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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.

SUNDAY POST 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!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

Tuesday was a day of celebration as our Milwaukee Bucks won the National Basketball Championship. Mr. Dollycas watched most of the games, me not so much although I did watch the playoff games and they really got my heart rate up. Tuesday night was just crazy as we counted down the seconds. The team had not won a championship since 1971 so I was thrilled by their wins.

Midweek the littlest grandchildren brought home a bug from daycare and quickly passed it on to Papa. The kids are still running around like crazy but Mr. Dollycas is down for the count. He is taking several medications and resting as much a possible. We hope to kick that bug to the curb quickly.

Thursday had Son #2 going to Urgent Care. He was in a lot of pain and was having trouble breathing. They diagnosed him with pneumonia and sent him home with meds and was told to rest. That didn’t last long. Friday night he was here to mow our lawn and is spending the weekend moving his family about an hour away. I am worried because I know he is overdoing it and sad because we won’t get to see the littlest grands as often as we do now. We have been really spoiled have them nearby and popping in several times a week.

I am doing my best to keep away from all the sick people and read, watch television, write blog posts, and promote book tours. I did have one surprise yesterday. Daughter #2 picked up Kaden so he could help Son #2 move. They stopped here first so I got a Kaden hug. I hope to see him again before he heads home.

How was your week?

 


Weekly Rewind – July 19 – 24, 2021

Monday –  My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #29 – 2021

Tuesday – 70% Dark Intentions (Bean to Bar Mysteries) by Amber Royer #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Murder at the Lakeside Library: A Lakeside Library Mystery by Holly Danvers #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Music is Murder: A Musical Murder Mystery by B.J. Bowen #GuestPost / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – #ReviewRewind – Pulp Friction (A Cider Shop Mystery) by Julie Anne Lindsey #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks @JulieALindsey

Saturday – Sand Trapped: Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series by Joanna Campbell Slan #Review / #Giveaway @joannaslan Great Escapes Book Tour

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. - Dalai Lama

Have a great week!!!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.

SUNDAY POST 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!

We had some nice storms pass through this week and we learned that our granddog Thunder really doesn’t like Thunder. With each rumble of thunder, he either forced himself under my desk or into Mr. Dollycas’s lap. When the workday was complete, he stayed close by, sitting on my feet most of the evening. We gave him tons of attention as did Daisy who wasn’t bothered by the storm at all.

This week also marked the first time Daisy stayed home while Mr. Dollycas took me to a doctor’s appointment and for lab work. We left Thunder in charge and they seemed to fare nicely. Nothing new was chewed up and no messes were made. They both seemed very happy when we arrived home about 90 minutes later. We do still need to work on Daisy’s car travel but it is way too hot to leave her in the car during our appointments so it is good to know Thunder is a good dogsitter.

Friday was Mr. Dollycas’s birthday and Son #2 and his family and Daughter #2 joined us for a cookout and cake. Work schedules kept the rest of the family away. Charlotte and Thomas kept us on our toes though, they are always into something. I sure do like it when they come to visit.

This week I was also invited to try out Storygraph. Similar to GoodReads it helps track your reading but it also helps you choose books based on your mood and your favorite topics and themes. It boasts Simple tracking and insightful stats. As you track what you’re reading, they learn about the type of books you gravitate towards the most with our wide range of charts and graphs. You can see how your reading develops over time and use that information to help you pick better books. One feature that drew my attention right away is Content Warnings. When you review a book, you can let them know if there’s any content within it that might be triggering for others. For me, suicide is triggering, and it would be great to know about this type of content before I started reading the book. There is a FREE plan and a Plus plan and it is easy to import your books from GoodReads. One con to the site – you have to know your friend’s user names to find them on the site – mine is dollycas. It looks like a future plan is to set up ways to invite people to the site and to have friend’s features. The site is definitely a work in progress and clearly can’t replace GoodReads, but I am going to watch this site as they add more features.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – July 12 – 17, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #27 – 2021

Tuesday – The Mountain View Murder (A Wintergreen Mystery) by Patrick Kelly #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @pkfiction

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring The Weaver’s Revenge (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery) by Kathleen Ernst #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – The Question Is Murder by Mark Willen #Review

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery by Marc Jedel – #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Black Jade: A Daiyu Wu Mystery by Gloria Oliver #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @GloriaOliver

Plus – A Spirit Seeks Asylum (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery) by Lena Gregory #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @LenaGregory03

 


I hope you have a happy week!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.

