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Night Owl???

Hi Everyone,

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been around much this week. One of my pups, Jagger, has been very sick. Thursday night, we received news of cancer. He survived cancer once before, but this is a different type. We have been keeping him comfortable at home, over the past few days. This means, I have quickly fallen back into my night owl routine. I have been up all night, several nights in a row, making sure he is okay. Last night, I had flashbacks of when I was up late all night, when my grandfather wasn’t sleeping. During those nights, I was on this website a lot, working in between conversations, pausing when I heard noises, etc. Tonight, I am back online working, while listening for any noise, hoping my beloved boy will get a good night’s rest. Amazing how many years have passed, and yet it seems like only yesterday. I haven’t been able to read this week, but I have written several reviews that I will be posting soon.

Today, is also July 31st… Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling’s birthday!!! How did you all celebrate? Have you read the new book, yet? *NO SPOILERS, PLEASE!* My darling boys and I listened to the Harry Potter movies on television today, while enjoying a positive family day together. Soon, I will read the new book and I am so excited. There is something about these stories that feels like home and is very comforting, during difficult times.

Since I didn’t read a book today, I am relying on all of you, to tell me your Sunday reads! Leave a comment letting me know what story swept you away, today.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Where Have I Been?

Hi Everyone,

Happy February! Hope you all are doing well. January was a wash for me as I spent several days traveling back and forth to doctors’ appointments. It is a draining, but necessary process.

Life is slowly getting soothed out, as I carve out and organize my creative workspace. Be on the lookout for a lot of reviews, and special posts in the coming days.

Thanks again for the continued support. I am thoroughly looking forward to 2016!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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This crazy weather…

Hi Everyone,

So last week, due to weather, germs and who knows what else, my Mom caught the nasty flu bug. She is still recovering, but it is difficult with this insane weather. In one week alone, I have run the AC and the heat, and now I sit here typing by the open window, while listening to the fact that it is supposed to rain and turn cooler tomorrow. Then it will be in the 20s again over the next few nights. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the cold, but what I don’t understand is the constant ups and downs that happen over the course of a few hours. As for Mom, she is resting and is slowly starting to feel more “whole” again. I hope that all of you are staying healthy and have consistent weather.

I will be back tomorrow, but I wanted to just take a quick second to update you all, while everyone here is resting.

 

Have a great night.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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My Heart Bleeds for the Midwest…

Hi Everyone,

Last night I logged on and was fully prepared to post 2 reviews for all of you. However as I started to type, the news broke of the tragedy and devastation out in the Midwest. My heart goes out to all those affected by these storms. Sending positive thoughts and warm wishes for everyone as they begin the journey to recovery. I send my gratitude to all of the first responders and volunteers that have come together to help their communities. I hope that everyone that remains in the path of this terrifying storm finds a way to stay safe.

With warm thoughts and prayers,

~Ariesgrl

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What a Horrific Week…

Hi Everyone,

This has been a horrific week for my family and my country.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families, first responders, volunteers and hospital staffs affected by the devastation in both Boston and Texas.

As for my family, as some of you may know, one of my boys has been really sick. To make a long story short, and to leave out a few disgusting details, my dog had an infection that abscessed and ruptured. Over the past several days, and over the course of several meds, he is finally starting to recover. Today he ate his kibble for the first time. Baby steps are huge successes!

I am slowly catching up on all of the emails and work that I have missed. Amazing how much occurs over the course of a few days. You all should be seeing more reviews and posts in the coming days.

Thanks for your continued support.

Wishing for a healthier, happier and more peaceful week for all.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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This Week…

Hi Everyone,

So this week has been hectic: filled with doctor’s appointments, including a vet visit. One of my dogs has been in a lot of pain and it seems that he has some premature bone loss. However, things are finally starting to even out which means it is time to get caught up. I will be posting one review later tonight and then one review later on Sunday night. Also, later tonight I will be going through all of the comments and responding to them. Sorry to all of you who I haven’t responded back to yet, I can’t believe I got behind in those. Anyways, I hope to announce a surprise or two next week and I will let you all know just as soon as I can! I hope you all had a wonderful week and a happy Valentine’s day!

Here’s to an amazing and productive weekend! (I hear we might have snow!!!)

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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New Year, New Resolutions, New Schedules…

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I hope everyone is enjoying the new year. Did you all make any resolutions? I didn’t really make a resolution, but more so decided to schedule reading time each day. When I started this blog, I was taking about 2-3 days to read a book and then I would immediately typed the review. However, the last two months I have severely gotten off track. If you know about Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia, then you know that night time is a difficult time for a person with dementia. Make it winter, where the sun goes down early and it is a bit cooler, and let’s just say the days have been a bit tougher for my family. Then add into that the streak of bad health that I had, and very little reading was accomplished in the month of December.

But it is a new month in a new year and therefore the slate has been wiped clean and a fresh start can occur. For me, this means making a schedule for reading and writing reviews. My new goal will be to take 3-4 days to read a book and then on the 5th day write the review. Remember this is my goal, but life can happen and delay things some days. In between reviews, I will try to have one or two blog posts about topics related to reading/writing/reviews. Plus, for those of you who have enjoyed seeing the quotes, I will continue to post them too.  Also I have ordered a reading light, since my old one burnt out, so this will help when it comes to paperback and hardback books. Yes, this is my game plan for 2013 and I am thrilled to see what new books this year has to offer. What about you? Do you have any new goals for 2013?

On an exciting bit of semi-related news, I went to the post office today and a new book had arrived. This new book is from Ireland! Be sure to check out the newly updated List page. Thank you all so much for your support. This little book review blog that I started, has surpassed my dreams. Thank you for taking a chance on me and I hope you continue to join me on this journey. Thank you all. Have a wonderful night and a healthy, prosperous new year!

Enjoy!

~Ariesgrl

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