Monday, May 22, 2017

So Close, So Close, So Close…

One more win and the Penguins are in the Stanley Cup Finals!!! For the second year in a row. This season is nerve-wracking, what can I say.

But oh, yesterday’s game was so much fun to watch. No stress whatsoever. Whoo hoo! They should be playing that way ALL THE TIME!

I have nothing else to say today. Except… Let’s Go Pens!!

Happy Monday!


Friday, May 19, 2017

I’ve Been Reading So Much…

I’ve been reading so much, by night I see distance better through the middle lens of my trifocals. Yeah, that kind of freaked me out, too.

I’ve been reading so much, I’m, like, 10 books ahead of my reading goal. Whoo hoo!

I’ve been reading so much, I’m actually getting through my TBR pile faster than I’m adding to it. Impressive, huh?

I’ve been reading so much, my writing has tanked. Then again, I think it would have tanked anyway. Life sometimes sucks.

But hey. I’m reading a lot. And that’s not so bad.

Now, if I can only get my husband to turn on the air conditioning. Anyone else feeling the heat?

Happy Friday! And let's go Pens!!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday Reads and I Went to the Movies

Finally got around to seeing “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2.” I enjoyed it (although it wasn’t as good as the first one), but Hubby thought it was boring. That kind of surprised me. Yeah, it had some slow parts, but I wouldn’t have called it boring. Just goes to show you everyone sees things differently, huh?

Here’s what I read the past week:

Book #33

Dates read: May 8-11
Title: “Beautiful Bastard”
Year of publication: 2013
Author: Christina Lauren
Genre: Erotic romance
Series: Beautiful Bastard #1
# of Pages: 305
Paper or plastic: Trade paperback
How obtained: Free (possibly from RT in Dallas)
Blurb from Book: Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.
   Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office.
   As their appetites for each other increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win.
My thoughts: Book is in first person and at first I groaned. But the book is popular and I wanted to know what the fuss was about, so I kept reading. Then the next chapter was in Bennett’s POV, also first person. Cool. Thing is, where I once thought this was neat, now…not so much. At least for this book. Bennett is a douche! It was very hard for me to continue reading because he really was a bastard (stuff he did could be considered sexual harassment). I guess I just don’t understand how two people who clearly HATE each other can’t keep their hands OFF each other. But by the end of the book, I was having difficulty putting it down (had to know how it was going to end). Dang authors (yes, two of them make up Christina Lauren) had me rooting for this couple.

Saw my cardiologist on Monday. Good for another six months (when I get to go through another stress test—ugh). But hey, the longer I can put off surgery, the better!

Also, Hubby is on the mend. He’s eating more foods now—three meals a day, even. Still needs to gain some weight, but I think he’s stopped losing it, so I’ll take that as a positive.

Game 3 between the Penguins and Senators is in Ottawa tonight. So glad the Penguins played well on Monday and got that win. Now they need to win the rest! Yeah, I'm greedy that way.

So… What’s on your reading radar for the summer? Goodreads has asked me that question and I’m not sure how to answer it. Besides wanting to read Unsub by Meg Gardiner (due out in June or July), I don’t really have a summer list. I pretty much look at the stacks I have around the house and then just pick a book to read! I also got some more freebies from RT—some of which I actually want to read. J

Happy Reading!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz

I’ve mentioned before how the bumble bees—which aren’t really bumble bees, I know, but are actually carpenter bees, they just look like bumble bees—love our mailbox post. Used to be one or two would hover around the box. This year it’s gone up to at least 5. It’s so bad, I won’t get the mail until the sun sets and I try to get the paper before the sun rises. Otherwise, Hubby gets them for me.

Well, Hubby loves me sooooo much (or maybe he’s tired of me sending him out there), he went out and bought a carpenter bee catcher. He and Son attached it to the mailbox post. Know what? It works!

Unfortunately, other bees are taking their place guarding the mailbox post. **heavy sigh**

Eventually we’ll catch all the ones that are living in that post. At least, I hope so.

I’m tired of those things.

Penguins lost their first game on Saturday. I’m not thrilled (of course), but have to remember they did the same thing last year. Hopefully they figure out what they need to do to beat the Senators. Game 2 is tonight!

So… are there any bugs/animals/creatures that can keep you from an area at your house? Something like…your house is haunted and you refuse to go into the basement? My grandmother’s house was haunted. I didn’t care for sleepovers there so much.

Happy Monday!


Friday, May 12, 2017

A Little Bit of Fun

Life is full of ups and downs, isn’t it? I’ve got a lot of crap going on right now, but guess what?

THE PENGUINS WON! Which means, they’re halfway to winning the cup again!!

(If I had a GIF of a happy dance, I’d put it here.)

Sure, I still have to deal with the crap, but at least I can do it while rooting for my favorite team. I’ve gotta take the good however I can. We all should, right?

And yeah, out of all the sports teams I watch, the Penguins are my favorite.

So… which team is your overall favorite?

Happy Friday & Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!