SUNDAY POST 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!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

Our week started with the 4th of July at my mother-in-law’s house with family and friends.  I decided to completely unplug and left my phone in the car to just enjoy the day. The trouble with that is my phone is my camera so I took no pictures to share.  My niece did capture this cute picture of some of the little ones.

My grands Thomas and Charlotte are in the middle. Natalie, Kaden, and Remi were there, they just didn’t get in on the picture. The grandpups, Daisy and Thunder, also joined the party. We all attended the local parade and then returned for some fun, food, and catching up on all the things we missed in the 18 months since we had been together. It was wonderful to have family from Kentucky join us, our nephew Nick was home from Arizona with his dog Karma, and one of Mr. Dollycas’s cousin’s dropped by with his wife. I can’t remember the last time we saw them. All together about 40 people gathered for a good time. Mr. Dollycas and I headed for home with Daisy when the kids and grandkids headed for the carnival and to watch the fireworks.

It was back to work for me on Monday, but everyone else had the day off. In fact, Mr. Dollycas was on vacation from work the rest of the week, at least he was supposed to be, but one of the problems of working from home and taking a staycation is that his computer is here and he was caught working way too much. He did complete a few things on his honey-do list but with me working we didn’t really do anything fun. Well, maybe next year 🙂

How was your week?

Weekly Rewind – July 5 – 10, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #27 – 2021

Tuesday – Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell #Review @BerkleyMystery @DavidBellNovels

Wednesday –  Cozy Wednesday featuring The Moonshine Shack Murder (A Southern Homebrew Mystery) by Diane Kelly #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @BerkleyMystery @DianeKellyBooks

Thursday – #Author Interview – Charlotte Stuart – Author of Who, Me? Fog Bows, Fraud and Aphrodite #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #Author Interview – Charlotte Stuart – Author of Who, Me? Fog Bows, Fraud and Aphrodite #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Saturday – Is Kindle Unlimited Right For You?

I hope you have a wonderful week!!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.

SUNDAY POST 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!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

We are off today celebrating with family, but we had a little fun this week too.

On Monday evening Daughter #2 and I had the joy of watching Natalie play softball. It was a doubleheader and while her team didn’t win the girls did great. There was a big transition this year as it is no longer coach pitch until the last pitch. The girls can also steal bases and they have really improved their performance on the bases and the outfield. The score of the first game was close but the team they played against in the second game had some much older girls with much more experience. I was so proud of Natalie’s team because they played all out. Natalie got nailed by a pitch in the last inning right on her elbow but she took her base and made it to third base before the game ended. I loved watching these girls play. Hopefully next time Mr. Dollycas can join us.

Thursday was my birthday. Sixty is the new fifty right. We didn’t really celebrate because the kids were either traveling or working. We will probably take the cake with us today. What really made my day was all the birthday wishes I received on Facebook. That is one feature of Facebook I really love. No matter how many miles separate us we can virtually celebrate with each other.

Charlotte and Thomas spent the week away with their other set of grandparents. Their parents traveled several miles to take them and then came home and went back to pick them up. I missed them so much and the hugs when they got home were the absolute best.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – June 28 – July 3, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #26 – 2021

Plus – BOOK BLAST – Who, Me? Fog Bows, Fraud and Aphrodite by Charlotte Stuart

Tuesday – It Takes Two to Mango: A Tropical Island Cozy Mystery (Trouble in Paradise!) by Carrie Doyle #Review / #Giveaway @PPPress

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Miranda Trent – Owner of Paint and Shine from Draw and Order by Cheryl Hollon @CherylHollon #Giveaway

Thursday – Beauty Expos Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery) by Libby Klein #Review

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Dead, White, and Blue (The Juniper Junction Holiday Mystery Series) by Amy M. Reade #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – SPECIAL #GIVEAWAY – Framed and Frosted (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series) by Kim Davis


Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books shown were received through NetGalley or
books I purchased from Amazon.

I hope you have an amazing week!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.

SUNDAY POST 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!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

Rain, rain, and more rain was endured last week and it is set to continue this week with sunshine predicted and hoped for on the 4th. We are all looking forward to spending the holiday at my mother-in-law’s along with the parade, carnival, and fireworks. You know all the things we missed last year. I know the rain was much needed but enough is enough 🙂 At least it wasn’t so blessed hot.

Despite the rain, Mr. Dollycas and Daughter #2 were able to beautify the front of the house a little bit with plans to do more as weather permits. Note the bags of bark. 🙂

Other than that is was pretty quiet around here. I did post a funny picture on Facebook of the Grandpups, Daisy, and Thunder. Mr. Dollycas had the flash on when he took this picture making them look quite eerie.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – June 21 – 26, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #25 – 2021

Tuesday – Murder Most Pemberley (Eliza Darcy Mysteries) by Jessica Berg #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @jessicaberg2003

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Framed and Frosted (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series) by Kim Davis #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @Kookiesandbooks

Thursday – A Glimmer of a Clue (A Fairy Garden Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @darylwoodgerber

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Eighteen Acres: A Novel by Nicolle Wallace #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Strangled by Simile (Chalkboard Outlines) by Kelley Kaye #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @kelkay1202

Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books shown were received through NetGalley or
books I purchased from Amazon.

 

I hope you have some fun this week!!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Happy Father’s Day! – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.

SUNDAY POST 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!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

www.pikpng.comWe got some much-needed rain in the area this week. I actually enjoyed the thunder and lightning show but there was some hail too. Daisy wasn’t too bothered by the thunder except for the one time it sounded like it hit the house. It was a loud boom that made us all jump.

I spent the week reading, writing reviews, and working on book tours. It is going to be a wonderful summer for cozy mystery lovers. I see many late nights reading in my future to squeeze them all in even though I promised myself to slow down and not overbook myself and add unwanted stress. I am still trying to find the balance I lost last year when chemo brain really shook things up.

Yesterday we were surprised by a visit from Daughter #1 and Kaden, Son #2 arrived with Charlie too. Daughter #1 hadn’t been here since we moved in and it was great to see her smiling face. I quickly grabbed a photo before they left to mark Father’s Day this year. I am yearning for a family day to get the whole group together but with everyone’s work schedule it isn’t easy.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – June 14 – 19, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #24 – 2021

Tuesday – Guilt is Midnight Blue: A Hazel Dean Mystery by Josalyn McAllister #Review / #Giveaway

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Raiders Of The Campsite (A Southwest Exposure Mystery) by Jodi Linton #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Murder, She Wrote: Killing in a Koi Pond by Jessica Fletcher & Terrie Farley Moran #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Shots in the Dark (Mack’s Bar Mysteries) by Allyson K. Abbott #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Open for Murder (A Happy Camper Mystery) by Mary Angela #Review

Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books shown were received through NetGalley or
books I purchased from Amazon.

Hugs to all! 

Have a wonderful week!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.

SUNDAY POST 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!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

As I type this it is Saturday, June 12. 33 years ago I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer. He went in for surgery to have his gall bladder removed and it turned out the gall bladder was the only healthy organ, everything else was full of cancer. The doctor closed him back up and sent him home. He spent the next two weeks planning his funeral, selecting his burial location, saying goodbye to friends and family, and getting the fire department he led and loved ready for him to be gone. It was a Sunday afternoon and his last sister finally came for their goodbyes. Shortly after she left he took his last breath with his immediate family by his side.

This year as I had my own cancer battle my dad was on my mind a lot and I was so thankful for all the strides in medicine. He hated going to the doctor so I can’t say his cancer would have been found any sooner but thankfully my cancer was detected early and while I am still not sure if it is totally gone (my last mammogram had some shadows) I am still here and kicking. I drew strength from many places this past year but I could hear his voice in my head often telling me to fight.

With Father’s Day just a couple of weeks away I have so many good memories of our time together. The little things he did without being asked that few people knew about. How crazy he was about his grandkids, at the time there were just 5. How serious he could get about the important stuff and the way he laughed out loud at the funny stuff. The change he always had in his pocket for candy, the hugs he gave freely and the oh so many stories he had to tell.

We lost him much too soon. I know he is watching over us from heaven and I find peace that he has Son #1 by his side. They were buddies in the short time they had down here together. I am sure they are still close.

So June 12 is a hard day for me but I was blessed for all the years I had this man in my life.

How was your week?

