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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – A Week in the Life of Dollycas – May Is Mental Health Awareness Month – Weekly Rewind – New Arrivals

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

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

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

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

Last week it was the stomach flu, this week Daughter #2 and Charlotte decided to share their colds with me. I am so sick of being sick especially when we have beautiful days like we have had the past couple of days. It was windy but I love the warmer temperatures.

Also this week, Mr. Dollycas got his 2nd COVID shot so now there are two of us fully vaccinated in the house. He is enjoying the warmer temperatures too. Last weekend, he and Son #2 traveled to my mother-in-law’s to bring home his riding lawnmower. The yard at the other place was too small for it and while this new yard isn’t huge it is big enough for his rider and he is thrilled. Of course, after being stored for 8 years it did need a little TLC, but hearing it run is music to my ears.

How was your week?

 

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

 

This May, we’re sending the message that no one’s mental health is fully supported until everyone’s mental health is fully supported. That’s why for our #MentalHealth4All campaign, we’re encouraging everyone to get involved by taking one simple action to encourage their friends, family, and community to take their own and others’ mental health seriously.

 

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 week of ups and downs for me this week.

Last Sunday afternoon we learned that Alma Wahlberg, mother of actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, as well as 7 other children, passed away. No, I never met this woman in person. I only knew her from social media and watching her on the show Wahlburgers but I admired her and would have loved to meet her. In some ways, she reminded me of my mom. She was a woman who persevered and her family was her everything. Her life was hard before her sons’ success. She was so proud of her kids. Plus she was an absolute hoot and a half. “Call Your Mother!”

Then on Tuesday, I was hit by a stomach bug that lingered all week zapping my strength and making me so tired. I took a lot of naps which meant I worked less and got behind booking tours but I am now feeling better so things should be back to normal this week . . .

IF

My computer doesn’t let me down. Wednesday I was handling some emails when my computer suddenly shut itself off. It didn’t feel hot or anything and the fan appeared to be working but I couldn’t get it to boot back up. I walked away and let my husband work his magic and he did revive it.  Since then there have been a couple of mishaps where the mouse and keyboard stopped working prompting restarts. I have been saving many documents and pictures to the cloud since my last computer fiasco a couple of years ago. I had hoped this one would last longer than 2 years but they don’t make things the way they used to. So the drama of a new computer may be in my future.

The best UP for the week was that Miss Natalie turned 9 yesterday. I just can’t believe it. She had a slumber party this year with her friends and they went to a local place and did string art projects. I hope to drop off her present later today.

The other UP was that I read an incredibly funny book, Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto. It really lifted my spirits. I laughed so much. Watch for my review on Tuesday.

How was your week?


Weekly Rewind – April 19 – 24, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #16 – 2021

Tuesday – Shredding the Evidence (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) by Daryl Wood Gerber #Review @DarylWoodGerber

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Maggie Toussaint – Author of Shrimply Dead (A Seafood Caper Mystery) #Interview / #Review / #Giveaway Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Lemon Drop Dead (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery) by Amanda Flower #Review @KensingtonBooks @aflowerwriter

Friday – Lady Rosamund And The Horned God – A Rosie and McBrae Regency Mystery by Barbara Monajem #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @BarbaraMonajem

Plus – #FlashbackFriday – Peachy Scream: A Georgia B&B Mystery by Anna Gerard #Review / #Giveaway @crookedlanebks

Saturday – Monkey Bread Business (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series) by Jodi Rath #Interview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

No new books this week.

 

Have a great week!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

 

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

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

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

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

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

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

On Tuesday I had my Wellness Check with my primary doctor. I joked he needed to see me for proof of life because I hadn’t seen him much this past year because the cancer doctors took care of everything. He did have some good news to share about my lab work. My kidney function has improved and my diabetes has gone back to prediabetic levels. It helps to eat more regular meals and to be able to take medications as prescribed. Cancer treatments really played havoc with both. He did adjust a couple of medications and talked me into a couple of tests but he really was pleased with how well I am doing.

One week post-vaccination my only real side effect was a sore arm but I did take a few naps this week that I am blaming on it too. If the naps continue I will have to come up with a new excuse.

Also on the vaccine front, Daughter #2 received her 1st shot on Thursday.

Friday Natalie arrived for the weekend. Her mom stayed to visit for a while and that sure was nice. On Saturday Charlotte arrived for a visit too so both my favorite little ladies were in the house. Charlotte had the best time playing in an empty moving box.

Soon both girls were in the box and even Daisy tried to join them!

I can’t believe Natalie is going to be 9 in just a few days!

The weekend passed much too quickly. I hope to have the boys visit soon. Kaden is back under quarantine because a student in his class came back to school after Spring Break and promptly had a positive COVID test so his class was sent home. He has promised to head our way with Remi as soon as he is COVID cleared.

