WEEKLY UPDATES: THE BEAT GOES ON…

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.

Another week, another handful of books, and a few blog posts.  The routine is our journey these days.  I watched some shows on Hulu and Amazon PrimeTrust Me, Scott & Bailey, and Hidden.

I got my first “negative” test for COVID-19, and the plan is to test us all every two weeks.

Now let’s grab some more coffee and take a closer look at the week.

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:

Sunday Potpourri:  Old & New Favorite Things…

Tuesday Potpourri:  Tidbits…

Tuesday Excerpts:  “Paris Never Leaves You”

Bookish Moments…

Another Treasure in the Backlog…

Bookish Friday:  “Imperfect Women”

Review:  My Pear-Shaped Life, by Carmel HarringtonReview: The End of Her, by Shari LapenaReview:  Imperfect Women, by Araminta Hall

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INCOMING BOOKS:

One book came in my mailbox…and I downloaded one e-book

Finding Freedom:  Harry & Meghan, by Omid Scobie

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Download: 

My Lies, Your Lies, by Susan Lewis

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CURRENTLY READING:  The Dark Flood Rises, by Margaret Drabble, a book I purchased in April 2017.

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That was my week.  What did yours look like?  At lunch I enjoyed a slice of rhubarb-strawberry pie.

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MY INTERIOR WORLD: BOOKS, COMFY SETTING, & MY NOOK….

Good morning, and welcome to my Interior World.  Today has been one of posting reviews, checking for new releases, and capturing photos of my office.  Like the one above, which is a view from the left side of the room.  Books, family photos, and a bulletin board crammed with memorabilia.  Not to mention filing cabinets and a comfy chair.

Below, catch a glimpse of my work station:  laptop; my coffee and my list of blogs to visit.

And a close-up of my work space, with coffee.  A Disney character taking pride of place with my quirky doll, and the mug I  bought a few years ago in Big Bear, while on vacation.

 

Then, check out the opposite side of the room:  my couch, my trunk, my shelf of TBR books, my TV….

 

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I do love working in this room, which has had a few makeovers in recent years.  All it took was switching some furniture around…creating that nook for my laptop, etc., and adding a flat screen TV.

Now I don’t ever have to leave this room.  But, of course, I will.

Currently Reading:  The Bookshop on the Corner, by Jenny Colgan, which I’m loving.  The MC, a librarian named Nina, has been let go from her librarian position in Birmingham, and struggles to find a way to use her love of books in a new way.  A trip to Scotland, the purchase of a van, and she’s good to go.

 

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What does your interior world look like?  Do you have favorite spaces?  Do your books keep you engaged?

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A DAY IN THE LIFE – MARCH 24

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It’s been a rather ordinary and somewhat boring day today, March 24, my chosen A Day in the Life, hosted by Trish, at Love, Laughter, & a Touch of Insanity.
This is my first time participating, and my day got off to a rather early start, as I had some problems sleeping last night.
So here goes:
2:30 a.m.- Woke up, knowing I wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep right away, so I staggered out to the living room, curled up under a blanket, and tried to read.

 

napping place
4:30 a.m. – Woke up and stumbled into the kitchen to make coffee.

 

coffee! a day in a life

4:45 a.m. – Turned on the computer, waiting for it to boot up, impatiently as usual.  Did my usual morning routines:  checked e-mails, online banking, Facebook, etc.  All’s right in my little world!

 

computer time-a day in a life

5:30 a.m. – Wrote my Bookish Thursday post; checked out the various links, and then visited participants’ blogs, commenting on them.  My favorite thing in the morning.

 

 

more computer time

 

6:30 a.m. – Visited several blogs, reading their A Day in the Life posts…really enjoyable.  As I drank my coffee and ate some cereal, I started taking some photos for this post, and got the notice that my camera card was full!  Yikes.  Spent some time deleting photos that are already on my computer.

6:40 a.m. – Read some more A Day in the Life posts.

7:30 a.m. – Checked e-mails and found more posts to read, comments to respond to.
7:50 a.m. – Closed down the computer, bringing my iPhone into the living room so I can periodically check things out.

7:55 a.m. – Curled up on my sofa to continue reading Somewhere Out There, a really engrossing story that resonates with me, having worked with dysfunctional families for many years.

 

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8:00 a.m. – Ate some Greek yogurt and had some juice.

 

 

juice and greek yogure
8:30 a.m. – Checked e-mails and FB on my iPhone.  TV is on to the Home & Family Show on Hallmark…but muted.

 

 

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8:45 a.m. – Resumed reading.

 

 

reading time

9:00 a.m. – Got on exercise bike and rode for a while, watching Castle on my DVR.

 

 

a little exercise and dvr time
10:00 a.m. – More reading.
10:45 a.m. – Lunch prep.
11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. – Lunch break, along with Young & the Restless.

 

an early lunch

young and restless time

 

 

 

 
12:00 p.m. – Back on computer to check e-mails, etc.
12:30 p.m. – Called pharmacist to discuss the problems I’m STILL having with the new meds, and after some discussion, decided to resume taking the previous meds, which worked great…so why did the doctor have to try to fix what wasn’t broken?  LOL.  Sent doctor an e-mail to advise her of my plan.  See, I’m in charge…right?  The pharmacist had assured me that there wouldn’t be any problems from stopping these meds and returning to the old ones.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Watching shows on my DVR.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – More e-mails, blog visiting, and did some photo editing for this post.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – More reading.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 – Dinner break.
6:00 p.m. – Almost finished with my book; wrote up a rudimentary review on a Word doc, to be finished when I reach the last page of the book.
7:30 p.m. – Finished book; posted review on Amazon, Goodreads, and my Rainy Days & Mondays blog.
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Watching the TGIT shows by Shonda Rhimes.

 

 

bedtime reading and movies
10:00 – More reading…lights out around 11:00 p.m.

And that’s it for a day in the life of this blogger!

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