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Incoming Mail--Penny in Canada

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Lovely Canadian stamps from Penny.

More Ireland

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My niece at the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare.
Croissant and flavored iced tea at Bewley's on Grafton Street, Dublin.
Blarney Castle

Ireland

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Current Little Pleasures

Swedish Fish candy--yum!

Touch It by Monifah--good song and eye candy.

Enjoying all of the FB photos of my niece and sisters' trip to Ireland.  If only I could be there, too.

Laggies movie on Netflix.

Yogurtini--especially birthday cake yogurt with peanuts, white chocolate chips, yogurt chips, and hot fudge.

Incoming Mail--Becky in Oregon

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Cheer through a card from Becky.

Recent Reads

A Higher Loyalty:  Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey (2018).  Well-written book by former FBI Director Comey about some of his experiences over the past couple of decades.  The book earns all of the pre-release hype.

More re-reads:

Breaking Him by Sherilee Gray (2016).  Sweet, erotic story about Abi, who inherits her father's ranch, and Eli, the ranch hand who is an outcast in their community.  Well-written and entertaining romance.

Fervor by Jordan Silver (2013).  Silver is hit-or-miss with me, and this is one of the misses.  Hollywood couple Gage and Suzette are a little too quick to believe "bad press" about each other.  Can they salvage their relationship?  And do we care with Suzette more than a little annoying and dependent?

Pound of Flesh by Jessa Kane (2016).  After taking the fall for a crime gone wrong, Raider is back from prison and ready to claim his reward--Delilah.  Insta-love, rough, yet sweet, romance.

Incoming Mail--Wanda in Canada

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Beautiful Canadian stamps and a guide from The Butchart Gardens with a card and letter from Wanda.

Incoming Mail--Barbara in South Carolina

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Happy Shark Week!  Cute sticker on a letter from Barbara.

Incoming Mail--Penny in Canada

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A little postcard eye candy from Penny.

Pretty Dogs

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Violet

Incoming Mail--Becky in Oregon

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Striking Papyrus card from Becky.

Blarney Castle

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My sisters and one of my nieces are in Ireland.

Sweet SJ

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Incoming Mail--Michele in New Mexico

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Card and letter from my sister's time in Colorado.

Current Little Pleasures

How It Ends on Netflix

Guacamole and chips from Chipotle

Matrix Play Back Dry Shampoo

So excited to see Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias next weekend with my goddaughter!!

Looking through the information packet for Maya's start to high school next month.

Incoming Mail--Ada in Oregon

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Letter and drawing from my young friend Ada.  I love mail from kids!!

Incoming Mail--Laura in Iowa

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Card from my sister in Iowa.

Incoming Mail--Karen in Denmark

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Gorgeous Danish stamps on a letter from Karen.

Incoming Mail--Jenn in Texas

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Texas A & M card with a letter from Jenn.  Go, Aggies!

Incoming Mail--Becca in Colorado

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Two of my favorite things combined:  postcard with a detachable bookmark from Becca.

Incoming Mail--Hans in Sweden

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Summer in Sweden postcard from Hans.

Incoming Mail--Michele in New Mexico

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Paper from two different letters from my sister.

Billy's Restaurant

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Chocolate and raspberry torte from Billy's Restaurant.

Incoming Mail--Michele in New Mexico

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Suzy's Zoo card and letter from my sister.

Incoming Mail--Becky in Oregon

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Cool Lang seashell card from Becky.

Daylilies

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Blooming in our back yard.

Incoming Mail--Olivia in Northern Ireland

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Sweet dog postcards from Olivia.

Outgoing Mail--July 1-15, 2018

Cards and Letters to Fish in Taiwan, Michele in New Mexico, Tami in Oregon, Shirley in Nebraska, Wanda in Canada, Tracy in Texas, Kym in Colorado, Jenn in Texas, Sherri Kay in Wisconsin, Barbara in South Carolina, Penny in Canada, Olivia in Northern Ireland, and Jennifer in Germany.

Letters to Michele in New Mexico, Penny in Canada, and Steph in Minnesota.

Cards to Sue in North Carolina, Becky in Oregon, Sarah in Wisconsin, Steph in Minnesota, and Keli in Nebraska.

Postcards to Melyssa in Colorado, Joel in Arizona, Jenn in Texas, Garrett in New Mexico, Liz in Iowa, Becky in Oregon, Sarah in Wisconsin, Melynda in Texas, Hans in Sweden, Shon in Nebraska, Ada in Oregon, Iris in Oregon, Terri in California, Millie in Alaska, Keli in Nebraska, Trysha in Alabama, Claudia in California, Sherri Kay in Wisconsin, and Fish in Taiwan.

Sweet SJ

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I'm not completely convinced she's sure this is such a great idea.

Incoming Mail--Maya in Nebraska

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Another cute Mary Engelbreit postcard from Maya's time at camp.

Incoming Mail--Steph in Minnesota

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Fun Suzy's Zoo paper for a card and letter from Steph.

Incoming Mail--Lee in Scotland

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SOLAS Festival daily diary included with a letter from Lee.

Recent Reads

Sick:  A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour (2018).  This book struck me as the most interesting entry in a recommended summer reading list for compassionate clinicians.  Emotionally difficult to read as Khakpour talks about the struggle to get a proper diagnosis and assistance with a life-altering, chronic medical condition.  Worth a read not only by anyone involved in the American medical world, but also anyone dealing with chronic health issues of their own or someone they love.
The Secret Token:  Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by Andrew Lawler (2018).  Comprehensive account of the Roanoke Colony, the search for answers about colonists' fate up to the present day, and long-standing race relations in the now-United States.  The story contained a little too much historical background information for me, and, of course, there are no real known answers to what happened to the colonists after John White left them in 1587 to get supplies and more colonists i…

Incoming Mail--Sherri Kay in Wisconsin

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Cheerful envelope stickers on a letter from Sherri Kay.

Incoming Mail--Maya in Nebraska

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Mary Engelbreit postcard from Maya's time at camp.

Incoming Mail--Becky in Oregon

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Gorgeous view postcard of Portland, Oregon, from Becky.

Incoming Mail--Mom in Nebraska

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Snoopy letter from my mom.

Incoming Mail--Fish in Taiwan

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Fish is spoiling me with postcards during her time in China.

Incoming Mail--Michele in New Mexico

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Patriotic envelope and Current card with a letter from my sister.