COFFEE CHAT: ONGOING JOURNEY

Welcome to another Coffee Chat, in which we share bookish and not so bookish thoughts.  Head on over to Bookishly Boisterous to add your link.

 

Three months ago I began this strange new journey.  A journey to reclaim my health and transition to a different way of living, from my residence to the routines I have created.  I have fought against some of these changes, but overall, I am beginning to refocus my attitude.  This way of living was not one I had imagined for myself, but sometimes we can be surprised by how we can embrace new things, even those that we initially reject.

  • I am still waiting for my body to be ready for the surgery that should have happened almost three weeks ago…but didn’t.  While I wait, I am starting to read and blog more.  I get out and about with old friends and new friends.  I look ahead to family and friend events.  My #2 son and his wife, as well as my daughter and her husband, are planning a dinner out with me on August 16.  My son will see my new place for the first time.
  • My granddaughter Aubrey has started the first leg of her New Zealand adventure.  Here she is hanging out with two of her brothers on the beach at Jalama before taking off.

  • This week I have read and reviewed Dear Wife, by Kimberly Belle, and Someone We Know, by Shari Lapena. (Click titles for reviews).
  • Last night I started reading Careful What You Wish For,  by Hallie Ephron.
  • On the weekend, I binge-watched the seventh and final season of Orange is the New Black...and Season 7 of Wentworth.
  • I’ve been going through the smaller collection of DVDs that I brought to my new apartment…watching and enjoying…

  • My #1 son, who lives in Prague, is impressed and has elevated my residence here up a notch for bringing in one of his favorite entertainers.  (My son has done a little Elvis impersonating himself, in Europe).

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So, on to another day and then another weekend.  What have your days and nights been like?

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15 thoughts on “COFFEE CHAT: ONGOING JOURNEY

  1. My home computer has been down to for two weeks now and counting. I have been reading a bunch, plus I do some crafting. I finished the bookish life a Abiee Hill this week I really enjoyed it! Then I read The Kissing Quiotent which is really steamy but a light, fast, read. Now I am back to my usual fair reading A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais. I started it yesterday and my finish today it is a really rip roaring fast thriller per usual! I love Elvis Cole and Joe Pike!

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  2. Diane

    So glad to read you are settling in. I find sometimes change can be overwhelming but that when I finally just accept it, things have a way of working out better than anticipated.

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  3. We’ve been dog sitting our older daughter’s golden doodle while they are on vacation. She’s a sweet dog and very well behaved and I’ll probably miss her a lot when she leaves on Saturday. I haven’t had much time to read this week but I started Ellie and the Harpmaker. It’s a netgalley copy and I also used an audible credit so I can listen while doing other things. Hoping to get it read before Sunday. We’ll see.
    I love your attitude about all the change your life has undergone. Let us know how the Elvis act is!

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    1. Thanks, Mary, sounds like you’ve had a delightful house guest. Are you taking photos?

      Your book sounds good.

      I’ve had to work on my attitude since my dramatic life changes, so I can now chalk these changes up to more “life lessons.”

      Enjoy your week.

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  4. Sounds like you are settling in and making the best of the new situation. Go you. I hope your granddaughter enjoys her travels in New Zealand when she arrives. I had a DNF book and it put me off my reading stride. So I had a couple of days of no reading to try and get my mojo back!

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  5. I’ve always been a “go with the flow” type so change doesn’t bother me much, but I do know some people who do not like even a tiny bit of change, so I’m glad you’re adjusting so well.

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  6. I guess your body is on it’s own schedule. I can imagine it would be a LITTLE BIT frustrating!

    Ughhhhh your granddaughter is too cute. How fun to be her age and off on a New Z trip!!!!

    What did you think of the final season of OITNB?????

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