Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday Musings


My week: Ah, what a week. Jarrod and I spent the week battling this mysterious cold(?) that refused to go away -- though happily we are finally both on the upswing. I actually left work early on Friday because I was coughing so hard -- while helping patrons -- that my eyes were watering. Alohi's kennel cough is much better, but we still took her to the vet at the end of last week to get her some antibiotics. Hopefully soon we'll be a cough-free household!

In other news, it was our 9-year anniversary last week! We don't make a big fuss over anniversaries but we did go out to dinner. We're thinking we'll take a fun trip next year for our 10-year. I also got a haircut and highlights (I had let all my highlights grow out, but now I'm starting to get grays -- sparkles, the girl who did my hair called them -- popping up) and we went to the beach on Saturday.

Reading: I finished and really enjoyed "My Last Continent" by Midge Raymond, which is set in Antarctica with a penguin researcher for a protagonist! I thought the author came up with a unique way to utilize the setting and I would recommend it to anyone craving a cold-weather book!

Then, though, I floundered around a bit book-wise. I'm still reading "Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-Extinction," which is short and fun and far from being a dry non-fiction tome, but it's not exactly action-packed either and it's not what I'm in the mood for right now. I tried to start "The Anubis Gates," a time travel book a friend loaned me, but I couldn't get into it, try as I might (though I will pick it back up soon).

I figured with being sick and tired and sometimes miserable, what I really needed was an unputdownable page-turner, so on Saturday I grabbed "The Likeness" by Tana French off my bookshelf (yay for reading my own books!). It's pretty engrossing so far!

Watching: I've continued to watch "The White Queen" on the DVR and it's soooo good! I only have two episodes left and I'll be sad when it's over. I'm also still hooked on that "World of Dance" competition show I stumbled upon a couple weeks ago on NBC. DVD-wise we watched "Why Him?" with James Franco and Bryan Cranston, and it was better than I expected -- I LOLed a whole bunch of times! We also tried to watch "Silence," but it was both appallingly depressing and a total snooze-fest, as well as waaaay too long. I gave up on it after an hour.

Buying: I ordered myself a t-shirt that proclaims I'm a "Hogwarts Graduate"!

Eating: We went to Outback for our anniversary dinner and it was delicious! We had cocktails, a bloomin' onion, yummy steaks, and they brought us out a free sundae, which was a lovely surprise. We definitely waddled out of there, but it was a very tasty dinner! (And we had some giftcards to use up, so it was almost free!)

Monday Musings
My Summer 2017 Reading List

Looking forward to: Hopefully going to see "Wonder Woman" at the theater soon. I keep hearing how fantastic it is! And we haven't been to see a movie since "Fantastic Beasts." I had desperately wanted to see "Beauty and the Beast," and then "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," and neither worked out between Jarrod's work schedule and the puppy and various other things. "Wonder Woman," I'm coming for you!

*I'm linking up with Kathryn of Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


  1. Definitely hope everybody is feeling better soon - Alohi included. I ended up doing yard work and didn't get to read as much as I wanted to over the weekend. Hoping I can remedy that tonight. I need to get my hair colored again because the blond is looking rather dingy but to be honest, I have so much hair that it takes almost 3 hours and I rarely have the patience to sit at the salon that long.

  2. I hope you feel better soon. I have a rather persistent cough almost all the time. I know how annoying a cough is. I let my hair go natural years ago and am currently sporting mostly white hair. It sure saves lots of fuss and bother at the beauty parlor. Hope you have a great week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. I'm adding My Last Continent to my wishlist. Summer vacation has begun and so has the extreme heat. Come see what I'm reading.

  4. I think I'd like My Last Continent, especially since my biggest disappointment with Bleaker House was the lack of penguins.

    Wonder Woman was good! It was nice to see a female superhero who actually has a personality.

  5. Happy Anniversary! I hope you're feeling better and that you love Wonder Woman (it's so good!) :)


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