Looking back on August, here are 5 random things I learned.
Wedding planning is SO complicated. My daughter is in search of a wedding venue. So many possibilities, so many lovely places in southern California to consider. I got to check out this one with her. See the view framed between the palms? And when you look the other way there’s a pier. I love piers.
In sickness and health really happens. Speaking of weddings, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary this month. On that day, he was in the hospital, so we had dinner in the lobby, he in his green hospital gown, as doctors rushed to and fro. You just have to laugh at the pendulum swinging to “in sickness” from “in health” on the day we had first said those words. A few days later, he was home and we enjoyed dinner at a fine restaurant. The sun set on the ocean as we sipped our wine, and the forks weren’t plastic this time.
I found a new yummy treat. To top off our anniversary dinner, we ordered gelato sandwiches. Vanilla goodness between little cookies. I could eat gelato every day forever, and add peanut butter cookies — heavenly!
Good entertainment can have a confusing title. We discovered the new series Endeavour this month. It’s a British detective series that features the young Morse of the long-running series that stars the older Morse. It’s a period piece that showcases the 1960s. The stories are complex and intriguing. I watched all 5 episodes and then read a review that pointed out that Endeavour is Morse’s first name. What?! I figured it was the code name for an operation. So, if you watch this fine series, you’ll know it’s all about Endeavour Morse. (Really, can you imagine naming a little baby boy Endeavour?)
Those rescue dogs you see in the news? Here’s how they do what they do. Dog lovers, this is a book you will enjoy. Scent of the MIssing by Susannah Charleson is the story of the dogs who search for missing people. You follow puppy Puzzle through her extensive, demanding training. You get to know the author’s team and how they conduct their missions. I have amazing respect for these volunteers. And I love reading about the different personalities of the dogs, their incredible ability to sift through all the smells of a disaster site and find survivors. This is one heartwarming read.
How about you? What have you been up to this month?