Sunday, June 25, 2017

My Summer Bucket List 2017

1.  Go to  Rhode Island Beaches (at least 10 times and 2 new ones)

2.  Fireworks at Ocean Beach Park Summer Entertainment 
     (June 30, 2017)

3.  Car Show 

4.  Farmington River Tubing

5.  Visit a Museum Free Fun Fridays  
     July 14st (Edward Kennedy Institute)
     July 21th (Museum of Fine Arts),  
     July 28th (John F. Kennedy Museum and Library)
     August 25th (Heritage Museum and Gardens)

6.  Attend a Waterfire

7.  See a movie at Misquamicut Drive-In

8.  Go to a Pawtucket Red Sox Game

9.  Visit a Newport Mansion

10. Celebrate our 29th Wedding Anniversary at Simpatico

Monday, June 12, 2017

NYC Weekend - Dale Chihuly Exhibit NY Botanical Garden

Master of Glass - Dale Chihuly

Sapphire Star

Red Reeds on Logs

Blue Polyvitro Crystals

Scarlet and Yellow Icicle Tower

This is a great article on Chihuly and the Botanical Garden Exhibit
Are There Glass Snakes in Dale Chihuly's Fragile Eden?

Monday, June 5, 2017

What I Read, May 2017

Hi Reading Friends.  
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my May Reads:

1.  The Cozy Life by Pia Edberg - Quick read.  I was able to learn a bit about the "hygge" lifestyle.  It sparked my interest!  3***

2.  Thinking Differently - This was a very good resource of information for parents who have a child diagnosed with a Learning Disability.  I learned more about Dyslexia which helps me in my job as an education advocate.  Highly recommend to families new to the journey. 3***

3.  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - I loved this book!  This is a book lovers dream.  Lots of books mentioned throughout.  It is a story with twists and turns though which keeps your attention throughout.  4****

4.  The Most Beautiful - WOW this book surprised me.  I didn't really know what to expect.  I have loved Prince's music for a long time.  When Mayte talked about seeing Prince on stage I related.  I was lucky enough to see him during the Seven Tour years ago and it was amazing.  Mayte shared her heart and information about their relationship in a respectful and loving way.  5*****

5.  They May Not Mean to But They Do - Interesting story about siblings dealing with the aging of their parents.  It was a tough topic but the author made it very readable and relatable.  I am at this point with my own parents and I totally connected to this book. 3***

6.  The Magnolia Story - I enjoy the show Fixer Upper.  It was interesting to learn more about Chip and Joanna's history and how the show came to be.  There were some parts that dragged for me but overall a fun read.  3***

7.  Ginny Moon - I was on the fence with this book honestly.  I have two young adult sons on the autism spectrum and I was confused about Ginny's character.  It seemed as though she was more impacted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than Autism. She was a quirky character you wanted to root for.  Just wish there was a little bit more happiness in the story for her.  3***

Coming up in June:  A Sun is Also a Star, This is How It Always Is and One True Loves

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Memorial Day, May 29, 2017

 “Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial” 
Roger Williams Park