The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–Vacation Edition!

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

We made it to OKC!  Friday was a long, long day (didn’t get to our hotel until 2am and had to be up again early!) but things have settled down and now I am just chilling, watching beautiful Morgan horses and reading.  Also enjoying the company of good friends.  Elle shows undersaddle tomorrow, and I am looking forward to seeing her and Sarah go.  Big classes and lots of competition for both of them.  Naturally, Elle chose the month of October to grow another couple of inches – like she wasn’t tall enough!!! – so she is a little awkward going with her rear a little higher than her withers.  She is now larger than Blondie, and Blondie was a big girl. 

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

GAH!!! I leave for OKC next Friday, and I am so not ready to go!  The upcoming work week will be a challenge as I squeeze two weeks of work into one.  The only thing more stressful than flying is getting everything taken care of at work before I go on vacation!

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–It’s Almost October! Edition

 

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Here’s an update for the past two weeks.  First, I can’t believe it’s almost October.  I leave for OKC and the Grand National Morgan Horse Show in a little less than two weeks.  I am so looking forward to relaxing while watching the best Morgan horses in the country that are showcased in the competition.

I took the puppers to a private training lesson last week.  Bumble was pulling me during our walks, and totally ignoring me.  Rachel showed me some things to try with him, and I was AMAZED at how quickly and how well they worked.  He still needs a lot of work, but when I took them to the park for our walkie, they were both much improved.  I am so excited to work on some of his other trouble areas, especially how he reacts to other dogs.  He gets so nervous and thinks that he has to protect his little pack from danger, and I don’t like him to be so stressed out.  They go back for another lesson after OKC, but in the meantime, I will continue to work on improving his walking habits, and both of their listening skills.  When I ask them to come to me, I need them to pay attention to me!  Do any of you have problem areas with your dogs that you’d like to work on?

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–September 15th Edition

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

Last week wasn’t one of my better ones.  Trusty DTE once again had power lines come down during a storm, and we didn’t have power part of the week.  Better yet, I had appointments scheduled, so I got to meet people without the benefit of a shower.  Ugh!  If DTE would spend some of the billions they make gouging us on energy costs and trim a few trees once in a while, maybe we wouldn’t have to suffer through outages several times a year.  Since we are on a well, when there is no power, we have no water.  I don’t even want to think about the food I had to toss, because I didn’t trust it after being in the fridge for two days with no electricitySad smile

Hope you had a better week!  As least I got some awesome books to make the bad memories of getting ready for work by Kindle light a fading memory.

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share new additions to our library.  Click here to learn more about it.

New Arrivals at the Café:

The Savage Dead by Joe McKinney (ZOMIBES)

His by Christmas by Kaitlin O’Riley

The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich

A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish

Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis

Head Over Heels (A Lucky Harbor Novel) by  Jill Shalvis ($1.99 for Kindle)

Run To You by Rachel Gibson

Confessions of Love by Melissa Blue

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Haunted Chemistry by Lindsey Loucks

Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols

Wish Upon a Star by Michelle McLean

One Thousand and One Nights by Ruth Browne (More ZOMBIE!)

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–September 8th Edition

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

Yesterday was my niece’s 8th birthday party.  Happy birthday, kiddo! Hope you enjoy all of your gifts!  She is into American Girl right now; I think they are kind of creepy looking dolls, so I gave her some books about spies.  She can even make her own DNA with the spy kit I found, so when she gets bored changing her doll’s shoes, she can dabble into scientific experiments.

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New Arrivals at the Café:

Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins

Made of Stars by Kelley York

The Outside by Laura Bickle

Once She Was Tempted by Anne Barton

To All The Rakes I’ve Loved Before by Anne Barton

Open Flame by Lacy Danes

Midnight Secretary by Tomu Ohmi

Never Desire a Duke by Lily Dalton

Secrets and Sins Malachim by Naima Simone

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–Another Month Over Edition

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

ZOMG! I can’t believe that summer is over.  While I’m happy to have an extra day off this weekend, I am starting to dread the idea of winter.  Ugh! I just started enjoying walkies with the puppers, and the thought of slipping and sliding around on the snow and ice is just not appealing to me.

