How are you? I wanted to give you an update on things around here. The past two weeks I have pretty much avoided the computer, any spare moment that I had, I used to read. You see, my family life has been chaotic, it seems since this summer there has been a downward spiral around here and it some days it appears that gravity is winning. Through the world of Alzheimer’s I have “lived” through several decades, saw a TV remote become a bathtub remote (and yes the batteries exploded and the new remote is in the mail) and fought in the war with Harry Truman, along with starting a game now known as football with old friends. (As this is just a taste of what life has been like, you can see why my head has been spinning in circles making it difficult to focus on the computer screen.) Not to mention the fact that I had not one, but two sick doggies that are finally starting to feel better. (Thank goodness!) Over the past two weeks, I could actually feel my spirit and soul tiring. I was feeling depleted. So instead of waking up and jumping on the computer or stating up late at night typing up posts, I read.
Reading has always been my form of therapy/healing medicine. Reading allows you to escape your world and live in another. It gives your mind a much needed vacation, so that your body is prepared to handle what else is in store come the next day. Does that make sense? Well, to me it does. This weekend, a part of me felt refreshed and a little bit closer to that term “normal.” (even though in reality, what is normal?) I have read several books from The List, along with My Sister’s Books List, with a couple just-for-fun books thrown in and of course an Alzheimer’s research book too. What does this mean for all of you??? A boatload of reviews are headed your way this week!!!
I started catching up on all my emails on Saturday and Sunday. I also did several page updates, too. You will now see new books added to The List and My Sister’s Books List. If you check out the Author Appearance page, you will see that the order has been rearranged, so that the more current dates are at the top. This page is still being worked on, as I will be adding links to each of the posts, over the next few weeks, but in the meantime the order is complete and current. While you are checking out the pages, you should notice a new page, one that is near and dear to my heart. The new page is Support A Great Cause! This page is where I will list info about my favorite book-themed organizations. I have included links on how you can help, if you wish. (Be on the lookout in 10 minutes for the next post where I go into a bit more detail for you all.)
How have you all been? What have you been reading this month? I hope each of you and your families are well and that you are all enjoying this bizarre weather!
Have a marvelous Monday everyone!