This Past Week…

I wish I could say that this week was even just a little more exciting than last week…but it really wasn’t. But seriously…for me right now? That’s really ok.


I finished these…and they were both British chunksters!

I am not sure that I loved all of the book within a book within a book aspects of this one but it was good! But again…I was so glad when I was finished with this book! It makes me wonder why!

I love Inspector Banks books…fried breakfasts and meaty pies and complicated plots…I have always loved these books and there are tons of them!

I am still reading this…it’s a glorious fantasy!

As soon as I finish my Callie Bates book I am choosing one of these unless I change my mind again which I hope I won’t do!



I think I have too much time to think about “stuff”. I can’t be as active yet…I am still incredibly fatigued. I can fall asleep at night sitting up at around 8 ish and then wake up wired at 9 ish. It doesn’t happen every night but when it does…I hate it. It feels as though I am starting the night all over again! Roxie gets totally excited and thinks the day is starting. I can’t even sneak off into another room because both Lucy and Roxie believe that the four of us should sleep in the same room and if I leave…they hunt for me and wake Den up!


I made bread! So easy and so good…from this book. I think I am making cinnamon bread today. Bread making is a total culinary adventure for me lately! I love this book. My loaves look just like this one only just a tad bumpier! Plus you really do not need to knead the bread! You fork it in the bowl with two forks! You never touch the bread dough! Talk about a culinary adventure!

More Adventures…

I had a check in visit with my primary doctor yesterday and he asked me why I stopped my treadmill walk at 15 or 16 minutes. I guess I just thought that was enough for me for a while but he said…why not go to 20? Sadly I had no legitimate answer so 20 minutes is my new goal. Sigh! What hard to reach number will be next on my workout agenda? No more excuses for me to slack off…I guess. But 20 minutes…it felt so good to get to 16 and then stop.

As pretty as our neighborhood is…ponds and geese and ducks and egrets and herons and people…there is no where to walk or bike. My outside walking adventure takes me down the street and back up again. Over and over and over…and I didn’t even do that this week. I am thinking about getting a simple bike…then I could ride up the street and down again…over and over. Would that be any more fun? We do not live in a fun “hood”. All we can do is walk up and down the street…no stores…no coffee shops…no restaurants…we have to get in the car and drive everywhere. I always saw myself living in Portland or Camden, Maine or Aspen…walkable towns…I yearn for them. Sigh!

We have been kind of stuck inside because of tree trimmers…yesterday and again today…our tree trimmer is meticulous and seems to worry about all of our trees. He even places pretty branches in a neat stack for me to use…branches that are too pretty to toss.

I am out of here!




14 thoughts on “This Past Week…

  1. bermudaonion says:

    You can do 20 minutes and then, pretty soon, you'll be doing 25!

    We're having our house painted but they're not here today because of the rain but now our water heater is out so I have to be here at 4 for the plumber. It's always something.


  2. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    I find it hard to work on my exercise bike for the length of time I probably need. What's my excuse? Oh, yeah, lazy and out of shape. You have a better excuse.

    I would love a pretty and walkable town. I live in a neighborhood in the city that is close to shops, but the streets that lead there are not very pretty. LOL.

    Enjoy your books…none of them look tempting to me, for some reason. I am stuck in one or two genres….but I had a good reading week. Enjoy your weekend! And your bread.


  3. Ti says:

    You sound exhausted to me. That extra minute of walking did you in. I say that with a smile. I know the energy just isn't there for you. Doctors will always push for more activity. I think it's okay to push yourself if you find a day with more energy but honestly, just be good to yourself.

    BREAD. I found a new gluten free bread that tastes pretty good and is a decent sized loaf. Most GF loaves are so small they remind me of melba toast and not actual slices of bread. But this loaf actually looks like normal bread. I ate the entire loaf over two weeks and now I need to get another. My go-to snack has been toast with butter and a drizzle of honey. Super yum.


  4. Stefanie Ng says:

    Ooh, show a picture of your cinnamon bread! The tween has been eating Boudin's version. The little one is tired of it and has moved back to boiled eggs since we restocked. I'm glad to see I have the Inspector Banks series on my TBR. Every time I see that cover of The Waking Land, I feel I'll be sucked into Tinkerbell and Peter Pan's worlds. Pls try 20 minutes; you can do it!


  5. Deepika Ramesh says:

    Such gorgeous covers, Patty. 🙂

    And yes, I am sure you are going to touch 20, and I hope you would love doing more.

    I hope you would get a bike, Patty. I am a cyclist, and I can't recommend that enough.


  6. lakesidemusing says:

    Ooh, the bread sounds so good! I'm waiting for my library to get that book so I can try it, too. Magpie Mysteries sounds intriguing… I'm tempted. Hope you have a wonderful long holiday weekend 🙂


  7. Patty Magyar says:

    I am still exhausted but I don't want to be…I am still kind of sad and anxious from all of this and I don't want to be…it's frustrating. Your bread snack sounds perfect!


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