Friday, August 26, 2016

Warp speed, helmsman ... that's the weekend ahead.

TGIF. Almost there. And then like magic, it's the weekend.

I don't have many plans for the next couple days. The usual.

Hanging with the boys, laundry, napping, vacuuming, computering. I hope to finish the Gregory book because of the new stuff coming.

Actually, Tuesday the 30th is like Christmas! Along with the two books I mentioned, I also have coming two DVDs being released, last seasons of NCIS: Los Angeles and Arrow. 

That's about it. So have a lovely weekend, folks.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thankgoodness tomorrow is Friday 'cause this is going to take forever

Day 30.

I did it. No sugar, no grains, no dairy, no legumes. I added no caffeine.

It was actually really easy, went by rather quickly, and felt good. You know what?

I'm not going to stop. Aiming for 50 but really?

It's just feeling really natural right now. And I found some great recipes I'd like to try so I won't be so dependent on Paleo on the Go.

Tonight we have Battlebots on TV. I have to get groceries after work. I'm 63% done with the Susanna Gregory which is nice for itself but next week we have new Louise Penney and Charles Todd and the week after that, I believe, is a new JD Robb and Anne Perry. And two weeks after that is a new Karin Slaughter, a Will Trent book at last!

Have a great day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Getting through the week .....

Gah! I keep forgetting I have a Human Design class tonight at 6:30.

Every time I remember, I jump in surprise. Oh yeah, that!

Steve has shooting tonight. I think I'll treat myself to CJ's for dinner.

Otherwise, nothing on TV, I'll probably read for a bit. I'm making good headway in the Susanna Gregory.

See ya! Have a good day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Unnecessary obstacle .... he's got it.

Hmmmm. What to talk about today. I really don't have anything. Last night was uneventful. There is a fire somewhere that is bringing a lot of smoke in the area and driving my eyes crazy.

Walked the dogs. Coda is better, I think, being back on his meds. Work. Not as stressful at the moment. Feed dogs. Feed Steve. Read. Go to bed. Do it all over again.

Or just nothing happening.

So have a great, uneventful day.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday strikes again

Here we are back again.

I finished reading the Michael Jecks book. I started and finished MURDER IN CHINATOWN by Victoria Thompson. 9th of 19 in series featuring Sarah Brandt, a midwife, and Detective Sergeant Malloy in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City.

Sarah Brandt has made her uneasy way to Chinatown to deliver a baby. There she meets a group of Irish women who, completely alone at Ellis Island, married Chinese men in the same predicament. But even as a new century dawns, New Yorkers still cling to their own kind, scorning children of mixed races.When the new mother's half-Chinese, half-Irish niece goes missing, Sarah knows that alerting the police will accomplish nothing, and seeks the one person she can turn to-Detective Sergeant Malloy.And when the missing girl is found dead in a Chinatown alley, Sarah and Malloy have ample suspects in her murder-from both sides of Canal Street.

Published in 2007, it has 320 pages. 

And, after a long hiatus from it, I got back to MURDER ON HIGH HOLBORN by Susanna Gregory. 9th of 11 in series featuring Thomas Chaloner, intelligencer to the Earl of Clarendon, Lord Chancelor, during the Restoration in 1660s London.

In 1665 England faces war with the Dutch and the capital is awash with rumors of conspiracy and sedition. These are more frenetic than normal because of the recent sinking in the Thames of one of the largest ships in the navy, a disastrous tragedy that could very well have been caused by sabotage. As an experienced investigator, Thomas Chaloner knows that there are very few grains of truth in the shifting sands of the rumor-mill, but the loss of such an important warship and the murder of Paul Ferine, a Groom of the Robes, in a brothel favored by the elite of the Palace of White Hall makes him scent a whiff of genuine treason. As well as investigating the murder, Chaloner is charged with tracking down the leaders of a fanatical sect known as the Fifth Monarchists. He suspects his masters are not particularly concerned by their amateur antics, and that the order for him to infiltrate the group is intended to distract him from uncovering some unsavory facts about Ferine and his courtly associates. Then, as he comes to know more about the Fifth Monarchists and their meetings on High Holborn, he discovers a puzzling number of connections—to both Ferine's murder and those involved with the defense of the realm. Connections that he must disentangle before it is too late to save the country.
 Published in 2014, it has 448 pages. 

 I'm on Day 27 of food detox.

Back in November, for my birthday Steve gifted me with a sizable gift card from Amazon. I was in the midst of another eating healthy fling and decided to spend it all and then some on a Kitchen Aid mixer and attachments, the food processor and spiralizer. 

I never even got it out of the box because of ... things too numerous to go into. I set it up this weekend and gave it a whirl with (as it happens to be pictured here) a zucchini. So in paleo land, zucckini like this is a noodle replacement and I had it like noodles with butter. It was not bad at all and rather easy to use and clean. I will be using it quite frequently now I have a feeling. We had it walleye I broiled. Steve had his fish with a Parmesan coating and I had mine plain. It was nummy!

Otherwise, I did the usual chores and napped and so forth. I wanted to accomplish more but I will be happy with what I did get done.

Have a good day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, August 19, 2016

It's Friday at last?!?

It's Friday!!

It's just a regular weekend, but hallelujah.

No plans for the weekend. Just resting and chores and reading and computering.

Cowboys have another pre-season game tonight. Last week, after a spectacular start by running a touchdown at the opening kickoff, they managed to lose by 3. Typical.

So we'll see. At least they don't count yet.

I made bacon wrapped dates last night. Turned out okay. I think I need better bacon. And my beef pot pie last night was horrible.

I don't know. I'm hoping it was a terrible fluke and not a bad batch.

It rained this morning while I was walking the boys. It rained over night. A good thing but also a not good thing because there was a full moon lunar eclipse last night that we were unable to view.

Ah well.

It's stopped raining and the sun is coming out. It's supposed to be in the 80s tomorrow. Our lovely weather has gone.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, August 18, 2016

It's raining!

Yesterday we crossed 100 degrees. Today .... 54 and raining. And I love it.

And of course, it's being wasted because I have to be at work. It's dark, and cool, and lovely rain sounds -- napping and reading! If only. 

We have Battlebots to watch tonight.

I'll have a beef pot pie from Paleo on the Go. Nummy!

It's the best thing on their Strict 30 menu. I have it frequently though it is expensive. Worth it.

I've been making good headway in the Michael Jecks book. I wish I could read two books at once. Then I'd be making a dent in my TBR.

That's about it.  Have a great day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster