Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Woooooooot! Let the four day weekend begin!

 Wednesday. Beginning of a four day weekend. Happy dance!


 Tonight, Steve has the gun range. Casablanca is on TCM. I love that movie. I may watch it again.

Highlights for the coming days:

Thanksgiving. Keeping it low key and relaxed.

Bead shop closes on Saturday for good. I'll be there that afternoon.

I need to work on my Found Objects jewelry. Big time. And gifts.

We may rent the recent James Bond movie (via streaming on Amazon) and watch that tomorrow instead of football.


 It's been 15 years since he started the job (top photo). He did five movies. At the very beginning, I remember thinking I'd never like a blond Bond. Gotta say, he may be my favorite. Yes, even more than Pierce.


 Otherwise: Napping, reading, beading, binge-ing, etc.


 Happy Thanksgiving!



Have a good weekend


Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Is the glass half full or half empty

 Either way, it's still a glass. Half way through the week.


I didn't accomplish much in the way of beading or reading last night. I need to create the habit of sitting down and beading. I just have SO MANY projects.


We'll watch Curse of Oak Island tonight. I'm not sure what to make for dinner. 


 Gotta get some work done.


Have a good day


Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, November 22, 2021




The weekend was pretty ok. I went to the bead store and worked up designs from my found object. Six ideas and I haven't even touched the blue seed beads yet.


 So we'll see how it goes.

 It's a three day week. Good things and bad things, mixed blessings. On the good side, we had all our installers back today. On the not good side, trying to schedule it all. 

 Nothing much on TV except we'll watch Antique Roadshow during dinner. I really should do some beading. 


 Have a good day



Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster 

Friday, November 19, 2021



Hearing the verdict:


 Thank God.

The party last night was pretty good. My dip worked out ok. Here's a photo of the recipe I used:


 We made it through the week with only one tech. And with some extremely grumpy people. I have some beer left from the dip ... I think I'll have it with tomato juice tonight. Steve is picking up dinner. I'm going to nap in the morning as much as possible. And I'm going to the bead shop in the afternoon because it closes next Saturday for good.


New episode of Great British Baking Show. Will watch the last episode of Making the Team. And there are various other shows Steve and I need to sit down and watch this weekend.


Have a good weekend

 Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

looking toward the weekend

 Sorry, ran out of day. I've got to run home after work to take care of the boys and then make some Beer Cheese Pretzel dip to take to a surprise party for the owner of Buy the Bead.



Have a good day


 Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

It's been breezy here lately


 I think I may be re-reading THE APOTHECARY ROSE by Candace Robb. 1st of 13 in series featuring Owen Archer, a spy for the Archbishop, in medieval York. 

It is Christmastide, 1363, and two suspicious deaths in the infirmary of St. Mary’s Abbey catch the attention of the powerful John Thoresby, Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of York. One victim is a pilgrim, while the second is Thoresby’s ne’er-do-well ward, both apparently poisoned by a physic supplied by Master Apothecary Nicholas Wilton. In the wake of these deaths, the archbishop dispatches one-eyed spy Owen Archer to York to find the murderer. Under the guise of a disillusioned soldier keen to make a fresh start, Owen insinuates himself into Wilton’s apothecary as an apprentice. But he finds Wilton bedridden, with the shop being run by his lovely, enigmatic wife, Lucie. As Owen unravels a tangled history of scandal and tragedy, he discovers at its center a desperate, forbidden love twisted over time into obsession. And the woman he has come to love is his prime suspect.

Published 1993. 340 pages. The author took a break in 2008 and didn't write for ELEVEN year in this series. So it's been such a long time since I've read it, I've been meaning to re-read it. It seems that now may be the time.

 Steve is taking a break from the gun range tonight. I don't know what I'll be doing. 


By the way, here's a photo of my November Found Objects Challenge items:


 I feel challenged, for sure.

Have a good day


Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

This week so far ....

It's only Tuesday?

 We've had two of our three techs out both days this week. And now the one who DIDN'T have COVID, now has tested positive and needs to be quarantined for ten days.


 Sure, Universe, kick us in the teeth some more.


 But we'll make it work. We always do.


 Tonight we'll watch The Curse of Oak Island.

 Have a good day


Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster