Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post Thoughts

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – It’s Fall Y’all – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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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.

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!

Summer tv is over and I was thrilled that Kaycee won Big Brother. Now the new television season has begun. I love the new Chicago Wednesdays with Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD, all on one night. I am excited about The Good Doctor, The Voice, Law & Order SVU, Grey’s Anatomy, This Is Us, and Blue Bloods too. I did DVR two new shows as well, New Amsterdam and Manifest. I also DVR How to Get Away With Murder but save those for binge watching. Good thing I can read and watch television or at least read during the commercials.

Miss Natalie arrived Friday evening and she traveled with us to Kaden’s away game on Saturday. It was a chilly day, about 48 degrees. I am just not ready for those temps. A t-shirt, sweater, and hoodie kept the top half of me warm, I am going to have a blanket if the weather sticks around for the last two weeks of games. Our team won again 20 – 6. Today, I hope to stay indoors with a good book as soon as I get my computer work done, maybe watch the Packer game too. 

~Lori


Weekly Rewind – September 24 – 29, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #39 2018

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – X Marks the Scot (A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery) by Kaitlyn Dunnett

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring Treacherous Is the Night (A Verity Kent Mystery) by Anna Lee Huber – #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBook

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Final Roasting Place (A Cook-Off Mystery) by Devon Delaney

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Live and Let Growl by Laurien Berenson #ReviewRewind / #Giveaway

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Shattered at Sea (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery) by Cheryl Hollon @KensingtonBooks

I wish you all a fantastic week!

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent
Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Very Busy Day – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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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.

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!

Yesterday was a very busy day. We had the Walk for Hope in the morning. Kaden had football in the afternoon. After a quick stop at the outlet mall, Mr. Dollycas, Daughter #2, Kaden and I took Daughter #1 for a birthday dinner a few days early.


Natalie made a special poster for her daddy.
The posters lined the track as we walked.

As the names of the people lost to suicide that were represented by family and friends at this small county walk were read aloud I was just struck that there were just too many names. Too many lives lost. The purpose of the walk was clear. We cannot bring our loved ones back but we can do our damnest to raise awareness so the lists in the future get shorter.

Thank you to everyone that has walked, donated money, and have spoken out to help the quest to #StopSuicide. September is National Suicide Awareness Month but suicide happens too many times each day the whole year round. Be open, listen carefully, and give support. Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you.

Oh, and Kaden’s team won 18 -6. 🙂 His mom celebrated her 29th birthday again. 🙂

Lori

Weekly Rewind – September 17 – 22, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #38 2018

Plus – #GuestPost / #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Finders, Not Keepers (The Not So Reluctant Detectives) by D.E. Haggerty

Tuesday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – The Gold Pawn (An Art Deco Mystery) by L.A. Chandlar – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Hitting the Books (A Library Lover’s Mystery) by Jenn McKinlay

Wednesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Read and Gone: A Haunted Library Mystery by Allison Brook – Great Escapes Book Tour – @crookedlanebks

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – In Cold Chocolate: A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery by Dorothy St. James – Great Escapes Book Tour – @crookedlanebks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Dakota Dawn: The Dakota Plains Series #1 by Lauraine Snelling – #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – #GuestPost – Past & Present: A Marketville Mystery by Judy Penz Sheluk – Great Escapes Book Tour

Spread some hugs around this week!

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

 

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post Thoughts

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Suicide Prevention – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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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.

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!

Every day is a hard day without my son Kristopher, but March, December, and September are the hardest months. March because he was born and died in March. December because of the holidays and all that goes with them. September because it is Suicide Prevention Month. This past week was Suicide Prevention Week. I only posted about it here on my blog one time this year, until today. This past week I shared information on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + each day. I wrote a little post for our church bulletin, and I cried a lot.

Yesterday marked 42 months since Kris’ death, but I swear the grief can come up and smack you in the face at any time. It always feels like he was here just yesterday or last week. Then I look at his daughter, now 6, and all the days without him came rushing back. What also comes rushing back is how important Suicide Prevention and Awareness is.

Suicide is a permanent solution for a temporary problem.

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. There are many ways to help.

Awareness needs to be raised about the help available. The stigma about suicide and thoughts of suicide needs to be removed. Use your voice and social media to speak out and raise awareness.

You can volunteer at local chapters and contact your political representatives and lobby for a more open conversation about Mental Health. Mental Health needs to be treated by insurance carriers like any other illness.

