Penny's Passion: Weekending - July 6, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018

Weekending - July 6, 2018

Oh Weekends - why do you have to pass so quickly?  This weekend seemed to go by in a blur.  On Friday as I was leaving for work, it seemed a bit warm in our house.  We had just had the air conditioner repaired a few days ago, so I thought it might just be my imagination.  As it turns out, it was definitely not my imagination!  Long story short - we had to have a new unit installed.  Luckily, we were able to get all the repairs completely on Saturday and had cool air flowing by late afternoon.  Hopefully our air conditioning problems are behind us and we won't have to deal any issues for a long, long time!

As soon as the repairman packed up and left our house, we packed up too and headed to my home town for a BBQ at my nephew's house.  I'm not going to lie, we had had a stressful couple of days dealing with our air conditioning problems, but seeing the faces of the little ones in my family melted the stress away.

When dusk fell, we watched the city's awesome fireworks display.  They were a perfect end to a great evening.

Sunday was my future sister-in-law's bridal shower.  The wedding is just a few weeks away and a group of us gathered to celebrate.  We started the shower with mimosas and followed those with games and refreshments.  What a fun day!


By the way - that dress I'm wearing was a fantastic Amazon deal (under $20!).  I didn't have time to go shopping for a new dress, so I took my chances on Amazon.  Thanks to Prime, it was on my doorstep in two days.  Check out this one and many option fabric options HERE.

Any spare moments I had was spent reading The Ocean Liner ($5.99 for the Kindle version on Amazon).  It had been setting in my Kindle for a while and finely bubbled to the top of my read list.  So far, I'm loving it!  Here the summary from Amazon:
Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family. America offers a safe haven, but to reach it they must survive a hazardous Atlantic crossing.
Among their fellow passengers fleeing the war, each with their own conflicts, secrets and surprises, are the composer Igor Stravinsky, making a new start after a decade of tragedy, and Rose Kennedy, determined to keep her four children from harm. Particularly worrying to Rose is her daughter Rosemary, a vivacious but troubled woman whose love for a Californian musician may derail her family’s political ambitions. And then there’s young Thomas, a Nazi with a secret…
But, under the waves, the Manhattan is being stalked by a German U-boat. Will any of those aboard the ocean liner ever achieve their dream of a new life in America?
The Ocean Liner by [Gabriel, Marius]
Click HERE to purchase
This is going to be a super busy week - we have a wedding work day at my house next Sunday for my September bride.  My July bride's wedding is in two weeks so I'm fast and furiously working on that one also.  Have I told you how much I love weddings?!?  Weddings are truly my favorite thing to work on.

Hope you have a fun week ahead!  See you back here soon.

Check out what others were up to this weekend.

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  1. Ooh lots of weddings! I'm glad you're loving working on them. I'm glad you had a nice weekend though sorry about the AC troubles. Not cool in this heat!!


  2. Awwww, loved all of your pictures! And the shower looks like a great event. Love your dress, and great score! I'm trying to read your SIL's tattoo (at least, it looks like she has one on her shoulder). Am I the only weirdo who loves tattoo peeping?? :)

    Also that book sounds incredible. Thanks for sharing, and so glad you got your AC fixed. Now is not the time to be without!!

  3. What a fun weekend! I love weddings too and bridal showers are so much fun! I am glad your AC is working again, that is never a good thing to have go out on you!

  4. Always a party going on! I love that. So many weddings. My baby brother is getting married in a few weeks and I am over the moon excited to be there! Looks like you have quite the line up of work but I know you will enjoy it all. The shower looked like fun. Love the bride advice cards!

  5. The shower decor was so pretty! I'm sorry to hear you had trouble with the AC. It's no fun having that problem in the middle of a hot summer. Those little faces would be helpful at melting away the stress, though. So cute!

  6. We had to replace our AC unit this summer too. Money well spent! Looks like you had a great time with family!