Sep 152019
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Remembering Babs Hightower

Last Saturday evening heaven received another angel. Barbara Hightower of Babs Book Bistro left this earth much too soon. 

Because of this wonderful internet, I had the pleasure of “meeting” Babs several years ago because we both blog about books. We shared the love of promoting good books and doing all we could to help authors. We shared our ideas and our thoughts on many topics and while we never met in person I am blessed to have called her my friend. She was always there to listen and jump in to help in any way she could. Babs had a real energy about her that traveled the miles between us. Her blog was a daily stop for me and I looked forward each month to Babs Bookmark, an e-magazine she published covering all genres. I still can’t believe she is gone. She was a true treasure and she will be greatly missed. Please keep her family in your prayers. 

~Lori


Weekly Rewind – September 9 – 14, 2019 

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #37 2019

Plus – Remembering the Dead: A Penny Brannigan Mystery by Elizabeth J. Duncan – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @elizabethduncan

Tuesday – A Curio Killing (A Keepsake Cove Mystery) by Mary Ellen Hughes – #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @mehughesauthor

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring The House on Hallowed Ground (A Misty Dawn Mystery) by Nancy Cole Silverman – Great Escapes Book Tour @NancyColeSilve1

Thursday – Buried in the Stacks: A Haunted Library Mystery by Allison Brook #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @MarilynLevinson

Friday – Who Shot the Serif? (Hand Lettering Mystery) by Jessa Archer #Spotlight / #FreeBook – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – #FlashbackFriday – Two to Mango (The Tiki Goddess Mystery Series) by Jill Marie Landis

Saturday – A Tangle in the Vines (A Calla Lily Mystery) by Anna Celeste Burke #Spotlight / #Giveaways – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Cookies and Clairvoyance (A Magical Bakery Mystery) by Bailey Cates #Spotlight / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery


Smile and brighten someone’s day today! 

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Sep 082019
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Football Bonanza

It was a great weekend for Wisconsin Football! The Packers beat the Bears! The Badgers won 61 – Zip! Kaden’s 6th Grade Team won 34 -6! And Remi scored 2 Touchdowns in his 1st Grade game!

Kaden’s Game He is #87

 

Remi running in a touchdown!

In between the games, I had a nice visit with my mother-in-law while Mr. Dollycas mowed her lawn. It was great to see her and I truly needed a day away from this computer. I need to do that more often.

~Lori


Weekly Rewind September 2 – 7, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #36 2019

Plus – #SpecialGuest – Sharon Farrow – Author of Mulberry Mischief (A Berry Basket Mystery) – Great Escapes Book Tour

Tuesday – Silent Night, Deadly Night (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery) by Vicki Delany #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @vickidelany 

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Kathleen Ernst – Author of Fiddling with Fate (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery) #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – Bark If It’s Murder (A Dog Club Mystery) by V.M. Burns – #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @vmburns

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – The Final Arrangement: A Cozy Flower Shop Mystery by Annie Adams #Review / #Giveaway @AnnieAdamsAuthr

Saturday – #Spotlight – Apprehension by Mark Bergin

 

Have a great week!

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of Hurricane Dorian. The forecasts keep changing and it appears to be slow-moving and getting stronger. Please plan ahead and stay safe. 

For those of you further East I hope you are having some fun this holiday weekend. We are having a quiet weekend here. 

Back to School

Back to School means back to school shopping and haircuts. Daughter #1 got me away from this computer Friday to tag along and Nana got a new Back to School do too! 

She took me to a new salon where she goes and all 4 of us were beautified. Then we did a little shopping before she brought me home to two dogs that acted like I had been gone for days. 😀 

Friday night was Youth Football Night. The Varsity Team won 35 – 0. Kaden got together with his 6th-grade team on the field. Kaden is #87 and has the nickname of Diesel.

Remi was shy about going on the field with his 1st-grade team but
his dad got this great picture of him in his brother’s jersey. 

Natalie and her mom went to the zoo this week too. They went to see the new sloth exhibit. I can see a whole family trip there to see it soon too. 


The kids all head back to school on Tuesday!