 


Weekly Rewind – June 7 – 12, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #23 – 2021

Tuesday – Murder in the Family (An Eve Appel Mystery) by Lesley A Diehl #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Tricia L. Sanders Author of Flea Market Felony (The Mattie and Mo Mysteries) #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway

Thursday – Death in Bloom: A Flower House Mystery by Jess Dylan #Review

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Beaches, Bungalows, & Burglaries: A Camper and Criminals Cozy Mystery Series by Tonya Kappes #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – The Corpse with the Iron Will (The Cait Morgan Mysteries) by Cathy Ace #AuthorInterview -Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Deadly Delights: A Bookish Baker Mystery by Laura Jensen Walker #Review (Includes Spoilers)


Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books shown were received through NetGalley or
books I purchased from Amazon.

Take some time to read, rest, and relax this week. 

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.

SUNDAY POST 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!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

It was a great week at the Caswell’s.

Monday – Memorial Day – Daughter #2 and Son #2 took littlest grands hiking at Devil’s Lake. They all had a great time. Nana and Papa stayed home and enjoyed the air conditioning. I worked part of the day on blog and book tour stuff and then started a new book. A new book I have yet to finish as it had not one but two suicide triggers. I made it past the first one but had to put the book down after the second one. I plan to skip ahead and read the last few chapters so I can try to write a review.

Tuesday was Daughter #2’s birthday. She had the day off from work and enjoyed a relaxing day that included a training class for Daisy. Later we celebrated with a Dairy Queen cake. Sadly Daughter #1 and the boys, and Natalie, and her mom couldn’t join us. My birthday and Mr. Dollycas’s birthdays are next month. I hope we can gather the whole family together to celebrate. We are also looking  forward to a get-together on July 4.

For some reason Friday night my body would not shut down. I tossed and turned, got up to read, watched television, and kept trying to go to sleep. According to my new fitness watch, I slept lightly for 11 minutes the whole night. That meant I was dragging my tail yesterday and we were unable to attend a birthday party when had been looking forward to. It was a really hot day 90+ degrees so I spent the day taking naps, reading, and finishing this post. I just hope I am able to sleep tonight. It is so frustrating when your body gets out of sync and betrays you.

How was your week?

 

 


Weekly Rewind – May 31 – June 5, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #22 – 2021

Tuesday – Cat Me If You Can (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) by Miranda James #Review @BerkleyMystery

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit (A Domestic Diva Mystery) by Krista Davis #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks @KristaDavis

Thursday – Four Cuts Too Many (A Sarah Blair Mystery) by Debra H. Goldstein #Review / #Giveaway Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – There’s A Murder Afoot: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by Vicki Delany #Review / #Giveaway @vickidelany

Saturday – Donuts, Deception, and Death: A Cozy Murder Mystery (Paradise Beach Cozy Mystery) by Eloise Brightly #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

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Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books shown were received through NetGalley or
books I purchased from Amazon.


Have a great week!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.

SUNDAY POST 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!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

Last weekend was blistering hot literally. Our daughter-in-law got a terrible sunburn and Daughter #2 had one too but not as bad. They both have reached the itchy peeling stage and have vowed to wear more sunscreen in the future. I have a different type of skin, my burn last week quickly turned to a nice tan with no itching or peeling. Sadly only my son Kris inherited that skin type, his siblings weren’t as lucky.

This week was the complete opposite. Thursday we were lucky to get into the ’40s with frost warnings at night. Unbeknownst to us the gas company selected that day to turn off our gas and install a new meter. Daughter #2 arrived home from work to find a slip on the door telling us to set up an appointment to have it turned back on. We were home, but didn’t even know they were here, why didn’t they just knock on the door and do it while they were here. It was after 5 p.m. so we had to wait until the next day so that meant no turning on the heat because we were cold and ice-cold showers the next morning. The serviceman arrived mid-day on Friday and turned the gas back on and relit the pilots but when I went to take a shower and all I got was lukewarm water that quickly turned cold. Turned out the man turned the temperature on the water heater down to the lowest setting. We have now rectified that situation and we are all happy things are back to normal. I will never understand why we had to wait the extra day.

