July 20, 2016

Lately

Lately I have been...

We’re inclined to think that it’s never too cold for ice cream.  Read more: Olive Oil-Saffron Ice Cream with Burnt Orange Caramel Swirl on Food52.:

-eating cappucinno ice cream at a fancy parlor

-picking strawberries


-biking along the lakefront

-driving with the windows open, listening to country music


-going to farmers markets

-working playing in the 19th century

-stressing about senior pictures

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-watching good favorites, Little Women and Felicity

-making a pioneer group on Goodreads

-watching and waiting quietly as the tags and blog theme weeks fly, because somebody has got a blog party that will last all month. (hint: it's going to be a blogging advent calendar for Christmas!)


-reading historical fiction

-living in a house without air conditioning! :P

Gretl und Liesl. behind the scenes of Sound of Music :):

With that, Auf Wiedersehen! :)

16 comments:

  1. Lovely! This post was beautiful, and the pictures were perfect.
    I'm curious--playing in the 19th century? What does that mean?

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    1. Thanks Rae! I figured someone might be curious: I am fortunate enough to have a job with living history, and I get to interpret parts of the 19th century. It's loads of fun!

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  2. Oh my goodness, that last picture of Liesel and Gretel is the CUTEST THING EVER.

    And driving with the windows down while listening to country music -- I approve. I always knew we were soul sisters. :-)

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    1. I'm so glad you approve! :) Yes, soul sisters indeed!

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  3. Ooh! Ice cream. We've been eating a lot of that lately, too. What else can you do on such hot days?

    Biking along the lakefront sounds like such a lovely thing to do. :)

    Hey! What's that hint about a blog party? Is that somebody by any chance you? Sounds like a really cool idea. :)

    Air conditioning? Oh, you lucky girl. I get air conditioning at night, but only because my room isn't set up to allow for a fan. As for the rest of the house...it keeps pace with the temperature of the outdoors. ;)

    That picture of Liesl and Gretl is adorable!!

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    1. Biking by the lake is a lovely thing to do; I just wish I could do it more often! (Kind of inconvenient, when one has to pack up a bike and drive to the lake just to do it!)
      Haha, that blog party may, by chance, be mine. :) Shameful of me to think of a Christmas celebration as early as May, and even more shameful if I start to allow myself to work on it in July! :P
      Yes, it is difficult to beat the heat! We'll have the fans running full blast around here the next few days!

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    2. Oh goodness. I'm such a goof. (And I even had this tiny tinge of a feeling after publishing my comment that I may not have read your post correctly...even only that tinge had come a might sooner. Ha!) You said "a house WITHOUT air conditioning," and there I was reading it as if you said a "house WITH air conditioning. Well! That was awkward. Hahaha. Sorry about that. :P

      About the blog party!! I thought it might be you. :) Oh, and I don't think there's any shame in starting to prepare for it so early. Better to start early and take your time with it, then start later and get stressed out! :D

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  4. Sounds like you've been having such a fun Summer!! :D Oooh do you like Jo and the Professor too? Also thanks heaps for following me on Pinterest :)

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    1. Yes, it's been lots of fun so far! Yes, I love Jo and the Professor together so much, but more so in the movie than in the book, for some reason. And in the back of my head, I can never quite get over Jo refusing Laurie. I know it was an impractical match but the hopeless romantic in me won't stay quiet! :P Sorry, hope you don't mind my ranting!
      And thank you, for giving me more boards/pins to look at! :)

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    2. Yay another jo and the Prof fan! :D

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  5. Ice Cream!!!! What a fun summer you have!!! :)
    Lovely post Abby!!

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  6. I've just stumbled across your blog, and I'm so glad! It's lovely. :) It's sounds like you're having a wonderful summer! Interpreting parts of the nineteenth century sounds like so much fun. :)
    -Molly

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment, Molly! I'm glad you like it; thanks for following! :) (And yes, interpreting is lots of fun!)

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