September is designated as Suicide Prevention Month but it needs to be in the conversation 365 days a year because suicide doesn’t take a day off. On average there are 123 suicides every day in the U.S. almost 45,000 a year. 

Okay, I am getting off my soapbox. You can see this cause is very important to me. If your lives have been touched by suicide you know the pain. The pain that has left our loved one and transferred to us. Reach Out – Listen Closely – Let Them Know You Care. Don’t be afraid to ask them if they are thinking about suicide. Don’t leave them alone. Encourage them to seek help. 

If you are in crisis, or with someone in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

See my post here for more information and information on how to donate to the Walk for Hope on September 22.

Thank you!

~Lori


Weekly Rewind September 10 – 15, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #37 2018 – 2 Stops in Connecticut!

Plus – BOOK BLAST – A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery by Holly Quinn

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – September – Week #2

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – K Street Killing (Washington Whodunit) by Colleen Shogan – Great Escapes Book Tour @CamelPressBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli – Author of In Want of A Knife: A Little Library Mystery #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway @crookedlanebks

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Deadly Dram: A Whisky Business Mystery by Melinda Mullet – Great Escapes Book Tour @readalibi

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – This Side of Murder (A Verity Kent Mystery) by Anna Lee Huber #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – #Review / #Giveaway – Die Me a River (Welcome Back to Scumble River) by Denise Swanson @sbkslandmark

 

Have a great week!

Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent
Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Summer Girl – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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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.

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 am a Summer Girl! I love summer even on the hottest days. Even on the stormy days. I also believe it just doesn’t last long enough.

The grands went back to school this week. Kaden to 5th grade, Natalie to 1st grade, and Remington to all day 5-year-old kindergarten. They grew so much over the summer and we had some wonderful family days. Weekends for the next few weeks will be filled with watching Kaden play football, and on September 22 we will be participating in the Walk for Life for Suicide Prevention in the morning with football in the afternoon. 

The worst is the days getting shorter and the temperatures getting lower. I shudder when thinking about the winter weather that will be here way too soon. I have lived in my Wisconsin my entire life but each year I get older the more my body hates the cold. I am praying for a long Indian Summer followed by the shortest winter possible followed by a very early spring.  How about you?

~Lori 


Weekly Rewind – September 3 – 8, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #36 2018

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – September – Week #1

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Stabbed in the Baklava (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery) by Tina Kashian – Great Escapes Book Tour – @KensingtonBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Susan Boles – Author of Death said the Gypsy Queen: A Lily Gayle Lambert Mystery – #GuestPost / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Rooted in Deceit (A Greenhouse Mystery) by Wendy Tyson @HeneryPress

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – The Cats Came Back (Magical Cats) by Sofie Kelly @BerkleyMystery

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – One Potion in the Grave (A Magic Potion Mystery) by Heather Blake #Review / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Saturday – #Review / #Giveaway – Goodbye Cruller World (A Deputy Donut Mystery) by Ginger Bolton @KensingtonBooks

Have a wonderful week!

Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent
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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – High Winds & Missing Trash Cans – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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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.

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!

This week got off to its usual start but on Tuesday afternoon things took stormy turn. 

I went to the dentist to get the tooth extracted that had been bothering me. While I was in the chair, the sky got dark and we thought we heard a siren. After the tooth was extracted we heard another siren. As the dental assistant was pushing my wheelchair to the lobby, we were told there was a tornado warning for our area. We got to the lobby and the rain and the wind started and then the power went out. We weren’t leaving the place anytime soon. We watched out the windows as roads flooded, tree limbs were falling and blowing, and trash cans and other things took flight or traveled down the flooded roads. No, we didn’t go to the basement, we watched the storm with the staff and the other patients. I can’t believe how hard it rained. 

After about an hour the rain and wind had stopped and the road in front of the clinic was cleared for us to leave. We reached the corner to find the road to the right, our quickest route home, was blocked by a down tree, so we turned left and made our way around branches and other debris to find the next road we needed to take flooded, another detour and another and we finally were headed in  the right direction for home when we saw even more down trees, homes damaged and roads blocked.

We finally arrived home to find two huge pines trees in our front yard were down.  The soil was wet from all the previous days’ storms and the high winds must have just pushed them over. We lost some siding on the house, our garbage cans and outdoor furniture traveled a bit and the gate to our fence was pushed all the way thru going the wrong way and parts of the fence were damaged. The dogs were safe but scared from being here alone with whatever they heard and felt. Power was out until about 10 p.m. so I was reading by flashlight. During the height of the storm Daughter #2 was at work in the basement. Son #2 was at Walmart taking cover. Daughter #1 was driving to the babysitters in a heavy downpour. The boys were at the babysitter’s house in the basement. 

Wednesday afternoon the landlord arrived to assess the damage and he and some of his friends and son #2 worked to get the trees cut apart and stacked on the tree border so the city could pick up the debris. The city arrived early Thursday morning and it took them 4 trips to remove everything. The yard really looks different without those trees and it is no longer as shady on that side of the house. We will probably wait until Spring to decide what we want to plant there. We still need to work on the fence, replace some siding and do a little work in the basement due to the amount of rain. Unfortunately, there is more rain in the forecast for this weekend. 

Tornados did touch down in two towns near here but so far it has been declared high winds and rain for our town. So many trees we saw on the way home were twisted like corkscrews, so something definitely went through here too. But we are all safe and I haven’t heard of any other people injured. We are very thankful that the trees fell away from the house. We are also thankful for the rapid response of all the utility and city workers. Power was returned within 5-6 hours and they have been working tirelessly to clean up the aftermath. 

~Lori 


Weekly Rewind – August 27 – September 1, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #35 2018 – New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – August 2018 – Week #4

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – The Trouble with Truth (A Gourmet Cat Mystery) by Kathy Krevat

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Bailey Cattrell – Author of Marigolds for Malice (An Enchanted Garden Mystery) #GuestPost #Review #Giveaway – @BerkleyMystery

Thursday – #Review – Wuthering Kites (A Kite Shop Mystery) by Clover Tate @BerkleyMystery

Friday – #Review / #Giveaway – Passport to Murder (A Professor Prather Mystery) by Mary Angela @CamelPressBooks

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Flower Power Fatality (The Psychedelic Spy Mysteries) by Sally Carpenter @CozyCatPress

Plus – September is Suicide Prevention Month – Walk for Hope – September 22, 2018

I hope you have a week full of sunshine!

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent
Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Netter – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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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.

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!

Last weekend was full. Sunday I attended a baby shower for my niece. After 5 years her son will be getting a new baby brother and we are all excited about that.

What made the weekend extra special is that I was able to spend some time with a friend that means the world to me. We used to see each other daily. We had worked together, played together, and raised our families together. Circumstances changed a few years ago that took her and her husband to Kentucky. Thankfully her son, the one whose birthday I told you about last week, still lives here close by in Wisconsin so they do come to visit often. Any time I get to spend with her is priceless and I am still hoping someday to travel to Kentucky and see her life there. My disability and travel do not always blend well together but there may come a day when we just hop in the car and head their direction.  I am sure they will be here again before then and Facebook and phone calls help the miles not seem so far. Love you, Netter!!


Weekly Rewind – August 20 – 25, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #34 2018 – Hitting the West Coast!

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – August 2018 – Week #3

Plus – #Review – Fields’ Guide to Abduction (A Poppy Fields Adventure) by Julie Mulhern Awesome Read

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring Murder on Memory Lake (A Ferrara Family Mystery) by J.D. Griffo – #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – Early #Review – Trust Me by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Plus – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries “Garage Sale Mystery: Murder in D Minor” Premiering this Sunday, Aug. 26th at 9pm/8c! #GarageSaleMysteries #Sleuthers @HallmarkMovie

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Body on Baker Street: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery by Vicki Delany #Review / #Giveaway @crookedlanebks

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Sipped (The Penningtons Investigate) by CT Collier – Great Escapes Book Tour



Wishing you a wonderful week full of laughter and friends!

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent

 

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – What A Week! – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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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.

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 week started out great, I am feeling much better.

Then Daughter #1 called on Wednesday to tell me she has been injured at work the day before and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. She works with the developmentally disabled and loves her job. It takes a special kind of individual for this job and she knows what happened to her is one of the risks.  She was home when she called and is following a concussion protocol and will be going to physical therapy for a tweaked neck. She hopes to return to work soon.  Thanks to our governor they are understaffed and underpaid. I would like for him to work just one of her shifts so he could see how wrong he is. 

I was able to see her in person yesterday at our nephew’s 30th birthday party. Still a little stiff but improving.  Happy Birthday, Darrell!!! 

 We had a great time at the party and the grandkids had a blast too. Of course, all 3 came home with us for a sleepover. Time spent with family always makes a great day! 

