The Day Before The Last Day of the Month

United States
April 29, 2022 11:12am CST
Happy Friday Everyone! it's sunny but still on the chilly side here today. Here we are one day away from the weekend and one day away from the end of the month. Today is just a normal day for me. Nothing much going on which is fine. My daughter has a very busy work day today with a webinar and a staff meeting in addition to all her usual work. I know she's feeling stressed because these interruptions just keep pushing the actual work behind. Since she's got these work related things going on today I can use it as an excuse to be extra quiet and catch up on some tv, reading or computer stuff. I just finished two good books: The Book of Lost Names by Kristen Harmel and What Happened to the Bennetts by James Patterson. Both books were so good I finished them in record time. The next book I started is The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs. I've read many of her books and enjoyed them all. So, I expect this one to be good as well. I feels good to be back in the reading mode as I went for quite awhile without a book by my side. That's my day so far. What's going on with you today? Anything fun planned for the weekend?
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@rhuenz (10731)
29 Apr
Good to hear that you like reading. My husband as well is in hobbies of reading...he used to say keep reading n learning. Anyways have a great day.. Near to bedtime here.
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@marlina (146611)
• Canada
29 Apr
My husband is a huge reader.
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• United States
29 Apr
Hope you have a good night's sleep
• Palembang, Indonesia
30 Apr
@marlina hello mrs
@RebeccasFarm (65437)
• United States
29 Apr
Yes the day before the last. This month flew by. I hope your daughter will feel less stress very soon once that is over with. Good you are reading Marilyn. All I am doing today is watering a few seedlings. The sun is out. I realize changing anything around here is a pipe dream. I may go visit Mamas grave this eve with nephew if he shows.
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@marlina (146611)
• Canada
29 Apr
Cold here but sunny.
• Palembang, Indonesia
30 Apr
@marlina you need a some soup
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@marlina (146611)
• Canada
30 Apr
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@CarolDM (186882)
• United States
29 Apr
Was up early today and enjoyed nice cool morning in the screen room with coffee. The cats as well. Staying home this weekend. Looking forward to peace and quiet. Glad you found some books to read and enjoy.
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@marlina (146611)
• Canada
29 Apr
Still too cool for me here.
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• Palembang, Indonesia
30 Apr
Thats a very nice mrs
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@snowy22315 (137876)
• United States
29 Apr
What was the book of Lost Names about? I started another book last night it is a fictional story about the daughter of a serial killer. It had rave reviews on Amazon and sounded like my cup of tea as well.
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• United States
30 Apr
Book of Lost Names is about a young woman who escapes France with her mother (her father gets detained by the Nazis) and becomes a forger of documents to get mostly children out of France and safely into Switzerland. It's not so much about WW2 and Auschwitz as much as it's about the forged papers and the underground to get people/children to safety. It was an awesome read
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@snowy22315 (137876)
• United States
30 Apr
@Marilynda1225 It sounds really good, and probably based partly on fact as well.
@LindaOHio (95600)
• United States
30 Apr
Our housekeeper came yesterday (Friday) and did a lot of the little jobs that I'm unable to do. Nothing planned for the weekend. I read two books and then stopped. I need to get back into the reading mode. Have a good weekend!
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• United States
30 Apr
I was out of the reading mode for awhile and just finished two books myself. I love reading and wonder why I get away from it now and then, Hope you enjoy your weekend too
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@LindaOHio (95600)
• United States
1 May
@Marilynda1225 Thanks. Yeah, I was on a reading hiatus for a couple of years and couldn't get into reading books. I used to devour them. Trying to get back into the habit.
@arunima25 (74183)
• Bangalore, India
30 Apr
Nothing much planned for the weekend. We are in our summer tand so lost the count of weekends. We get back to new academic year from mid of June. Till then I am at home trying to catch up with few things in the vacation time. And I too need to attend a few webinars in the vacation.
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• United States
30 Apr
June will be coming soon enough so I hope you're finding time to enjoy your summer.
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@arunima25 (74183)
• Bangalore, India
5 May
@Marilynda1225 Yes, not on a real vacation, but yes trying to relax and enjoy as much as I can . Going good so far but it's passing fast
@LadyDuck (393405)
• Switzerland
30 Apr
I had a normal Friday, the weather has been very good and I have worked outside for a while. Today is staying at home and waiting for the rain.
