Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Books aren't useless!

Meh. It's hot. I'm tired. I'm training a new person at work which is a good thing because Joel got a job and is gone at the end of August.  I'm making hamburgers for dinner.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, July 30, 2012


Didn't get the job. I'm just kinda numb.

So it's hot again today. 99. Just tired of being hot.

I'm going to have a glass of wine tonight. Nothing on TV for me. And I don't feel like reading anything. In fact, I may return the Silva book because it is just not keeping my attention. I didn't read it all this weekend. But I don't know for what else I'm in the mood.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wouldn't that be nice to have?

We went to the late show last night of the Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. It was good; Bale isn't actually in the Batman suit all that much in it. It's a long film -- we didn't get home until just after 1am.

I got up at 5:30 to walk the boys but have taken a couple naps today. Steve didn't mow the lawn because there now something wrong with the mower and he's taking it in tomorrow. Sigh.

Tonight I'm making enchiladas for dinner and I hope to do some reading. I haven't done much of that this weekend. 

And back at it tomorrow.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Saturday, July 28, 2012


I didn't post yesterday because I was watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics in London. First I was watching in real time online in the afternoon and then the re-broadcast (1st US broadcast) in the evening. They did a terrific job. I really enjoyed it though I stayed up too late to watch it all.

Got up at 5:30 to walk the boys then went to Walmart to get groceries. Have done some vacuuming and some laundry. I am hoping that Steve mows today. I'm giving him today as a last chance then I guess I take it over. I really don't know what the issue is that has with it. If he doesn't mow then I say no Batman movie.

I'm meeting Tuesday with Debbie regarding the job. I don't have any details.

I'll be cleaning up a week's worth of emails and catching up on news this afternoon.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, July 26, 2012


No news

Not much to report today. We'll watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics tomorrow, I imagine. It would be nice to go to the Batman movie maybe on Saturday.

I'm thinking of making taco salad for dinner. I'll probably read; I started the Silva. I enjoy these books though sometimes they get a little samey samey (Allon will get pulled in against his will into an operation while working on a restoration project, he'll call his Israeli team together, the female expert will fall in love with him though he's off limits, things will go wrong, etc.). I would enjoy this series just doing the art restoration and leave the spy stuff out. I do, however, love books set in Rome, especially the Vatican.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

And hot...

No news. Though I did receive an email from Debbie this afternoon that she wants to meet with me again but we haven't set up a time. Third interview? A job offer? A face-to-face thank you but no thank you? I don't know.

So when I picked up the Silva book yesterday from the library, there was a bit of a hiccup. The wrong book was being held for me. So I took it to the desk and got it straightened out: the book I wanted and a book someone else had holding were switched. So I was going to start to read it last night when I went to bed. A bit of a problem: right cover on the book -- wrong book. Apparently, I originally had the right book but someone was too .... lazy? ... to notify anyone. I had to go back to the library today and their solution was to give me both books so that when I'm done reading the one Silva they will send both back to the supplier to be fixed. Sounds like a simple job of swapping covers, right?  Wrong. The covers are glued on and not to easy to do this locally. What a mess.

In the meantime, I finished the Harkness book. While I enjoyed it, the friend who's also reading it and I agree that it needed some editing. 

Steve is at the gun range and I've been reading news and posting on FB.

Have a good evening!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A bit of philosophy today

No news.

We got our new cellphones last night. Mine is the Blackberry Torch so it's kinda a hybrid between a regular Blackberry that I'm used to but has smartphone too. I'm still learning how it all works. Steve got the latest and greatest Galaxy III, I believe. Same phone numbers.

I picked up a 14-day book from the library that will have to jump the queue. THE FALLEN ANGEL by Daniel Silva. This is 12th of 12 in series featuring Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and Israeli secret agent. Here is a description:

After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to His Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman lies broken beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome. The Vatican police suspect suicide, though Gabriel believes otherwise. So, it seems, does Donati. But the monsignor is fearful that a public inquiry might inflict another scandal on the Church, and so he calls upon Gabriel to quietly pursue the truth—with one caveat."Rule number one at the Vatican," Donati said. "Don't ask too many questions." Gabriel learns that the dead woman had uncovered a dangerous secret—a secret that threatens a global criminal enterprise that is looting timeless treasures of antiquity and selling them to the highest bidder. But there is more to this network than just greed. A mysterious operative is plotting an act of sabotage that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. . . .

It was published July 2012 and has 416 pages.

