Friday, January 20, 2017

I don't really want to know

So I've been having a little drama with Steve in Vegas this week. He wound up in the hospital with cellulitis in his left leg (sound familiar?).

Long story short he's checking himself out and coming home tonight as per the original plan.

It's been .... a frustrating experience from afar.

So I'll pick him up at the airport tonight. Figure out medications somewhere along the way, and then tie him to the bed for the next week or so.

No other plans for the weekend. Cleaning, reading, laundry, napping. No NCIS Los Angeles on Sunday. I'll watch Victoria, that's about it.

Have a great weekend.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Oh yeah, having a day like that

Nothing on TV tonight. I will read but probably go to bed early. I didn't get much sleep last night.

I'm kinda stalled out on the books I'm reading right now. I think I may start THE UCCELLO CONNECTION by Estelle Ryan. 10th of 10 in series featuring Doctor Genevieve Lenard, art insurance investigator, world-renowned expert in nonverbal communication, and high functioning autistic.

 After a foiled attempt on the lives of world leaders, criminal mastermind Ivan Fradkov successfully eludes world-renowned nonverbal expert Doctor Genevieve Lenard and her team for months. But things heat up quickly when a stranger is assassinated in the chair next to Genevieve while she’s having lunch with her friend. Barely controlling her autistic mind’s need to shut down and escape the influx of intel and emotional upheaval, she tries to make sense of an unreliable spy’s sudden co-operation, a friend’s kidnapping and a team member’s life hanging in the balance. Then time runs out and Genevieve is faced with an impossible choice. Does she stay by the side of a loved one who desperately needs her or does she put her own life in danger to stop a psychopath?
Published in 2017, it has 308 pages. 

Here's some stuff from Facebook:

Have a good day, folks.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Halfway through the week ...

No TV for me tonight. That's right. You may not have heard or noticed that Arrow has been on Christmas hiatus. Yes, really. For weeks.




 One more week to go.

Yeah, you should be.

So tonight I'll probably read and go to bed. Which is a nice Plan B.

The boys and I doing ok with Steve on vacation. I had taco salad last night. In fact, I had too much taco salad last night. I finally made chicken soup for lunches. Tonight I should make some macaroons that I use in my chia pudding for breakfast.

High of 42 expected today. It is strange to not wear long johns suddenly -- to be free of layers.

Fine. Have a lovely day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It's only Tuesday

Finally got Steve off to his vacation. And I'm absolutely gobsmacked that he had flowers delivered to me this morning.  For no known reason other than going away on his vacation. He's not done that before.

White daisies and red roses. My favorite. 

I think I'm about to start A MURDER AT ROSAMUND'S GATE by Susanna Calkins. 1st of 4 in series featuring Lucy Campion, a young orphan working as a chambermaid and then for a printer, beginning in 1665 London.

For Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid serving in the household of the local magistrate, life is an endless repetition of polishing pewter, emptying chamber pots, and dealing with other household chores until a fellow servant is ruthlessly killed, and someone she loves is wrongly arrested for the crime. In a time where the accused are presumed guilty until proven innocent, lawyers aren't permitted to defend their clients, and--if the plague doesn't kill them first--public executions draw a large crowd of spectators, Lucy knows she may never see this person alive again. Unless, that is, she can identify the true murderer. Determined to do just that, Lucy finds herself venturing out of her expected station and into raucous printers' shops, secretive gypsy camps, the foul streets of London, and even the bowels of Newgate prison on a trail that might lead her straight into the arms of the killer.

Published in 2013, it has 352 pages. I should have started it sooner. I've been aware of the series from the first book and it's in a time period I really like. I don't know why I haven't read it yet.

The Curse of Oak Island is on TV for me tonight. "About Face":

New clues are sought after a return to borehole 10-X

I don't know yet what to have dinner. Take out? Chili (again)? Something else? Hmmm....

Warm today expected. Near 40. Don't really want it because the snow will melt and potentially create some yucky driving conditions in some places. 

Have a good one!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, January 16, 2017

Nothing. It was nothing.

Here we are on Monday.

Cowboys ....

Ok. Whatever. Life goes on. We start again next season and now I don't care who wins or loses.

Last night's Sherlock ... may be the last ever. The most fabulous entrance ever:

Oh. My. God. I love that character and yes, he's a villain. I don't care. And yes, they pulled a fast one on us by making it look like he was alive but it was a flashback. I don't care. He got to make this kind of entrance.

Also watched the first episode (2 hours) of PBS's Victoria. The actress has blue contacts which make her pupils bulge but otherwise she does a good job and the show itself is gorgeous in setting and costumes.

I don't have anything on tonight which is good because I have to take Steve to the airport. He'll be on his way to SHOT show.

Hey! I finally finished a book this year!

Yeah, it was a 700+ page book.  Don't judge me.

I'm currently reading a romance, FALL by Karina Bliss. 2nd of 2 in series (so far).

Keep Rage together at all costs... Powerhouse PA Dimity Graham is off her game. Her career is everything to her and she never lets anything personal mess that up. So how can she explain getting busy between the sheets with Rage's nice-guy drummer Seth Curran?  She's supposed to be keeping this band out of trouble, not getting into it. But before she can put everything back where it belongs, Seth needs her help. Faking a relationship seemed like a good idea that night, right before they fell into bed together.  But standing on New Zealand soil, facing the people he disappointed to pursue his dream, Seth doubts he and Dimity will convince anyone they're hot and crazy for each other. To his surprise, Dimity is working her magic on everyone and they're all convinced this is the real deal.
The problem is, he's almost convinced, too.
Published in 2016, it has 261 pages. I've been waiting for this sequel and it slipped by my radar. It came out in November. Hunh. I'll probably finish it tonight.

Have a good evening ... an in honor of Moriarty..

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday! But ....

Receptionist called in so I'm on the front desk today. Bah. Double bah.

But there it is. 

Much TV on this Sunday.

NCIS Los Angeles "Hot Water":

Planted evidence by the mole results in the arrests of Callen, Sam, Granger and Deeks, on the same day Under Secretary Duggan returns for Hetty's resignation.

Sherlock "The Final Problem":

In the Season 4 finale, long-buried secrets catch up with Sherlock and Watson.

And also on PBS, the beginning of the miniseries Victoria, "Doll 123":

The story of Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne at age 18 in 1837, begins with the young Victoria struggling to assert control amidst plots to manipulate her. Her friendship with the prime minister, meanwhile, leads to a crisis in Parliament.

Also, the Cowboys play Green Bay in the playoff in the afternoon.

Otherwise, the usual cleaning, napping, reading. Finally getting a haircut tomorrow. Some cooking. Steve will be gone next week so I don't have to worry about feeding him but I do have to my cooking for me. Didn't do the chicken soup last night so that will happen. Need to make more macaroons as I've found they're good in hot chia pudding for breakfast.

Have a good weekend

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster