Thursday, December 17, 2020

Rounding out of the Year with Reading


I just finished my 80th book and hope I can read 10 more by the end of the year to make it to 100 Books! This is how I choose by reading all of the reviews, Next is The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

My reading list for the last 20 out of 80 books that I have read this year 


Book 8 Moscow Rules

Troubles in Paradise - 3rd in series by Elin Hilderbrand 

Book 9 the Defector

Book 10 the Rembrandt Affair

Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

Book 11 Portrait of a Spy

Book 12 The Fallen Angel

Still Life by Louise Penny for NOV BOOK CLUB

Book 13 The English Girl

Book 14 The Heist

80

Book 15 The English Spy

Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor - family history

Spring House by Mary Ellen Taylor and I didn’t want it to end

Honeysuckle Season by Mary Ellen Taylor - also family history

The Secrets We Keep by Kate Hewitt

The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss - just fun!

Book 1 Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Book 2 Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr

Book 3 Whispering Rock

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman




My life changed over a month ago when my orthopedic doctor told me that I have arthritis in my entire back, but the lower portion was the part that led me to visit him in the first place. I dislike being in pain. It’s hard to get to sleep and stay asleep. I can sleep in a recliner and have zero pain on my back. I had an Epidural last week which didn’t work, so that’s a little discouraging. I am doing my exercises, swimming everyday, being careful, meditation, using a massager, and a salve of CBD/THC which really helps. Meeting with the epidural doctor next week to talk about my back. Trying really hard to clear out my cluttered mind to be open to what he has to say. 

This is the book I just finished and it was wonderful. The characters, love, grief, sisters, children and gardening! 

It helps to draw and paint in the midst of the unknown. Stay positive is my thing!

I will be spending more time here drawing and painting!

Yep, this is me for the last month

I have started the lower landscape of log cabins, but I can’t finish this in my current state, BUT I am looking at alternative ways to do it without hurting myself in the process. 


And then there are the cupboard doors. They need paint, but they need a light sanding first. Back to reading!

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