Yesterday, Mr. Dollycas and Daughter #2, and Daisy made a trip to the pet store. She has been going to puppy training classes for a couple of weeks and has learned several basic commands. She is very smart and catches on quickly but now she needs to graduate from a basic collar to a halter so she can start to work more on a leash. The only thing she really hasn’t grasped yet is riding in the car. We have taken her everywhere with us hoping she would like to ride in the car. She does okay on the double-laned highways but in town or single-lane roads she just goes crazy. She seems to think every approaching car and even some parked cars are the enemy.  Last weekend we found she was calmer with the sunroof open but that didn’t work during the week when going to the dog park. She loves the dog park and has made several friends but getting her there and home is such a stressful time. It’s a good thing she wears her seatbelt or heaven only knows the chaos that could ensue. Doggy owners if you have any suggestions, throw them at us. We are willing to try anything. 🙂

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – May 24 – May 29, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #21 – 2021

Tuesday – Imagine Summer: A Novel by Shelley Noble #Review

Plus – The Body in the Beaver Pond: A Keri Isles Event Planner Mystery by Cathy Perkins #Spotlight / #Giveaway

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Pint of No Return: A Dessert Cozy Mystery (Shake Shop Mystery) by Dana Mentink #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – Death By Donut (A Pismawallops PTA Mystery) by Rebecca M. Douglass #Spotlight / #Giveaway

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Wedding Day and Foul Play (A Consignment Shop Mystery) by Duffy Brown #Review / #Giveaway @duffybrown

Saturday – Wheeler-Dealer Ghost & Camper Kooky Mystery by Rita Moreau #Spotlight / #Giveaway

Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books shown were received through NetGalley or
books I purchased from Amazon.

I hope you have a week full of
little things that make you smile.

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is 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.

SUNDAY POST 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!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

Yesterday was a crazy day but I think my plans exceeded my abilities as my first real day out following my cancer treatments and now that I am fully vaccinated.

We started the day at Natalie’s dance recital. It was held outside at the city park. It was also the hottest day so far this year with the temps reaching 86 degrees when the first show ended. There was a nice breeze though and the kids did move me to the shade at intermission. I feel bad for all the dancers and spectators. The second performance started at 1 p.m. and the sun was high in the sky and the shaded areas had all but disappeared. Natalie did fantastic, in fact, the whole show was wonderful and all the hard work everyone put in was very evident.

Daisy did come with us, she seems to go everywhere we do 🙂 Kaden and Remi met us in the park and they took over Daisy’s care, keeping her in the shade, well-watered, and played with. She had a great time.

By this time I was overheated and running out of gas but we wanted to stop at a drive-in restaurant that has been a family favorite over the years. Sadly, it was a big disappointment. The sandwiches used to be huge and the prices fair. Yesterday the french fries as always were plentiful but the burgers were tiny and expensive. I have seen several dogs there over the years so we thought she would be welcome. After all the play in the park, Daisy found a nice cool spot under the table to relax. She did bark when the waitress brought our food and drinks, but when she walked away Daisy laid back down under the table. Note: I had added a  big tip to our already pricey bill because she had barked and was appreciative for being able to have her there. But then, the manager came out and said she had to leave because of her barking. We were shocked because she was being so good. Had it been incessant we would have removed her right away. Son #2 took her for a walk but I was overheated and had lost my appetite so Daisy and I went to the car, where she remained on her best behavior. I know she would have barked if she was put in there alone. The rest of the family rushes through their meals and we headed home. So needless to say, that business has received their last dollar from me.

We had planned to stop and visit my mother-in-law on the way home but I was exhausted and had a bit of a sunburn so we will save the visit for another day when she is our only stop. Mr. Dollycas has seen her a couple of times this past year but I haven’t seen her since my cancer diagnosis and COVID. I need to get myself reconditioned for this wonderful heat because I want to enjoy lots of time with family this summer.

We did have a couple of extra passengers on the way home. Kaden and Remi are here for their first overnight since our move. I have really missed these two. It was great to see their mom at the recital too and spend some time with her. The boys head home today because they still have about a week of school left.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – May 17 – 22, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #20 – 2021

Tuesday – A Trail of Lies: A Mystery (A Jazz Ramsey Mystery) by Kylie Logan #Review

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Beyond a Reasonable Donut (A Deputy Donut Mystery) by Ginger Bolton #Review / #Excerpt / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – Jackal & Hide: A Compassionate Cozy Murder Mystery (A Kenya Kanga Mystery) by Victoria Tait #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Asbury High and the Kidnapper’s Drive: Asbury High Series by Kelly Brady Channick #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Three Treats Too Many (A Sarah Blair Mystery) by Debra H. Goldstein #Review / #Giveaway @DebraHGoldstein

Saturday – Address For Murder: A Mail Carrier Cozy Mystery by Tonya Kappes #Spotlight / #Giveaway

Due to COVID-19, no print books have been sent by publishers.
Books shown were received through NetGalley or
books I purchased from Amazon.

I hope you have a happy week!

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