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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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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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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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

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HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Both Dad’s in my life watch over us from heaven, but they are always in my heart and thoughts. I wish our children had more time with them and our grandchildren had met them. They were taken from us much too soon. 

My week started Monday morning meeting a new doctor. Mr. Dollycas’s doctor is retiring and I had really lost confidence in my doctor after some stupid, thankfully not life-threatening errors. We really liked him and he has agreed to take both of us on with our vast medical issues. He had some great suggestions and insights. He had me redo a couple of lab tests so he could straighten out my prescriptions. I have never had trouble giving blood but did this time so I am sporting a nice bruise. The labs came back better than expected, hopefully, now I am back on track. Mr. Dollycas still has to follow up with his surgeon for a while but now he has a new family practice physician. 

One of the authors touring with Great Escapes Book Tours really brightened up my Friday when the clerk from local flower shop knocked on my door. I love organizing those tours.

Other than that it was a pretty uneventful week. Blogging and book tours filled by days and reading and television filled by nights. Not much really to watch as far as dramas though. I am excited that CBS is bringing The Good Fight off their paid access to free television tonight. I enjoyed The Good Wife and would have watched The Good Fight right away but I wasn’t going to pay extra for it. 

Did you do anything fun last week? 

~Lori


Weekly Rewind – June 10 – 15, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #24 2019 – Check Out My Escapes

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Those People by Louise Candlish

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring Dead Big Dawg (A Loon Lake Mystery) by Victoria Houston – #Review / #Giveaway @GalleryBooks

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – A Crafter Hooks a Killer: A Handcrafted Mystery by Holly Quinn – Great Escapes Book Tour @crookedlanebks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Game of Scones (A Sugar & Spice Mystery) by Mary Lee Ashford #Review / #Giveaway @lyricalpress

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Death in Kew Gardens (A Below Stairs Mystery) by Jennifer Ashley @BerkleyMystery

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway The Corpse Wore Stilettos by MJ O’Neill – Great Escapes Book Tour @melindajONeill


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We had a big day yesterday. 

The day started out with Mr. Dollycas and Daughter #2 taking the dogs to the yearly vet appointment. We still go to the same vet that we had before our move so it is about an hour away. For dogs 16 years old they are in pretty good health. Their hearing is mostly gone, their vision is declining, they have some fatty tumors and some arthritis is setting in but they are still pretty frisky and keep us on our toes.  You have to look closely but Oreo, our black and white dog is in the driver’s seat and Nera is ready to ride shotgun. 🙂 They were definitely ready to leave the vet and come home.

 

Our day continued to our honorary son’s house to celebrate 2 birthdays and celebrate new life after heart surgery. Our friend, John had open heart surgery to repair a bad valve almost 3 weeks ago at the Cleveland Clinic. At his followup appointment, he ended up being readmitted for another overnight visit to regulate his heartbeat, scaring the daylights out of everyone, before returning home to Kentucky. Then a couple of days later he ended up overnight there in the hospital to get the rhythm regulated again, another big scare.  

The plan was to come to Wisconsin this weekend for his grandson’s birthday party but I thought after the extra 2 trips to the hospital his visit would be postponed. But, nope, I was stunned to learn on he was on his way and after just 1 overnight stop he was pulling in to his son’s home. I have known John almost my entire life and knew he was stubborn. This time it is paying off. He is making a great recovery. We hope to see him and his awesome wife Annette when they come to Wisconsin again in a couple of weeks. 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

The birthdays we celebrated were Dakota’s 7th birthday and Daughter’s #2’s 28th birthday. Mother Nature tried to rain on our party but a little rain could never stop this group. Dakota’s party has come to be our annual first get together of the summer. We always have fun and make future summer plans. 

What did you do this weekend?

~Lori

 

Weekly Rewind – May 27 – June 1, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #22 2019

Tuesday – Nana’s Nook – Pinky Got Out! by Michael Portis (Author), Lori Richmond (Illustrator) #Review

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Southern Sass and Killer Cravings (Marygene Brown Mysteries) by Kate Young @KensingtonBooks @KAYoungBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Dana Dratch – Author of Seeing Red (A Red Herring Mystery) #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – A Daughter’s Truth by Laura Bradford @KensingtonBooks @bradfordauthor

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Dead Firefly (A Loon Lake Mystery) by Victoria Houston #Review / #Giveaway #FF

Saturday – #Spotlight – A Patchwork of Clues (Queen Bees Quilt Shop) by Sally Goldenbaum @lyricalpress @sallygoldenbaum

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Murder, She Wrote: Murder in Red by Jessica Fletcher & Jon Land @BerkleyMystery

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead filled with plenty of time to Escape Into A Good Book!

