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And let’s join Kathryn, our leader in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, at Book Date.
I actually read and reviewed THREE books this week. I only wrote
fivesix blog posts (I added another one today!), but that’s how it goes sometimes. However, I very lazily slept in two days this week, not even going to the dining room until dinner! I did get up and read, played on the computer, and enjoyed going with the flow. It reminded me of my days before I moved into this residence.
Then I realized something. My life in retirement was supposed to be about doing what I want and when I want to do it. No alarm clocks or schedules. So having to get up at the beckoning sound on my phone, get dressed, and go OUT, even if it is just down the hall to the dining room…was starting to feel constrictive. So I decided to give myself permission to do what I want at least two days a week.
This morning I turned off the alarm, but decided to get up anyway an hour later. So here I am, writing this post and actually ready to go to the dining room in 45 minutes.
Let’s grab some coffee…I haven’t had any yet! And check out my week.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
Empty mailbox…but I downloaded two e-books:
Invisible Girl, by Lisa Jewell
Return to Virgin River, by Robyn Carr
CURRENTLY READING: Remain Silent, by Susie Steiner
I have enjoyed previous books in the series, so I bought this one in June. Time to read it! So far, so good.
An immigrant’s mysterious death sets off a chilling hunt for the truth in this gripping crime novel from the author of Missing, Presumed, featuring a “delightful protagonist who deserves a place alongside other beloved literary detectives” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
That was my week…better than usual, and I credit the more relaxed week with giving myself permission to “go with the flow” a little bit. My lunch reflected that attitude: