Saturday, November 9, 2013


Spent the day taking down Halloween and getting out some Thanksgiving things!

We worked hard but it was fun!

Reading this...kind of

Happy Reading!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Brrrrr...It's Cold Outside!


I am loving this is filled with food and chefs and angst ridden teenage daughters, babies and an affair among friends. I think I first saw it on Laurel-Rain's blog and when I had the opportunity...I snatched it up. I cannot stop reading it.


We are going out tonight to a brand new local restaurant...the menu looks marvelous and we get to bring our own wine!


Lucy is still not quite herself...part of that is the meds twice a day but we don't trust her near stairs or railings so she is downstairs the tent at night. I think we are moving her into Den's study at night this weekend. It's still in the planning stages. The sunroom feels cooler at night now and we worry that she is cold. Plus we can shut the study door. She has managed to unzipper and break out of the tent twice! It's funny and sad at the same time! My sweet girl!

Just finished Leaving Haven...this is up next...

Happy Reading!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Rainy, Cold, Dreary Day!

Finished this...and I never even told you I was reading this book even though it had sad parts.

Now I am reading seems to have sad parts, too.

But the two books above are real papery books and I never truly count them when I am reading I am also reading these on my Kindle Paper White...

I guess I can no longer say I can only read one book at a time...I kind of like this kind of I might try audio and I have always said I hate audio...but if we take a road trip? Hmmm...might be fun! I would have to find a book that all of us would like...hmmm...whatever could that be? What would the perfect road trip book be?

Chili topped baked potatoes for dinner...yum! This recipe and photo is from

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Mid Week Break...Sort Of!

Yesterday was a much too busy day...landscapers were here all morning...the afternoon was full of was a 4 store afternoon...Target for Method cleaners, Petsmart for kitty foods, Fresh Market for groceries...and finally Pier 1 for room fragrances...exhausting starts and stops amidst tons of traffic because everyone was out and about for Election Day. Sigh!

Today the girls and I took the day off! Lol! We are reading and watching TV. We will make Den a yummy dinner of Stuffed Pork Chops...I have never made these in my life so I am totally counting on my recipe from allrecipes.

Finished good...I can't believe I have never read books by this author before. The bonus is I have another one...another book by her! I didn't even know I had it.

Now reading this...just getting into it...


Back to my day off...Survivor, Top Chef...all kinds of yummy tv we
have pie of the pumpkin kind...and cream...the whipped kind!

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Oh My...I Really Love To Read!

Finished this...sooooo disturbingly good...such deliciously flawed characters...such a surprise of an ending.

Reading one of these next...

Without making any kind of declaration to myself I have been quietly reading what I want to read...without thinking about what I "should" be deadlines...just pure reading enjoyment. I am slowly learning...often by the examples of others...that it's easy to let some of this go. I get amazing enjoyment from books and my blog...but I am sure that you notice that I don't often just put a review on my blog. Oh my, though, I write reviews of everything I read...they are on my beloved Amazon, Goodreads, Librarything , FB, and Twitter. I mostly just like talking about books here...what I am reading and what I want to read...that is how I roll, lately. I am consciously flying through longer obsessively reading every new book review...oh my...I can't say the same about clothes, shoes and bags...but it's a!

Lives change...we are contemplating a life change...on Den's life does not need a will free us...give us more time to have fun and just be together. For most of our married life Den has traveled...internationally...he is so tired of it...the schedules, the pressure, the planes...I didn't understand this at first but I now do and I am looking forward to it! Yeah, Den! I am! More movies...more lunches out...more day trips! Yippee! I love my little family!

Happy Reading!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Just A Pleasant Monday!

OMG...I am in book love with this's written in a sort of flashback way but without as I am reading I began saying to myself...oh...yes...and...I see!

My focus this month seems to be are a few of them...they are a mix of love, fantasy, thriller and creepy! Yum!

Happy Reading!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Best Laid Plans!

Last night's dinner did not happen last night but hopefully it will happen tonight!

With one small!

Den came in from doing yard work after three o'clock and was we munched on chips and queso and salsa...which meant we were not a bit hungry later...but we did eat our apple things which were amazing...they were like apple crisp in a puffed pastry...OMG!

Today...after a trip to get newspapers...he brought these home! Help me, please! It's like a baby decadent chocolate something or other! I am almost afraid of this...the only thing I said to Den was...if he stopped at our fave local place for coffee and they had something pumpkinish...get poor boy did not want to come home empty handed so he bought these! No pumpkin but masses of chocolate...sigh!

Finished good...essentially a group of ordinary people have to take down a godlike indestructible avenge many deaths and set this world's very exciting, fun to read, has awesome scary characters and would make a great movie!

Reading this now...and it's a total change of pace...a British family and an event that alters everyone's lives. The "event" occurs as a mom is driving her two children to school on a very foggy morning...they are late...they take a different road...they see a little girl riding a red bicycle. Whatever happens is treated as though nothing happened so far but I have just started this book. I love the writing and I believe that this author also wrote The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry. is on...Den is napping...and we are in for the day...I absolutely hate running around on Sunday. Our little family likes to stay at home!

Happy reading!