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I want to wish all the moms a very Happy Mother’s Day!

It was a normal week here for me, but Daughter #1 can’t say the same. She was driving home from work Monday afternoon when a semi kicked up a huge piece of the highway. No time to stop she hit the concrete and the front tire on the driver’s side exploded. The piece continued on with some velocity to damage the oil pan, catalytic converter, muffler before taking out one of the rear tires. “It happened so fast!”

First, I am thankful she was not hurt and must have done some great driving to keep it under control. A few years ago a friend had the same thing happen but the rock went through his windshield and he was badly hurt. Since the damage to her car was mostly under the vehicle, it looks like a car with 2 flat tires. That is why the insurance company is giving her such a hard time.

Me with Daughter #1

When she called to report the accident the woman told her not to worry she had full coverage. She had it towed to a local place, where they took pictures, worked up an estimate, and contacted the insurance company.  They responded saying they would just replace the tires, which costs less than her deductible, and not address any of the other issues. She can’t drive it without the other things fixed.

After trying for days to get them to see reason they are now requiring the car to be towed to a shop of their choosing, which won’t happen until tomorrow or Tuesday. Plus they will not pay for a rental car until work is actually started on her car.

To say the least, she is frustrated and I feel so bad for her. She works so hard, in a very difficult job that she loves, for which I wish she was better compensated.  She is a wonderful mom to Kaden and Remi and shouldn’t have to put up with this crap. Sadly in our state, the roads are in terrible condition and the state holds no responsibility for any accidents or injuries so if the insurance company doesn’t take care of all the issues, it will be out of her pocket. Having insurance is a great thing until you actually try to use it. “Hey, insurance companies, news flash! Nobody’s perfect!” (sadly she doesn’t have Liberty Mutual)

    

Weekly Rewind – May 6 – 11, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #19 2019

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – A Deadly Feast: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette – Great Escapes Book Tour @lucyburdette @crookedlanebks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Annette Dashofy – Author of Fair Game (A Zoe Chambers Mystery) – #AuthorInterview – #Review / #Giveaway @HeneryPress – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – The Good Detective by John McMahon @PutnamBooks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Pineapple Upside Down Murder (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series) by Jodi Rath #Review / #Giveaway @jodirath

Saturday – Spotlight / #Giveaway – For a Good Paws (A Barkery & Biscuits Mystery) by Linda O. Johnston – Great Escapes Book Tour @midnightinkbook

Have a wonderful week!

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Yesterday we joined the people from Mr. Dollycas’s office for YOOPER DAY at the ballpark. His boss is from the U.P. 🙂 We scored cool hats and T-shirts as we entered. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers were playing the Burlington Bees. The Rattlers were behind 5 runs at the end of the first inning. A rally in the 8th brought them close, but they ended up losing 8 – 6. 🙁

It was definitely not a nice Spring day. The temperature stayed right at 39 degrees and the wind added to the chill. But it didn’t rain or snow! 

Mr. Dollycas and I lasted less than one inning before we made the trip upstairs to the indoor club room where we could watch the game through the windows or on the television. We were also able to watch the NFL draft.

By about the third inning Daughter #2 and Daughter #1 and her family joined us in the warm indoors. Grandson Kaden ventured out on the balcony and stayed there for most of the game. His brother Remi joined him for part of the time. The kids went back to their seats for the last couple of innings, but us grandparents stayed where it was warm. The boys really enjoyed the game. Son #2 sadly had to work. 

We enjoyed a fun tailgate before the game and we had a great time all day despite the cold. We were already talking about going to another game this summer before we left the park, either the Timber Rattlers again or maybe the Milwaukee Brewers. Papa was just thrilled that we all enjoyed the game so much! 

Natalie and her mom were on an adventure of their own. They took the train to Chicago and to the American Girl store to celebrate birthdays with her girl cousins and their moms.

