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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

My trip to the wound care clinic this past week had me really depressed as there just seems to be no improvement. The doctor there said it was time to go to my oncologist for a little help. Both she and I feel that one of my cancer drugs is hindering my healing. When the warnings of the drug say it  “can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections” and low blood cell counts, which we saw a couple of weeks ago that I am experiencing, I agreed it was time for action. I was barely home from the clinic when I received a call to stop taking the medication, which I did that day. But until the drug clears my system, and it could take a while, I am still feeling tired and rundown. I go back to the wound care clinic next Tuesday and meet with my oncologist and have labwork on Thursday. I know I was on the medication for a reason and had been tolerating it well until recently. I hope he can come up with a new plan of attack so I can get my legs healed and feel better by the holidays.

On Thursday my spirits picked up nicely. Daughter #2 took me to get my first haircut since Mr. Dollycas shaved my head when my hair was falling out in clumps due to chemo. It had come back in with some nice curls but was also coming in very uneven. It is really thin but soft on the top and longer in the back, especially on one side. Another side effect of the drug was hair loss so since I am off of it now I thought it was a great time to get it evened up and hopefully promote new growth. I cried as I looked in the mirror. I felt like a new woman. Daughter #2 commented I had some pep in my step. Still tired but grateful to look more like me. I am used to having really thick hair that grows fast so I hope that comes back eventually.

Other than that I spent a lot of time at my desk. I am really behind booking book tours and that is not fair to my bloggers or the authors. My email inbox was also overflowing. I had decided to work late Friday night to catch up on emails but Outlook started to have major issues after 6 p.m. which was very frustrating. Maybe it was the world’s way of telling me to go and relax and I did with a good book and some television. It was back up and working yesterday so I am back to winding my way through all those lovely messages.

How was your week? Pick me up, tell me something fun you did last week!

Weekly Rewind – October 18 – 23, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #42 – 2021

Tuesday – A Brush with Murder: A Paint by Murder Mystery by Bailee Abbott #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @crookedlanebks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – featuring The Enemy You Gnocchi: A Christmas Cozy Mystery (Italian Chef Mysteries) by Catherine Bruns #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – Mistletoe Cake Murder (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery) by Lena Gregory #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @lyricalpress @LenaGregory03

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Let Her Be (Hush Collection) by Lisa Unger #Review / #PrimeFree

Saturday – Vintage Trailers and Blackmailers – A Jules Keene Glamping Mystery by Heather Weidner #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @HeatherWeidner1

Plus – Deep Green Envy (Deep Lakes Cozy Mystery Series) by Joy Ann Ribar #Review


I wish you a week filled with joy!

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

First, I just have to share this video with you. If you follow this blog you know I love my puppies. We were so sad to lose Thunder last week. This video put a huge smile on my face.

Thunder’s parents are already looking for a new pup. I think it is too soon but Thomas and Charlotte are really missing Thunder. Thomas has been asking a ton of questions and has asked several times if they could rescue another dog. So I may have news on that soon.

Kaden #96 Back Row Center

The highlight of my week was going to watch Kaden and Remi play their last football games of the season. Let me tell you the wind made the weather freezing cold. I was bundled up and covered in blankets and was still cold.

We started the day watching Kaden’s 8th-grade team and those boys play so well together. There are a few standouts on the offense but each game played is really a team effort. Kaden played both offense and defense this year. Right tackle on offense and a nose tackle on defense and he is a tackling machine. The coaches call him Diesel for a reason. The final score was  48 – 0. I am sure the high school coaches are excited about getting these kids on their teams next year.

Remi – back row 2nd from right

Then we moved over to was Remi play. Just moving to that area, the wind died down and the sunshine was great. I could actually put the blankets down.

Remi plays flag football on a much smaller field and a 6 man team. He played a 3 game tournament and his team won all 3 games. All the boys played great. It really is a good way to teach them the basics. Remi did well at every position he played but we see him more on the offense in the future, he caught some wild passes this year and has played quarterback too. It will be fun to see what the future holds.

A lot of people bring their dogs to this field so Daisy came along. She was so good but her herding nature was in full force. Daughter #2 kept her on a tight leash or she would have tried to herd all those kids into groups. I had to laugh, there was a game going on behind us, a group of younger kids, and they were so busy watching and playing with Daisy their coach had to fight to get their attention after he gave Daisy a pat on the head he “herded” his team back onto the field.