Also this week, Kaden had his youth football night. All I know is he is growing way to fast. He is doing really well. He has been given the nickname of Diesel. “Can’t go through him, can’t go around him.” He is on his way to being a great offensive or defensive lineman. His first scrimmage is next Saturday with games the following 6 weekends. Nana and Papa will be hitting the road to hopefully catch every one of them.

And Natalie arrived home from Florida, she missed us all, but she had an awesome time at the beach! 

~Lori

 


Weekly Rewind – August 13 – 18, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #33 2018

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – The Murderer’s Wife by Daralyse Lyons @CozyCatPress

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Cate Conte – Author of Purrder She Wrote: A Cat Cafe Mystery – #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Murder at Ochre Court (A Gilded Newport Mystery) by Alyssa Maxwell @KensingtonBooks

Friday – #Review / #Giveaway – To Bead or Not to Bead (Glass Bead Mystery Series) by Janice Peacock – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – #FlashbackFriday – #Review / #Giveaway – Dead Spider (A Loon Lake Mystery) by Victoria Houston

Saturday – #Spotlight – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Diva (Marty Hudson Mysteries) by Gemma Halliday & Kelly Rey – Great Escapes Tour

I hope you have a wonderful week! 

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent
Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Pain and Management – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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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.

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!

Pain and Management

This week was much better health wise and we got some answers. Thursday was a day full of medical events.

The morning started with grandson Remi getting his adenoids removed. He was a real trooper and back to his crazy self in no time.

Then Mr. Dollycas had a checkup with his doctor and has been referred to the Pain Management Clinic for pain in his legs. He was also told this virus we had is a “doozy” and could take a couple of weeks to get through our systems. He arrived home just in time to take me for my CT scan to examine the cyst on my spinal cord. The scan did show increased pressure on my spinal cord and normal degeneration. I too have been referred to the Pain Management Clinic.

Later in the afternoon, Kaden had his physical to play football and made the appointment to have the bar removed that was inserted into his arm to help heal the break. He will miss 1 game but is excited for the season to begin. He did attend football camp a couple of weeks ago and practices have started.

At about the same time I was in the dentist’s chair to determine what caused this toothache that seemed to appear while I was battling the flu. The tooth is healthy, nothing wrong with it, but the nerve seems to be inflamed/infected. The dentist, a very nice young man, prescribed some antibiotics and explained that while they will help the pain, (and they are), this will not heal the nerve. I have been given the choice of having the tooth pulled or a root canal with a crown added at a later date. Because this is a back tooth I have decided to just do the easiest and cheapest thing and have it extracted. The date has been set for the end of the month and with the way, Mr. Dollycas schedules things our trip to the pain management clinic will probably be the same day.

The rest of the week was spent getting my blog, reading and book tours back on track. No grandkids this weekend as we are taking no chances of them getting sick. Plus Natalie is off on an adventure with her aunt, uncle, and cousin on her mom’s side. Maybe I will have some pictures to share next week. I am sure she is having a blast.

~Lori


Weekly Rewind – August 6 – 11, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #32 2018

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – August 2018 – Week #1

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Midnight Snacks are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery) by Libby Klein – Great Escapes Book Tour – @KensingtonBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Heather Blake – Author of To Catch a Witch: A Wishcraft Mystery #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway – @crookedlanebks

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Death on the Menu: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette – Great Escapes Book Tour – @crookedlanebks

Friday – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries “Garage Sale Mystery: The Mask Murder” Premiering this Sunday, Aug. 12th at 9pm/8c! #GarageSaleMysteries #Sleuthers @HallmarkMovie

Saturday – #Spotlight – Murder, She Reported by Peg Cochran – Great Escapes Book Tour @readalibi

I hope you all have a week full of sunshine, great friends, and wonderful books! 

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent
Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Oh Well – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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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.

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!


