Whatnot – 05/18/22

The Otter Pup at home.The one thing the pup loves is when I am sitting in one place reading. She prefers Kindle reading so that my one hand is free to give her belly rubs. In this photo I am trying to negotiate with her because I need to get up and as you can see, she is not having it. 

How is everyone doing? We are living in trying times. The news, if you watch or read it, hasn’t been great of late and I know many coming down with COVID again. Some, dealing with long term effects too. I do my best to avoid it and to my knowledge, so far I’ve been successful but with the numbers rising it’s getting harder to remain vigilant. Also, many with COVID are choosing not to stay home.

On a happy note, tomorrow my daughter comes home! She was also just cast as Puck in the fall musical at MSU. This is great news given that she auditioned for the fall season in pain and was not well.


I’ve started fleshing out my summer reading list. Right now it’s just a note on my phone but soon I will share it. Mostly, it’s just what I want to read this summer and hopefully will keep me motivated because I lost my reading juju after that kidney surgery and although it’s back now, I am way behind on my reading.

I am so excited for fall reading too. So many books coming out. A new King, a new Kingsolver, a new McEwan. A new one by Celeste Ng and John Irving. I am screaming over here!

Have a good week! The weekend is nearly here.

6 thoughts on “Whatnot – 05/18/22”

  1. I’m so glad your daughter got the part, even though she was in pain. I hope the doctors can find the cause and get her recovering. Sounds like you’re eager for summer reading. I’m behind on reading as usual. 🙂
    This weekend is the book festival I’ve been working so hard on for months. I’m anxious that it all goes well.

  2. Congrats to your daughter on getting the role! I know you must be so excited to see her tomorrow. It is discouraging news about covid lately… cases keep going up and it seems like people who have been exposed are going to work anyway. My daughter says that’s happening in NYC,, too. Barbara Kingsolver has a new novel coming?? Off to see what I can find out about it!

  3. My dog likes to be next to me all the time too.Congratulations to your daughter! Praying the drs. figure out what’s going on with her and she’s feeling better soon. I’m way behind on my reading too.

  4. Have a wonderful reunion with your daughter. I arrived in NY this afternoon and will see mine on Saturday.

  5. so happy your daughter is home and I do hope they get to the bottom of her medical issue. Way to go with he role come fall. I’m getting excitedputting together my summer reading list and yes, I want to read all of those fall releases you mentioned as well.

  6. I’ll bet you are thrilled to have your daughter home! You must be so proud of her landing that role, too. I’m eager to read the new Kingsolver and am glad she continues to write such great novels.

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