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Whatnot – Week 20

The ocean and rocks.
Beach shot taken by my son. San Luis Obispo, probably Pismo.

Good morning! The photo you see on the left is a shot that my son took. I suspect it’s Pismo Beach. I snagged it for my phone’s wallpaper. You can see why he enjoys living there. He has beaches very close to him and he will often head there for some dinner and a nice walk. I’ve been missing the beach lately. It’s not far from me, about a 75 minute drive but I do not like sand. Ha. I prefer to hang out on a pier, enjoy a nice meal and catch the views that way.

I was hoping this past weekend to drive to the coast but errands got in the way. Fun errands. I was looking for more plant pots and a couple more plants for the house. What I totally forgot to get was a flower bowl thingy for the front porch. I wanted to add a little color there as it’s all green plants at the moment. I totally forgot though!

How has your mood been lately? I have not seen it written anywhere but I’ve been very weepy ever since I got my first shot. I see no mention anywhere of side effects involving mood but I never get weepy. It’s totally bizarre and not a welcome feeling. As everything blooms here the last thing you want to feel is like a dark cloud is hanging over you. Each day it lessens which makes me think it’s vaccine related. So strange.

In my other post I asked for some TV show suggestions and you guys really came through. I have a nice list to choose from now. Stephen King spoke of THEM on Amazon Prime and said it was terrifying. He says a lot of things and endorses a lot of shows and books so I don’t always take his word for it but let me tell you, this show is pretty wild and very scary in the way the movie Get Out was scary. My husband and I are fully into it and the weird music, sometimes a high pitched violin sound, has been affecting my dog. There is a story line with the dog so I’ve Googled all over to see if that was intentional. No mention of that anywhere but my pup can’t be in the same room while we watch it or we have to turn it down when music kicks in. Be warned.

I am reading The Green Mile for a read-along. I’ve read it before but remember nothing about it. I am using the reading schedule provided but I may push through it just to be done. It doesn’t fit in well with my other reading. Do you read more than one book at a time? I always have at least two going, sometimes three.

Speaking of which, I need to pick my next read. I would like to read The Push but it hasn’t come in for me yet. Northern Spy just came in for me and it’s Reese’s current club pick. Looks good. Is anyone reading it now?

Whatnot – Week 19

My reading buddy.
My reading buddy!

Hello, friends! How are you all doing? It’s time for a mid-week check-in. I can’t believe I have been doing these What-Not posts for nearly five months. In the early days of the shut down, I started to write COVID quarantine posts but never published any of them because they seemed so depressing and we all had plenty to worry about as it was. What we needed was hope and something to look forward to. Later, as a means to just stay connected, since my reading tanked in 2020, I came up with these What-Not posts and now they are my favorite!

This morning I come to you vaccinated! Yes! I received my first dose of the Moderna vaccine yesterday. They did keep me longer at the hospital than most people because of my history with allergies but that is also why I chose to go to my medical provider instead of Rite-Aid like my husband did. If I was going to have an allergic reaction I wanted it to happen where medical professionals could deal with it. No worries at all. My next appointment is scheduled and now I am just waiting for my daughter’s group to become eligible. It feels so good to have things going in the right direction.

As you know I’ve been working from home but when it comes time for lunch, I set an alarm and then head to the couch for some reading time. The Otter Pup joins me every time and in fact, gets the couch all warmed up for me so that we are good to go when I get there. I read, she stares. I think she just loves the fact that I am in one place for a good chunk of time. Do your pets join you for reading time? I’ve always wanted to own my own bookstore and she would make a great bookstore pup.

In other news, I have been feeling that need to purge. Call it spring cleaning but it’s honestly been like summer here, 85-90 degrees. Very early for this weather but it has me clearing out a drawer here and there and I’ve been repotting a lot of plants too. For once, I have allowed plants to thrive to the point that they’ve grown and require new pots! Before the pandemic I was a horrible plant killer. I have been looking for really nice pots, either concrete or stone or some fun colors. Apparently a lot of people are planting now too because the pots I can find in-store are picked over and sad looking.

As for reading, I just started Promises to Keep by Nan Rossiter which comes out 4/27. I’ve reviewed all of her books on my blog and she is a joy to read. This new one is actually a follow-up to Promises of the Heart but prepare now by finding a copy of it because I will be hosting a giveaway for her new book soon.

Any weekend plans? I feel like going somewhere but not sure where yet. I’ve been a little stir crazy this past week.