One of the best things about going to these games is that I run into old friends. A friend that I have known my entire life, a friend I met in elementary school, and a few friends that I got to know after I was married and had children. We do stay in touch on Facebook but those few moments we share watching our grandkids are precious. I will never take them for granted. I do hope for longer visits in the future.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – October 11-16, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #41 – 2021

Tuesday – Stitch, Bake, Die! (An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery) by Lois Winston #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tours

Plus – The Wedding Soup Murder (An Italian Kitchen Mystery) by Rosie Genova #ReviewRewind / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Deep Green Envy (Deep Lakes Cozy Mystery Series) by Joy Ann Ribar #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book TourReview Coming Soon

Thursday – Paper Shortage and Supply Line Issues

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Howloween Murder (A Melanie Travis Mystery) by Laurien Berenson #Review / #Giveaway #KensingtonCozies @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – Holiday Fake-out: 22 Fake Holiday Dates to Heat Up the Season – Great Escapes Book Blast #Giveaway

And – Festive Mayhem 2 (Seven Holiday Culinary Cozy Mysteries) by Paige Sleuth, Francelia Belton, Angela Henry, Rhoda Berlin, Carolyn Marie Wilkins, Barbara Howard, and Stella Oni #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

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

Pick up a book and escape into an awesome adventure!

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 sad week around here as our grandpup crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Thunder was a rescue, an older pit bull mix that really needed a home. He was only with Son #2’s family for about 3 years but he immediately took up a huge part of our hearts. He had been staying with us because we were home all day and therefore didn’t need to be kenneled at all. A senior dog that put up with everything young pup Daisy dished out. They zoomed around the house together and tugged each end of a tuggy toy.  He loved his kids, Thomas and Charlotte, and was so tender with them. His name may have been Thunder but he hated thunder. Whenever there was a storm he attached himself to me, usually sitting on my foot where I could give him a lot of love and attention. It’s sure not the same around here without him. He was a cool dog, my Thunderpup, we all miss him like crazy.

Yesterday, was a grand day. I got out of the house and went somewhere that was not a clinic or a hospital. We traveled about an hour away to watch Kaden play football. He played great and they won again 40-13. The team this year is really excelling. I also got to check in with some old friends and Charlotte was busy making new ones and she met a little girl a little younger than her and charmed a group of 8th-grade girls too. It was fun to all get together to cheer on Kaden and his team. The weather was fabulous too. It was pretty foggy on the way there but when it cleared a beautiful day was revealed. Remington has a tournament next week and Kaden has his last game, both at home so I am already planning my next escape from this house to somewhere fun.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – October 4 – 9, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #40 – 2021

Tuesday – Twisted Tea Christmas (A Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring A Perfect Bind (A Beloved Bookroom Mystery) by Dorothy St. James #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Spilled Milk (Barks & Beans Cafe Cozy Mystery) by Heather Day Gilbert #Review

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Verse and Vengeance: A Magical Bookshop Mystery by Amanda Flower #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – The Fog Ladies: In the Soup (A San Francisco Cozy Murder Mystery) by Susan McCormick #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.

Have a great week!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post Thoughts

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 just wasn’t a good week for me. Tuesday I went to my wound care appointment and I just don’t see any improvement. It is so frustrating when the doctor doesn’t seem to believe I elevate my leg several times a day. I do and we are trying to rig something up again under my desk to elevate it more, but it is my paralyzed leg and sometimes it has a mind of its own and will jump right off the box we use to elevate my leg or right off my recliner. I also am dealing with a lot of pain, usually at night when I would love to sleep. Now the bills are starting to come in and boy are these visits expensive even after insurance pays their share and there doesn’t seem an end in sight.

Then on Thursday, I had a check-in and labs at the cancer center. My oncologist was not there because he and his wife just had a baby girl so he is on paternity leave. I love his nurse practitioner though. She has met with me several times and we just click. But she had to give me some bad news. My lab work showed that I was severely anemic. So they took me off the Verzenio for a week and yesterday I went to the hospital for a transfusion of 2 units of blood. I had the best intentions to work while I sat there for almost 7 hours. The laptop was in my bag and I had my Kindle so I could read but after the transfusion started they wrapped me up in a warm blanket and I fell asleep, barely waking up when they checked my vitals several times. I did wake up when lunch arrived and did some reading as they started the second unit, but again, new warm blanket, eyes slammed. The nurses were not surprised because they could see I was depleted and honestly I thought my whole issue was staying up too late at night reading and I just needed more sleep.  I felt pretty good when they sent me home but I had instructions to rest, nap, and avoid stress and that didn’t happen I was stressed about the book tour promotions I hadn’t done that morning so I sat down to do those. Then the emails were calling my name so I did a few of those but I was dragging so I went to rest. Later more stress came out of left field but I just had to ignore the best I could and shift back my recliner for yet another nap.

