Share Four Things - May

May 26, 2023


Hello friends.  I'm linking up with Jennifer from Overflowing With Thankfulness for her fun link-up Four Things.

For the last Saturday of each month, she prompts us to share Four Things that we Loved, Read, Learned, and Ate.

LOVED:  I'm happy we will be celebrating Memorial Day this weekend.  We have a baptism to go to and that will be a nice way to spend time with family.  We might go to the movies and we will definitely have our own bbq at home.  My husband is the grill master and makes the best burgers.

What do you have planned for this weekend?

READ:  I just started reading The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis.  I love this author and I've read a few of her books such as The Dollhouse, The Masterpiece, The Address, and The Magnolia Palace.  This author writes historical fiction books about iconic New York City buildings. 

From the dramatic redbrick facade to the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City's creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home—a scene playwright Hazel Riley and actress Maxine Mead are determined to use to their advantage. Yet they soon discover that the greatest obstacle to putting up a show on Broadway has nothing to do with their art, and everything to do with politics. A Red Scare is sweeping across America, and Senator Joseph McCarthy has started a witch hunt for communists, with those in the entertainment industry in the crosshairs. As the pressure builds to name names, it is more than Hazel and Maxine's Broadway dreams that may suffer as they grapple with the terrible consequences, but also their livelihood, their friendship, and even their freedom.

Spanning from the 1940s to the 1960s, 
The Chelsea Girls deftly pulls back the curtain on the desperate political pressures of McCarthyism, the complicated bonds of female friendship, and the siren call of the uninhibited Chelsea Hotel.

If you would like to see more books that I've read recently, you can click here.

LEARNED:  I learned how hard it is to crochet a garment.  I tried crocheting a retro granny square vest and the sizing was not coming our right.  The size of the vest came out too small.  I had to rip out the yarn and find another project.  I'm in the process of crocheting this shawl and I'm hoping it comes out better than the vest. 

ATE:  We have a fancy diner that's in our neighborhood.  I've been there a few times and this was a first for my husband.  We recently went on a Friday night and we both enjoyed our dinner.  We had fish tacos, greek salad, and mussels with linguine on the side.  I can't wait to go back there again.


I hope you have a happy Friday and a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

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  1. This was a fun post! I will check out that author. The restaurant sounds like it has a lot of good options. I think we might grill this weekend too. I hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

  2. Sounds like life is good! Enjoy the long weekend!

  3. Enjoy your weekend. Sounds like lots of fun things planned. Hugs. Kris

  4. I loved today's post and am so glad you joined us for this month's Share 4 Somethings! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  5. Oh, I love this post!! It gives me a lot to think about, it looks like a fun post to write! 🥰

  6. Always wanted to learn to crochet, my mom had taught me a little but being left-handed meant I never quite followed very well. That food looks amazing!

  7. I think the secret to crochet is having a good pattern. I tried to do a shawl for my MIL for Christmas and gave up on it because it was so difficult. I started over with another pattern and finished it, I liked it even better than the first pattern. I am currently working on a crochet lion, but the directions never said when to stuff the head, and the lion looks like a cone head! I think the magic circle with the first stitches should have been bigger, then it wouldn't be so cone-ish! Have a great weekend! Stopping by from Share Four Somethings.

  8. Mmm all that food looks incredible.

  9. I need to check out that author! Sounds like my kind of books.


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