How was your week?

On The Blog


Weekly Rewind – April 12 -17, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #15 – 2021

Tuesday –Bitterroot Lake: A Novel by Alicia Beckman #Review @LeslieBudewitz

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Fresh Brewed Murder (A Ground Rules Mystery) by Emmeline Duncan #Review / #Giveaway @DuncanEmmeline

Thursday – Knitted and Knifed: A Humorous & Heartwarming Cozy Mystery (A Knitty Kitties Mystery) by Tracey Drew #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – A Death Long Overdue: A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – The Blind Switch (A Rosedale Investigations Mystery) by Lyn Farrell #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

I hope you have an awesome 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

Yesterday was the big day. I received my COVID 19 Vaccine. I was fortunate to receive the Johnson and Johnson brand so after just 1 shot I’m done. I do have to wait 2 weeks for the vaccine to be fully effective. They had a mass event at the clinic. My appointment was for 11 a.m. and I was the 627th shot of the day. The event was to continue until 4 p.m. They really had an excellent set-up. It took about 40 minutes including the 15 minute wait time required after receiving the shot. Daughter #2 was my driver/wheelchair pusher for the day. Sadly she was unable to get an appointment for herself but hopefully, she will soon find one that will work with her work schedule. Her brother and sister still need to get vaccinated as well. I will continue to wear my mask and social distance as recommended. We are all in this together, and these vaccinations are what we need for our lives to start to get back to normal. Everyone should now be eligible or will be soon. Try to gets yours as soon as you can.

I had an appointment with my oncologist last week and he says I am doing great with just minor side effects from the drugs I am on. I questioned him about my energy level because I still tire easily as I try to do normal things. We both agreed my paralysis doesn’t help but he reminded me my body has been through an ordeal and to try to push myself a little more each day but not to get upset when my body can’t keep up with what my brain wants to do. It is nice to get a pep talk and check in with him every few weeks and catch up with the fantastic people at the cancer center.

Other than that is was a pretty quiet week around here. Book tours, reading, blogging, and television filled many hours. I also continued unpacking and was thrilled to find the box with my pants in it. I also found 2 banana boxes full of books that were never unpacked at the last house. Several full series of older cozy mysteries. There is no room here for them so I have to decide if I want to save them, give them away, or list them on PaperbackSwap.

Did you have a good week?


Weekly Rewind – April 5 – 10, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #14 – 2021

Tuesday – Flea Market Felony: A Cozy Mystery Novel (The Mattie and Mo Mysteries) by Tricia L. Sanders #Review @tricialsanders

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring The Corpse Who Knew Too Much (A Food Blogger Mystery) by Debra Sennefelder #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – The Case at Barton Manor: A 1920s Murder Mystery (Mrs. Lillywhite Investigates) by Emily Queen #Review

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Sit, Stay, Slay (A Dog Club Mystery) by V.M. Burns #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – The Fog Ladies: Family Matters (A San Francisco Cozy Murder Mystery) by Susan McCormick #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – The Hasidic Rebbe’s Son (A Becks Ruchinsky Mystery) by Joan Lipinsky Cochran #Interview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wash Your Hands! Wear A Mask! Stay Safe!
Get Vaccinated!
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!

Happy Easter!

i am so glad to have March in the rearview mirror. I miss Kris every day but his birthday and the day he died always are hard. The pandemic makes it worst because we can’t get together as a family to celebrate his life. With vaccines now available I hope next year we will be able to get together again. Of course, moving didn’t help either and it brought along all its own stressors.

On the vaccine front, Mr. Dollycas got his 1st shot on Thursday and I have an appointment on April 10 to get mine. Baby steps to get our lives back on track and the new normal.

In addition to blogging, reading, and book tours this week I spent quite a bit of time unpacking but there is still much to do. I am trying to eliminate one bookshelf and it isn’t easy. I also thought I was more organized with my packing and I am quickly seeing that wasn’t the case. I know I packed my pants and jeans in a box but so far I haven’t found that box. I am sure it is here somewhere.

How was your week?

~Lori

Weekly Rewind – March 29 – April 3, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #13 – 2021

Plus – Shucked Apart (A Maine Clambake Mystery) by Barbara Ross #Review

Tuesday – Arrowed: Resort to Murder 4 by Avery Daniels #Interview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @My_AveryDaniels

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Deadly Editions: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery by Paige Shelton #Review / #Giveaway @MinotaurBooks

Thursday – Big Little Spies (A Paws & Claws Mystery) by Krista Davis Early #Review @BerkleyMystery

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – #ReviewRewind – Kneaded To Death by Winnie Archer #Giveaway

Saturday – Final Harvest (Finding Home) by Barbara Howard #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – The Hasidic Rebbe’s Son (A Becks Ruchinsky Mystery) by Joan Lipinsky Cochran #Review / #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 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

Moving has been quite an adventure. There was a little mix-up last week with our internet/cable provider regarding scheduling. Our calendars said the technician would be here Saturday at 11 a.m. Their schedule showed Sunday at noon. Not sure how that happened but it meant no post like this last week.

