This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!
I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.
Home and Blog
I’ve been absent from my blog for awhile. I had too many things going on and just couldn’t concentrate on my blog much for a few weeks. I’m hoping to do more blogging and also catch up on what other people are blogging about, too. I’ve missed you all!
I’m not promising too much though since the Christmas season is starting. I love Christmas and hope to make cookies and bread and I still have some Christmas cards to make and then send out. Our children are coming to spend Christmas with us and I’m excited about our first Christmas in this house.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was the 50th Thanksgiving celebration my father-in-law (and mother-in-law when she was alive) had hosted. Almost 100 people attended and it was wonderful to catch up with family, enjoy all the activities and traditions and to see new babies who were born this year. (Two of the babies were born on the same day to two sisters!)
It was also time for me to reflect on all the things I am grateful for this year: my husband, my three children, our large extended family, our retirement and move to Iowa. And especially for my husband and I being uninjured when we struck a deer with our car this fall. And most especially for my husband–although he has cancer–the cancer it is treatable, he has wonderful doctors, a great attitude and a good prognosis.
I plan to do more posts and more blog reading, just not sure what and when yet. My husband has chemotherapy treatments at the end of the week so I’m playing it by ear. I have read some good books these past few weeks. Reading is always my solace when I can’t do other things.
What I’m reading
Death at the Fair by Catherine Lloyd
What I read recently
The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths
Among the Departed by Elly Griffiths
The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen
Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis & Barbara Ross
Dead in the Water by Aline Templeton
Lamb to the Slaughter by Aline Templeton
New E-books purchased
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
Silent City by Carrie Smith
A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths
What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?