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

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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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Jul 142019
 

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

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

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

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Summer Blues

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lori 

Weekly Rewind – July 8 – 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s gonna be hot this week! 

STAY HYDRATED!

And I will too! 😎  

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Jul 072019
 

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

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

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

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Last week I told you about The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit. We were able to see it last Sunday with the grands. If it ever comes to a city near you we highly recommend seeing it. We had to wait in line for about 90 minutes but listening to the FDNY firefighters tell their stories and about the good works of the foundation and seeing the artifacts was worth every minute. 

 Family Fun on the 4th!

I had a bit of vacation this week with no Great Escapes Book Tours Thursday – Sunday. I did take the whole day away from the computer on the 4th to have some family fun. Aside from getting drenched by showers 3 times (I couldn’t run for shelter, lol.) it was a fabulous day. 

It started with our crew attending the parade, we always gather at a long-time friend’s home, sadly this year she had to work, but our invasion still took place. It was great to see her son and his family.

That was followed by food and fun and the 1st rain shower at my mother-in-law’s home.

Later we moved to Daughter #1’s home for more food and fireworks. Before the fireworks could begin the sky opened up again. Many people left the park because they assumed the fireworks would be postponed but as soon as the sky cleared the booms and fireworks lit up the sky. I was glad we didn’t rush off.

After a quick good-bye, we headed home hoping to beat the showers and we did until we were down the block from our home. I received the 3rd shower of the day as I tried to get in the house as fast as my body would allow.  Like I said all day, “we are not made of sugar, we are not going to melt.” 

Time spent with family is always priceless and we weren’t going to let a few rain showers ruin our day. 

Thanks to Daughter #2 for the great photos! 

Lori/Dollycas


Weekly Rewind – July 1 – 6, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #27 2019 – It’s My Birthday

Tuesday – Mistaken Identity Crisis (Braxton Campus Mysteries) by James J. Cudney – #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour – @jamescudney

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Maddie Day – Author of Strangled Eggs and Ham (A Country Store Mystery) #Interview / #Review / #Giveaway @maddiedayauthor @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – Happy Independence Day!!

Friday – Layover by David Bell #Review / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery @DavidBellNovels

Saturday – Reading Challenges 2019 Progress Report

I hope you all have an amazing week!!

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

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

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HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

NEVER FORGET!! 

Busy weekend here. We started out at Natalie’s softball game and brought her home with us.

Our city has its Summer Festival this weekend instead of over the 4th of July. Daughter #1 wasn’t feeling well yesterday so we took Kaden and Natalie to the Aquatic Center. Sadly the handicap chair lift wasn’t working so I just dangled my legs over the side. The kids had fun. Hopefully, Daughter #1 and Remi will be up tomorrow and join us at the carnival. This year there is a special exhibit at the fair.

The 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit is a featured attraction. The Exhibit will allow folks to hear firsthand from FDNY firefighters of how events unfolded in front of them that day. The high-tech, 53-foot trailer, which transforms into an 1,100 square foot exhibit, provides folks an opportunity to explore artifacts from ground zero and listen to documentary videos and recordings of first responder radio transmissions. This is only the second time the Exhibit has visited the State of Wisconsin since it was created in 2013.

We are all looking forward to seeing the exhibit and sharing it with our grandchildren. Everyone remembers where they were that day and the horror we felt for the people lost, injured, and their families.  The power of those first responders, many who died and many that are still dealing with severe medical issues. Those people that were running in to help while everyone else was running to save their lives. So courageous.

We will NEVER FORGET!  

~Lori

 

Weekly Rewind – June 24 – 29, 2018

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #26 2019 – Check Out My Escapes

Plus – Bewitched and Betrothed (Witchcraft Mystery) by Juliet Blackwell #Spotlight / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Tuesday – Died in the Wool: A Whisky Business Mystery by Melinda Mullet #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @readalibi

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Jodi Rath – Author of Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Murder (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series) #AuthorInterview / #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Death by Dissertation (Cassandra Sato) by Kelly Brakenhoff – Great Escapes Book Tour – #Review / #Giveaway @inBrakenVille

Friday – Bite Club (A Melanie Travis Mystery) by Laurien Berenson #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks @LaurienBerenson

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

Plus – Down in Flames (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery) by Cheryl Hollon #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks

Wishing you a wonderful week! 

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

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

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HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

I hope you had a wonderful week!

For the most part, I had a pleasant week. A blog tour had a stressful moment near the end of the week, but I shook it off, pushed away from the computer and got myself lost in a book.

