The vision Heather Graham. Kindle library loan .You know some times her books are not so good, other times they are really fun. Pirate treasure ! this one was fun !
Storm Front Jim Butcher – Kindle library loan. I have the first 6 of the dresden files on my kindle – I am enjoying the reread.
Fool Moon– see above
Forest of Hands and Teeth Carrie Ryan Kindle library loan YA amazing zombie reminded ( vaguely ) of the handmaids tale
How to be sick Toni Bernhard library book Excellent book on dealing with having a chronic disease. She lives it. link to her website
Sink Reflections Marla Cilley Library book the fly lady’s book – pretty much her website in a book form
bite me Christopher Moore off the book shelf funny vampire – not my most favorite book by him , but great fun
7 more for February making 12 so far this month
So I have been following the fly lady for awhile and So far I have
established a morning routine
established an evening routine ( more or less)
– use the weekly zones as a suggestion of what to do and where to concentrate ( but where the fly lady is and what i need to do might be different) . or I might expand the idea — like if she has you looking for spiderwebs in the dinning room – I might look through the whole house ( it is small)
started actively looking for things to put away and spending 5 to 15 minutes doing such things
Things I am not doing – the monthly missions ( dec – menu planning , january shine your sink, february – 15 minutes of decluttering a day ) just doesn’t fit right now
weekly home blessing ( 1 hour spent on 5- 6 tasks that make your home basically clean) partly because what I do on a daily basis does this – and partly because the name annoys me
How I am Currently feeling about this whole experiment. It works. The house is much cleaner . There is time to do bigger projects and it is easy to see what needs to be done ( for example: My DH painted the vanity in the bathroom – and changed the knobs. Instant improvement. Much needed. And he did it because he took the day off to clean before company came , but there wasn’t much to do – so he saw a small project and did it) . Also – if there is a day that is missed – it doesn’t make much difference. bigger dust bunnies .
added bonus. I talk a lot when I am doing mundane chores , to myself, the cats, and people who aren’t there. Now – I talk to the invisible fly lady. She really appreciates my comments about dirty socks left on the ottoman – or how easy it is to put one load of laundry away instead of 7 .
the last werewolf Glen Duncan kindle library loan. Sorry hated it thought it was pretentious and boreing, but the second half was less boring, but predictable.
hidden witch Debora Geary kindle loan I might have to buy the next one in this series
Museum of thieves Lian Tanner kindle library loan fun adventure about a very safe ( ?) city – kids book
Death threads elizabeth Lynn Casey Kindle library loan another southern sewing circle mystery
City of Lies Lian Tanner Kindle library loan book two in museum thieves
5 so far for february
White Cat Holly Black ( lib book) crime families and magic. really good, but not nice.
Seziure by Kathy Reichs (lib book) book 2 in the virals series — good . Read an odd criticism of it. Someone thought the science was unrealistic. People being infected by wolf/cannie blood/virus.; I would agree. However , it serves the purpose of the story and as this group of friends becomes a pact — the behavior seems resonalby described.
this makes 14 books for January
This has been a difficult week for me this week. As a lot of you know , I walked 60 miles to help raise money for breast cancer awareness/education/and cure. And I did it with Susan G Komen.
I have a lot of respect for Susan G Komen. They took what was a serious disease that no one talked about ( remember breast is a dirty word) and made it a well-known and well-funded. This is marketing at its absolute best.
This week – they took away funding to planned parenthood clinics. The statements From SGK have ranged from Well – we’ve got other places to put money to we can’t give money to anyone that is being investigated.
In the past year or so – women’s health issues have been hammered. Mostly in the name of stopping abortion. ( and no, I don’t want to know your opinion on abortion) . There are people who would like to see birth control made unlawful . BTW, that would include things like condoms – which stop the spread of disease – so this hammering includes men.
If you look at planned parenthood – much of the money spent is on general women’s health – including cancer screening. Here is the one place a woman in the US can walk in and get health care with people who specialize in woman’s health issues. The budget is planned that on the idea that not everyone will be able to pay full price.
SGK says that there was no political agenda behind the move to stop funding Planned Parenthood. Sorry, the one thing SGK is good at is marketing. And they have blown it. Yes, it looks very political.
One bright spot: the SGK affiliate in CT has said they will continue to donate to Planned Parenthood.