This week has been defined by snow. I have always said that I don’t mind snow as long we get enough that I can just stay home and not have to get out in it. Well, it started with sleet/snow on Tuesday night and then moved to snow that didn’t end until Thursday. We measured 8 inches in my driveway (which is a lot to shovel). I was able to work from home Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday but I am really limited with what I can do from home I was mostly just checking my email and doing a few simple tasks as needed. The dogs were less impressed by the storm and couldn’t understand why we wouldn’t take them for their daily walks. I ended up playing with the dogs a lot more than usual just trying to burn off some of their energy.
By Friday afternoon, it was time to dig ourselves out from the storm. The snow was very heavy so I went out to help my husband clear the driveway. It didn’t take long to decide that we would only do the part of the driveway behind our Jeep and leave the side where the Mustang is parked alone. On Saturday, we met my brother-in-law at my Mom’s house to take care of her driveway. Her garage is behind her house so her driveway is rather long but with 3 adults working we got it done in a reasonable amount of time. I even got to play with my niece and nephew who are now 7. They thought it was fun to get me to do all kinds of things like the splits and different stretches. For the record, this overweight, out-of-shape old lady can still do the splits but failed miserably with a backbend.
How was your week?
What I’m Reading
I only finished 3 books this week which is surprising since I spent the whole week at home. I finished Hunt the Stars by Jessie Mihalik early in the week and really enjoyed it. I then moved on to Owl and the City of Angels by Kristi Charish which is part of a fun series that could be described as urban fantasy meets Indiana Jones. Why have I sat on this series for so long?! I am thinking that I will have to go ahead and buy the next couple of books in the series just so I can find out what happens next. I also listened to Cold Days by Jim Butcher. This is the last re-read in this series for me and I will move on to books that will be new to me starting next month. Of course, I didn’t remember anything from this book so it was like reading it for the first time anyway.
I am about a third of the way through Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes and I am loving it! Who knew that I needed Science Fiction Horror in my life?! I am only 10% into Bone Deep by Charles Bosworth, Jr. and Joel L. Schwartz which is a true crime novel about a murder that occurred in my area which just seemed to get stranger and stranger as time went on. I have listened to just a bit of Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson and I am hopeful that I will like it just as much as I liked the first book in the series.
Tear Down the Throne by Jennifer Estep (NetGalley)
Hunt the Stars by Jessie Mihalik (Publisher)
Favorite Instagram Post of the Week
What books do you add to your shelves this week?