Hi Friends! What a busy week this has been – AGAIN! After Labor Day I thought things would quieten right down, and our busy lives would taper off into a sweet and glorious slide into Fall. Uh-uh! Hasn’t happened yet.
Lot of things were going on this week that I haven’t shared yet, so – once again – it’s Catch-Up Day!
Blog Readers Week?
Did someone declare this Bree’s Blog Readers Week and not tell me??!! I’ve met so many folks downtown the last few days who read the blog! I mean, seriously, if I’d known everyone was coming at once, we’d have had a party or something. Along with Kate, Scott, Mike, Pam, and Leonard, who you met on Wednesday’s post, I met two more ladies today at the post office . . . .
Later this morning Jill and I walked all over downtown looking for a couple who were staying at the Cloghaun and were trying to track me down during their stay. Sadly, we didn’t see them , and I think they are leaving on Saturday. Come back, and next time . . . let me know you’re coming!
What a Difference Some Paint Makes!
The old Mission House is housing for most of the summer employees of the Mackinac Island Historic State Parks. Like everywhere else, the state parks have experienced budget cuts, and some projects have had to wait. But . . . drum roll please . . . the Mission House is, as I write this, getting a new coat of paint – actually several coats of paint!
My wonderful friend Chris Ann Nelson texted me Wednesday that she was on the way over to spend some time on the Island. Her friend Mary was meeting her at the ferry, and they were going to play “fudgie” for the day and take a Carriage Tour. When she posted a pic on Facebook from on-board the tour wagon on Market Street, I knew I had 15 minutes to get dressed and meet them at the top of the hill. And that’s what I did!
We walked over to the new stable just in time to watch Kalin Franks from 9 & 10 News interviewing Ben Mosley about the new facility. Here’s a funny story. When they’d stopped filming, Ben and Kalin stood talking a few minutes and then walked over to where we were standing. Kalin, who was the news station’s web producer last year (she is now their General Assignment Reporter), told Ben she always checked out what was happening on Mackinac Island on the Tourist Bureau’s Facebook Page and on Bree’s Mackinac Island Blog! Ben laughed and said to her, “Well, that’s Bree standing right over there.” And she wanted to meet me!!
What’cha Been Reading?
I’ve been reading a lot lately, and for some reason, I’m reading more mysteries – some of which are pretty scary! Here’s a list I’d recommend, but a few of these are kind of intense.
Blue Heaven by C.J. Box (Ted read and loved this one also); The Innocent by David Baldacci; Think of a Number by John Verdon (very gritty); Walking the Amazon: 860 Days, One Step at a Time by Ed Stafford (true story); Doc by Mary Doria Russell (a wonderfully researched story about Doc Holliday).
Going in a whole different direction: Unsaid by Neil Abraham. (If you love animals, you will love this. You will also cry a lot – but it’s worth it. It makes you think a lot also.)
What’s waiting beside my chair? John Verdon’s next book (same main character) Shut Your Eyes Tight; The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons (I’m hoping this is the chick book I think it is); and Full of Grace by Dorothea Benton Frank.
As my daddy used to say when he finished reading the “funny papers” to me when I was a little girl, “That’s all she wrote!”
Have a great weekend, my friends! God bless.
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