Speaking of the puppies, when we got back from our walkie on Thursday, Dean noticed that Bumble’s eyes looked funny.  When I looked, I. FREAKED. OUT!  His little face was getting more swollen by the second, and naturally our regular vet had just closed, and I didn’t have any Benadryl in the house.  I ALWAYS have Benadryl in the house.  I raced him over to the snazzy new animal ER that just opened near us, and after a shot of steroids and Benadryl, his face started to get back to normal.  We had a rough night because of the steroid shot (thanks for mentioning that it would make him have to pee every 10 minutes, NOT) but he was all back to himself by Saturday AM.  Or maybe prior, and it took until Saturday for me to get back into sorts.

The vet is pretty certain that he was bitten by a bug, and he had a reaction to that.  Now I have to make sure I have Benadryl in the house, because if he is bitten again, the reactions will keep getting worse.  Wonderful.  Poor guy!  Who would have thought a quick spin around the park would end up giving Bumble a pumpkin face and costing me 200 bucks to get it back to normal?  Not ME!  I am very, very glad that he’s okay! (It’s my wallet that is sobbing)

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New Arrivals at the Café:

Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas (This looks so good!)

Beautiful Bombshell by Christina Lauren (I need to start reading these)

Blood of Tyants by Naomi Novik  (Won from Dear Author Smile)

Rock and a Hard Place by Angie Stanton  (I can hardly wait to read this!)

Snapshot by Angie Stanton

Ugly Ducklings Finish First by Stacy Gail

Agamemnon Frost and the Hollow Ships by Kim Knox

Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death (This is really good!)

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–August 25th Edition

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

I had another crazy week – this time for destroying my budget.  I have been having a hard time reading because I couldn’t see, so I made a vision appointment and discovered that I needed new glasses.  I can see again!  Woohoo!!!! 

Then, the home button on my iPhone decided to get wonky, so I upgraded from my iPhone 4 to a Galaxy S4.  The first day was very frustrating because AT&T accidentally turned off my texting during the upgrade process, and I didn’t figure it out for about 4 hours.  Then I spent about 30 minutes on tech support calls with the very Chris who finally got it straightened out and to figure out why I couldn’t send MMS.  Yesterday I copied my data over using Samsung’s Smart Switch desktop app, and now I can say that I like the phone so much better than my old one!  I’m still figuring some things out, but I’m glad I switched from Apple’s iOS to Android.

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New Arrivals at the Café:

Scorched by Mari Mancusi

Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–August 18th Edition

 

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

I’ve had two crazy weeks! Last week was the Buckeye Morgan Horse show, which was a blast.  Elle was the Reserve Champion in hand mare and Sarah rode her to a Reserve in Pleasure undersaddle.  I even had the opportunity to ride Elle in the Generation Gap class.  This class has two riders – one walk and trots the first way of the ring, and the 2nd rider walk/trot/canters.  I was little nervous because I haven’t ridden her in 6 weeks, and because I’ve never ridden her at a show. It was so much fun!  I took the walk/trot direction, and Sarah finished out the class.  We were 5th out of 13!  26 riders in one class!  Best show I have been to in a long, long time.  Pixie showed well, too; she just needs to flat walk better.  That is the goal for next year.

Yesterday, I went to a co-worker’s wedding.  Dean had to work unexpectedly, so I was on my own.  It was a lovely ceremony and the food at the reception was quite tasty.  I want to wish Anne and Erica a lifetime of happiness.

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New Arrivals at the Café:

This is two weeks of books.

Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick

Knights of Sidonia Vol 4 by Tsutomu Nihei

Wolfsmund Vol 1 by Mitsunisa Kuji

Plants VS Zombies: Official Guide to Protecting Your Brain

Out of His League by Cahtryn Parry

Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington

Wrath-Bearing Tree by James Enge

Kindred and Wings by Philippa Ballantine

Cards of Grief by Jane Yolen

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris – This is .99 at Amazon!

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