#IMWAYR ~ 10/26/20

Happy Monday! I hope all of y’alls weeks are off to a good start. I know it’s been a few days since I’ve posted. I’ve been super busy, but it hasn’t all been bad. Tomorrow I take my FIL to get a port put in. I’ll take him to get his first round of chemo on Wednesday. Prayers are definitely appreciated!

This weekend I’m going camping with my family. We already had this planned, but it’ll definitely be a nice way to destress a little. My oldest son is participating in a disc golf tournament at the park we’re staying at. Right now it looks like the weather will be perfect for the weekend, so I’m praying it stays that way!

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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope your week has gotten off to a good start! Today’s Top Ten topic is Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me. I decided to look at my Friday Finds posts for this prompt. So, all of these are books I read this year due to someone’s review that I featured. There is one exception. I included one book that my bestie Anna personally recommended to me.

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#IMWAYR ~ 10/19/20

Happy Monday! I hope all of y’alls weeks are off to a good start. Things have been hectic here, but moving along. My uncle and my FIL were both released from the hospital this week. After seeing how my uncle has struggled to heal because of his diabetes, my mom has been motivated to start eating better as she is borderline diabetic. So, I spent a lot of the weekend educating her on different foods and making recipes for us to share. I already eat whole foods/gluten free/sugar free, and the rest of my family doesn’t. That means instead of me making a couple meals for myself and making them last through the week, I’m now getting double the options. We’re just dividing all our food between each other. Plus we’re preparing the foods together, so less work. I’m also making bigger quantities, so I can start sharing with my FIL, who is also diabetic and has been eating horribly. We made some cranberry cheesecake bars (5 carbs) and some chocolate bark with pecans & almonds (1 carb), so she’ll have something sweet to nibble on here and there. She was thrilled that she can still indulge in something like that – in moderation of course. Now onto books ~

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WWW Wednesday 10/14/20

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

Happy Wednesday! I hope it’s a happy Wednesday for you anyways. I thought I’d start out with an update today. My migraines are gone! Yay for that!! And we got my husband’s truck out of the shop. Bonus ~ the fix was cheaper than anticipated. Another win was that the last hurricane just dumped some rain on us here – no damage. We went all day yesterday without any water, but it was back on when we woke up this morning. Praise God!! I NEEDED a shower!!

Now the not so pretty stuff. My FIL had the tumor removed from his head a couple days ago. Now to make decisions on how to deal with the rest of the cancer.

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Jingle All the Way ~ Review #JingleAlltheWay #NetGalley


Title: Jingle All the Way
Series: N/A
Author: Debbie Macomber
Release Date: October 13, 2020
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine Books
Genres: Christmas Contemporary Romance Blurb:Love can transform even the best-laid plans in this heartfelt Christmas novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

Trapped in the middle of five siblings, Everly Lancaster always had big dreams. Now a top real-estate executive, Everly finds her work is her life, leaving no space for anything (or anyone) else. Sensing her stress, Everly’s boss insists she take December off. At first, a month away seems crazy–how will the company survive without her? But Everly’s mother convinces her otherwise. She deserves a vacation–plus, when she returns, she’ll have no excuse to skip family Christmas like she did last year.

But after her vengeful assistant books a guided cruise in the Amazon instead of the luxury beach vacation she expected, Everly is horrified to realize that she’s about to spend the next two weeks trapped–with no Wi-Fi!–in the rain forest. Not even Asher Adams, the ship’s charming naturalist, can convince Everly that the trip will be unforgettable. Slowly but surely, she realizes he is right: the sights are spectacular. And with each passing day, Everly’s relationship with Asher deepens, forcing her to take a long, hard look at her priorities.

Everly and Asher begin to see magic in the possibility of a life together. But as the cruise nears its end, and Everly’s family Christmas approaches, both must decide if love is worth the risk. A merry surprise may be in store in Debbie Macomber’s newest holiday delight.

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Friday Finds 10/9/20

Happy Friday! I hope you are all having a great week. It’s been a whopper for us here. I have been dealing with a severe migraine, my hubby’s truck broke down, and his father is in the hospital with what appears to be cancer that has spread into his brain. And today we have another hurricane coming through. We are in the northwest part of Louisiana, though, so it looks like we’ll just be getting some rain. Fingers crossed!

Here are some of my TBR adds this week. The title links will take you to Goodreads, and I’m also linking up to other bloggers/booktubers, etc. whose reviews, comments, or posts encouraged me to give these a try! Sharing some blogger love!! If you’d like to join in, be sure to leave a link in the comments!

The Underground by Liv Evan exp. pub. October 10, 2020

Blogger: One Book More

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WordPress Disaster

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend!

I have been fighting a migraine for the last several days, and it’s not been fun. It’s a little better today than it was yesterday, so I thought I would try to put up a quick post. That’s not to be the case, though. WordPress just changed my stuff over to a new editor, and I don’t have a fat clue how to use any of it. I’m sure when my eyes aren’t killing me, and I can spend some time doing some research, that I’ll figure it out. In the meanwhile, all I can manage is a simple post like this. Bummer!

Hope to be back soon!!
Happy Reading,
Alison

Friday Finds ~ 10/2/20

Happy Friday!! I hope y’all are having a fabulous start to your weekend!

My mom, my kids, and I are doing a little holiday decorating today. My daughter and I got our first Halloween movie in yesterday. We watched Coco. It’s a cute Dia de Muertos movie. And if you want to read a book that fits the theme, then I recommend Cemetery Boys!

Here are some of my TBR adds this week. The title links will take you to Goodreads, and I’m also linking up to other bloggers/booktubers, etc. whose reviews, comments, or posts encouraged me to give these a try! Sharing some blogger love!! If you’d like to join in, be sure to leave a link in the comments!

Thirty-Two Going On Spinster by Becky Monson pub. December 11, 2012

Blogger: Lisa’s Books Gems and Tarot

Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her job, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.

With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.

But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?

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WWW Wednesday ~ 9/30/20

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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