Friday, November 11, 2016


Finished this but I clearly don't know how I feel about the ending!

Just read Prevention...


"There’s a strong connection between reading and longevity, says Sublett. Reading is an enjoyable way to stimulate your mind, plus it may actually help you live longer, according to a study from Social Science and Medicine. Individuals who read books for up to three and a half hours or more per week were 17 percent less likely to die over 12 years than non-readers. People who read even more than that were up to 23 percent less likely to die."

We can never stop reading!

Don't you think we have this one? I am so propping a book in Den's hands every night! And forcing him to read for at least 15 minutes before he falls asleep...he can...but he tends to fall asleep!

Books again...some week end options...

I find myself choosing lighter books over the weekend because of football. I want to read while we watch college games on Saturday and NFL games on Sunday. But it has to be lighter reading because Den does not watch any game quietly! So...I am pondering these...but the only light one is the Jenny Colman one...

An almost selfie! No cooperation from Roxie!

So...have an awesome weekend!

Hugs as always...



Thursday, November 10, 2016

Whoa! I Failed To Blog Yesterday!

But...I had a really good reason...I can barely put this book down! You might be wondering are my key points! I would do anything you can to grab up this book!


  1. The chapters are relatively short and once at the end of each chapter you feel compelled to read on!
  2. The writing flows!
  3. This author writes a captivating story!
  4. The characters...are so pathetically flawed!
  5. One character is so stupid and selfish that I want to scream...notice I am not giving anything away!

The only problem with this book is that I will be in a slump about what to read next!


Perhaps this?


What we are cooking this week end...because...

this past week was a tough chemo's not the chemo side affects of that show Thirty Something? It's more achy, bitchy, crying...when everyone around me is telling me to be happy...but I had a double dose of the treatment and my little body suffers! This past Wednesday I had a really small short treatment and so far I feel awesome...and I want to cook, bake, sauté, dance, and fire up my new slowcooker! So...I am making...

...easy bread from Port and Fin...filled with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions and Spinach!
An Italian Minestrone!

A Slow Cooker Mexican Lasagna from 100 Days Of Food!

And to make up for my 'roid rage I am making Den my Grandmother's sautéed chicken that he loves! It's sautéed in one pan with carrots and potatoes and shallots and is totally yummy!
So...that's my Thursday! Hopefully you are having a great one!


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

What To Read Next...

It's not about not having choices...I have far too many's what I am in the mood for. Lately there has been some weirdly odd twist in every book I think I want to read that makes me shelve it...for now. I am not in the mood for YA or Fantasy...and usually I can count on these to help me make a decision. I really think it might be that one book on Overdrive that I have been "next" for...for the last week! love/hate with Overdrive!


Well...what do you know...while I was composing this...the book I was next for actually came to me! Yahoo! This is what I will be reading next...

Thank you Overdrive! Finally!
What am I hungry for? For some odd reason I think I can eat a Cheeseburger and French Fries...I am toying with Wendy's but I worry about the source of the meat on the hamburger so that's probably out...
I need the Cheeseburger to be organic...and this is totally weird...I want a Seaweed Salad for dinner...salads have not appealed to me and I am supposed to be careful about washing veggies...but a Seaweed Salad? I think I can handle that...and dumplings and cooked tempura sushi...regular sushi is out for me for a long time.
I just saw this cookbook!
I just bought this cookbook!
I love soups!
Off to think about French Fries and why I want them!


Monday, November 7, 2016

The Weekend And Into Monday!

So...I read and enjoyed this...YA readers should enjoy the strong female character...Charlotte Holmes...a descendant of Sherlock. However every time I read anything Sherlockian...the only Sherlock who comes to mind is this one...sigh!

This one...


And now he is in this which I can't go to see because theatres are too "germy" for me right's ok...I keep telling myself this is a temporary glitch in my life and I can do this...I can do this!

So...the week end was not promising as far as outings but the good thing is that I really do love our house and we are making it even more comfy and oversized family room blinds in the family room to keep out too much sun...we are getting a bigger TV for the family room and moving our family room TV to our bedroom. We have Netflix and tons of books to read...treadmill and weights in the basement and a stepping machine...a TV and Yoga tapes and weights there, too. Our bedroom is big and comfy and now one of my favorite places to be. There is a soft blanket to snuggle in on my new bedroom chair. It's just how my life has to be for a few months. I seriously can't imagine going out into crowds in cold and flu scares me! As soon as I get really hungry again we will go to dinner but not on the weekends. I ache for Den...who bears all of this with me. He shares it...he runs out for anything I crave...he does everything for Lucy and Roxie...I can't go near litter. He is my sweet sweet boy. He insists on sitting with me during chemo...on hard chairs...that hurt his back and his "man parts"...but he does it for me. I treasure that love and hold it in my heart.

So...Overdrive did a total redo of their system and I swear on one book I got bumped to 104! 104 lovely readers are ahead of me for this book...I have it on Audible but it puts me to sleep! 104 readers with two weeks each to read this book? Will it be years before I get to borrow it? Oh my!

I swear Lucy and Roxie are my guardian angels...they are either in my lap or watching me carefully!


And my life goes on...

I think I will read this next...

Or this...

Or this...

Not sure...I will decide later...