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Four on Friday...

1. Our car situation still isn't resolved, but it's getting closer -- and I'm doing what I can to not feel helpless ;) I feel kind of spoiled, because I hate being stuck at home -- but it's only a few days. And my mom was not only stuck at home when I was little (when I was six and under), but they only had one car period -- so when it broke down, she had to figure out how to get my dad to work while still dealing with two little kids. And once she did, she was again trapped in their tiny house in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere...whew! Yeah, I'm lucky.


2. I've been in a reading slump lately and struggling to find books which pique my interest...but last night, I read two YA e-galleys, and I'm hoping that reading spark is building again. I'm certainly interested in a couple of rereads (old favorites).

3. Three day weekend...'nuff said ;)

4. Every year at this time, we take a little jaunt to the highest peaks. I think we're going up on Sunday, and I'm excited to see if the leaves are starting to change up there (like they are down here) -- plus, there's something about traveling to 'the top of the world' that's very invigorating. I love living here!


Happy last day of August! Any plans for the 'labor-free' weekend?

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olmue
Aug. 31st, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
I hope you find a solution for your car situation soon!

I agree that the tops of mountains feeds your soul like nothing else. I hope you have a fun time! We're hoping to go to Yellowstone (we haven't seen much of the northern area, aside from just driving through it), but there are also supposed to be storms, so we'll see.
robinellen
Aug. 31st, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, take tons of pix (or maybe just enjoy the ride) -- I hope the weather lets you enjoy it :)

And yes, feeding our souls through mountains...ahhhh.
beachdog
Aug. 31st, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
LOL ... "little" jaunt to the top of a mountain.

Nothing big planned for this weekend ... traffic gets too nasty to leave the island so will just putter about.
robinellen
Aug. 31st, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
We're going up the 'back' way to avoid the horrible traffic through the main corridor -- it's prettier, anyway. It would be harder on an island where you're a bit limited with routes! I hope it's a peaceful time for you :)
lorrainemt
Aug. 31st, 2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see pictures of your little jaunt!
The weather will be perfect here in Oregon, so we'll just get out and enjoy the farmers' markets, the Portland art show, eat out at a Peruvian restaurt, and buy a violin string so I can start playing again. :)

Have a wonderful long weekend, Robin.
robinellen
Aug. 31st, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, your weekend sounds superb! :)

I'll be taking many pictures, I'm sure (hopefully, our weather will cooperate too, heh).
anabelgonzalez
Aug. 31st, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
I'm crossing my fingers for your car situation ending good.
the jaunt seems so fun! I'll be waiting for the pictures!

Have a great long weekend!
robinellen
Aug. 31st, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Anabel. Our car situation is slowly improving...so thanks for the crossed fingers :) I hope your weekend is lovely!
writertessa
Aug. 31st, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
Have a great time on top of the world!
Hopefully, your next Friday Four or Five will include your car situation being happily resolved :)
robinellen
Aug. 31st, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, T -- it might. It's partially resolved now (absolute luck, that). You have a lovely weekend :)
jessica_shea
Sep. 1st, 2012 03:26 am (UTC)
That last picture is so pretty! Hope you have a wonderful time. That sounds like a fantastic annual tradition.

My Labor Day weekend includes plans to spend tomorrow reading, a board game night Sunday with friends, a BBQ Monday afternoon, and a staged reading of my husband's newest play on Monday night. A good mix of social & quiet!
robinellen
Sep. 1st, 2012 05:20 am (UTC)
That sounds very nice, Jessica -- I hope it's even better 'live' :)
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