Mailbox Monday


Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

We had only a small celebration for July 4th, which is also my hubby’s birthday. We have always said he is a ‘firecracker’. The cake shop my son goes to was closed so we had ice cream instead. There were fireworks around the neighborhood after the children were in bed. Hubby and I are missing our daily dose of evening news and trying to catch snippets on our phones. Probably more peaceful and less stressful if we aren’t watching!

Is anyone enjoying the beach? I hope everyone is enjoying Happy Reading.

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4 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday

  1. Hi Martha,

    July 4th was my niece’s birthday and July 5th her daughter’s 2nd birthday, so we did a drive-by visit to say ‘Happy Birthday’ but didn’t want to get too close as we had just been to the hairdresser for the first time, so didn’t want to take any chances!

    Hubbie has decided that we shouldn’t keep reading or watching the news so often, as this is all beginning to get inside his head now. We know people are idiots and what the consequences are going to be of lifting lockdown conditions, so we are just going to stay indoors as much as possible and hope to ride it out.

    Pleased you celebrated as much as possible and belated birthday wishes to your husband 🙂


    • Drive-by BDays and graduations can be fun but not quite the same.
      Interesting that our men love to watch the news but let it drive them crazy. 🙂
      Thanks for your wishes and commenting.

  2. We had a small gathering with our daughter’s best friend, her little brother, and parents. We celebrated outside in the yard and my parents remained inside. We all wore masks and socially distanced as we played bocce ball and roasted marshmallows in the evening. Some of the people in our neighborhood set off their own fireworks which was a nice surprise for the kid as they popped over the trees. I spend the day cleaning beforehand and cleaning after everyone left. Precautions were exhausting but my daughter was so glad to spend time with kids her age….she has no sibling so to me it was worth it.

  3. I think we don’t realize how much impact the isolation has on the children. Our grandkids are excited for VBS on TV since they can’t share in person. Tomorrow they get to go to a school picnic so that should be interesting. We have to make sure they are safe when they return for my hubby (on oxygen at home) and our d-i-l who is recovering from her surgery.
    Thanks for sharing!

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