The weather...at 9:30 p.m. is a balmy (for October 30) 55 degrees. Rain is on the way this week, but temperatures are expected to remain in the 60's during the daylight hours.
Reading...The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon. The self-appointed mayor of a small Italian town needs to raise a lot of money fast to fix the town's pipes. If he can't the water will be turned off and all the residents will have to leave.
In order to boost tourism and raise money, he starts a rumor that a big movie star is going to be filming his next movie nearby. The rumor takes on a life of its own and the whole town goes crazy. So, what happens when the move star doesn't show up? Or if he does?
Finished reading...The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick. I gave the book 5 stars. I really enjoyed it and the feelings the main character, Olivia Green, experienced rang true with me. I could identify with her struggles with an empty nest and figuring out what she wanted next in life.
Loving...the sectional I bought at an auction on Saturday and can't wait to pick up the oak table and chairs tomorrow that I bought at the same sale.
Still loving...the beauty of the Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo. I rode along with my daughter's family Saturday evening. The whole zoo was filled with lanterns. It took us an hour and a half to walk through. Since Saturday was also our trick-or-treat day, the kiddos were really tired and kind of cranky. They were asleep within minutes of getting back in the car.
And one bonus shot of Colton, Leah, and their cousin, Sarah, dressed up for Halloween.
Celebrating...that while taking out the old sofas and bringing in the one I bought, I decided the large 8 x 11 rug in the living room needed to go, too. It was old, had taken a beating, and totally didn't match the new sofa. Underneath the rug, clear in the middle of it...I FOUND MY WEDDING RING!!! It's been months since Jasper stole it. How it made it that far in under the rug I will never know, but I am so glad it is finally back on my finger.
Thinking about...rejoining the working world on Tuesday. Still a bit worried about pain and being on my feet on concrete all day, but we have to do what we have to do. It's too good of a job to pass up.
Thankful for...a lovely weekend, time with my mom, time with my daughter's whole family, fun things to do, and great bargains scored.
Have a blessed and happy week, everyone!