Hi everyone! How do you like my haircut? I guess it’s ok – I’m still cute as ever!
Happy Sunday to you all! What did everyone do this weekend? I had high hopes of catching up on my reading but as usual got sidetracked by everything else and barely read at all. On a good note summer finally arrived! It’s been pretty warm this weekend and with that come some rain showers and thunder storms which I love. Sammy doesn’t seem to mind them either thankfully but he is definitely a winter dog. He’s not fond of the heat at all. He’s fine on his morning walk when it’s still a bit cooler but by afternoon he’ll go a ways down the alley and back home. lol.
I thought this was a cool picture. It had finished raining and the rain was just hanging off the branches of our birch tree. It looked like little diamonds to me.
As you can see our garden has gone crazy this year. Usually it isn’t this grown in until about the end of July but it’s done really well this year. We’ve got some potatoes, peas, carrots, green and yellow beans, beets, and onions. I can’t wait for the beans especially as they are my favorite. I could plant a whole garden full of beans only and be happy.
And here’s a plant we have out front. I have no idea what it is but I love the pretty red color of the flowers.
You can never have too many toys I always say!
As for Sammy he’s the same as always. I think he had an off day yesterday which is probably partially from the heat and partially from eating too many little extras. This guy loves to eat and thankfully has a much stronger tummy than Buddy had. He especially loves chicken and turkey – oh and potatoes and pasta. lol. I think he’d eat pretty much anything but we only give him tastes and only things that are good for him – no junk. Still, he weighs in at a whopping 27 lbs as of this past week. He’s big and he’s heavy but he’s adorable as all get out.
Uggggh! It’s too hot out today to do any playing. I’ll just lay here and be King of my castle instead!
I also have a special request for all of you who say prayers. My dad goes in for heart surgery on July 4 (my birthday). Dad said he thinks that it’s good luck that it’s on that day because on that day the most important thing in the world happened to him – I was born. Yup, that caused tears but it was such a sweet thing to say. That’s my papa though – he loves me. It’s a serious operation and of course I’m terrified. No matter my age I will always be a daddy’s girl. I’m scared for him to have the operation but in the last year especially I’ve watched my vibrant dad get more tired every day and I can only hope that this surgery will restore his health so he can again enjoy all the things he loves to do. I’m hoping to keep up the blog but I guess we’ll see. If I have to cancel some things, so be it. My dad is much more important to me. Here’s a pic of Dad and Sam after a nap.
My reading isn’t going the best. Like I said earlier I manage to get sidetracked easily. There is quite a bit going on this week on the blog starting with a review of Her Highness, the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham and then an interview with her as well. Wednesday brings a review of The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesay while Thursday there will be a guest post and giveaway with Robin Nolet, author of Framed. For the end of the week I have a review of Shout Her Lovely Name by Natalie Serber. Keep in mind though that some of these may be subject to change if the need arises.
Finally we have some book winners from last week and this week:
Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon — Nancye D and Amy from The House of Seven Tails
Big Sky Country by Linda Lael Miller — mamabunny13
Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto — Linda K and Lisa P
Staying Grounded in Shifting Sand by Linda J. Ferguson — Carl
Arranged by Catherine McKenzie — Holly G and Bethie
Love is Murder edited by Sandra Brown — Pamela J
Sea Change by Karen White — Mary from Bookfan
Skeleton Women by Mingmei Yip — Karen W
Wow, that is quite the list! Congrats to you all! I hope you enjoy your books. That’s it for me this week. Today is going to be spent with my books and Sammy – I hope! Have a great week everyone!