It’s Monday (August 2, 2021)

Some things last week:

The kids asked for watermelon and of course we had to get a giant one from Costco. So delicious and sweet!
A new addition to our home library. It’s the throw I finally finished. I started it to use up yarn scraps. Then left it aside for months, because I got a bit tired of making those squares. Last week, I decided that instead of adding the proper number of squares that the pattern requires, I would just put it together with the number I already had. So it’s smaller than planned, but hey, it covers my kid when he’s sitting and reading, so that works!

We tried a new udon place in Mountain View. I had a mentai (pollack roe) cream udon. Delicious!

Bay Area bookstore Books Inc has a summer book bingo for kids. If you get a blackout, you get a $10 gift card and a chance to pick some books from their “swag boxes” ie ARCs. So the kids got these books.
They also used their gift cards to buy these books
I ended up getting a book for myself, and the husband got a comic.
And we picked up some pastries for breakfast at Paris Baguette.



The Secret Life of Groceries by Benjamin Lorr
Dreadnought by April Daniels


There wasn’t an episode of Hospital Playlist last week! Usually a new episode is released every Thursday but they skipped a week!

Meanwhile, I’ve been watching the latest season of Making The Cut on Amazon Video.


Nothing at the moment

Eating and Drinking:

A mocha twisted danish from Paris Baguette


Some kind of fried fish, with the cod that I bought. I had already used it to cook a garlicky butter cod. But I might want to fry it with panko this time.

I also want to cook up the last piece of pork belly that I got. I may just slice it up and pan fry it in the cast iron pan.

Last week:

I read:

The Black Tides of Heaven – Neon Yang
The Legend of Auntie Po by Shing Yin Khor

I posted:

Library Loot (July 28 to August 3)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date


  1. We are on holiday in York this week. I was feeling a bit tired, just having arrived in our flat, I often feel disoriented when I arrive. But when I saw this post, it inspired me to appreciate that I could choose to order new food, and then settle down with my new book and perhaps find a nice movie.

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  2. oooh, I loved City of Ghosts! So good. I still need to read the rest of the series. The Unwanteds is a fun series, too.

    Sounds like a fun week, and, as always, I love your gorgeous photos and the delicious-looking food! That looks like a perfect watermelon. We’ve had some good ones this summer but got one in our CSA from a local farm this week that wasn’t very good. And I love the watermelon knife!

    Hope you’ve been enjoying books and food this week, too!


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