the vicinity. I will be unplugged as well (except for typing this post), and may do some reading and some knitting, a lot of playing, and a lot of lounging. Even the dog's having fun exploring the house and we have to remember not to leave the basement door open because once she bolts, there is no finding her in these woods, especially when there are so many tiny distractions around her. Jack Russells and their energy!





On a light note, we found a couple of doors that were ominously locked. My brother was quick to remind us about the movie, The Cabin in the Woods, so we now happily ignore the doors.





This past week, I barely read a word. I'm halfway through The Hundred-Foot Journey, which is turning out to be a quick read, but I haven't gotten back to it since the last few days. I've been trying to finish a shrug that I started knitting months ago but put down when I didn't expect to wear it until winter. I'm almost done with it. I'm also hoping to finish the book during this vacation.



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Comments

bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
A weekend in the woods sounds wonderful! Enjoy your break!
Jess - A Book Hoarder said…
It looks like a perfectly relaxing spot. I love that you found a treehouse. Enjoy the time away!
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lulu_bella said…
I've been spending a lot of time in Roanoke for work and aren't the Blue Ridge Mountains just gorgeous??? It seems like your cabin has a ton of amazing views. Enjoy!!
Sam_TinyLibrary said…
Your holiday sounds so lovely. Enjoy all that relaxation time :)
Jealous! It sounds like a fantastic vacation. North Carolina is a gorgeous state.
Sounds perfect. I love the pictures.
literaryfeline said…
I wish I was there with you! It sounds wonderfully peaceful, Athira. Love the photos.
JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing said…
Sounds like a perfect place for relaxation. The views are gorgeous - enjoy!
Annie said…
I really like your blog, so I have nominated you for the Liebster Award.

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Nishita said…
Wow! This place looks so beautiful and serene.
jilllora said…
It looks gorgeous!!