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Random Tuesday: Random *fun*

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Happy Random Tuesday, My Lovelies!  Today's random is fun....F-U-N *fun*

First, I want to share some mailbox fun I received from Katie, Derby and Julep's mom.  Seriously, Derby and Julep are the cutest little Westie-bugs on the planet.  I love reading about their shenanigans!

Take a look-see:

Look at how cute Katie wrapped my prezzie!

Katie made me these adorable napkins!  She knows me very well!  I love the retro look of the fabric with the Scooby-Doo flowers and white pumpkins.  So AH-dorable!

Thank-you, Katie!

Last Saturday, Shelley participated in her first demo at a Judson College Preview Day.  She and her team did an amazing job, and it was fun to see her ride!  They also had their team pictures made.  I haven't uploaded her team photos or her video yet, but I'll get to it by next week.  

Speaking of other wonderfulness in the mail.....Look what *finally* arrived!  Yes!  It's the next Flavia de Luce mystery!  I am so, so happy so I guess you know what I'll be doing this week!  Based on the cover, this installment must be a Christmas mystery.  YAY!

I was a bit surprised because I recognized the title from my favorite Shakespearean tragedy, you knw, the Scottish play:

A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron. Thunder. Enter the three WITCHES.

Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.

Thrice, and once the hedge-pig whined.

Harpier cries, “'Tis time, ’tis time.”

Round about the cauldron go,
In the poisoned entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Sweltered venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' th' charm├Ęd pot.

Double, double toil and trouble,
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake.
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Hmmm.....I truly thought that the timing of the release (today) and the title of the book meant that it might be a Halloween story, but then I saw the holly under the cat's paw.  Very mysterious!

What are you doing today that's fun?  Let me know in the comments section below!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Oh boy, not ready for Halloween or Christmas yet over here. Still enjoying the end of summer, but the napkins are just darling! So thoughtful, too!

  2. Summer is in full gear for us too. I want to start fall but just have to hang onto Summer a little while longer.
    Your daughter is just adorable. Glad she is beginning college with such fun and great memories. I know you are so proud. Love your package you got in the mail. Blog peeps are the best.

  3. Love those napkins! Today would be more fun if the 85 degree heat would leave!

  4. how sweet is that gift!

    I'm so happy for you and Shelley. She looks great!I hope she enjoys her latest read.

    As usual your book looks wonderful..
    Have you read The Third Witch?
    I've probably asked you this before.
    Thank you for visiting my blog today!!

  5. I had no idea double double toil and trouble came from a Shakespearean play! Sounds like an interesting book! Sweet gift, love the owl-

  6. What a sweet little package and it was wrapped so cute! I am glad Shelley is still competing. Sounds like an interesting book.

  7. How exciting for Shelley! She looks so happy here! This gift wrapping from your friend is so cute. I love the felt owl she put on there. Such a nice touch. Owls always remind me of Fall, maybe because of their golden colors.

    I hope you enjoy the Autumn days, Ricki Jill.

    love, ~Sheri


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