We enjoyed the rest of my SIL's visit... lots of beach walking, some shopping, and a couple of dinners out. Yesterday we visited Manatee Park but, with Gulf temperatures hovering around 70, we only spotted a few manatee. Last year we saw dozens, but this chilly weather may lead to better viewing next week.
I found myself totally unable to concentrate on fiction this week. The news coming out of Washington was just too distracting. Perhaps a media-free mental health day is in order... maybe even one per week.
Finished this week//
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
God's Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher
Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
The #PalliserParty is about to begin. Audrey even made a badge! I plan to start Can You Forgive Her? tomorrow. The ebook is on my kindle and the audiobook (narrated by Simon Vance) is on my phone, so I'm ready. Look for a formal kick-off post this week... though the readalong will be anything but formal.
On the blog//
A Readalong: The Unwinding, Part 1
In the kitchen//
Creamy White Chicken Chili from Gimme Some Oven was delicious. I used frozen corn instead of canned, and will add a full cup instead of just half next time.
And I really am working on a Weekend Cooking post about my spiralizer...
Photo of the week//
This week's beach find... a spiny sea urchin! The little creature was still alive, so I put him back. Zelda was unimpressed.
The week ahead//
Our oldest daughter arrives on Friday for a long weekend... I'm so excited! She'll celebrate her birthday with us on Super Bowl Sunday, and has a list of her favorite restaurants and shops ready. And there will plenty of beach time, too! If I'm not around with a Sanibel Sunday post next week, you'll know why!
How was your week? What are you reading today?