There was some good news yesterday though. Both Kaden and Remi had football games and they played so well. Remi had 3 touchdowns during his game and Kaden played great, had some great tackles, and ended the game by sacking the quarterback. It was another blowout game and I am so mad I missed it and Remi’s game. They play again next Saturday and come hell or high water I am going to be there.

I am hoping for a better week this week. Less pain and no stress.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – September 27 – October 2, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #39 – 2021

Tuesday – Mocha, She Wrote: A Bakeshop Mystery by Ellie Alexander #Review

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring The Glitter End: A Cozy Mystery (Stationery Shop Mystery) by Vivian Conroy #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – Playing Possum (The 2 Sisters Pet Valet Mysteries) by Dane McCaslin #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – It Cannoli Be Murder: A Culinary Cozy Mystery (Italian Chef Mysteries) by Catherine Bruns #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – With all the excitement last week I somehow forgot to post. 


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

To say this was a crazy week is a huge understatement. The little’s daycare shut down for 10 days to do some “deep, heavy cleaning”. Charlotte tested positive for RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection) and COVID19 although the COVID test may have been a false positive due to her age and the symptoms are similar to RSV. Thomas tested positive for RSV. Nana and Papa became a daycare for the week and other than a morning cough they sure didn’t act sick. Daughter #2 ended up with a really bad cold which could have been RSV but tested negative for COVID. On top of that, I woke up extra early on Monday with a stomach bug that carried into Tuesday. Due to all the illness in the house, we had to cancel my wound care appointment for the week. Kaden and Natalie were here when the results were coming in and had to miss a few days of school but never showed any symptoms of either illness. Kaden quarantined with us to keep Remi safe until Thursday and was a huge help with Charlotte and Thomas.

This past Wednesday I remembered my dad on what would have been his 97th birthday. Cancer took him from us back in 1988 and he has been on my mind a lot during my own cancer fight. He knew something was wrong but never went to the doctor until it was too late. In fact, he died just 2 short weeks after he was diagnosed. He was a strong man, he met with friends and family up to the day he died and even planned his own funeral.

Then on Saturday, it was Daughter #1’s birthday. I was able to see her on Thursday when she picked up Kaden but we talk or text almost every day. My late-night reading hours mesh well with her working the third shift so it is not unusual to have a message string that goes between midnight and 2 am at least once during the week.

I love my children and grandchildren so much but thankfully the daycare reopens tomorrow and Daughter #2 feels well enough to return to work and things get back to normal around here, me, Mr. Dollycas, and the animals. I also hope the daycare has learned a lesson because way to many kids got sick this time around.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – September 20 -25, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #38 – 2021

Tuesday – Under the Weather

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Burden of Poof (Bonnie & Clyde Mysteries) by Julie Anne Lindsey #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – The Corpse in the Gazebo (A Food Blogger Mystery) by Debra Sennefelder #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Deep Bitter Roots (Deep Lakes Cozy Mystery Series) by Joy Ann Ribar #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – One of Us: A Tower District Mystery by Lorie Lewis Ham #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @mysteryrat

Have some fun 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

Well, my week started out with my usual wound care appointment. The doctor there had requested a venous ultrasound of my legs to be sure there was no impediment to my healing. I had that done on Wednesday and it came back with no abnormalities. So we are back to the regular treatment plan and I have already noticed a little bit of improvement.

Friday evening brought both Kaden and Natalie to the house. Natalie’s visit was preplanned and Kaden’s was more spur of the moment. He had an away game yesterday and both his parents had to work and they needed someone to get him to his game. His team really played well as did he. They beat their opponent 38 – 0.

Natalie had her 1st volleyball game earlier in the week and had a great time.

I also spent the week working on book tours, October requests have been crazy and November looks to be busy too. I have so many books coming up for review too. I will need to hit the ground running to get everything done.

How was your week?



