Another week has flown by!!! And it was a busy one for me on all fronts, as I recall and will now share what happened.
I finished 3 books this week, The Good Father by Noah Hawley and one that has been sitting on my “requested review shelf” for quite some time, The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship by Lisa Verge Higgins and, White Elephants by Chynna Laird. All great reads. All with a similar theme and that is relationship dynamics. I have noticed that lately, instead of my usual suspense/mysteries that I enjoy, I am reading books, which fictionalize kinship connections that are profound. Maybe it’s due to the time and place that I am in my real life. But on an overall reading productivity, I hope I don’t jinx myself, but I finally feel that I am back to my regular pace of reading and am finally making some progress with my back log or it could be that all 3 books were excellent. I just hope that this stride continues.
I wrote up 2 reviews, hosted 2 Guest Authors, posted 3 giveaways and picked winners for 2 books. I drafted some posts for future guests and giveaways. I don’t know about you, but I like to prepare some posts way in advance, just in case real life interferes. This way I don’t scramble at the last minute trying to pull it all together. I am getting a bit more comfortable with WordPress, I still have a lot to learn, but it is getting a bit easier since I made the switch. I also had a lot of work to do with Partners In Crime Tours, with 2 current tours still in progress and 3 more gearing up for kick off.
The weather here in New England has been spring like and I’m loving it. Have the windows opened, my daffodils are sprouting and checking the calendar and counting the weeks until my husband and I go on vacation!! I have already started my mental list on packing, the most important items to pack for me, which books will be coming along. I have a couple in mind but not going to say until the time gets closer.
I am still in the process of breaking down my Mom’s house, which is hard both physically and emotionally. I always come away with an array of feelings during this process from sadness to missing my Mom and seeing my childhood home dismantled to relief that I am getting close to being done, to put it on the market. Trying to accomplish this has been an overwhelming mammoth undertaking, especially due to my own physical limitations and being the sole person responsible. But I am trying to be optimistic that, with the help of a fantastic estate woman now helping me, we are nearing the end. During this process, I have also learned a lot more about my Mom that I didn’t know, which makes it so much harder, because now I have so many questions that will not get answers. Have you been in this position? Would love to know and share to see how you handled it. Did you have the same emotions?
How was your week? Would love to hear!!!