Monday, January 21, 2019

Reading, Knitting and Relaxing

After a hectic 2018, I had made a promise to myself that I would slow down and relax more!  I have accomplished that so far! 

1,  My new job is much less stress (started that job 12.03.18), so that makes my days much less hurried and stressful. 

2.  I knitted a cute snowflake hat for Owen.  It turned out really well and now I'm working on one for Jack.



3.  I'm reading again.  I am almost done with the Christmas book I started in November.  I have also listened to The Bastard by John Jakes.  I am going to start listening to The Wife, which was recommended by my sister.

4.  I have started dieting and so far I have lost 4.5 lbs.!!  I walk almost every night with John after dinner and that has been very relaxing for me. 

5.  I really don't get too worked up over getting projects done by a specific time.  I work on  my projects and get them done but I don't make a specific date it has to be completed unless it is a gift.

Basically I am not going to let things bother me, or get to me like I was.  I really think it was because I had so much work to do at my last job and I was very, very stressed out.

I hope you all are having a wonderful 2019 and remember take time for yourself and relax!!  Hugs!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year Everyone and all the 2018 Books I read!

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  Every New Years Day I post the list of books I read for the previous year.  This year I read more than the last:

1. Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand
2. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
3. Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
4. Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
5. Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley
6. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
7. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
8. Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand.
9. Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro.
10. Plum Crazy Tea by Laura Childs.
11. Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan.
12. Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs.
13. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
14. By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank
15. Shot in the Dark: A Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle
16. Becoming Belle by Nuala O'Connor
17. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
18. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
19. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
20. Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper.
21. The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
22. Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
23. Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
24. Past Perfect by Danielle Steel
25. Juror #3 by James Patterson and Nancy Allen
26. One Day in December by Josie Silver
27. Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
28. Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle

I hope to read or listen to even more books in 2019!

What are you reading?

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!