Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Perfect Day - And A Beach Bag of Books

Yesterday was a perfect day. For Walt's birthday we spent the day at our country place in Osage County. The kiddos and I rode four-wheelers and picked blackberries. Cari and I watered the flowers at the gravesite. Walt and Michael cut grass on the riding mowers, and Harley chased us all around before hopping in the pond. The kiddos didn't argue or fight--they helped each other--and Walt and me. Even the tics and mosquitos left us alone. We didn't make it down to the river--maybe next time. We ate a picnic lunch then had birthday cake after we got home.

Here's another way to enjoy a perfect day, courtesy of Bookreporter. Between now and Sep 3, Bookreporter is featuring another Beach Bag of Books giveaway. For this go-around they are giving away five bags filled with: a beach towel, a water bottle, flip flops, a badminton game, several other beach-related items, and four paperback books. The book titles for this giveaway are: The Breaking of Eggs, Light Boxes, Sima's Undergarments for Women, and The Slap. Here are the contest guidelines and entry form. This four-book giveaway ends on July 9. After that, another group of books will be featured.
Good luck, and happy summer!


  1. Hi Donna - Your day sounds lovely. I'm happy you spent such a pleasant 4th!

    Thanks for the contest info. I'm headed there next!

  2. Glad you enjoyed the perfect day. Happy belated birthday to Walt!


  3. Hi Lisa,
    Thanks. Good luck with the contest.

  4. Hey Donna! Glad you had fun and thanks for the info on the contest. I thought I already popped over to that site, but lately I've been more scatter-brained than usual...and that's pretty difficult!


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