Sunday Post: A musical, a deer and more snow

Weekly meme to talk about books and a little about my personal life


Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.

Personal life

It warmed up some this week. The temperatures stayed around freezing all week, but we still got a little more snow each day and since it was overcast little or no melting. Some of the side roads are still packed snow and ice. Some parking lots are slushy snow. Of course there are mounds of snow everywhere, too. For the most part I haven’t had any problems getting around town though I didn’t go out all that much. (I did almost get stuck in A Starbucks drive through since it was solid, bumpy ice!)

Adore Us! Line (a caucus parody of A Chorus Line)

Saturday night my husband and I went to a musical parody showing the Presidential candidates begging for Iowa voters. The opening song, a parody of the song “I Hope I Get It” from A Chorus Line was great. The whole parody was so well done. I especially loved that the Pete Buttigieg character was played by a very talented 9th grade boy! We stayed afterward for a question-and-answer period with the actors and author of the parody. (The above picture shows the stage during the q-and-a session.)

Elf and Olie

Elf and Olie are getting along better though Olie still chases Elf and tackles her sometimes which leads to swiping of paws, yowling and much indignation. She often acts like a grumpy old lady with a toddler she can’t get rid of.

We did have a scare with Olie one day. We have closed him up in a bathroom at night so he could eat, stay out of mischief and to give Elf a break. That morning he came out of the bathroom limping. As the day went on he began hopping on three legs, sleeping most of the time and putting little weight on his paw. We called our vet and got him in that afternoon. We thought maybe he’d landed wrong when he jumped from the bathroom counter. However, an x-ray of his leg showed no broken bone. (Thank goodness.) However, his leg was swollen so they surmised that in the scuffles with Elf she may have snagged his leg with a claw or her teeth. He got antibiotics, pain killers and other medicine. When we got home he slept for an hour and I guess the pain killers kicked in because he was running after Elf as though nothing was wrong! The next morning he was limping again. However, Olie is fine now and perhaps doesn’t jump on Elf quite as much. Maybe?!?

Cleaning and allergies

Good news? I’m over my cold. Bad news? I’m still having more allergies than I’ve had for the past year or so which is irritating, but usually the runny nose and sinus headache goes away after a couple hours. After I started feeling better I spent a couple hours each day cleaning my craft room so I could finally work on cards again. Since it’s been a month since I’ve done any cardmaking it has taken me a while to get back into the creative zone. Finally on Saturday I was able to make a card so I’m hopeful next week will be a creative one for me.

Blog Life

Last week
Next week
  • Can’t-Wait Wednesday
  • Sunday Post

My books

What I’m reading
  • Trace of Evil by Alice Blanchard
  • A Conspiracey in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas
What I read recently
  • Shattered Justice by Susan Furlong
  • Wyrde and Wayward by Charlotte E. English
  • A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
Books I got recently

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (ebook, purchased)

A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas (audiobook/library)

What have you been doing? What are your plans for next week?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

5 thoughts on “Sunday Post: A musical, a deer and more snow”

  1. Aren’t the Sherry Thomas books excellent?

    Poor Olie, I’m glad he’s doing better, and that you wasted no time getting him to the vet. Good luck getting your craft taken care of.

    Happy reading, and have a good week.


  2. I’m glad we haven’t had snow here. I used to love it when I was skiing as much as possible. The play sounds so good. And I wish I could get to card making or knitting. It’s all sewing and quilting right now. When I can get away from house projects. I want to read the Nina Hill book and I LOVED A Conspiracy in Belgravia which might be my favorite in the series. Enjoy! I have had allergies forever but since I started taking Allegra and using Nasonex I haven’t had a single cold in 18 years. I really think the nasal spray is important. I still use the prescription generic because it is unscented. My daughter uses Nasacort OTC which is also unscented. I can use Fluticasone (which is what they always want me to switch to) because it is scented and makes me sick. I have allergies to cats, some other animals, dust, mold, pollens and some cosmetics. So if you don’t use a nasal spray at night I highly recommend it and I would try Nasacort.

    I hope you have a great week with making cards and reading, all snug inside the house!

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   


  3. The snow missed us but looks like it really found you. Glad Olie and Elf are getting along well. That’s my biggest fear when Cassius and Apollo play – that someone will get hurt. There’s such a size difference – 115 pounds vs. 20. But actually it’s been Apollo that has left little teeth scars on Cass’s chest and headbutted him in the eye one night. That pup is crazy!


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