Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Reading Update


I am still half-way through several books I hope to finish this weekend: Dark Peril by Christine Feehan and Anytime Darlin' by Julia Rachel Barrett. I got side-tracked this week by several things.....

1) No school Monday or Thursday. I am so confused. Can't wait until we have a regular the-kids-will-be-in-school-5-days-in-a-row week.

2) I read Blameless and was massively disappointed (see review).

3) I read an ARC by a new debut author (Marie Beau). It's called Wolf! and I loved it! Review coming soon.

4) I had my first cardiology appointment and I am slightly bummed out. For some dumb reason I got it in my head that I would be all better by the beginning of Sept. The doc told me it will take at least 3 months to recuperate. My meds are wiping me out and I find myself falling asleep sitting up in a chair like a little old man. Oy.

5) Biggest distraction of the week: My daughter is trying desperately to convince me to get a new puppy. We have spent hours pouring over puppy photos from New England dachshund breeders. I'm trying to stay strong, but those cute little paws and expressive eyes and pink little tongues (and barking in the middle of the night, poops in the house, chewing up my furniture...). Not sure if getting a new puppy will be heart-healthy or push me over the edge of the abyss.

Well, I hope all of you have a great weekend. I will be reading, walking and eating celery sticks. And possibly getting my face licked by a little bundle of fluff.
Penelope

2 comments:

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

1. Thank you for reading my book, even in your debilitated state!

2. Yes, your doctor is right - as a former charge nurse in Coronary Care - you will get better but it does not happen overnight. Be patient...easier said than done, I know.

3. Having just got a new puppy ourselves - I totally forgot how much work it is - way worth it, but major work. Ten years ago, my kids were little and they could play with our puppy constantly, now it's me and the Mister!

4. Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

Penny Watson said...

Hi Julia! Wow...you were a coronary care nurse? I know I need to be more patient...but patience is not one of my virtues. I will have to work on it. I think I might need to wait until Spring for a new puppy...when my heart is fully healed and ready for a baby.

Have a great weekend, too! :)