Friday, April 1, 2016

This and That




Paris
A memory from Paris.




1. I finished reading A Paris Apartment by Michelle Garle. I enjoyed it, but thought it could have been even better! Based on the true story of a treasure stocked Paris apartment that had been closed for seventy years. Amazing!

2. The Rice baseball team is away this weekend, which means I have the weekend to do whatever I want. The weather is supposed to be close to perfect, so sitting outside near the pond and reading sounds like a good idea.

3. The Final Four is in town ... lots of traffic. No, I'm not going, but will watch on television.

4. I'm getting a hair cut today and then off to the grocery store.

5. I've put my crochet hook down and got out my knitting needles. I find that crochet is easier on my hands, but I found a knit shawl pattern that looked pretty quick and easy so I thought I'd give it a go.  



It's so nice to have Nancy back with Random 5 Friday.






Wishing YOU well and much joy!













23 comments:

Cathy Keller said...

Wonderful photo of the Eiffel Tower. I fear on our tour this time we did not get a close as you have. Jealous! Have a grand weekend!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy your weekend!

Latane Barton said...

I enjoy reading about Paris. I wonder if I would enjoy this book.
I think you have the right idea. just sitting and reading while it's quiet and you are alone. That's what I would do.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, gorgeous view and photo. The book sounds interesting! I am not into watching basketball. Good luck with your knitting, I hope all goes well. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend.

Tanya Breese said...

the book sounds really good, i've added it to my list! a weekend alone also sounds really good, enjoy! thank you for linking!!

Tom said...

things are looking up

mamasmercantile said...

Enjoy your knitting and have a great weekend.

Ida said...

Lovely Paris photo.
Enjoy your time alone.
I'm not into Basketball so I won't miss watching the Final 4
Reading I do enjoy so I'll have to write that title down and see if our library has it.

Amy at love made my home said...

Hope you enjoy your knitting, I look forward to seeing your shawl! Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, I hope you have a great weekend! xx

Maggid said...

there was a bit of time when i could manage neither - knit or crochet . . (or a bazillion other things my hands used to do . . ) Now you have me wondering if it's time to give it a try . . hmmm . . . you've given me hope. THANKS

Mac n' Janet said...

I crochet, wish I could knit, but pretty sure I wouldn't be able to handle 2 needles, I'd knit myself into a ball. Not much of a basketball fan, but I'm looking forward to the start of baseball season.

Deborah said...

Happy Memories! Praise God for them. Now I am interested in this book you wrote of; what a find. That would give me terminal goosebumps.

Wishing you a lovely weekend by your pond.

**blows kisses**
Deb

Cath said...

love your shot of the Eiffel Tower...I have a similar photo from my holiday in 2011. I am crocheting a blanket atm....I love it but strangely, I find it very hard on my fingers and hands....they get so sore.

Barb said...

Your hands are always busy, Snap. I love the Paris photo! Good Luck to your Rice team.

Denise inVA said...

Lovely angle on the Eiffel tower photo, and I enjoyed reading your Friday Five. Thank you so much and enjoy your Sunday :)

handmade by amalia said...

Love the photo. And book sounds interesting. Who can resist Paris?
Amalia
xo

Mascha said...

Great photo! The book seems exciting, I've searchend: in september it will be aivable in German, it's on my wishlist now.
Enjoy your weekend

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Sounds like a super weekend.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I've heard of that book but not read it - I'll search the library.
I seem to remember o blog by this name a few years back - do you remember Snap?
Nice to catch up!
Shane

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Thank you so much for participating my friend! I would love to cut my hair shorter, but the "Mr." is not in favor of it. Rats. Have an awesome week and hope to see you this Friday. xo

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I have seen photos of that Paris apartment--a very interesting story.

I am getting my hair cut tomorrow by a new stylist. Hoping for a miracle--lol--as my hair is changing texture and needs it!

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

What a truly fantastic image of the tower. Paris is always on my mind come Spring. I hope that you + yours are enjoying the change of season. x

Alexa T said...

Lovely monochrome photo! A very good week!