I'm at about 75% on the Harkness book but the library book has to come first.We're having hotdogs for dinner and will watch Deadliest Catch.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, July 23, 2012


No news.

Hungry for dinner. Tired from a busy Monday. Going to read tonight.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Especially if it has an umbrella

It's been a quiet Sunday. I've been doing laundry. I've also been cleaning up emails, reading news and so forth. Then I got caught up watching a movie on the premium channels, The Help, this afternoon. Well done film.

I'm making dinner tonight even though it's hotter than heck. We'll watch Ice Road Truckers and then I'll do some reading before bed.

I'm still reading the Harkness book. It's a what I call a "honkin' big" book, coming in at 592 pages, if I remember correctly. I've also started a digital loan from the library, a nonfiction book called SPOILED ROTTEN: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American Republic by Jay Cost. It is an interesting book. 

There's nothing really going on this coming week. I hope to hear from the job. Otherwise, just work, walk dogs, etc. 

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, July 20, 2012

Gotta post a Star Trek when I find one

Hooray, the week is ovah!  And no, I've not heard yet whether I've gotten the job. Maybe on Monday.

This weekend, Steve is running a pistol event for the Big Sky State Games. I think it is tomorrow. I've got cleaning to do, etc.

This morning when I walked the dogs at 5:30 it was still only 77 degrees. Yuck!

Tonight we're having pizza for dinner and I have Say Yes to the Dress to watch.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, July 19, 2012


It's been kind of hard to explain the week. I've been involved in a kaizen, that is working with a team of people from the OR/and supporting departments to create new roles for some personnel in the OR department at the hospital without adding any new people. I've learned a lot about the functioning of that area and I don't want to ever go there. Today I had my second interview. So we'll see how that goes.

It's been the same hot, upper 90s/100 degree weather. The week plus the weather is leaving me just drained. I don't know what to make for dinner and I've not heard from Steve so I don't know what the evening is shaping up to be other than I took some Tylenol for my headache and I'm going to read. I'm glad tomorrow is Friday.

I'm feeling out of touch with the news and current events. I'll have to do some catching up this weekend. 

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

No, not really

Monday. I'm a bit tired. First day down. I'm confused about what's expected of me and who if anyone else in the room is up for the job. I've learned a lot, however, how the hospital's OR department works.

I finished the Griffiths book. I'm currently reading SHADOW OF THE NIGHT by Deborah Harkness. This is 2nd of 2 of a trilogy. Here is a description:

A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and an international publishing phenomenon. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782. Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

It was published July 2012 and has 592 pages. I splurged early and got it as a Kindle book. This was going to be my reward for getting through the week but I needed the reward today. 

I'm going to have dinner and then read.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Happiness is waking up and seeing your dream was real....

I hate when the box says "medium brown" and your hair comes out red. Yeah. Love that. Well, I guess THAT will be the pop of color for the black I'm wearing this week.

I'm studying today and gathering info for my presentation I have to do for a second interview. As a reward for myself, I'll be reading 4MA digests on breaks (tons of them today) or doing some house work like vacuuming or laundry changes. I'm still reading the Griffiths books but not whooshing through it like I would have been doing if I didn't have homework.  Reward next weekend for getting through it all will be the Harkness book maybe. I do have tons to read from the library. Oy vey. 

There's a breeze this morning that might be holding the real heat off for a bit but of course it's going to be in the mid-90s again. I could not live for long periods of time in a consistently hot climate. I know there's AC but then you're going in and out of it which can't be good.

So tomorrow it begins. Keep your fingers crossed for me, please.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Saturday, July 14, 2012


I walked the dogs at 5:30 again this morning. It was already 72 degrees -- in the past few days even though we've had 90+ degree weather, the mornings have been in the low 60s. But this morning, it was humid and warm. I'm getting oh so tired of hot weather.

Steve had a shooting tournament to run so he was up and gone by 8. I went clothes shopping and then got groceries. Gone from 8 until noon. And was hot and exhausted. I did get some outfits going for next week's week-long audition for the job. At least I'll look good. :)

I'm currently reading  A ROOM FULL OF BONES by Elly Griffiths. This is 4th of 4 in series featuring Dr. Ruth Galloway, a forensic archaeologist, and Harry Nelson, a detective chief inspector, in the Saltmarsh area near Norfolk, England. Here is a description:

When Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop, she finds the museum's curator lying dead on the floor. Soon the museum's wealthy owner lies dead in his stables, too. These two deaths could be from natural causes, but when he is called in to investigate, Nelson isn't convinced, and it is only a matter of time before he and Ruth cross paths once more. When threatening letters come to light, events take an even more sinister turn. But as Ruth's friends become involved, where will her loyalties lie? As her convictions are tested, Ruth and Nelson must discover how Aboriginal skulls, drug smuggling, and the mystery of “The Dreaming” hold the answer to these deaths, as well as the keys to their own survival.

