Here's a list of the books I've read in 2015 - latest at the top of the list. You can also check out the books I read in 2014. I've bolded the books I enjoyed most. The Light Between Oceans: A Novel - M.L. Stedman Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel - Jeannette Walls Lisey's Story: A Novel - Stephen King Born to Run - Christopher McDougall - Loved, Loved, LOVED this book. SO well … [Read more...]
This is where I discuss my travels, pets, favorite books, etc. etc. etc...
January 2014 began peacefully enough, starting with New Year celebrations at the Fort McDowell Casino, in Fort McDowell, Arizona (near Scottsdale). We brought home party spoils for Jasper, but he wasn't too enthused or amused by the event. During the month, we moved between sites at McDowell Mountain and Usery Regional Parks, and Catalina State Park in Arizona. Highlights included visits … [Read more...]
After using the light-weight built-in vacuum system for 40 minutes to clean the almost 4,000 square foot multiple-level maze of carpets, hardwood, tile and vinyl flooring that is my house --- and working up a major sweat in the process, I decided I'd had enough of vacuuming. I should also mention that I didn't do a spectacular job of vacuuming. It apparently takes 3 to 4 passes to recover most … [Read more...]
After returning from our winter holidays down south in April, I had the wall-hung TV removed from my bedroom, as I was having serious sleep interruption issues, all of my own doing. I'd wake up a few times during the night, turn on the TV and watch it until I fell asleep again. That made for long nights and really sleepy days. So... with the TV gone, I turned to reading. WHAT a joy and a … [Read more...]
I'm almost livid at the moment. Just got back from the store where, while I was checking out at the cashier stand, some guy says, "They've cancelled the hockey game tonight". I had to bite my tongue quite strenuously to avoid a sarcastic retort, i.e. "The hockey game? THAT's your concern? Are you freakin' nuts?" THAT would have been my most mild response, because he was a BIG guy and … [Read more...]