Happy Sunday friends! I am sending you good wishes very early in the morning, as I am about to jump in my car and take a little road trip to Ellenton (near Sarasota) to an outlet mall to go shopping with vacationing Indiana friends. This is the third year we have met each other half way and lavished in a girls' day of shopping and lunching and catching up. I've been informed by my husband that on our trip to Poland I am expected to pack clothes that don't wrinkle, take up little room and dry easily (as there isn't a clothes dryer in the entire country). While I'm not altogether happy with receiving packing advice, I AM happy to have a specific shopping mission. So away I go.
I spent a majority of my week toiling in the yard. And what a week to do it. I think the average temp this week was 92, so it just sucked the life right out of me. Another project this week was christening my new "Slow Cooker Revolution" cookbook (review to come eventually). I'd read several great reviews of this book, and then when I won an Amazon gift card from Dar, I ordered it in about 5 minutes. Crock pot meals save my life during football season.
After piggy's miraculous recovery several weeks ago, we noticed this week that he had a large growth underneath his chin. It was just there one day. So I ran him to our vet, and determined it was just some random infection that needed lanced. The result, though, was three or four days of not eating and subsequent hand-feeding. Again. It put me in a funk, and brought back some bad memories. I'm not a hundred percent sure if he is out of the woods at this point, but he seems to be eating again. He has lost so much weight over the last couple of months that he really can't spare any. I'm crossing my fingers...
So I've been preoccupied, and have spent very little time on the computer, but in the back of my head I am deliberately planning a way to get out ahead of my posts for when I am gone in June. I know I just need to keep at it, so two days before I leave I don't have to pull an all-nighter. One exciting thing on the calendar for the week of June 6 - 10 is Jen's Audiobook Week. Even though I won't physically be here, I will be scheduling audiobook reviews and participating in Jen's memes. If you are an audiofile, you can't miss this!
Speaking of audios, I spent most of the week listening to "Bloodroot" by Amy Greene. The narration, which was a full cast, was incredible. The story itself was good too. I'm not sure I'd say I love it, but I'm going to let it percolate in my brain and see what happens. If it isn't love, then it is serious heavy-duty like. Now I am a little over halfway through Michael Harvey's "The Third Rail", and chances are I will knock it out to and from Sarasota today. Next up will be Lori Roy's "Bent Road" for book club this month.
In print, I literally had the latest John Sandford Prey novel "Buried Prey" for lunch. Never mind my commitments, it had to be mine. And it ROCKED. By far my favorite of the 21 novels in this series. Now I am reading Daniel Palmer's "Delirious" and enjoying the heck out of it. So here is a funny story. After I expressed my horrification of Mr. Palmer spoiling his second novel at the UCF Book Festival, he contacted me to apologize, and sent me a copy of "Delirious" as an "I'm sorry" gift. So needless to say, I have forgiven him. He is just way too charming to be mad at.
Well, I'd love to stay and chat some more, but I've got to hit the road. Anything exciting on your agendas today? Are you reading anything that I must not ignore?