Sunday Summary – Aug. 16, 2009


Last week was relatively quiet. I read one book – The Way Life Should Be. You can read my thoughts here.
My Waiting on Wednesday find was The National Parks – America’s Best Idea by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns.
Saturday was an especially fun day. My city hosts an Irish festival each August – it took place this weekend. We love meeting up with friends and family each year – listen to good music, eat some good food and just relax along Lake Michigan. This year we participated in the festival’s 5K run/walk (to benefit the Arthritis Foundation).
The runners were way out front of the walkers. That’s our beautiful art museum (designed by Calatrava). My sis and I walked and took advantage of the chance to catch up on what’s going on in our lives.
With my daughter – also an avid reader
We all met back at the festival later in the day. A few of us visited the cultural area. I spotted a book tent and we went in to browse. As we went in I was telling my daughter about the book Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly. My daughter said “Do you mean that book?” She pointed toward the back of the tent. I turned and there, sitting at a table, was Mary Pat Kelly signing copies of her book. We went over and had a lovely conversation with her, she signed our books and wished us well. What a nice surprise!
A lovely author and one very happy reader