~Lori


Weekly Rewind – August 26 – 31, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #35 2019

Tuesday – Jealousy Filled Donuts (A Deputy Donut Mystery) by Ginger Bolton #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring – Apples and Alibis (A Down South Cafe Mystery Book) by Gayle Leeson #Review / #Giveaway @GayleTrent

Thursday – Crypt Suzette (A Five-Ingredient Mystery) by Maya Corrigan – #Spotlight with Recipe / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour

Plus – Singapore Sapphire (A Harriet Gordon Mystery) by A. M. Stuart – #Review / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Meet Your Baker: A Bakeshop Mystery by Ellie Alexander #Review / #Giveaway @BakeShopMystery

Saturday – Christmas Trifle (A  Snow Lake Romantic Suspense Mystery) by Heather Haven #Spotlight / #Giveaway @HeatherHaven



Both books were on sale this week!

I hope you find some time to
Escape Into A Good Book this week!

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Aug 252019
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!


Why does Summer zip by so fast?

It is a sad time in our house when summer comes to an end. I love summer and getting out and having fun with my family. Our fun was curtailed this year as Mr. Dollycas is still recovering from back surgery but we had some fun times close to home. Hopefully, we will make up for it next year.

School doesn’t start until after Labor Day but yesterday we traveled to our first Youth Football game of the season, Football and Fall just go together. Our grandson Kaden is now in 6th grade and football now includes tackling and 4 quarters of football. Kaden played offensive tackle the whole game and did a great job. His team has a fast little running back and his team won 24 – 0. It felt great to get out of the house and the weather was perfect.

No game this week due to the holiday but the following week we will be on the road again. We may have 2 games to watch each week because Kaden’s brother Remington starts flag football soon too!

I can take the heat and hate the cold so I am praying for a long Indian Summer. 😎

~Lori


Weekly Rewind – August 19 – 24, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #34 2019

Plus – BOOK BLAST – Two Bites Too Many (A Sarah Blair Mystery) by Debra H. Goldstein

Tuesday – Charity’s Burden (A Quaker Midwife Mystery) by Edith Maxwell #Review / #Giveaway @midnightinkbook @edithmaxwell

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli – Author of And Then They Were Doomed: A Little Library Mystery – #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – Dreamed It (Dreamwalker Mystery) by Maggie Toussaint #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @MaggieToussaint

Plus – One Potato, Two Potato, Dead (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon – #Review @LynnCahoon @lyricalpress

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – A Very Merry Murder (A Professor Prather Mystery) by Mary Angela #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – #GuestPost – Halloween is Murder (McKinley Mysteries: Short & Sweet Cozies) by Carolyn Arnold – Great Escapes Book Tour @Carolyn_Arnold

Plus – #SpecialGuest – Paula Darnell – Author of Death by Design: A DIY Diva Mystery – Great Escapes Book Tour @PaulaJDarnell

I wish you much happiness this week! 

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Aug 182019
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Milestone

It was a busy and blissfully quiet week around here. Just me and the dogs until dinnertime when Mr. Dollycas and Son #2 come home, then Daughter #2 a little later. So there was no other human here when I realized something big has just happened. On Thursday I was updating my Great Escapes Tour Spreadsheet when I noticed I had just sent out the invitation for my 1000th tour! Definitely a Milestone! 

When I started these tours in August 2013 I was hesitant, I was starting something new. Thanks to a fantastic group of bloggers willing to take this adventure with me it has grown in ways I never imagined. I love reading, blogging and promoting good books. These tours took promotion to a whole new level.

I do owe big thank yous to Cheryl and Gina of Partners In Crime Tours for their encouragement and help. I owe a huge thanks also to the late Joyce Lavene as for giving me ideas on placing my main focus on cozy mysteries. She always gave the best advice on all topics. I am also thankful for the amazing authors and publicists that have worked with Great Escapes over the years and continue to do so. They also tell their friends which is the best advertisement there is. I couldn’t do this without the Great Escapes Bloggers so I owe them the biggest THANK YOU of all! 

It is exciting every day to open my inbox and see the tour requests. New authors and ones that have become old friends. Our main focus is cozy mysteries but we love all mysteries and tour other genres too. Authors – If you haven’t checked us out, please do. Just Click Here. Bloggers – We are always looking for new members to join the fun. For more info. Just Click Here. You can be with us as we reach the next milestone. 