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• United States
30 Apr
At least your were able to spend some time outside with some nice weather Our weather this past week got cold again and I had to put the heat on overnight. Today it's sunny and nice and a bit warmer. Certainly has been a disappointing spring for us
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@LadyDuck (393405)
• Switzerland
1 May
@Marilynda1225 - It did not rain at all, they totally missed the forecast. I think that also this Sunday is going to be sunny.
@RubyHawk (62960)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Apr
I love Susan Wiggs and James Patterson. Don’t think I know Kristen Hamel. I’m reading a-good book br Maeve Binchy.
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• United States
30 Apr
Susan Wiggs has written some great books and I've been reading them for years. I love that most of her books revolve around family. I"m getting into the one I'm reading now and it's quite good. Kristen Harmel has lots of books also but this was the first book I've read by her (book of lost names) and of course never disappointed with James Patterson
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@RubyHawk (62960)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Apr
@Marilynda1225 I’ve finished about three quarters of Tara Road by Maeve Binchy and I really like it. It’s about family, children, cheating ,and all the problems that go with it.
@oahuwriter (23443)
• United States
30 Apr
A nice relaxing day for you, nice. My day great. My Resident Manager coming by, removal of broken washer and I'll give him my old yr 2000 bought Sylvania tv and surprise gift of $20 & Big Pkg of Old Trapper Deli Style Beef Sticks. We have a Bulky Items pick up locally for my washer. Weather didn't permit me shopping today. Got a text from my cable company... they need to check something outside so appointment made for May 3. Beginning to be a very good, but hectic month start.
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• United States
30 Apr
Sounds like you're busy too and I''m sure you'll be happy to get rid of your broken washer. May will be a busy month for me too
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@oahuwriter (23443)
• United States
30 Apr
@Marilynda1225 May month will be very productive with keeping us busy. Life gets that way every once in a while.
@wolfgirl569 (55950)
• Marion, Ohio
30 Apr
Went to the auction today. Hoping to work outside this weekend
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• United States
30 Apr
Hope the weather cooperates and you've been able to get some outside stuff done
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@wolfgirl569 (55950)
• Marion, Ohio
1 May
@Marilynda1225 I did for a couple of hours
@BarBaraPrz (36821)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
29 Apr
Currently re-reading Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper.
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• United States
30 Apr
I love the name of your book. I haven't heard of Molly Harper but I'm always happy to find a new author
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@BarBaraPrz (36821)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Apr
@Marilynda1225 If you loved that one, how about the one I'm on to now: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows...
@Gilangr (34)
• Palembang, Indonesia
30 Apr
Hello, god bless you
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• United States
30 Apr
hello
@TheHorse (155408)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Apr
I admit to being in a non-reading zone right now. After reading all of those political books (Hoax, Fear, Catch and Kill), I suddenly hit "book burn out." But I'll be back in the saddle soon.
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• United States
30 Apr
I go through those same cycles of reading, reading and reading and then I don't pick up a book for awhile Hope you're enjoying a nice weekend
@RasmaSandra (54957)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
29 Apr
Just thought I might ask DId you see April running by? Seems it was just the first day and now it is gone almost, I hope you have a great weekend, I plan to up my work on my survey sites to be able to cash out since more in April before may comes in,
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• United States
30 Apr
April went by so fast it feels like it wasn't even here. Good luck with your sites and catching up before May arrives
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29 Apr
Happy Friday! It's been raining today. I've planted lettuce Great Lakes today. My three grandchildren came for dinner because my daughter and her husband had a dinner-date.
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• United States
30 Apr
I bet you enjoy having your grandchildren visit so you can spoil them
@marlina (146611)
• Canada
29 Apr
Already had 2 people come at different hours this morning. Now, taking it easy until I feel like doing something. Cool day here.
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• Palembang, Indonesia
30 Apr
Happy to hear that, god bless you
@bunnybon7 (51430)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Apr
Nothing planned. I am hoping to hear how my son in Nevada is doing since he had problems where he was staying and had to leave. No word yet.
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@JimBo452020 (43562)
• United Kingdom
29 Apr
We never got up until 4.30pm Lol
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@franxav (12834)
• India
29 Apr
I see that you are a book lover and you have read some good books.
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@jstory07 (120438)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 May
We had nothing planned but we mowed two lawns for my cousin's rental homes and she paid us for that.