I hope everyone out there is having a Merry Christmas! We celebrated Christmas with our family on Friday. We are planning to just stay home and relax today and I sure do hope those plans work out!
It has been a busy week. Last weekend, a house about 6 down the street from us had a fire and 3 different fire departments responded. We had firefighters in full gear carrying hoses in front of our house. Everyone got out okay but I do feel bad for them. My youngest daughter is home from college now and her boyfriend came over to visit for a couple of days since they don’t get to see each other all that often since he goes to college in Ohio.
We had a bit of snow and ice with incredibly cold temperatures. My husband works maintenance for the local library system and since he was on call ended up having to work all night Thursday night when the power went out at one of the branches to keep a generator running so the pipes wouldn’t freeze. It was not a good night. He was still gone when I needed to leave for work on Friday so instead of driving our 4WD Jeep, I had to take my Mustang which is less than ideal with snow and ice on the roads.
One of my dogs has been limping a bit so I took her to the vet this week. I was slightly devastated to learn that she has torn her ACL and will need to have surgery. It is a very expensive surgery with a long recovery and the vet warned us that in a lot of cases dogs will need to have it done on their other leg at some point. We love her so, of course, we will do whatever we need to do to make her better.
How was your week?
What I’m Reading
I finished 6 books this week. I started out the week finishing Bad Girls Bite by S.L. Choi and thought that this book was just as good as the first book in the series. I then switched gears and finished listening to The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling which was an entertaining gothic story. I decided that I was in the mood for something light and fun so I picked up Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano. I had to read Magic Tides by Ilona Andrews as soon as it hit my Kindle and it was even better than I could have dreamed. The audiobook of Trouble with the Cursed by Kim Harrison was great and I am now officially caught up with the series. I decided to wrap up Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson on Christmas Eve and really enjoyed the mystery.
I just started listening to Showdown in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon and can’t wait to see where the story goes.
Favorite Instagram Post of the Week
What books do you add to your shelves this week?