~Lori


Weekly Rewind – August 12 – 17, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #33 2019

Plus – Stir Up (Lark Davis Mysteries) by Annabelle Hunter – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Tuesday – BOOK BLAST!! – Apples and Alibis (A Down South Cafe Mystery Book) by Gayle Leeson @GayleTrent

Plus – Early Review – Thin Ice: A Mystery by Paige Shelton @MinotaurBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Needled to Death (A Helping Hands Mystery) by Annelise Ryan #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – A Killer Edition (A Booktown Mystery) by Lorna Barrett #Review / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery @LornaBarrett

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Snoop to Nuts (Nut House Mystery Series) by Elizabeth Lee #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – #SpecialGuest – Maggie Toussaint – Author of Dreamed It (Dreamwalker Mystery) #Interview / #Giveaway @MaggieToussaint

Plus – #GuestPost – Shopping is Murder (McKinley Mysteries: Short & Sweet Cozies) by Carolyn Arnold – Great Escapes Book Tour @Carolyn_Arnold

I hope you have a fantastic week! 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Remembering Lea Wait

The Cozy Mystery world lost a treasure this week. Lea passed away Friday after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

On June 29 Lea wrote a post for the Maine Crime Writer’s Blog entitled Another Twist in the Road talking about her husband’s death 3 years earlier and revealing she had pancreatic cancer, something prevalent in both her family and her husbands. My own father died from this evil disease. She followed this post with another on July 27 10 Best Things about Dying Soon. She presented a very positive attitude and continued to share updates with her readers.

Then on July 26, 2019, an update was posted telling fans she was discontinuing treatment and making plans for hospice. On August 8 we learned she was dealing with pain and that her 4 daughters were by her side. Late on Friday, a Facebook post appeared from one of her daughters that Lea has passed. There will be a memorial service for her in Maine on Wednesday.

She was one tough lady and she fought the good fight but now she is at peace. She has left a wonderful legacy in all her stories that will be enjoyed by many generations to come. 

I was so touched by how open she was about her journey with this cancer that takes so many loved ones from our grasp. I knew from watching my father’s struggle what she was up against. My father was not diagnosed until it was too late for any treatment. He died just 2 weeks after the cancer was found during another surgery. 

Lea really put her readers first. She continued to write, several books being released after her diagnosis. In fact, the ninth Mainely Needlepoint series is yet to be released but scheduled for November 26. She also recently released two historical stories she had written earlier that had not yet been published. Lea was also writing a new cozy mystery series under the name Cornelia Kidd and wrote the Antique Print Mystery Series, and several other titles set in Maine

I am sad that I never met this wonderful woman in person. I was thrilled to organize several virtual book tours for her and I felt so much joy every time I read one of her books. I am comforted that she is back together with her husband in heaven and a terrific group of authors that had passed on before her. 

Readers were blessed to have Lea Wait touch their lives and she will be missed terribly, Godspeed Lea! I will keep your family in my prayers. 

~Lori

Weekly Rewind – Agust 5 – 10, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #32 2019

Tuesday – Risky Biscuits (A Sugar & Spice Mystery) by Mary Lee Ashford #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @lyricalpress @maryleeashford

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Julia Buckley – Author of Death in a Budapest Butterfly (A Hungarian Tea House Mystery) #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – The Time for Murder is Meow (A Purr N Bark Pet Shop Mystery) by T. C. LoTempio #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @RoccoBlogger @midnightinkbook

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Under My Skin by Lisa Unger #Review / #Giveaway @lisaunger @parkrowbooks

Saturday – The Great Jewel Robbery (A Front Page Mystery) by Elizabeth McKenna #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @ElizaMcKenna


I hope you have a week full of Happy Reading!

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Aug 042019
 

My thoughts and prayers are with the people
of El Paso and Ohio.

I pray that there will be thoughts and actions to end these deadly mass shootings.

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

I hope you had some fun this week, I did!

Kaden spent the week with me and the dogs. By the time Saturday, okay Friday night, arrived we had had enough of each other, 🙂 Natalie arrived Friday night for the weekend, but we had to take her back for a make-up softball game on Saturday morning. We delivered Kaden back with his dad after the game and then came back home with Natalie.

After dropping Mr. Dollycas off and a little lunch. Daughter #2, Natalie and I headed for the local art & craft fair. There was live music, food and a nice assortment of vendors! I could have spent a lot of money but restrained myself.

While the girls were looking at things I was relaxing in my wheelchair. I was surprised when a woman walked up to me and showed me a glass angel she had created. She said it was a “Hope Angel” and she wanted me to have it. I was so touched, thanked her profusely and she said I had beautiful girls but knew I needed some “hope in my life”. As soon as I saw the angel I thought of Kris, the son that I lost.  That woman has no idea who I was or anything about me, but she was right I do need more hope in my life.

