Another weekend … another update!
In my life:
Holy man … where is the year going? This week flew by!
Monday was pretty uneventful. Spent some time reading, some time trying to nap. I’ve had a really easy go at pregnancy, but find myself not sleeping so well at night. That usually means I try to nap numerous times throughout the day … usually zonking out in the middle of a book.
The Many Faces of Cooper: The Thinking Dog (Pondering Life, The Universe, and Everything)
The Many Faces of Cooper: Laughing. Probably at me.
Tuesday I started doing some freezer meal preparation and I worked at night. I also harvested ALL the carrots in the garden and prepped them for the freezer … who knew they would take so much work? Now I just the beets to worry about! Wednesday was MORE freezer preparation (can someone say nesting?) — most of which included making shepherd’s pies and chicken pot pies. I learned that nothing is worse than the smell of chicken at 6am. Actually, that would be having to get the meat OFF of the chicken at 6am. Gross.
The UPS man came TWICE this week and the dog is slowly falling in love with him. He gives her cookies and pets and CLEARLY his cookies and pets are better than mine.
The Many Faces of Cooper: His “Please Stop Taking My Picture” face. Oh, alright.
Thursday was another evening of work. The library I work at is closing this week because of renovations. These renos have been going on since before I started LAST year and are almost done! We’ll open up in November with a brand new library, new furniture, and ALL the books! It’s very exciting!
All together now … also known as, the picture that took so much effort, I’m surprised I didn’t go into early labour setting it up and taking it.
Friday started uneventful, with some regular errands, and then hubs and I decided to drive out to another city about an hour away to get fresh pepperoni, ribs, and sausage. Yup. Totally normal for a Friday. After that trip, it was lots of vegging out for the rest of the day.
As far as the cat hunt goes, we did get a phone call about her, but after checking it out, it wasn’t her. AND I thought I saw her eating the food we left out (which is what happens when I wander around without my glasses), but it was the neighbour’s cat. HOWEVER, someone has been eating the food overnight and the neighbours say their cat is inside by dinner time all night, so the husband got home from hockey around 12:30 Friday night and stayed up THE ENTIRE NIGHT to watch and actually saw her! He tried to go outside, but she ran away … apparently, she’s still scared! Poor thing.
Oh, and I hit 30 weeks last week and took a few photos to document (something I’m TERRIBLE at). I can’t believe I’m already this far into the pregnancy … the time is going by so fast! Here’s one for you guys!
A little blurry, but that’s what happens when you let the other camera’s battery die. Ah well.
In reading (& blogging):
This week I read:
1. Darth Vadar and Son by Jeffrey Brown
2. Alexander Death (The Paranormals, #3) by J. L. Bryan
3. Just Getting Started: Edmonton Public Library’s First 100 Years, 1913 – 2013 by Todd Babiak (non-fiction, local)
4. Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks, #4) by Miranda Kenneally
5. Dragon Bound (The Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison
6. Into the Hollow (Experiment in Terror, #6) by Karina Halle (reread)
7. Hellgoing: Stories by Lynn Coady (local)
8. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
9. The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver
10. In a Glass Grimmly (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #2) by Adam Gidwitz
11. Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween by Melanie Watt (Canadian)
12. 40 Below: Edmonton’s Winter Anthology (Various authors – Local)
This week would’ve been the PERFECT week for an audiobook, but I just wasn’t in the mood. I spent lots of time in the kitchen, but decided to listen to some music. It was lovely.
I didn’t spend as much time doing blog things as I would’ve liked, so NATURALLY I’m way behind on review writing. Hopefully I’ll get there this week. I am, however, caught up on all my current TV shows. #priorities?
I signed up for Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon yesterday! The husband had a lot of yardwork he wanted to do, so it was a perfect excuse for doing some reading. And read I did! I’m actually quite surprised by the progress I made. Mainly because my body likes to try to nap for most of the mid-afternoon hours, but I was pretty alert. I guess it helped that hubs was home and I’d interact with him in between his MANY yard chores (the man is stiff and sore now, that’s for sure!) and I had some of my own house stuff to do.
Now, onto the books!
I have NO idea what happened this week, but I got a lot of review books! First the local ones:
And now for the eARCs. Big thanks to Carina Press, Forever (Grand Central Publishing), and HarperCollins!
I bought just ONE book this week (and it was an eBook at $0.99!):
The Fragile Things by V. Shaw
How was your week? Have you read anything good lately?