Hi everyone! What have you all done with your weekend – anything exciting or fun? I wish I could say I did but no such luck. I got hit with a headache yesterday and that pretty much ruined my day. I wasn’t even able to get much reading done and I have a lot I need to get finished for the coming week.
Nothing really happening around here yet. I’m still waiting for warm weather. It’s still cold and seems windy most of the time which would be ok if it was a warm wind. We are seeing patches of green grass trying to make an appearance now though. It’s so nice to get out in the yard again and not be stepping on piles of snow. I’m thinking of getting my knitting out again and trying to work on some projects I have. The last time I did Sam still thought the yarn was a plaything so I put it away. He’s gotten a lot better in the last month so I was thinking it might be safe to try now.
As for Sammy, he’s still a terror. Granted he is listening a lot better, but he still gets into everything. He gets things in his mouth and starts chewing faster than I can get them out. He was chomping on something on our walk yesterday and I have no idea what. I found after I started walking him, his behavior seemed to get better. Maybe more energy burnt means better behaved pup. lol. I’m thinking of getting some roller blades though and just letting him pull me because wow, does he truck along at a good pace. Thank God I had lost all that weight before I got him or I’d never have been able to keep up with him. As it is he pretty much just pulls me along. I’m trying to teach him not to pull but as with everything with a puppy you have to keep persevering to get it accomplished because as of yet he hasn’t caught on.
So the big news is I took him to the groomer. We just went to Pet Smart and they did a really good job. I tried a few more times to get him done and once he jumped right off the table and the rest of the time he would just sit down and push back into me, being scared of the clippers. So I figured I’d give them a try and they succeeded. Apparently he howled for the first while and then finally calmed down. He was going through some separation anxiety too. He trails after me everywhere at home and when I leave he howls at the top of his puppy lungs. So, he came home and seemed no worse for the wear so we’ll keep going back. They had to clip him fairly short because he did have some matts – his hair was awfully long already. Here are a few pics of the little monster.
On the reading front it’s going to be a busy week here at Peeking Between the Pages. Right now I’m reading The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark and it is good just as I expected it would be. I’m also reading Secret Daughter by Shilpa Somaya Gowda which is fantastic so far. I expect to have two glowing reviews this week since I’m enjoying both books. Here is the week so far:
Tuesday: Guest Post/Giveaway with Elle Newmark.
Wednesday: Book Spotlight/Giveaway for I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman.
Thursday: Secret Daughter by Shilpa Somaya Gowda book review.
Friday: Probably a Friday Finds post.
I’d love to get caught up on my reading so I can maybe get ahead on next week. We’ll have to see how today goes. My head is still a bit sore so that will determine how much reading gets done. I wish it was already warmer so I could read outside. How about you – what are you reading this week?
Well that’s it for this week folks. I can’t believe it’s already May. Time sure has been flying by. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by and sharing a piece of mine.
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