I've been pretty inconsistent with these weekly posts but had a little more free time today so I thought I'd write up a post. It's been another hot and humid week with lots of brief thunderstorms and more rain. We've had 6-8" over the last 2 weeks and are very grateful for our dry basement. The ground is saturated and like a sponge when you step on it. I feel terrible for people who booked beach cottages in New England this week and paid 3x what they went for pre-COVID. It certainly hasn't been relaxing on the beach weather.
Monday I saw an orthopedic doctor for knee pain (right knee had been pretty good for over a year after last year's cortisone shot) but, this year it was the other knee. X-rays show pretty much bone on bone on right knee and just slightly better on the left knee that's been swelling and painful lately. I got another injection and leg strengthening exercises to do daily. He said I'm not ready for surgery but at some point it might be necessary.
Do you have painful arthritis? My friend's brother who is a retired cardiologist recommends this recipe for arthritis pain relief. She tried it and said she felt a little weird in the morning but was pain free after the first week???? I'm planning on buying the gin and the golden raisins today.
Happy stuff - a few weeks ago we celebrated my youngest granddaughter's 7th birthday. It was fun to all get together but since the weather didn't cooperated it was an indoors event. Where did all those years go?
This week we checked out a gorgeous new public new 7 million dollar library in a tiny town of 5,000 people about 25 miles from here (their other library building was tiny and over 100 years old. ) This modern library is so gorgeous with so much technology perks, many separate meeting rooms, private glassed in rooms for teens, children and even a glassed in play room for younger kiddos. Spent some time making a 100-piece puzzle then only to learn about 6 pieces were missing - why donate a puzzle with missing pieces? Fortunately they removed it from collection to avoid future disappointment for someone. We had to whole library to ourselves for browsing except for one other mom and a small child. Since we can borrow books from any library in the system, I came home with these books:
Have you read any of these? I started The Guncle, Steven Rowley and it's been a very sweet story thus far.
This week I finished (3) books but have only reviewed one so far.
- Malibu Rising; Taylor Jenkins Reid - 4/5 stars
- Such a Quiet Place; Megan Miranda - 3.5/5 stars (no review yet)
- Hairpin Bridge; Taylor Adams - 4/5 stars (no review yet)
- The Guncle, Steven Rowley (print)
- That Summer; Jennifer Weiner (audio)
- The Newcomer; Mary Kay Andrews (audio)
New eGalley AcquisitionsStolen Hours; Allen Eskens
(Mulholland Books - 9/2021)Trust; Domenico Starnone
Del Rey - August 2021
That's it for this week - hope it was a good one for all of you.