Weekly Rewind – September 13 – 18, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #37 – 2021

Plus – COVER REVEAL – An Eggnog to Die For (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery) by Amy Pershing

Tuesday – No Grater Crime (A Country Store Mystery) by Maddie Day #Review @maddiedayauthor @KensingtonBooks

Plus –  Swindler’s Revenge: A Karina Cardinal Mystery by Ellen Butler #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Swimming with the Fishes: An Ozarks Lake Mystery by Marc Jedel #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Cat’s Meow (The 2 Sisters Pet Valet Mysteries) by Dane McCaslin #Review / #Giveaway

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Ukulele Murder: A Nani Johnson Aloha Lagoon Mystery by Leslie Langtry #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – A Calculated Whisk (A Vintage Kitchen Mystery) by Victoria Hamilton #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


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 fabulous 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

This past week, especially yesterday we remember and reflect on the tragedies that happened on September 11, 2001. Everyone was remembering where they were when the towers fell. My accident was on March 14, 2001, and I was released from the hospital on June 1 with still a long way to go in my recovery of what the new me would become. So on September 11 I had just sent the kids off to school and was sitting in my wheelchair waiting for the home health nurse to come and get me ready for my day and head out to physical therapy. I turned on the television and just froze.  The horrific pictures on the screen just brought me to tears. The nurse arrived and we cried together while getting me dressed. Shortly after I received a phone call that my therapy was canceled.  I stayed glued to the television screen all day and those images are ingrained in my memory forever. I watched day after day as the first responders put their lives on the line to find survivors. Our country suffered unthinkable loss and everyone pulled together. We continue to hear the stories and the names of those lost. The bravery of so many and the grief of all those families. I know I will never forget. I will always remember.

Where were you when tragedy struck our country?


Weekly Rewind – September 6 – 11, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #36 – 2021

Tuesday  – Murder with Orange Pekoe Tea (A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery) by Karen Rose Smith #Review @karenrosemith @KensingtonBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Death of a Red-Hot Rancher (A Love Is Murder Mystery) by Mimi Granger #Review / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Thursday – What the Cat Dragged In (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) by Miranda James #Review @BerkleyMystery

Friday – An Untidy Affair: A David Blaise Mystery by MB Dabney #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @mbdabney27

Saturday – Ghost Cat of Ocean Cove (A Tenth Life Cozy Mystery) by Mollie Hunt #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @MollieHuntCats



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 super week!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post Thoughts

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

The highlight of our week was Charlotte’s 2nd Birthday Party. Sadly the weather was chilly which moved the party indoors and COVID reared its ugly head in both school systems the other grands attend and several other extended were dealing with the same so it ended up a smaller event than planned and that means we will be eating cake for several days. It was wonderful that G.G. (Great Grandma Wendy) was able to join us.

I did make a couple of trips to wound care and to the cancer center for my monthly labs. I may be a bit anemic but am waiting to hear from the doctor to see if there are any med changes. But for the most part, I am feeling pretty good.

Other than that my week was filled with blogging, book tours, and reading. There was always something popping to keep me going.

How was your week?

 


Weekly Rewind – August 30 – September 4, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #35 – 2021

Tuesday – X Marks the Murder: A Wendy Grace Mystery by Pam Stucky #Review @pamstuckyauthor

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Partners in Lime: A Beachfront Cozy Mystery (Seaside Café Mysteries) by Bree Baker #Review / #Giveaway @PPPress @BreeBakerBooks

Thursday – Cover Reveal – The Friday Night Mystery Club by Joanna Campbell Slan

Plus – Deadly Summer Nights (A Catskill Summer Resort Mystery) by Vicki Delany #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @vickidelany

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Doggone Dead (The 2 Sisters Pet Valet Mysteries) by Dane McCaslin #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Malice in Miami: A Jamie Quinn Mystery by Barbara Venkataraman #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

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! I hope you are able to enjoy the long weekend!

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!

It has been quite a week of despair in the world.
COVID on the rise, the deaths in Afghanistan,
the people fleeing from there as the troops withdraw,
fires in the west,
and hurricane Ida making its way and doing tons of damage.
Plus everyone’s personal challenges.
This week I learned that an author friend’s cancer returned and she is starting treatment all over again.
My heart and thoughts go out to all.

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

This week started with a very happy face. “Hey, Mom, Nana, Papa, I am ready to come in.” Miss Daisy has a bad case of FOMO. She barely gets put outside when she begs to come in. She sure keeps us on our toes.

