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"America's future is not written by our enemies... America's future is written by our heroes."
~9/11/2018 * Patriots' Day



"El Diablo"...aka Isaiah again....

I've been 'cat proofing' the house!! It's been such a long time since we've had an active, curious, kitten that I've forgotten what it was like!! 




So, now, instead of all my glass trinkets and foil decorations around for the 4th of July...I have to get them out of Isaiah's way for safety, and also to try and keep them from getting broken by an over-zealous paw!! He has now realized that there are BIRDS at the feeding stations just outside the dining room windows also...that's a riot!!!

I  finished a great book! A page turner. And, after I finished it...I actually read the epilogue. Rarely do I take the time to read the prologue or the epilogue. I usually just dive right in to chapter one. I don't know what possessed me to do so, but I'm glad I did, otherwise I would have just gone through life not knowing that the main character, tho fictionalized in context, was actually a real woman who long ago wrote a life memoir of her growing up and living in Africa. The character's name [and real woman] was/is Beryl Markham. She was the very first aviator; woman, to fly across the Atlantic, solo, east to west...non-stop!!

Going back to the book itself, Circling the Sun by Paula McLain, she accomplished to bring to reality the incredible life journey of Ms. Markham!! The entire book, from beginning to end was as if I was there beside her, learning...suffering...experiencing loss and heartache. Her milestones, love of horses, training, and love interests and uncharted adventures of women in that era!  From page one....the author has us geared up for a 'full-throttled adventure'!!!  Fasten your seat belts!!!

After finishing that historical novel, I immediately picked up a 2nd book of the same author and began reading this one....The Paris Wife...Ernest Hemmingway's first wife [first of four I believe]. And this one also promises to be a page turner...I'm already half way through it after a day's reading.

22 comments :

  1. I am laughing at the AKA let's hope he's not like my friend Eunice's cat who became Moses AKA Diablo and was that way for all 20 years of his life. She never had another Christmas tree or decoration. Isaias adorable have fun

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    1. Bud's taken to calling by his aka. lol

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  2. Nothing quite like a sweet kitten! Enjoy its antics!

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    1. I am...we are. He's so loveable!

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  3. You are going to have such fun with Isaiah!
    The book sounds good!

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    1. He IS our medicine man...curing what ails us already.

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  4. Isaiah is such a cutie.

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    1. ...and you Ann. Take the time & care you need for yourself dear one! (((Friend)))

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  5. I have read Beryl Markham's book West With the Night twice and loved it. I'll have to find this book and read it, since she was one of my heroes for years. Thanks, and good luck with little Isiah!! :-)

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  6. Darling kitten. I love my cats and dog! I think they keep me out of trouble by just keeping them out of trouble. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks Cathy...have a great weekend yourself.

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  7. he he he....he'll keep you steppin' for sure! I liked your overview of the book and I'm going to request it from our library. Thanks for the inspiration. Book-reading has been boring for me lately.

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    1. I really think you'd enjoy the book. And our Isaiah is napping now. 'Phew'!! lol

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  8. Oh my gosh your kitten is totally adorable. Have fun with him.

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  9. Cute kitten!
    I recently read both books - 'Circling the Sun' first, and then 'The Paris Wife' and enjoyed them both. They were the selected books for one of my Book Clubs. And I will tell you one thing about the Hemingway book. I did not like Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises' when we had to read it years ago for English class. Now that I have read 'The Paris Wife' I may not like 'Sun' any more than before, but I do have a greater understanding of it.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I am learning a lot even tho it's fiction. Not sure I like him anymore. lol

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  10. Cats can be fun. Enjoy.

    God bless.

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  11. Now that kitteh is a cutie.... sounds like a super read.... will look into it. Love your header on your blog!!

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