Our Craft Sale Haul

As we were leaving the area I saw a wall hanging I just had to have. Natalie also found a cool gold glitter water bottle and she and Daughter #2 will be sharing some bath bombs.

After we arrived back at home they decided to relax and watch Disney’s Descendents 3 and I hear there is some cookie baking in our future.

I love it when the grands come to visit. The push me away from this darn computer and out of the house to have some fun. But after Natalie goes home this afternoon I am going to probably read and take a nap and get ready to for my blissfully quiet week with just me and the dogs 🙂

~Lori

 

Weekly Rewind – July 29 – August 3, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #31 2019

Tuesday – Murder at Crossways (A Gilded Newport Mystery) by Alyssa Maxwell #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks @Alyssa__Maxwell

Plus – #SpecialGuest – Sister Matilda – from The House on Xenia (A Mary Catherine Mahoney Mystery Series) by Rita Moreau – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday Featuring Let’s Fake a Deal (A Sarah W. Garage Sale Mystery) by Sherry Harris #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks @SHarrisAuthor

Thursday – You’ve Been Volunteered: A Class Mom Novel by Laurie Gelman – #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @lauriemgelman @HenryHolt

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Queen of the Trailer Park (Rosie Maldonne’s World) by Alice Quinn #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs: A Novel by Katherine Howe – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour – @katherinebhowe @HenryHolt

Plus – The Subject of Malice (A Lila Maclean Academic Mystery) by Cynthia Kuhn – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour – @cynthiakuhn @HeneryPress

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Jul 282019
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Daughters Down For The Count


I have been feeling much better and am drinking all the water I can but . . . .

Monday found Daughter #1 in the hospital. She had a sore or a bite on her arm that had become very painful. A trip to urgent care didn’t give a firm diagnosis but she was admitted to receive intravenous antibiotics. The first two they tried had terrible side effects but the third one seemed to work. She was sent home late the next day with a prescription and told to rest. She saw her doctor on Friday and has received the go-ahead to return to work tomorrow. She still has to keep the sore covered and doesn’t know exactly what it is, but is starting to feel like her old self.


Monday also found Daughter #2 staying home from work sick. She had had back pain she has been seeing a chiropractor for but this turned out to be a headache upset stomach sort of illness. After several days of no relief, she finally went to the doctor on Friday. He gave her an injection to help with the headache and nausea and prescribed a very limited diet for the next week. She felt much better yesterday and was kicking herself for not going to the doctor sooner as I had suggested. She too will be returning to work on tomorrow.

I kept myself busy reading and blogging while a few things out in the real world had me pretty upset, but will keep those things to myself rather than interject my politics here. Beware if you visit my PERSONAL Facebook page though because I can be quite vocal.

Thursday night Kaden arrived to see his Xbox, LOL. I did receive a hug so I think he was happy to see me too. He was a little sore after a 3-day football camp he had attended. I can’t believe it is almost August and football practice and games will be starting soon. It’s tackle this year so it should be pretty interesting. Not sure how long he is staying, I do enjoy having him around and he does help Mr. Dollycas with year work, etc.

This video popped up in my Facebook Newsfeed this week.
I love the Backstreet Boys!

How was your week? Did you do anything fun?

Lori


Weekly Rewind – July 22 – 27, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #30 2019

Tuesday – A Genuine Fix (An Allie Cobb Mystery) by J.C. Kenney – #Review / #Giveaway – @lyricalpress – @JCKenney1 – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Miranda James – Author of The Pawful Truth (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Thursday – Toxic Toffee (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery) by Amanda Flower #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks @aflowerwriter

Friday – The House on Xenia (A Mary Catherine Mahoney Mystery Series) by Rita Moreau – #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Saturday – A Bias for Murder (Queen Bees Quilt Shop) by Sally Goldenbaum #Spotlight @lyricalpress @sallygoldenbaum

I hope you have a week full of sunshine and cool breezes! 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

HOT! HOT! HOT! 

Boy! It sure is HOT!

I want to start out by saying I am feeling so much better than I did last week. After a course of antibiotics, the pain in my back from my kidney is completely gone.  I am drinking at least 72 oz of water a day and staying out of the heat.

My grandsons arrived Saturday night and stayed until Tuesday afternoon because Daughter #1 had a terrible stomach bug. They kept me entertained and kept me on track with the water. I did appreciate the peace and quiet though after they returned home. I got back on my reading schedule and could actually watch what I wanted to watch on television.

