My Week

My Week (4.27.2021)

What I have been reading lately:

Then She Was Gone: A Novel

Besides the gobs of historical romances I have been reading lately (so many!!) I did throw in a mystery/thriller to keep my life interesting. Then She Was Gone was terrifying and probably the creepiest book I have read in a long time. The story follows the abduction of a teen told in four voices (including the kidnapper’s) and SPOILER ALERT….it did not have a happy ending or any kind of redemption for the villian so I did not really love it. I did think I should share it here because it was very well written and somebody out there may have the ability to not get horribly depressed by this story. So if you are not a highly sensitive person who happens to love thrillers, this book is for you.

What we have been watching:

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Ben said that he ran out of new things to watch, so I suggested Darkwing Duck and he has been loving it. “Let’s get dangerous!”

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I sometimes sing “That Thing You Do!” while I am cleaning around the house (and my kids look at me like I am crazy), so I thought that Emma may like to see this upbeat romantic comedy that I loved as a teenager. She liked it but thought it was a bit cheesy.

Thankful for:

  • Ben finished up his school for the year! Hallelujah! We just have to work on multiplication this summer and take a belated field trip to the zoo.
  • Emma is finishing up both her college classes and her homeschool math class next week. This has been the longest year.
  • Glorious weather (aka not hot or humid)
  • Everyone in our household (except for my 9 year old) will be fully vaccinated against COVID this week.

Something I learned this week:

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

We read a delightful book about a herpetologist who believed that Komodo dragons were so docile that she took them on walks around her zoo and even hosted tea parties with children with the Komodo dragon as the esteemed guest.

Something I loved on Social Media:

May be an image of 1 person and text that says '"All cruelty springs from weakness." Seneca'
May be an image of 1 person and text that says '"How much better to heal than seek revenge from injury." Seneca'
May be a black-and-white image of one or more people and text that says '"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness" SENECA'

I started following a group on Facebook that highlights a philosopher each week and I was so happy I found out about Seneca. I think every quote they shared has been deeply meaningful to me at this point in my life. I think we are all seeking peace and serenity right now and these quotes go a long way to get us in the right mindset to hopefully get there.

Have a blessed week!

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