Because of my and my husband’s physical limitations, Son #2 has had to do most if not all of the heavy lifting. We have been slowly moving the last couple of weeks and finally stayed at the new house last Sunday night. Sadly, we still had a lot of stuff so the moving continued all week. This weekend we moved to cleaning the old place and getting the garage emptied. Yes, we moved a lot to the house 7 years ago but left a lot behind.  We purged quite a bit again with this move. We filled a dumpster and our trash containers but there always seems like there is more junk to throw away. Tuesday is the day we have to be completely out of the old place. Son #2’s girlfriend arrived home from visiting family in Florida Friday night. That girl is a force and she is on a mission so I know she will lead the charge to get us out on time. While it wasn’t perfect I am going to miss that house. We had made it our own over the years and it does hurt to leave it. March is always hard on me and this year was made tougher with this move but I turned the whole thing over to God. He has a plan and we are where we are supposed to be. I hope his future plans include a home we own with a walk-in bathtub and a porch with fewer steps 🙂


Weekly Rewind – March 22 – 27, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #12 – 2021

Tuesday – Rest, Relax, Run for Your Life (Ooey Gooey Bakery Mystery) by Katherine H. Brown #Spotlight / #Giveaway / #AuthorInterview – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – KittyKai’s Easter Mystery: A Cobble Cove Story by Debbie De Louise #Interview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Truffles and Tragedy: A Down South Cafe Mystery by Gayle Leeson #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @GayleTrent

Thursday – The Disappearance of Emily (Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic Series) by Elizabeth Pantley #Interview /Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus –  Boarding with Murder (A Sierra Pines B&B Mystery) by Kathryn Long #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @klongauthor

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – A Waffle Lot of Murder (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery) by Lena Gregory #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – All That Shines (Glitter Bay Mysteries) by Diane Bator #Interview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @dibator

I hope you have time to curl up with a good book this week.

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

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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

This was a week spent packing and purging. We will be adding painting to the mix too. We are getting excited about our move and just anxious to get in and get settled. I personally have not seen the inside of the place yet, just pictures and videos so that may be why I am a little stressed out but am just so thankful we found a place.

This week also included my first post-surgery mammogram. I really needed to see a clear scan and that didn’t happen. The radiologist just said we would do another one in 6 months. I met with my oncologist the next day and he stated the mammogram showed some areas to watch but I shouldn’t worry anything there is likely to be benign and the Verzenio I am taking is to stop reoccurrence. Since then the radiologist’s report has gone up on My Chart. Reading it myself helped a lot. While there are some mildly suspicious areas they were unable to get all the magnification images they wanted because I was shaking while standing due to my paralysis and loss of strength due to the cancer treatments so hopefully that will improve six months down the road. So I am going to take my wise friends and family advice and “keep positive thoughts” and let it go until my next scan.

This weekend also starts my worse time of the year. I really hate March and would skip the month if I could. March 13, 2020, I received my breast cancer diagnosis. March 14, 2001, was the accident that left my right side paralyzed. March 15, 2015, we lost our son Kristopher to suicide. Then smooth sailing until Kris’ birthday on March 29. I will be so happy when April Fools Day rolls around.


Weekly Rewind – March 7 – 13, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #10 – 2021

Tuesday – Fatal Fried Rice: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien #Review

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Long Island Iced Tina (A Catering Hall Mystery) by Maria DiRico #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – A Game of Cones (An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery) by Abby Collette #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @abbyvandiver

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

Saturday – Where There’s Smoke, There’s Arson and Hold the Coffee (The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives) by D.E. Haggerty #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Have a Super Week!! 

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

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Sunday Salon / Sunday Post – Blog News – 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!

This week I learned that Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book placed #6 on the Top 90 Mystery Book Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021. and #25 on the Top 100 Book Review Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021. I am thrilled and honored.

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

Good News! We found a new place to live this week. It was beyond frustrating that none of the apartments returned our calls and I was getting worried. Then Daughter #1’s significant other sent us info for a lower level of a house not far from where we live now and we jumped on it. The landlord received several responses but he ultimately chose us. The place is about the same size as the house we are in now but everything is on one level which is better for us. We will be painting a few rooms before we move in because the former tenant had an autistic child and the colors are a little bright for us. This weekend the packing and purging began with all the kids and grandkids helping. It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks. We are so grateful to have found a place and that we will be able to meet our current landlord’s schedule for us to be out of here. Thank you for your support and prayers, I know they made a difference.