DAYS OF OUR LIVES — Pictured: Peggy McCay as Caroline Brady — NBC Photo: Mitchell Haaseth

I have watched Days of Our Lives for over 40 years. The episodes last Wednesday and Thursday had me crying like a baby. Wednesday’s heartwarming/breaking episode led up to Thursday’s tribute to Caroline Brady. The actress who played her, Peggy McCay, passed away at the age of 90 back in October. The soap opera films more than 6 months ahead of time so it took writers time to create the storyline would allow fans and her t.v family a chance to say goodbye. The writer’s and actors did an excellent job. Peggy passed away just a few weeks after her television husband Frank Parker. Shawn Brady had already passed away on the show when the actor retired. Her character had been offscreen, living with her daughter in California, for quite a while but was mentioned often. She first appeared on the show on February 1983, and a been a fan favorite ever since.  The final scene of Thursday’s show has Caroline looking in the window of her Brady Pub watching her family celebrate her life and saying good-bye and then it shows Shawn stepping into the shot and wrapping his arm around her shoulders. So moving and touching I have tears in my eyes just writing this.

Fun Fact: Frank and I share a birthday – July 1. 

PLAY BALL

The best part of my week was yesterday when I got out of the house and down the highway to watch granddaughter Natalie’s softball game. At 7 years old, there are only 6 girls on a team, everyone gets 1 at-bat every inning, balls are pitched by a machine or set on a tee, no score is kept and they play for about an hour. The girl’s hitting has really improved since last year. Natalie had 1 single and 2 doubles (the ball made it out of the infield). We are going again next week and then bringing her home with us for the weekend. This time Kaden ended up coming home with us. He will probably stay until Monday or Tuesday or until we need a break from each other 😆

We also stopped by for a quick visit with my mother-in-law. I just don’t get to see her enough.

~Lori / Dollycas


Weekly Rewind – June 17 – 22, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #25 2019 – Check Out My Escapes

Plus – #Review – Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort & Community After Unthinkable Loss by Jennifer Ashton M.D.

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Clause & Effect (Deadly Edits) by Kaitlyn Dunnett @KensingtonBooks

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches (A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery) by Karen Rose Smith @KensingtonBooks #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – Little Beach Bungalow (The Seaside Saga) by Joanne DeMaio

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Murder on the Last Frontier (A Charlotte Brody Mystery) by Cathy Pegau #Review / #Giveaway / #FF @KensingtonBooks

Saturday – Granny Bricks A Bandit (Fuchsia, Minnesota Series) by Julie Seedorf – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @julieseedorf

Plus – Love, Lies, and Azure Eyes by Janis Thornton – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @JanisThornton

Have fun this week and keep smiling!! 

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Jun 162019
 

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

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

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
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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!

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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Jun 092019
 

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

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Fun in the Sun!

I haven’t been feeling well the past few days but out grandsons are here for the weekend and that always picks me up. The fantastic weather helps too.  Mr. Dollycas took them to his mom’s house yesterday to help with the yard work while I worked on book tours and blog stuff. Later Daughter #2 joined them for opening day at the local aquatic center. I still wasn’t feeling up to going along but they sure had fun. 

 


Weekly Rewind – June 3 – 8, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #23 2019 – Check Out My Escapes –

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Something Borrowed, Something Mewed (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery) by Bethany Blake @KensingtonBooks @bethanyblakeau1

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Leslie Budewitz – Author of Chai Another Day (Spice Shop Mysteries) #GuestPost / #Review / #Giveaway @SeventhStBooks @LeslieBudewitz

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Sconed to Death (A Cat Latimer Mystery) by Lynn Cahoon – Great Escapes Book Tour – @KensingtonBooks @LynnCahoon

Friday – #FlashbackFriday #Giveaway #FF

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Whiskers in the Dark: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – The Book Supremacy (Bibliophile Mystery) by Kate Carlisle @BerkleyMystery @katecarlisle

Have a wonderful week!

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Jun 022019
 

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HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

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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May 262019
 

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

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HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

Television Finales

This week I enjoyed the season finales of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD. Incredible Cliffhangers! I am going to have a hard time waiting for the fall premiers.

I also liked the new NBC shows The Village and New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam has been renewed for another season, sadly we are still waiting to learn the fate of The Village

Another show I liked has been canceled, For The People, I liked the show because it took on some current hot topics and was very impressed with the cast. 

I was happy with the winner, Maelyn, on The Voice but Dexter was the final member of my personal team. She sure does have a voice and knowing that she has lost hearing in one ear makes her win amazing.  Learning Friday that Adam Levine would not be returning next season made me sad but I completely understand. His teams have seemed to been hurt the most with all the crazy changes. 

On the homefront – Daughter #1 picked up her car Thursday afternoon totally fixed and then Friday afternoon she walked out to the parking lot at work to find one of the new tires flat. We were hoping it was the fault of the repair garage but no, there was a big screw in the tire. The tire couldn’t be patched so she had to replace it and then decided to replace the 2 tires that were not blown in the accident too. Needless to say with the deductible paid and now the new tires her piggy bank is pretty empty so I truly hope she has some stress free days ahead that don’t entail any cash outlay 🙂

The boys are here for the weekend helping Papa mow the lawn and other outside stuff. I am hoping he breaks out the grill before the weekend ends. The parade that usually happens near our house has been relocated due to road construction so our plans to attend are still up in the air, especially with rain in the forecast. 

How are you spending Memorial Day Weekend?


Weekly Rewind – May 20 – 25, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #21 2019

Plus – #SpecialGuest – Alice Loweecey – Author of Better Than Nun (A Giulia Driscoll Mystery) – #AuthorInterview / #Spotlight – Great Escapes Book Tour @AliceLoweecey @HeneryPress

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Caught Up in It (Blu Carraway Mystery) by David Burnsworth – Great Escapes Book Tour @DavidBurnsworth @HeneryPress

Wednesday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Deep Past: A Novel by Eugene Linden – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Cozy Wednesday featuring Murder in the Reading Room (A Book Retreat Mystery) by Ellery Adams #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks @ElleryAdams

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Drowning Lessons (A Red Frog Beach Mystery) by Rachel Neuburger Reynolds – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Killing Thyme (A Spice Shop Mystery) by Leslie Budewitz #Review / #Giveaway #FF

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Steeped in Murder: A Tea and Tarot Cozy Mystery by Kirsten Weiss

I hope you all have a week full of sunshine and
time to Escape Into A Good Book! 

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May 192019
 

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May is Mental Health Month

Losing my eldest son to suicide on May 15, 2015, was devastating. Since that time Suicide Prevention Awareness has become a big part of my life. But Mental Health encompasses more than suicide prevention.  ADHD, PTSD, DID, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and more can of, course lead to suicide but with proper treatment, these issues can be lead to positive outcomes and recovery.  Taking care of your mental health is the smart thing to do.

Mental Health Conditions

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis.

Recovery, including meaningful roles in social life, school, and work, is possible, especially when you start treatment early and play a strong role in your own recovery process.

A mental health condition isn’t the result of one event. Research suggests multiple, linking causes. Genetics, environment, and lifestyle influence whether someone develops a mental health condition. A stressful job or home life makes some people more susceptible, as do traumatic life events like being the victim of a crime. Biochemical processes and circuits and basic brain structure may play a role, too.*

Recovery and Wellness

One in 5 adults experiences a mental health condition every year. One in 17 lives with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. In addition to a person’s directly experiencing a mental illness, family, friends, and communities are also affected.

Half of mental health conditions begin by age 14, and 75% of mental health conditions develop by age 24. The normal personality and behavior changes of adolescence may mimic or mask symptoms of a mental health condition. Early engagement and support are crucial to improving outcomes and increasing the promise of recovery.*

For more information visit The National Alliance of Mental Health.

CALL THE NAMI HELPLINE

800-950-NAMIinfo@nami.org

M-F, 10 AM – 6 PM ET

FIND HELP IN A CRISIS OR TEXT “NAMI” TO 741741

*Information from The National Alliance of Mental Health.

Daughter #1 Update 

Last week I told you about my daughter’s accident and her insurance company fiasco. This past week her car was towed to a garage affiliated with the insurance company. Her quote at the new place was $1000 higher than the place she had it towed to, but the insurance company approved the repair within minutes along with her rental car charges. They are now waiting on parts and told her she should have her car back by the end of the month. What a crazy racket. No wonder insurance costs so much. She is just happy to have it settled and hopes all the damage will actually be fixed. I purposely have not shared the company’s name but if she has any more issues or the vehicle is not completely fixed I will.  If they go above and beyond to make things right after a week of craziness I will share that too.


Weekly Rewind – May 13 – 18, 2019

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #20 2019

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – Staging is Murder (A Laura Bishop Mystery) by Grace Topping – Great Escapes Book Tour – @HeneryPress @gtoppingauthor

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Knit One, Die Two (A Knit & Nibble Mystery) by Peggy Ehrhart #Review / #Giveaway – @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – #Review / #Giveaway – Dying for Devil’s Food (Cupcake Bakery Mystery) by Jenn McKinlay @BerkleyMystery

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – The Coloring Crook (Pen & Ink) by Krista Davis #Review / #Giveaway @KensingtonBooks @kristadavis

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Mind Your Manors (A Flamingo Realty Mystery) by CeeCee James



I hope you have an amazing week!

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