Hi you guys! Long time no see. Mommy’s been too busy to take pictures but she got this one when I was begging to go outside. How can you resist this face? One thing for sure – mommy can’t!
Well it’s been a hectic week for me and for those following along with my posts we finally have my Dad back at home. He’s pretty tired and likely will be until they can go ahead and put a pacemaker in for him. Because of his past surgery in July they still have to wait for his heart to heal fully before they can go forward. Last weekend he was having a very hard time breathing and it turned out that he had well over a liter of fluid and blood around his heart. They drained that and he spent the week in the hospital. He’ll be seeing his surgeon the first week of September so we should know more then. I just want to see my dad feeling good again. Seeing him in the hospital and this sick is pretty scary. Again those of you who pray I’d appreciate any and all prayers sent up for him.
Other than that there hasn’t been much going on here. Summer is coming to a close and things are starting to die off already. We’re in for some hot days this week though so it’s still summer like out there and if not for those awful mosquitoes would probably still be quite enjoyable. Poor little Sam was sick this past week too. I think it was the stress of dad being gone and in the hospital and me in and out of the house to see him. He’s a pretty sensitive puppy so things bother him really easily. Hopefully things will settle a bit before Dad has to go back in again.
I’ve been doing some reading and listening to some audiobooks. I hope to catch up on some reviews of them at some point. It’s been much easier for me to concentrate on audiobooks than actual reading. When they are well done they can sure take you away from things for a while. I did finish The Montclair Sisters by Cathy Holton today though and it was fantastic. I’ll be posting a review this week both on the blog here and on BookTrib. I really enjoy her books and once again she didn’t disappoint me. This week will be a slow week and that’s fine for me. I’m spending most of my time keeping an eye on my dad anyway.
Now for some book winners – as usual I’m a bit behind. Just as a note if you won a book last time I announced winners I haven’t had a chance to send those in yet and will do so this week. My dad hadn’t been feeling well for about a week before he went in the hospital and I just didn’t have the chance. Here’s the winners for the last few weeks…
A Girl Like You by Maria Geraci — Michelle James
The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell — Mary from Bookfan, Lisa G, and Tammy J
The Shadow Queen by Rebecca Dean — Patricia N and Kay G
Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks — Cassandra G and Leslie from Under My Apple Tree
The Sisters Montclair by Cathy Holton (very good book!) — jennygirl from Jenny Loves to Read and Carl
Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller — Ann H
India’s Summer by Therese — Bethie
House of Shadows by Rachel Neumeier — Suz Reads
That’s it for today. I hope you all had a great weekend. I’m sorry I haven’t been by anyone’s blogs but I hope to this week. I feel so completely out of touch lately. Anyhow, have a great week everybody!