Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I love you, popcicle

Keepin' Cool With the Cuteness

Still here. Sorry I didn't get a chance to post anything yesterday.

Over the weekend I finished the Peter Robinson book and was reminded why I like that series. I'll have to get caught up. Last night I finished a SFF book by Elizabeth Moon - part of the Serrano/Suiza space opera series. I really enjoyed that a bunch but I have to tell myself to slow down and not rush to the next one.

I have a hold to pick up at the library, the newest by Alex Grecian. I may have to get that tomorrow, maybe at lunch.

I'm going to try a new recipe to make for dinner. The day before payday, one seems to find herself short of dollars and has to be more creative with the food on hand. I found a simple casserole using Rice Roni and mushroom soup. Cross your fingers, folks.

There was a really nice breeze blowing early this morning when I walked the dogs. Gone. In the high 80s it says for Billings but I'm sure reality is hotter. And it will be hotter the rest of the week. Blech.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Well, where else would a giraffe go? Sheesh.

I'm currently reading BAD BOY by Peter Robinson. This is 19th of 22 in series featuring Alan Banks, Eastvale detective chief inspector, in Yorkshire, England. Here's a description:

A distraught woman arrives at the Eastvale police station desperate to speak to Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks. But since Banks is away on holiday, his partner, Annie Cabbot, steps in. The woman tells Annie that she’s found a loaded gun hidden in the bedroom of her daughter, Erin—a punishable offense under English law. When an armed response team breaks into the house to retrieve the weapon, the seemingly straightforward procedure quickly spirals out of control. But trouble is only beginning for Annie, the Eastvale force, and Banks, and this time, the fallout may finally do the iconoclastic inspector in. For it turns out that Erin’s best friend and roommate is none other than Tracy Banks, the DCI’s daughter, who was last seen racing off to warn the owner of the gun, a very bad boy indeed. Thrust into a complicated and dangerous case intertwining the personal and the professional as never before, Annie and Banks—a bit of a bad boy himself—must risk everything to outsmart a smooth and devious psychopath. Both Annie and Banks understand that it’s not just his career hanging in the balance, it’s also his daughter’s life.
 Published in 2010, it has 417 pages. I was in the mood for a police procedural and I'm behind in this series. It was finally time to read it after it sat on my Kindle for four years. Oy.

Tonight on TV we have Cold Justice. I love love love cold cases.

No firm plans yet for the weekend beyond the usual chores. May go shopping with Mom tomorrow.


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Waiting for the weekend....

And Now...We Wait...

It's National "Is it hot enough for you?" Day. No joke. And today is the hottest so far here in Billings. I don't know if we hit it or not, but it was supposed to reach 100. Blech blech blech.  Last night we had a big thunder/boomer and gulley washer of a storm. I missed most of  it because I was huddled in the bedroom with Ryker and Coda. :)

I'm thinking this may be a TV night. Definitely have Motive at 9. Prior to that, I may surf the channels a bit. Actually, I'll probably check out Who Do You Think You Are? 

Steve has shooting tonight. The boys and I will hang out in the basement.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, July 21, 2014

We're not pleased ... Monday, Summer, bugs, allergies ....

Man, allergies are hitting me hard today. I took a 24-hour Zyrtek this morning but apparently the 24-hour type is not terribly strong. My eyes mostly are affected. And the side of town that work is located is older with more mature trees if that's what I'm allergic to. And smoke. The smoke is mostly gone today, at least visibly. Uff da.

And bugs. We have little flying gnat thingies at work. Driving me crazy. And it looks like Steve was bitten by a spider last night while dealing with some weeds (shock). Keeping an eye on it but just looks like a bite.

Tonight, nothing on TV for me. I hope to do some reading.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Saturday, July 19, 2014

It's the weekend!!


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The freezer would have been better

It's Too Hot Outside Today

We're going into a weather pattern of 90s for the next several days. Just ... yuck.

I hope to do a whole lotta reading tonight. But I'm thinking sleep will get me.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster