Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekend-y Things

This was the first weekend in a long time that Mike and I didn't have any plans.  It was just what we needed.  We did a lot of cooking (this, this, and these), golf-watching, and tanning.  I drove all of two times this weekend: once to golf on Friday and a second time for brunch with JillianCait, and Jessica at Five Loaves downtown.

Sitting by the pool all weekend, I finally had the opportunity to finish my most recent Blogging for Books read, Ruby.  To be honest, it took me a long time to get through this book.  I usually really enjoy books that take place in this timeframe, the mid-twentieth century, but this book was just so brutally honest and haunting that it took a while to immerse myself in the story.  The two main characters, Ephram and Ruby meet as young children, but their lives take very different paths, both lined with their share of despair.  The book follows Ruby's return to her East Texas hometown after living in New York City.  Her sanity unravels as she faces the secrets of her past, but Ephram never gives up on her, proving the healing power of love.  Ruby is definitely a valuable but demanding read; prepare yourself to spend some quality time with the book.

Saturday and Sunday views...

Linking up for: Weekend Recap, Weekending, and Monday Madness!

24 comments:

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Super jealous of your beautiful and relaxing weekend, and those ducks are adorable! And yay for brunch, always my fav!

Have a fabulous week gurlie :)

BLovedBoston said...

Your weekend views are pretty terrific - that fruit bowl looks delicious too! Happy Monday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Carly Blogs Here said...

So many good eats this weekend! Sometimes weekends with no real plans are the best kind! Ruby sounds like it would be so good- I've never heard of it, but will check it out now!

Macy said...

Your weekend looks perfect. I think it's time for me to come visit and lay by the pool with you.

Jillian said...

it was so fun seeing you this weekend :) im glad you got some quality pool time in! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

It looks like everyone really took advantage of soaking up the sunlight this weekend!

Andrea H. said...

I'm reading Ruby via Blogging for Books right now as well. Totally agree. It is difficult to pick up each time because it is so heavy. I'm hoping to get through it by the end of next weekend. Glad you had a relaxing weekend!!

Julia said...

Sounds wonderful and relaxing! I have a hard time getting through heavy books too, sometimes I would just rather read something light and fun!

Jenn said...

Sounds like it was a perfect weekend! I haven't seen that beer before but now I'm intrigued!! :)

Jen said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend to me! That sandwich looks delicious. :)

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Duckies!! I love ducks :) Looks like a great weekend!

Ashley Teale said...

Now craving that sandwich for lunch! Along with that UFO of course :)

Pink and Green Mom said...

My kind of weekend!!!! Glad you got to rest up before kickball this week! :)

Rebecca Virginia said...

perfect relaxing day!

birdie to be said...

So glad to meet you! Brunch was so fun! Hoping for another meet up one day soon!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Cooking, golf watching, sunning with a book -- sounds like a fantastic weekend!! :)

Emily said...

Sounds perfect to me! We didn't have any big plans either and i thoroughly enjoyed going where the wine took me and some pool time as well.

Julie said...

Sounds like a pretty good weekend to me!

LHWinstead said...

I LOVE relaxing weekends!! How fun that you all met for brunch :) Neat to find friendships via blogging!!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Your weekend looks perfect! Love spending time by the pool! Thanks for linking up with me today!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Life As You Live It said...

Look at those ducks!! So, so cute! Looks as though you had a very relaxing weekend!

Lisa Loves John said...

I'm not going to lie, this is my kind of weekend!!

Katie Elizabeth said...

So jealous of your blogger lunch, that is so fun that you guys can get together often! And I may have to check out this book - it sounds intriguing. Glad you had a good weekend!

emi said...

the weekend looks fab!! now i'm hungry :)

xo welltraveledwife.com

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