Tuesday since Daughter #2 was home recovering from her wisdom teeth removal she took me to the wound clinic. We were barely out of town when the sky opened up with a hell of a storm. We did discuss pulling over once but slow and steady got us to where we needed to go. It was like traveling in a never-ending car wash. Roads were flooded and it was hard to see. She pulled under the awning at the clinic and got me a wheelchair and into the lobby and then went to park the car. Good thing she took me that day because Mr. Dollycas could never have made that run. She was still pretty wet when she arrived. After my appointment, we came out to the sun trying to peek out through the clouds and the rain moving off to the east.

On Thursday this delightful little dolly turned 2! Her mom and dad are both under the weather so her party has been postponed for a bit. I truly can’t believe how fast she has grown and how quickly she catches on to things. She can become a pretty good mischief-maker in the blink of an eye and the next moment the sweetest little cuddler. I am so happy when her parents bring her by or ask us to babysit. These moments pass too fast at this age and I don’t want to miss a single one. Happy Birthday, Miss Charlotte! My favorite two-year-old on the planet.

Friday night meant youth football night for Kaden and Remi. Looks like Kaden is working hard to pass up his dad pretty handedly in the height department. He had his first game last night and Remi has his yesterday afternoon. We missed both sadly because Mr. Dollycas tweaked his ankle somehow. He did have a couple of falls last week but felt fine until Wednesday. Of course, he refuses to go to the doctor.

Our week rounded out with a few more storms but nothing like they are facing in the southeast. I would kinda enjoy them if they didn’t bother our granddog Thunder so much. He came with that name from the shelter. It is just sad that a dog named Thunder hates Thunder. But we do have a system set up. He is either on Mr. Dollycas’s lap or on my foot getting tons of pets and snuggles. He is such a handsome fella.

How was your week?

Weekly Rewind – August 23 = 28, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #34 – 2021

Tuesday – Murder At Magic Cakes Cafe (English Village Witch Cozy) by Rosie Reed #Spotlight / #FreeNovella – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Railroaded 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery) by J.C. Eaton #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – Cajun Kiss of Death: A Cajun Country Mystery by Ellen Byron #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @crookedlanebks

Friday – The Spirit Woman of Locklear Mountain by Elaine Faber #AuthorInterview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Deadly Cypher: A World War II Mystery (The Deadly Series) by Kate Parker #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escape Book Tour

Saturday – To Fetch a Killer, Four Fun “Tails” of Chaos and Murder by Maria Hudgins, Teresa Inge, Heather Weidner, and Jayne Ormerod #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour



Plus I won an author giveaway!

After all the rain I am wishing you a week filled with sunshine!

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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
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HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

It was an interesting week around here.

Z Z Z sleepTuesday I went for my weekly appointment for treatment of the ulcers on my leg and had to share there was a new sore on my other leg. Surprisingly there is no real pain on that leg but the debridement of the sores on my paralyzed leg was intense and when the numbing medication wore off the pain was intense too. Thankful for pain medication I was able to finish my workday and went to bed early. Wednesday I woke up feeling good, but by mid-morning, I just couldn’t keep my eyes open. I told Mr. Dollycas I was going to take a short nap. He checked on me at 3 and I got up to write a review that had to post the next day and went back to bed. (Thank God, my husband proofread that post and fixed it before it went live the next day.) I slept the rest of the day and night away.  I was still feeling a little rundown the next day but could handle all the tasks I couldn’t handle the day before. I felt better as the week went on but was still a little tired. I will discuss this with the doctor at my next appointment on Tuesday and with my other doctors if this fatigue continues. I have had fatigue issues since I began my cancer treatments but nothing this intense since I finished the treatments. Hopefully, this is just another little blip in my life.

Friday Daughter #2 had her wisdom teeth out. She has been having issues for years and finally decided it was time to get them out. She had purchased all kinds of soft foods and a special ice pack and who knows what else but by yesterday she was doing really well and following all the oral surgeon’s directions. She even felt good enough to spend time with Charlotte. Charlotte who is going to be 2 in just 4 days.

Kaden started football practices this week and I can’t wait for the games to start. Natalie has started volleyball practice and she loves it. I am sure Remi will be starting football practice soon and Thomas has been enjoying his soccer games. School starts for the older kids next week. Where in the world did the summer go?

How was your week?



Weekly Rewind – August 16 -21, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #33 – 2021

Tuesday – Death by Leprechaun: A Saint Patrick’s Day Murder in Dublin (Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series) by Jennifer S. Alderson #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring A Scone of Contention: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay #Review

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Chili to Die For (A Willow Crier Cozy Mystery) by Lilly York

Saturday – Denied (A Kelly Pruett Mystery) by Mary Keliikoa #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @mary_keliikoa


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