Whatnot – Week 27

Palm Springs
Palm Springs

Hello, friends! This week is already a blur. We got to spend Memorial Day weekend in Palm Springs. Our son couldn’t join us but the three of us and the pup, took off for the desert. This photo is dark but I wanted to capture how beautiful the evenings were. Warm but the sky was so pretty. This was snapped while walking the pup. She just loves it there. 

Well, we have a high school graduate! The ceremony was last night and we were all so glad to have it be an in-person event. Only two from each family could be invited so my son watched from his home. He is in the middle of finals right now anyway. 

Next up, she has a week long training for her summer counselor job. She is pretty excited. Campers arrive June 14th! My son will be home for a little bit, by June 11th probably. We may need to head back with him to get some of his things because his new car can’t hold as much and he’s totally moving out since he will leave for Kansas mid-July. I really have to make room in our garage. There’s my motivation. 

I did a little reading while in Palm Springs but every time we hit the pool, all the lovely retired folks chatted with us and we spent hours just talking. It was so nice. My review of People We Meet On Vacation should be up this Friday but my posting schedule in general got pushed a bit. 

While in Palm Springs we watched The Woman in the Window on Netflix. The book was pretty good. The movie was too but a little different from the book. My daughter really enjoyed it. She likes those types of movies a lot. Suspense and a bit of mystery. 

That’s all I have. I need to start making a list of things that need to be done because I feel as if things are out of my hands and that bugs me. I am very much a planner but this year and last has thrown a lot out of whack. I know many of you can relate. 

I hope you are all reading something really good and that you had a little down time this past weekend. What was really cool in Palm Springs is that all these vintage war planes did fly overs while we happened to be at the pool. It was something to see. 

10 thoughts on “Whatnot – Week 27”

  1. Glad you got to get away for bit this weekend even if it was just 3 of you. I saw The Woman in the Window and thought it was good but liked the book a lot more. (Maybe since I already know about the ending). Hope you have a good week.

    1. It’s funny because AK Finn interviewed Chris Whitaker recently and I had no idea AJ Finn was so darn hilarious. It was weird for me to see someone so funny write a book like Woman in the Window. I wonder if his next book will include some humor or at the very least some sarcasm. Yes, I liked the book better but the movie was good in a different way.

      It felt really good to get out of this house. I felt no anxiety while away. Well, very little but as soon as I got home it ramped up again.

    1. I’ve seen Rear Window and there is even a clip of it in this movie. It’s the same idea but not done nearly as well. Still entertaining. The book was much better. I am not sure why the movie version gave away the big reveal so early on.

  2. Talk about motivation! Your son is coming home – better clean out the garage. I am so glad you got some time away and enjoyed some vintage airplanes flying over. I understand things being out of whack.

  3. It’s been years since we’ve been to Palm Springs. I remember one visit in particular. There was a terrible wind storm and our brand new Honda Accord got sandblasted, ruining the beautiful black paint. Thank goodness for insurance!

    I’d like to watch The Woman in the Window. I thought the book was very good, although I figured things out early on. Have you watched Mare of Easttown? We just finished and LOVED it! It’s probably the best series I’ve seen in the past couple of years.

    1. I’ve seen a lot of posts about Mare of Easttown. I will check it out. We had the same issue once in Palm Springs. Very bad winds and my husband’s truck got blasted but it was old anyway. The windshield had to be replaced though it was all scratched up and visibility was horrible. My own eyeglasses also got blasted.

  4. You all have an exciting start to your summer with graduations, moving, etc. I still have a week and a half until my summer begins and it cannot come soon enough.

  5. It’s odd that change, whether positive or negative, always creates happiness lapses. Our transition to empty nest was gentle and took place over several years, and I can’t say it was difficult. You will enjoy watching your kids’ new journeys from afar, and maybe it will give you the opportunity to do some things you have always wanted to do.

    1. It’s the from afar part that gets me. I will try not to dwell but there are moments where it’s overwhelming. Today I walked past the elementary school on my walk and I could see that kindergarten drop-off from years ago so clearly in my head. The same teachers are still there too.

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