It is our last weekend in February, and as an homage to what I was doing at the time, I sorted through some posts from a year ago, to find this one:


February is ending in just a few days, so I am ready to really dig down into my TBR stacks, which mostly consist of books on Pippa, my Kindle.  I like hanging out at one of the neighborhood restaurants for lunch, a martini, and my books.  The Reading the Books You Buy Challenge is going pretty well, with 13 books completed so far.

I think there would be more, but I’ve also been reading my NetGalley downloads…as usual, I enjoyed reading a few while hanging out with Pippa (and a martini!).


lunch on sat 12

The rag dolls (at the top of the post) are my little tribute to my daughter and granddaughters:  one daughter, two granddaughters.  These dolls were Heather’s, but Fiona (who lives nearby) enjoyed playing with them, too.  Fiona and Aubrey had birthdays in February, turning nineteen.  How did that happen?

It is hard enough to realize that my daughter, my BABY, is grown up.



She looks intense in the photo above, primarily because she was cooking for a group of us last summer, when my eldest and his wife were visiting.


I see that nothing much has changed since a year ago.  I’m still buying books, but also enjoying the Read the Books You Buy Challenge – 2017 Version.

Just as I was doing last year at this time, I had lunch out with Pippa, and this year, I had Split Pea Soup and a Margarita.




Today I was reading Never Let You Go (e-book), by Chevy Stevens, a NetGalley review book to be released on 3/14/17.



Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life.

Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and left the past behind her. But she gets the sense that someone is watching her, tracking her every move. Her new boyfriend is threatened. Her home is invaded, and her daughter is shadowed. Lindsey is convinced it’s her ex-husband, even though he claims he’s a different person. But has he really changed? Is the one who wants her dead closer to home than she thought?

With Never Let You Go, Chevy Stevens delivers a chilling, twisting thriller that crackles with suspense as it explores the darkest heart of love and obsession.


I’m loving this one so far….

How is your weekend unfolding?  Do you ever look back to the past, to see what you were doing then?




  2. Hmmm…I never seem to do that…looking back into the past…not sure why…it’s just a relaxing day today…we are not doing anything at all but we tend to try keep weekends unhampered…at least until my ordeal is over. I did have a tiny glass of a great chilled white wine yesterday…my first in months!

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Patty, and doesn’t wine taste good when you haven’t had it for a while?

      Having unscheduled days on the weekend is nice…I love not having to do anything at all, and I’m really enjoying Never Let You Go. Can’t stop reading it!

      My occasional looks into old posts is a fun way for me to see what, if anything, has changed in my blogging/reading. Enjoy your weekend!


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