Weekly Rewind March 1 – 6, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #9 – 2021

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

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Haunted Hibiscus (A Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Thursday – Gone Astray by Terry Korth Fischer #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @terryiswriting

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets: A Down South Cafe Mystery by Gayle Leeson #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Double or Muffin (A Merry Muffin Mystery) by Victoria Hamilton #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @MysteryVictoria

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

I hope you have an amazing week! 

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

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

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

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

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

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

This was an extremely stressful week. On Wednesday we received notice from our landlord that the house we have been renting since May of 2013 has been sold and that we need to be out by March 30. We had no idea the place was even for sale.

The past few days we have learned there is a housing shortage in the area and rental selections are slim. There are no houses in the area for rent at all that we can afford so we are looking at apartments. That means doing a major purge of our belongings while hoping we get accepted for one of the apartments we have applied for. For those of you that have followed forever, you may remember we ended up here because we lost our home, a home that was built by us with the help of friends, family, and church members, to a predatory leader and never received any relief. We then had to move within a 3-week timeframe and were blessed to have found this house which was far from perfect for us but we have made it work over the years. It is taking everything I have to go through this again. We are leaning heavily on our kids.

I know I have asked a lot of you this past year with my cancer fight and I hate to ask you for more but if you pray please pray we find a new home and for the strength to get through this difficult time. If you are not a pray-er, good vibes are appreciated too. Right now the stress comes from the uncertainty. I hope by next week we have a new address and a plan.

Thank you.


Weekly Rewind – February 22 – 27, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #8 – 2021

Plus – Book Blast – Wedding Day and Foul Play (A Consignment Shop Mystery) by Duffy Brown

Tuesday – Furbidden Fatality (A Catskills Pet Rescue Mystery) by Deborah Blake #Review @BerkleyMystery

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday featuring Farm to Trouble (Farm to Table Mysteries) by Amanda Flower #Review / #Giveaway @aflowerwriter

Thursday – A Side of Murder (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery) by Amy Pershing #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – Leave No Stone: A Faith McClellan Novel by LynDee Walker #Review / #Giveaway @LynDeeWalker

Saturday – Smothered: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery by G. P. Gottlieb #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – Spring Upon a Crime (A Seattle Wilderness Mystery) by ML Erdahl #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @ErdahlMl

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 great week!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent

Posted in Sunday Salon / Sunday Post

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

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The Sunday Salon is a Facebook group that has become an
informal week in review gathering place for bloggers.

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

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

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!

A Week in the Life of Dollycas

It was a busy week around here. In addition to book tours, blog work, and reading some good books our week started Monday with Daisy Mae’s first trip to the vet. She has doubled in size since she became part of our family a month ago. She wasn’t happy with the shot and nasal vaccinations but after a few sleepy hours, she was back to her energetic self.  We just love those ears!

Then on Friday, Daughter #1 arrived with the boys so we could teach her how to do her own taxes in the future. She was a fast learner and after a couple of hours was on her way home with Kaden. Remi stayed for a sleepover with Daisy.

I stayed up late Friday night until almost 2 a.m. reading A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing. So Saturday morning I had my first Book Hangover of 2021.

About noon Son #2 arrived with Charlotte and granddog Thunder. Time for the tax routine with him. He had a few new things to cover but soon his taxes were e-filed. They stayed for a nice visit. Daughter #1 arrived to take Remi home but stayed for a while too. A short time later we peeked into the living room and captured this shot. Papa’s lap is always the best place to nap for Charlotte and Thunder.

Everyone has now gone home. The house is quiet and we are contemplating what to make for supper. With one more day of the weekend left you never know if it will be a quiet Sunday or one filled with family. I do believe some of it will be spent on Daughter #2’s taxes and fun times with Daisy. I will also be at the computer working catching up on the things I set aside yesterday to enjoy the most important things in my life, my family.


Weekly Rewind – February 15 – 20, 2021

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #7 – 2021

Tuesday – Hiss H for Homicide (A Nick and Nora Mystery) by T. C. LoTempio #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Jodi Linton – Author of The Hiker’s Guide To Murder – #Interview | #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @JodiLinton1

Thursday – Special Guest – Dianne Ascroft – Author of The Heritage Heist (Century Cottage Cozy Mysteries) #Interview / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour

Friday – #FlashbackFriday – Murder with a Twist (Mack’s Bar Mysteries) by Allyson K. Abbott #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Nightshade for Warning (An Enchanted Garden Mystery) by Bailey Cattrell #ReviewRewind / #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.

Prayers for the people of Texas and Oklahoma.

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