We also celebrated Mr. Dollycas’s birthday on Tuesday!

Friday night I found a movie for free On Demand that I remember watching several times with my mom over the years. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken with Don Knotts. I love old movies, most made before I was even born 🙂 I hope The Incredible Mr. Limpet shows up On Demand soon, I will have to keep checking better than I have in the past. After watching a few you quickly see that many of the same actors are all in most of these movies and television shows in that timeframe, the late 50’s early 60’s. Charles Lane typically plays a lawyer in many movies and shows jumped out at me as well as Mrs. Kravitz and Darren from Bewitched, and Reta Shaw from Mary Poppins and The Music Man. Ellen Crosby, Grandma Walton also makes an appearance.

Last night and today I will be working through the shows recorded on my DVR, like the finale of The Amazing Race I haven’t been able to watch yet. I hope to read a book too. I am happy to relax indoors and enjoy the air conditioning until Mother Nature cools her jets a little bit. 

Stay Cool Folks! 

~Lori 


Weekly Rewind – July 15 – 20, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #29 2019

Tuesday – Left Fur Dead (A Jules & Bun Mystery) by J.M. Griffin – #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring Guilty as Charred (A Cook-Off Mystery) by Devon Delaney #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Summer Snoops Unleashed: 14 Furr-ocious Mysteries and Cozy Crimes – Great Escapes Book Tour Help Pets with your book purchase – Just 99 cents!

Friday – Special Guest – Colleen Shogan – Author of Gore in the Garden (A Washington Whodunit) – #Interview / #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour – @CamelPressBooks

Saturday – Booking the Crook (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery) by Laurie Cass #Spotlight / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Plus – Cliff Hanger (A Maggie McDonald Mystery) by Mary Feliz – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Share A Smile and Brighten Someone’s Day!

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Jul 142019
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an
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It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.
You can also link up weekly on Readerbuzz.

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
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~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Summer Blues

I love Summer but it clearly does not love me this year. This week just wasn’t good. 

It started on Monday with a visit to the pain specialist. I have nerve pain in my arms at night due to the injury to my spinal cord from 2001. Usually when one medication stops working another one is prescribed and we have even gone back to one I used before. Now with some of my other medical issues, my options have become limited. I am waiting to hear from a surgeon to find out if steroid injections may work for me. The P.A. at the pain clinic was not very optimistic and when he learned about my husband’s recent back surgery he had pretty dim ideas of that lasting too. 

Then on Thursday, I started to have new/different back pain. When I woke up on Friday after several trips to the bathroom during the night I was sure I had a kidney infection and called the doctor right away. We had an afternoon appointment with lab tests, a CT scan (no kidney stones), and more lab tests. I have been a borderline diabetic for years. My family all had/s diabetes and my inactivity due to my disability doesn’t help. When I switched to a new doctor a few weeks ago I found out I finally have diabetes and a medication I had been taking for the pain I mentioned above had damaged my kidneys. Because of all this and my not drinking enough water every day, and I drink a lot, my whole system is out of whack causing the issues I am currently having. I have been prescribed antibiotics and some other meds I have been taking have been changed. 

As I type this on Saturday, I am waiting for results for more lab work that was done this morning. I may have to be admitted to receive fluids or other treatment. As it is later in the day now without a call, I hope the new labs had shown an improvement. Sadly, I stayed home from a family get together as I didn’t think I could tolerate the heat today. 

Added 7/14/2019 – Still home, no call yet 🙂

Hopefully next week I will have plenty of good news and good times to share again. 

Lori 

Weekly Rewind – July 8 – 13, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #28 2019

Tuesday – Penne Dreadful (Italian Chef Mysteries) by Catherine Bruns #EarlyReview / ARC #Giveaway @PPPress @WritesMystery

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Anna Gerard – Author of Peach Clobbered: A Georgia B&B Mystery #AuthorInterview / #Review / #Giveaway @crookedlanebks

Thursday – Special Guest – Christin Brecher – Author of Murder’s No Votive Confidence (Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery) #Interview / #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – On Her Own Two Wheels by Stacy Xavier – #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – #SpecialGuest – Zara Keane – Author of Deadline with Death (Time-Slip Mysteries) #Interview / #Giveaway

It’s gonna be hot this week! 

STAY HYDRATED!

And I will too! 😎  

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