Meeting a Peacock, a Tea Party for One and D-Day Thoughts

Hi!! As you can see, my blog post title doesn’t lie. Featured here is me with a random peacock that was hanging out in the shade at Casa de Fruta in Hollister, CA earlier today. 😀

My friend and I went for a drive this morning to have coffee in Modesto, then spontaneously decided to drive to Casa de Fruta. ❤️

I discovered a hidden river… 🙂
A dreamcatcher in a tree…
I match the grass…

💕 I paired the outfit with my pink heart barrettes, which I find myself wearing quite often. 💕

Today was really exciting, going for an out of town trip for the day! This past week was super quiet, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. The greatest part was that my sister and I have been going for walks together (she uses a walker, so getting exercise helps her build muscle). It’s good for me too because it’s additional exercise, apart from my regular workout routine I do at home in the later evening. 😀

I went for my favorite tea at Teazers on Tuesday and Friday evening: tiger spice chai. Friday night, the shopping center its located in was bustling with activity; apparently, a new movie called Avengers came out. There were so many people everywhere, but not inside Teazers. I had the back seating area practically to myself for the longest time, while I read the above book and watched people go by next to the floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s lovely because I go in the early evening, and the sun slowly starts to lower in the western sky and casts a pretty golden glow onto everything on my table.

I’m reading D-Day by Stephen E. Ambrose. I have waited SO LONG to start this!!!! I finally finished The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, which took me waaaaay less time to finish than I expected (it was 800 pages, and I started it in February. I thought it would take me like six months to finish, but nope, only two!)

Pass me my book…and my tiger spice chai pleeeeeeeeease

I really love Stephen E. Ambrose’s writing style; I’m familiar with his work, as he wrote Band of Brothers, which is one of my all-time favorite books (I love anything about the 101st Airborne Division). I’m only 65 pages into this one, but apparently there are excerpts in D-Day from Band of Brothers, so I know I’ll enjoy that. 😀

HOOKED. D-Day is an outstanding book thus far and I just can’t seem to put it down. The writing style makes me feel like I’m literally there in the action – like I can imagine hearing the C-47’s flying overhead. I also enjoy reading about the strategies and planning that went on behind the scenes from the perspective of the Allies and Axis Powers, which the book goes into. I’m a fast reader but I’m trying to read it more slowly so it’ll last longer!

See ya!! 💜

9 thoughts on “Meeting a Peacock, a Tea Party for One and D-Day Thoughts

  1. You look adorable and so springy! I love the pastel plaid top with the green skirt, and of course the heart barrettes. Your day trip looks like it was really fun. The Casa de Fruta sign is so cool, and how weird is it that you saw a dreamcatcher and a peacock in the trees?! Also, I’m glad you’re enjoying D-Day; there’s nothing like getting into a new book that really grabs you. It’s like going on a mini vacation 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful peacock! I saw a cute couple of albino peacocks once, they were really gorgeous!
    Your book sounds great, I love this period of History as well, I visited the place/beaches where D-Day happened and it was so impressive. Especially the cemeteries in the area with white crosses as far as your eyes can see

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    1. The peacock really was beautiful! Oh gosh, that’s right you live in France!!!!! So you are able to visit the places and beaches where D-Day occurred! That is so awesome that you were able to see that; I can’t imagine seeing it up close!

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