It was published July 2012 (US) and has 352 pages. This is a Kindle book. I don't know why I like this author's books; she writes in present tense which I hate but the characters and setting are very good.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, July 12, 2012


How many ways can one say that it's too hot outside and it makes me cranky? We had a nice storm last night but didn't affect the day's temp.

I will be back to refreshing my memory tonight and working on presentation for second interview. Nothing on TV for me. Last night with the storm I wound up with boys in the basement (Ryker hates thunder and skedaddled down there quickly) and watched The Sting. Such a good movie, I couldn't pass it up. Work and no play tonight.

Tomorrow, after work I'm meeting up with some friends at Tiny's to celebrate our friend Kim's engagement and impending wedding. I probably won't be posting here.

Stay cool...

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Or else it's the heat....

Ohmygoodness, the calls today were not nice. The day couldn’t go fast enough.

Weather.com says it is going to be in the mid-90s for the foreseeable future. Hot is just a given now. 

I’m sorry, there’s just not a whole lot to talk about. Steve has a board meeting tonight. I walked the dogs this morning and trying to keep them cool this evening.  Two books came out today that would be nice to get but I’ll have to wait until Friday. I’m meeting friends after work Friday; it’s a kind of bachelorette thing for a good friend but I’m only going to be there for a couple hours – not bar hop the night away like the rest of them. I have to go clothes shopping on Saturday for the seminar next week. Then get some groceries. Study for the audition/interview next week. Steve has a tournament to run.

Stay cool, people.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, July 9, 2012


It's hot. I'm hot and a wee bit cranky because of it. I hate that.

I'm currently reading THE FACE OF DECEPTION by Iris Johansen. This is 1st of 13 in series featuring Eve Duncan, a forensic sculptor. Here is a description:

An unidentified skull... A trail of terrifying secrets...And a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth... As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls.  Her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan. Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct—a face no one was ever meant to see.  Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that truth goes to the grave...even if Eve gets buried with it.

It was published in 1998 and has 480 pages (approximately). This is a digital library book.

What I need to do is study. Next week I'm doing a week long "audition" for the job I'm up for. I'll be participating in a seminar of sorts (a kaizen) with the three other candidates to see how we do in a live situation. Keep the good vibes for me, please.

Busy at work with calls. Kinda tired. We'll see how it goes.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Sunday, July 8, 2012


I finished reading CRIMINAL by Karin Slaughter this morning. Her books are dark and real-world violence gritty. I'd say this was her best yet and should be nominated for awards. It does help to read the previous books for resonance.

I took the dogs for their run this morning in the field, per usual. There were two cars parked by the big ditch, empty case box outside. Inside one of the cars were two guys, looking to be high school or college-aged, passed out or sleeping. I knocked on the window to tell them to leave but only one stirred and mumbled something at me, probably explicatives. Fine. Hope the sheriff is called on ya.

I've got dinner going in the crockpot. We plan to stay cool today; it's supposed to be hot (90s) again.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Reason #12 why I have dogs

I had an interview today for a good job. I'm having the second interview in a couple weeks. Keep your fingers crossed. This is a good one.

Hot again today after a nice rain last night. Have I mentioned I don't like the heat?

Tonight I have Say Yes to the Dress to watch. I'm thinking of making fish for dinner.

I just picked up a hold from the library after work. It's not supposed to be released until Tuesday. CRIMINAL by Karin Slaughter. This is 4th of 4 in series if you count when the two series leads were combined: Dr. Sara Linton, a pediatrician and coroner in Grant County, Georgia, and Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, in Atlanta, Georgia. Here is a description:

Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and Will is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda’s motivation until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before—when Will’s father was imprisoned for murder—this was his home. . . . Flash back nearly forty years. In the summer Will Trent was born, Amanda Wagner is going to college, making Sunday dinners for her father, taking her first steps in the boys’ club that is the Atlanta Police Department. One of her first cases is to investigate a brutal crime in one of the city’s worst neighborhoods. Amanda and her partner, Evelyn, are the only ones who seem to care if an arrest is ever made. Now the case that launched Amanda’s career has suddenly come back to life, intertwined with the long-held mystery of Will’s birth and parentage. And these two dauntless investigators will each need to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed.
 It has 448 pages.

I will have some homework for the 2nd interview but I'm indulging in this at least for tonight.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day 2012 (updated)

On a hot summer day, July 4, 1776, to be exact, a group of men met in Philadelphia. Each man signed his own name to a document. As each man signed, he knew either their great venture would be a success or they had just signed their death warrants. If they were not considered traitors by the British before this, they certainly were now.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness
The ringing phrases of the document's famous second paragraph are a powerful synthesis of American constitutional and republic-an government theories. All men have a right to liberty as they are by nature equal, which is to say none are inherently superior and deserve to rule or inferior and deserve to be ruled.

Because all are endowed with these rights, the rights are unalienable, which means that they cannot be given up or taken away. And because individuals equally possess these rights, governments derive their just powers from the consent of those governed. Government's purpose is to secure these fundamental rights and, although prudence tells us that governments should not be changed for trivial reasons, the people retain the right to alter or abolish government when it becomes destructive of these ends.
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ~Thomas Jefferson
"You see, freedom is very fragile – in fact, only 5% of all the civilized world throughout history has ever lived with the kind of freedoms we enjoy here in America. That 5% share a frightening commonality: when they lose their freedom, that’s it. They never get it back. And many did lose it. No matter how big, no matter how powerful. Do you want to be part of the generation that fell asleep and allowed America to fall? Do you want to be the ones who future generations of frustrated kids being told what car they can and cannot drive, how much soda they can drink, what temperature to set their thermostat at – point to and say ‘they did this!’ ?? I don’t. And I know you don’t either. So let’s commit ourselves to being ever vigilant." Glenn Beck
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” President Ronald Reagan
  [T]hey established these great self-evident truths that … their posterity might look up again to the Declaration of Independence and take courage to renew that battle which their fathers began, so that truth and justice and mercy and all the humane and Christian virtues might not be extinguished from the land … Now, my countrymen, if you have been taught doctrines conflicting with the great landmarks of the Declaration of Independence … let me entreat you to come back … [C]ome back to the truths that are in the Declaration of Independence." (President Lincoln presented this appeal in 1858 to a crowd in Lewiston, Illinois)

American Independence requires vigilance today

The Declaration of Independence was America’s first foreign policy document. It proclaimed to the world in 1776 our intention to become and remain a separate nation, while also expressing America’s political philosophy and the basic aims of government.
Building upon a rich Anglo-Western tradition that fostered virtues of self-government, the Declaration recognizes the popular sovereignty of the American people — comprised of individuals possessing rights that no government can take away. That is the idea of liberty, and the Declaration says it exists and has existed for all time in all places for all people, in principle. Over time, with great sacrifice and determination, the U.S. constitutional order has been remarkably successful at delivering on the promises of the Declaration for the American people.
The Founders meant to ensure the continuation of self-government at home where self-reliant individuals, effective local governments, and a limited Federal government with enumerated powers guaranteed the people’s exercise of liberty. Abroad the United States was to remain independent, not coerced by foreign powers, and safe from attack. The common defense of the American people and their system of government required a capable military, but the character of America’s role in the world was much more than “boots on the ground”.
After touring the United States in 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville noted that the “principal instrument” of American foreign policy is “freedom.”  He meant that, in the United States, diplomacy is not just something the government does. When American citizens proclaim their faith in their principles and practice it at home they are helping to make their nation’s foreign policy, because their words and actions are a lesson for the world. Just recently, the Chinese dissident and political activist Chen Guangcheng began his time in America with a careful study of the Declaration. Among the countries of the earth, he wanted to escape China in order to come to America.
This July 4th America still stands for freedom, but precariously so. Welfare and entitlement programs strain the federal budget, while sapping the spirit of self-government and the virtues that enable it.
On the international front, expanding international organizations and global governance institutions often try to restrict America’s freedom of action and, at times, are fundamentally hostile to America’s system of government.
These entities, as American legal scholar John Fonte has argued, follow the logic of Progressivism on a transnational scale and are therefore unaccountable to the U.S. Constitution and the sovereignty of the American people. Through a growing matrix of international legal institutions, foreign governments and IGO’s wage “law-fare” against the U.S. seeking to undermine the legitimacy and attractiveness of the American constitutional order in the arena of world politics. This is a dire, albeit not-widely-understood threat to American independence. The most recent example of this trend affects Americans’ second amendment rights: Foreign entities and the U.S. State Department are currently advancing the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty which would affect the use of legally owned firearms within the United States.
The future of our liberties is insecure, as ever. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” Ronald Reagan once said. “We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Americans have enjoyed a tradition and culture of self-government with its attendant opportunities and risks, but this too is fading away. And yet the stakes are exceedingly high. As George Washington noted, “the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”
There are now many decisions to make. The United States Senate is debating ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (also known as the Law of the Sea Treaty, or LOST) in which the meaning and practice of U.S. sovereignty is at stake. The House of Representatives is also currently weighing the budget priorities of welfare spending and national defense. And yet U.S. independence abroad will mean very little if Americans at home continue their slide into dependency on government.
America has become and remains an inspiring, albeit imperfect, model of liberty, attracting millions of immigrants eager for the opportunity to pursue happiness. This is a fulfillment of the Declaration and the proper meaning of America’s role in the world— a shining city upon a hill.  This Fourth of July Americans should remember that the struggle of 1776 continues today, both for freedom from government dependency at home and independence from foreign coercion abroad.

President John Adams: 
“You will think me transported with enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is more than worth all the means. And that Posterity will triumph in that Days Transaction, even although we should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.”

President Ronald Reagan: 
"My fellow Americans, it falls to us to keep faith with them and all the great Americans of our past. Believe me, if there’s one impression I carry with me after the privilege of holding for 5 1/2 years the office held by Adams and Jefferson and Lincoln, it is this: that the things that unite us — America’s past of which we’re so proud, our hopes and aspirations for the future of the world and this much-loved country — these things far outweigh what little divides us. And so tonight we reaffirm that Jew and gentile, we are one nation under God; that black and white, we are one nation indivisible; that Republican and Democrat, we are all Americans. Tonight, with heart and hand, through whatever trial and travail, we pledge ourselves to each other and to the cause of human freedom, the cause that has given light to this land and hope to the world." 

Much love
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Take it off!! Take it off!!

The Universe works for a reason, with a purpose. I'm disappointed that a book I wanted is pushed back to next week. However, there was a message on my phone that compels me to study up during my free time now. More on that later.

HOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTT! It's 102 out there. And smokey. Had to take a Zyrtec asap this morning and probably for the foreseeable future. Damn allergies. I'm currently eating frozen grapes.

Steve's board meeting is put off until next week but he's working late again. I picked up dinner from the deli at Albertsons so it can be ready instantly and I don't have to heat up the kitchen/house cooking. I walked the dogs again this morning at 5:30 while it was cool. I let them run outside when I got home and Coda almost got the neighbor's cat. We would have to move if anything happened to that cat. I don't think they're happy to not have their run after work but it's too hot out there for them (and me).

Tomorrow is ONLY supposed to get in the 80s. We don't have plans other than keeping the dogs cool and calm (expecting some fireworks despite the ban).

Stay cool.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, July 2, 2012


Hot. Tired. Steve's working late. I took the boys for a walk at 5:30 this morning so we wouldn't have to walk after work in the heat. Of course, they don't remember. :) I let them run in the front yard for a bit. I refilled their pool in the back yard. Will they go in it?  Noooo. I did manage to get their feet wet a little.

The ebook I was going to splurge on tomorrow for the holiday ... got pushed back a week. Bah.

So, I'm going to make some dinner and depart for the basement with the boys.  Not much else happening. Boring is good, right?

Stay cool.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I'll take it, the pool and the puppies

I finished reading COWARDS by Glenn Beck last night. Highly recommended. I'm not sure what to read next. I'm treating myself to a Kindle book on Tuesday, a new release to be named at the time, as something to enjoy on the holiday on Wednesday. So in the meantime .... ?

It is extremely hot and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. I just hate it. Tonight we'll watch Ice Road Truckers on TV and enjoy some Alaska snowstorms.

So it's supposed to get to about 100 today; we're hunkering down in the basement. I took the boys for their run this morning at quarter to 6. It was only 63 degrees and lovely. With the heat and the dryness here, fireworks have been banned in the county. The upside is, around our subdivision it seems like people are complying (so far), therefore Ryker isn't having anxiety because of the noise.

I'm in my office right now. Coda is sleeping underneath the desk in his cave. Ryker is behind me with his head behind the recliner. Steve is sleeping in the bedroom with the swamp cooler on. I'm going to read some news and blogs. I posted a lot yesterday on FB. Maybe I'll give them a break today.

Stay cool and hydrated, everyone.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster