Good morning! Today’s post will link up to The Sunday Salon, The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves, for weekly updates.

**Mailbox Monday is hosted at the home site: Mailbox Monday.

And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.


What a busy week!  It seemingly flew by, and while I did read and review two books and write five blog posts, I also kept to my scheduled appointments.  Some were doctor/dental appointments, and some were fun (mani-pedi and lunch out with my granddaughter). On the side, I revamped the look of some of my blogs.  Like conducting my personal “bloggiesta,” since there has been no official event in quite a while.  This site has had its makeover, along with several others.

My Amazon packages continue to arrive as I just keep “adding to my carts.”  Soon I will finally have everything I need.  LOL

I’m back on my morning coffee, so let’s grab a cup and take a closer look at my week.


Revamping My Pages…

Tuesday Excerpts:  “The Murder List”

Tuesday Potpourri:  A Day To Celebrate

Coffee Chat:  A Busy Week…

Bookish Friday:  “The Testaments”

Review:  Without a Doubt, by Marcia ClarkReview:  The Stranger Inside, by Lisa Unger



Two books came in my mailbox…and I downloaded one e-book.

Queen Meryl, by Erin Carlson

Inside Out, by Demi Moore


The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett


Currently Reading:  The Murder List, by Hank Phillippi Ryan.


That was my week…what did yours look like?  Check out my delicious dessert from this week:  Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with a Scoop of Ice Cream.


54 thoughts on “WEEKLY UPDATES: A BUSY WEEK…

  1. Susan Calderon

    I hope you review both Demi Moore and Meryl Streep biography’s. I didn’t know about the Meryl Streep one, but I have been reading a lot about Demi’s on the net.
    I have The Murder Book in my current library stack and haven’t gotten to it yet. I will be anxious to hear what you think of the book.

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  2. I need to update my banner! I will have to check out your revamped site! (I’m reading in my reader right now)

    Mmm Strawberry Rhubarb pie! Coincidentally, I am up early “baking” that very type of pie for breakfast – I like to do special treat meals sometimes. 🙂 It should be ready by the time the rest of the house gets up! We bought a Grand Traverse pie, so good!

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    1. Thanks, Erin, I don’t like to read on my phone or in the reader, since it doesn’t allow me to enjoy the look of the blogs…LOL.

      I wasn’t baking much before I moved here, but now I can’t, since we have no oven in the apartments…or range. I have a microwave and a coffee pot.

      Enjoy your week.


  3. I must track down that biography of Meryl Streep and send a copy of my mother… Thank you for featuring it. I do like your blog makeover – how brave! I tend to leave my to sort itself out:). I hope you have another good week, Laurel. Inhaling the virtual pie… yum!

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  4. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan

    I hope you had a great time with your grand daughter during your mani pedi trip. I miss the bloggiesta events too. Let me know if you were joining one or doing one. I hope you have a great week ahead.

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  5. Oh, you have some great books there! I’ve heard good things about Demi Moore’s Inside Out, so it’s definitely one I want to give a try, as well as The Dutch House. And The Murder List sounds intriguing. Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. Thanks, Nise, I do enjoy making over my blogs. Picmonkey is a great helper, too.

      I am finally adjusting to my new place, and it helps that I’m on the food committee, so that I can voice my dietary needs. The staff is great at listening and trying to bring what we need, while offering delicious treats, too.

      I am loving The Murder List. Enjoy your week.


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