Good afternoon. I finally have time to work on this book post. I totally blanked out earlier today; I need to go to bed earlier.
I want to first, quickly throw out another thank you to you all for sending my firstborn birthday wishes. Her dad and I still can’t believe she is 13 now; she had such a fun time with her girlfriends that first weekend of October.
And thank you also for being such a supporter of my handmade card work. I’ve been trying to come up with a design for the nine thank you cards, but have been stuck creatively. I’m taking a little break from that craft right now.
How was your weekend? Every other week the husband is off Friday so this one he was. It’s like a three-day weekend for me because he’ll take care of drop off and pick up. My man was also my chauffeur, taking me deep into San Jose to get my periodontal scans done. Afterwards, we tried Poke House back in town. It’s good; you can order one of their bowls or put together your own.
Saturday I had a cardmaking block so I treated myself to a nap. I also started utilizing our Netflix, watching two documentaries: Swimming with Killer Whales and Africa’s Deadliest. My favorite was the first show because I love orca and found Dr. Ingrid Visser so brave to swim beside or above them while filming their behavior. There are only about 200 orca that stay around New Zealand. Their numbers haven’t been growing which concern her. It’s hard for her to be able to autopsy one because a dead one either sinks to the ocean floor or it washes up in a Maori tribe’s territory. They only allow her to take a sample here and there. These samples have shown high traces of toxic chemicals. I really recommend this documentary.
Sunday, I went to knitting group! I found a local, knitting group through the app, Meetup! They meet in the town before me once a month at a Starbucks. So I went and only found Qi. We put tables and chairs together and realized it was 20 minutes past the meeting time. I checked the app and found out we had missed the change of date. So she and I bought drinks and chatted until past four! I had so much fun connecting with her. Qi is a new member like me. We’re going back this coming Sunday where at least three other knitters are supposed to come. I’m excited to meet one I haven’t met yet.
（*＾＾）/~~~~~~~~~~◎Moving onto books, linking up to Kathryn…
Okay, so I finished this audiobook, the fourth installment in the Mercy Thompson series. I have to say I’m enjoying Mercy’s life. It’s a likable series and I swear, in each of these books there is always somethin’ slightly crazy goin’ down. I like her tough spirit and her loyalty to those who matter in her life. Three stars.
I checked out this book with two others and have been favoring A Court of Mist and Fury. Saturday night I was up reading and wanted to finish this book but the husband woke up around midnight to get something to drink and told me to go to bed. Since I was going to knitting Sunday, I did and finished this second installment in the morning.
I love this book! ❤⃛ヾ(๑❛ ▿ ◠๑ ) While I had read the first one last year, I faintly remembered the sarcasm, the fighting, and the brutal punishments. Omgoodness, this one, I loved how things weren’t peaches and roses after what had ended in book one. Things were a roller coaster and an evolution from rock bottom to strength and awareness. I loved how appearances could be deceiving and how the unexpected could ban together. I’m so excited to read the next installment! I’ve requested it from my library. Five stars!
Okie doke. I have to get our NY Steak out of the oven, our second night of it. My youngest loves chewy meat and an old high school friend of mine always flashes his NY Steak on IG which is why I bought this cut this time around at Costco. I’ve been heating up oil in the stainless steel pan, letting a pat of butta melt in it, pan frying each side, placing pats of butta on top of each piece, and then letting the steak bake in the oven. There is just gobbling at the dinner table. What are you having for dinner tonight?
Thank you for dropping by and hanging out a bit. Happy reading to you. TTYL!