Oh Well . . . A week ago last Friday, I quit working a little early because I thought I had caught Mr. Dollycas’ summer cold. Little did I know just a couple of hours later it would evolve into a full-blown case of stomach flu. The next few days are quite a blur. I slept a lot and ran to the bathroom a lot. By Monday evening I was able to eat a banana and some toast with no ill effects so I considered myself cured and ready to get back to work. That is until Tuesday morning when I stood up only to have the floor quickly come up and greet me. I passed out for just a few seconds and thankfully Son #2 was still home to get me back up and send me back to bed. Time to really push the fluids instead of my body. Wednesday I was so proud of myself. I wrote a post for this blog, no review because I couldn’t string sentences together 🙂 but it was a huge accomplishment. Then I discovered that I had done a post the day before but have no memory of doing that whatsoever. I added a little bit of time each day trying to catch up on book tour promotions and making sure there was a blog post each day. It is now Saturday and I have been busy getting this post done and other catch up work. I still have to take breaks because I am totally exhausted most of the time. I just want things to get back to normal. Also, my husband can start to keep these wonderful gifts to himself because he not only shared it with me but his mother too. He took her to a Milwaukee Brewers game the Wednesday before I got sick and she started feeling sick the same time I did. I guess we have someone at his office to blame for giving it to him in the first place. 

I do have to give a big THANK YOU to my daughter Elizabeth. She was communication central to the Great Escapes bloggers and informed people what was going on with me on my blog, Facebook, and Twitter, all while taking excellent care of me and her dad and still working her own job. She went above and beyond! Thank you, Betsy!

~Lori

Weekly Rewind – July 30 – August 4, 2018

Monday – No Post 

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – July 2018 – Week #5

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Poppy Harmon Investigates (A Desert Flowers Mystery) by Lee Hollis @KensingtonBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring Death Over Easy (A Country Store Mystery) by Maddie Day – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries “Garage Sale Mystery: The Pandora’s Box Murders” Premiering this Sunday, Aug. 5th at 9pm/8c!

Plus – #Review (Coming Soon) / #Giveaway – The Scent of Waikiki (Trouble in Paradise) by Terry Ambrose – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #Spotlight – A Reel Catch (The Lotus Bay Mysteries) by Lorraine Bartlett

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – A Dark and Twisting Path (A Writer’s Apprentice Mystery) by Julia Buckley @BerkleyMystery

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Knot My Sister’s Keeper (A Quilting Mystery) by Mary Marks – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – S’more Murders (A Five-Ingredient Mystery) by Maya Corrigan – Great Escapes Book Tour – @KensingtonBooks

And – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (A Royal Spyness Mystery) by Rhys Bowen @BerkleyMystery

No new books this week 🙁

I hope you all are blessed with both! 

Dollycas
Your Escape With A Good Book Travel Agent
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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – The Best Medicine – Weekly Rewind – Mail Call

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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.

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 pedicure technicians.

The Best Medicine

I had a doctor appointment earlier in the week that didn’t quite go as planned. A few years after my accident an inoperable cyst formed on my spinal cord at the point of injury in my neck that causes tingling and pain in my arms. Medications handle that pain but need to be changed when one stops working, which the current one has. Usually, the doctor just prescribes a new drug, but this doctor is new to me and was surprised that so many years had passed without a followed up x-ray or scan. We handled the x-ray that day and I saw the hardware in my neck for the first time in a like 15 years. He has ordered a CT scan and that will be scheduled as soon as approved by insurance. When the cyst was originally found the prognosis wasn’t good, at the one-year follow-up no future appointments with the specialist were scheduled and he said to live every day like it could be my last and that the cyst could rupture anytime. That was the last time I had a scan so now I am curious. Has the cyst grown, shrunk, stayed the same? I have clearly exceeded life expectations. I haven’t been living each day like it could be my last but I cherish each day I spend with my family. 

So, we had a full house this weekend. Natalie arrived Friday night and Daughter #1 arrived with the boys Saturday morning. No real plans as there was rain in the forecast. Manis, pedis, facials, movies for the girls. Video games, movies and even a facial for one of the boys 🙂 A weekend like this was just the medicine I needed. 

~Lori


Weekly Rewind – July 16 – 21, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #29 2018

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – July 2018 – Week #3

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Poisoned Pages (A Booktown Mystery) by Lorna Barrett @BerkleyMystery

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring – Berried at Sea by Peg Cochran – #Review / #Giveaway @BeyondthePage

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Shelved Under Murder: A Blue Ridge Library Mystery by Victoria Gilbert Great Escapes Book Tour @crookedlanebks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – The Witch and the Dead (Wishcraft Mystery) by Heather Blake #Review / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Saturday – #Spotlight – Disorderly Conduct (A Maggie McDonald Mystery) by Mary Feliz – Great Escapes Book Tour @lyricalpress

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service (A Royal Spyness Mystery) by Rhys Bowen @BerkleyMystery

I wish you all a week full of things that tickle your funny bone!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent
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