Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Totally Tacos!

So...ever since Taco Sunday which should have been Taco Tuesday I have been really still hungry for Mexican foods. These popped up on my Feedly Feed and I want them all...

This recipe is from Oh Sweet Basil...it's a steak burrito bowl.

 
This one is from Chelsea's Messy Apron.
And this one is from Gimme Some Oven.

Why is Mexican food so yummy?

Den is going out for lunch with his boys today to our fave Mexican restaurant...sigh! Have fun, Den! I will be fine in my self imposed exile...I get to go out next week to three doctor appointments...and one blood test...that will be my outing. I know...I know...it's my own fault but my hair is not long enough yet...but it is really growing!

Books...

I have settled into these...

This one is turning out to be sooooo good!

Time for tea and books before working out.

Hugs,

Patty

 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday's Book Thoughts!

The sun was not anywhere near us this weekend...it was sort of dreary and cloudy and the air was thick and really humid. There wasn't any point to sitting outside at all. It was just too hot!

I finally figured out the mystery behind this book. At one point in time I had two copies...I obviously sent one to my sister. She read it but I never did. If I had only checked my overladen bookshelf of books to be read I would have seen another copy of it there. I didn't and bought another one...so at one time I had three copies of this book in my possession but I hadn't read any of them. My bad...and Amazon says it hasn't been published yet even though there are tons of reviews. It's either being republished or the alternate cover is confusing everyone. I certainly don't get it!

The book is very witchy and it's filled with spells and cats and spiders and lots of witchy evil. I am really loving it. I have so many copies of this book I should have a giveaway...but it's too YA witch specific for most people. You have to read YA fantasy to love this book.

A few new books...all from the publishers through Amazon Vine.

"From the author of the unforgettable New York Times bestseller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel—the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge."

Sounds intriguing?

"A searing portrait of suburbia, friendship, and family strained by a devotion to false appearances."
"Three Strikes is the new novel in a thriller series where a criminal psychologist uses her own dark past to help law enforcement catch dangerous killers."

We have officially declared Sunday as Turkey Taco Sunday. Den made the best tacos yesterday and we literally stuffed them with lettuce and tomatoes that were grown a few miles away from us...local romaine lettuce that was delicious! And tiny local multicolored tomatoes...we used ground turkey and Greek yogurt instead of sour cream...we never even buy sour cream any more. We ate early and that was nice, too. But I fell asleep at 8 and woke up at 10...just a little bit wired! So that messed up my great sleeping record!

Off to work out and do lots and lots of laundry!

Hugs,

Patty

 

 

Friday, July 21, 2017

End Of The Week Thoughts...

My sleeping habits are nearly back to normal...I might wake up in the middle of the night but I generally fall back to sleep quickly. If I reach for my Kindle...I fall asleep really quickly...barely reading a page or two. Often I sleep until 7:30 or 8:00...I love when that happens! I rarely wake up without a cat tucked somewhere...they are masters at tucking themselves next to me.

Almost finished with this...it feels as though I really didn't read much this week but I read 3 books!

These are the ones I am looking at next...

 


But who knows?

Den is distracting me with TV...we just watched Broadchurch and we need to watch Game Of Thrones plus Den declared that we needed an afternoon ice cream break so he zipped out to Foxy Loxy for ice cream. I had butter pecan...he had decadent chocolate...I want his next time! Eating ice cream in the middle of a 90 degree day was awesome! We both worked out and had salad for lunch. So we justified the ice cream!

From here!

Have a great week end!

Hugs,

Patty

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Just A Tiny Bit Achy...

Poor Den...he really did carry tons of heavy book boxes yesterday. As he was telling me last night...as he was taking an Aleve or two...not only did he have to carry them up a flight of stairs but he had to lift them into the car and then out of the car again. Three times! But we have a lovely empty big space in the basement. We need a spot for the next round of organizing.

Love love love this book...

 

Want want want this sandwich...it's a loaded Caprese Grilled Cheese from Pinch Of Yum. It even has pesto on it...and some saucy tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on sourdough! Oh my!

Have you seen these shoes? I think they are made out of recycled water bottles but they are supposed to fit so smoothly that blisters are an impossible outcome. I am always looking for that one comfy pair of flats that can be tossed on with anything. Is this it? Rothy's @ $125.00 a pair. They have pointy toed ones, too. And tons of colors and patterns.

 

 

Off to read my book and sit with my kitties! Den is off shopping so the girls and I are reading in our room while he is gone...Roxie is in my spot sleeping...Lucy is wandering and I am watching Real Housewives Of New York while I read but the screaming is so loud it's distracting me.

Hugs,

Patty

 

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Home For My Books!

Just as Den and I were getting ready to trash all of my teacher stuff...magazines, books, etc...I mean we were calling the trash boys today...our neighbor Jane gave us a solution! We are still organizing the basement but we were were at a standstill because there were boxes of neatly packed books in our path. We couldn't start on another section of the basement because we had nowhere to move anything. The part of the basement that is done is beautiful to our eyes and only makes us want to do more...sort of. But not every day...it's more of a "want to work on the basement today or watch Harry Bosch" kind of thing.

Anyway...back to the solution...I get so easily distracted.

There is a used bookstore in town that will take them all. I think they even have a teacher book sale and anything they can't use they will give away or recycle. Plus all profits go to the senior center. This stuff is the kind of stuff that I should have given away when I stopped teaching but regretfully I was too attached to it...now I just want it gone. Teachers buy so much stuff on their own and I could not resist books...ever!

Den has been on this street 3 times today!

 

Jane is the person that knows what to do with everything!

Thank you, Jane!

Boxes prior to three trips into town!

 

Still reading my Yummy Maine book...

My sister and I are in an odd discussion about the books below. We both read fantasies...and we can not remember if we read this book! She swears she read it with this cover. If she read it...it probably came from me. However...I don't have a Goodreads record of reading it with either cover. This is "critical" because I just got the second one and I don't want to read it without reading the first one! So the result of all this is that I just bought the first one from Amazon. I don't remember it but I sort of remember it? How can that be?

So I most likely won't remember if I read it or not until I start it and it finally hits me that I read this book!
I hate when that happens!
 

This is the next one in this series and the one I can't read until I finish figuring out if I read the first one.

Why does it sound so familiar?

Waiting for Den to return from his final book run!

Hugs,

Patty