Friday, March 15, 2013

The lost week



Apparently my Lysol spraying, hand-santizing, hand-washing routines couldn't keep me protected from picking up a cold this past weekend.  Of course, surrounding myself with crowds of 20,000 plus people  for 4 days in a row, probably didn't help my cause.  But you know I'll take that risk sometimes.  I lived so many full moments those days, I wouldn't trade that for anything.

So I am sniffling and sneezing, hacking and coughing- trying to shake this bug.  I've had worse, and felt worse, so there's that.  I just need to be well enough to have infusion on Tuesday and start taking Xeloda.  

In the meantime,  look at all the day brightening goodies that have come my way.  Tea and gift cards and a mirror and heartfelt letters and cards with inspiring verses, etc.  Thank you all!  


The time spent resting has afforded me the opportunity to finally finish all 600+ pages of this amazing book.  If you like richly layered stories with compelling characters this might be the saga for you.  Its was both enlightening, sophisticated, yet accessible and highly readable.  





I'm about the begin this book:



Are you reading anything these days that you love?  Please share!  































20 comments:

  1. Oh no, get rid of that cold! I can relate to all the coughing. My sinuses always give me fits and I end up keeping my cough for months. So hope ou feel better soon!

    Months ago Guide Posts shared a upcoming book series. Miracles of Marble Cove. And since I like lighthouses I ordered the first one in book form. Then the second and third off Amazon used, then I discovered I cold get them ePub for my iPad You got it I'm hooked I believe I am on book 16. Will go broke getting them..they are 9.99 each from guide posts. But love reading them! Will probably retread them soon again.
    I have on book I try to read when I start getting depressed. Under This Roof.....how a young girl kept her family together when their parents were killed....always reminds me that things could be much worse then I have it.
    Praying you will. Be able to start the new meds on Tuesday! Hope you and your family have a great weekend! Hugs to all of you!

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    1. I have always loved reading Guideposts- so happy to hear about this new series and hope to check into it myself soon! Blessings to you Verna! Enjoyed all your St. Louis photos and glad you got to go!

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  2. So sorry you're not feeling well! Never fun!

    I just finished John Grishams new book, The Racqueteer, and am reading Legend by Marie Wu.

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    1. I have been a long time fan of Grishams- am seriously behind in reading his current work though.

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  3. Well at least you had fun and now just rest and get better Tea with lemon and honey, a warm bed and sweater.
    Vicks on the feet soles.
    Mama needs Mamaing from her boys.
    And why not. She deserves it :)

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    1. Ha- I've been treated well by all the boys in my house indeed :)

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  4. I read The thirteenth Tale and enjoyed it - something different and mysterious! Well written.

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    1. Ohhh good to know- will have to add to my list :)

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  5. Hi Vicky ~ just stopping by to check and see how you are doing. I'm so glad to hear you had a great week at the hockey tourney in the Cities. I, too, loved Cutting for Stone, and I really loved The Book Thief. My last post was on books too, none as good as these 2 though.
    Happy Reading and be well.

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    1. Hi Sue- I will have to check out your last post and see what you have been reading! Thanks for dropping in :)

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  6. Hi Vicky.. Love your blog. The Book Thief was one of my favorite books of all time! Happy reading!

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    1. HI Katie- thank you for your kind words- so glad to hear so many loved The Book Thief!

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  7. hi vicky - sorry to hear you have been sick!

    hope you are feeling MUCH better by the next week!!

    I am not reading anything and am looking for a new book! The last book I read was Gone Girl - so good!!

    Have a great restful weekend!
    xoxoxoTiffany

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    1. Hi Tiffany- I read Gone Girl awhile ago and have to admit it stays with a person! I have read so many good ones lately it would be hard to even know which one I would tell you to read next :)

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  8. Hoping the cold (or cruddy whatever you had) is gone.
    Cold Be Gone!!! Leave Vicky's house!!!
    Love you,
    Jackie

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    1. Miss Jackie- well first it had to find Colton and we've been good company for each other. But, I think we've rounded the corner and we're both perking up :) Love to you!

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  9. I hope you are finding some relief from your cold. I'm currently reading, Lunch Lessons; Changing the Way We Feed Our Children by Ann Cooper.

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    1. Lisa- oh that sounds like a MUST read- such a relevant topic these days- will be awaiting to hear if you got some good things from it!

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  10. Hi sweet Vicky~
    Sorry to hear about your cold. Take it easy and rest up! I hope you're feeling better soon.

    Sad to say, I haven't read a book in forever. I need to just make some time and do it! Thanks for sharing your latest books. How nice!

    I hope it's warming up there. Just found out one of my sisters will be moving from Fargo to Bismarck soon. She's happy she'll now be closer to Minot. Yay!

    Thinking of you sweet friend. Sending hugs!

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    1. Wish I could tell you Jen, that it is warmer- but no- its blizzarding hard today and the temps are really cold- I don't even want to look! How good for your sister- that will indeed be closer for her and Bismarck is so nice! Hugs to you!

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