Weekly Rewind – April 22 – 27, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #17 2019

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – The Diva Sweetens the Pie (A Domestic Diva Mystery) by Krista Davis @KensingtonBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Magickal Mystery Lore (An Abracadabra Mystery) by Sharon Pape #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @sbpape

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Thread on Arrival (A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery) by Lea Wait @KensingtonBooks

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, and Jon Land #Spotlight / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Saturday – #Spotlight – The Body in the Wetlands (A Jazzi Zanders Mystery) by Judi Lynn – Great Escapes Book Tour @lyricalpress

Wishing you a happy week! 

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We are having a quiet weekend, at least it has been so far. The great news is that my new computer has finally arrived. Mr. Dollycas and I are working on getting all the software loaded and files transferred from the temporary computer I have been using. The files from the old drive are still a work-in-progress but I have high hopes. I plan to start using the new one Monday morning while having this one on stand by just in case. I will post an update next week. 

Weekly Rewind – April 15 – 20, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #16 2019

Tuesday – #Review – Night Beach (The Seaside Saga)by Joanne DeMaio

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Daryl Wood Gerber – Author of Sifting Through Clues (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) #GuestPost / #Recipe / #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour – @DarylWoodGerber

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – The Egyptian Antiquities Murder (HighSociety Lady Detective) by Sara Rosett @SaraRosett

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Lucky Stiff (Mattie Winston Mysteries) by Annelise Ryan #Review / #Giveaway #FF @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – Special Guest – Barbara Barrett – Author of Connect the Dots (Mah Jongg Mysteries) – Great Escapes Book Tour – #Interview / #Giveaway

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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An Event FULL Week!

LueAnn and Holly Quinn

I knew last week was going to be a busy week but I missed an event on Tuesday that I was looking forward to because my body just wouldn’t cooperate. I mentioned last week how the weather changes were affecting me.

To celebrate National Library Week new cozy author, Holly Quinn was going to be at the library where my sister works Tuesday night. She and I planned to go together. Well by about noon on Tuesday I had to admit I was not going to be able to leave the house. My left ear was still plugged and truthfully it felt like my whole body was congested. My amazing sister still went to the event and had so much fun. It isn’t often cozy authors are in this neck of the woods, so I am sad I missed this opportunity. Holly does live in Wisconsin, so I hope I can attend one of her events soon. 

By Thursday, I was feeling a bit better, which was good because grandson, Remington’s Spring Concert was that night. For the record, the nice weather from last week was gone, snow on Wednesday, cold, wind, and rain on Thursday, so the only place Spring could be found was in the high school gymnasium.

The concert was for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. There were more than 100 kindergartners on that stage and it was hard to pick him out from the masses, so I grabbed him for a picture on the way out. The kids all did a wonderful job. It just amazed me that I graduated from that school almost 40 years ago and not too much had changed. That is both a good thing and a bad thing. Great for memories but there are a lot of people in the community questioning if the facilities are meeting student needs. With grandkids in the district, this is something I will be following. 

That brings us to Event #3. Natalie’s Dance Recital and Birthday Lunch. Again at my old high school. After months of practice, the kids took to the stage to dance to the Greatest TV Show theme songs. All the dancers started off the show dancing to the theme from The Greatest Showman and then her group danced to The Dukes Of Hazard and Kacey Undercover theme songs.

After the recital, we picked up the grandsons (Daughter #1 had to work 😥 ) and went to a local restaurant for an early birthday lunch for Natalie because her mom has a surprise getaway planned for the weekend after her birthday.

It was great that Mr. Dollycas’s mom joined us for both the recital and the lunch too. I also was able to visit with a woman I used to work with before my accident at the recital during the short intermission. That really made my day. 

So while I did miss 1 event I am so happy I was able to attend the others. I have no events on my calendar for this week so I am going to rest up because with this family things can pop up at a moments notice. 😀

~Lori 

Weekly Rewind April 8 – 13, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #15 2019

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – An Artless Demise (A Lady Darby Mystery) by Anna Lee Huber @BerkleyMystery

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Murder in Tranquility Park (A Ferrara Family Mystery) by J.D. Griffo #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – The Don Con by Richard Armstrong

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Guilty as Cinnamon (A Spice Shop Mystery) by Leslie Budewitz #Review / #Giveaway #FF

Saturday – Special Post – The Surprising Reading Habits of Millennials – The Expert Editor

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