Sunday Post 110622 | Such a Wonderful Week

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Good news! My husband figured out what was wrong with the washing machine by Sunday night – ordered the replacement part he needed that would be delivered Monday (and was), replaced the part Monday and SUCCESS! We actually fixed it ourselves for under $25 – how often does that happen?

On Friday, we went out to lunch. It always feels so decadent to go out to lunch on a weekday, and then went to cast our vote during early voting. It’s always interesting to see how much they change the process each time we go. This time, the computer screen that you vote on spit out a physical record of your votes that you could double check and then you take that to another machine and fed it into that machine so that it could be counted. That was a first.

A little catch-up since I’m talking about good things: I did get my permeant crowns on my front four teeth a few weeks ago, and they look great. They look like the teeth I should have always had and they match my mouth perfectly. And I finally got the replacement lenses for my glasses. A few weeks ago I managed to scratch them (I just got them in May) and of course it was a largish area right in my line of sight – how annoying! But that’s all fixed 🙂

Lastly, I already rented a house on the beach for next summer and I finalized our plans for Disney this week too. We are going in December. So a great week!

So, that was my week – how was yours?

I was emailed a “read now” book and sent a digital book both from St. Martin’s Press this week. They both sound very good!

January 17, 2023
Darkness is nothing new to LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan, but in P.J. Tracy’s The Devil You Know, even she isn’t prepared for the scandalous deception of deadly proportions that shakes the very foundation of Hollywood and its untouchables…and leaves her entangled in its rotten core. Los Angeles has many faces: the real LA where regular people live and work, the degenerate underbelly of any big city, and the rarefied world of wealth, power, and celebrity. LAPD Detective Margaret Nolan’s latest case plunges her into this insular realm of privilege, and gives her a glimpse of the decay behind the glitter. Beloved actor Evan Hobbes is found in the rubble of a Malibu rockslide, a day after a fake video ruins his career. It’s not clear to Nolan if it’s an accident, a suicide, or a murder, and things get murkier as the investigation expands to his luminary friends and colleagues. Meanwhile, Hobbes’s agent is dealing with damage control, his psychotic boss, and a woman he’s scorned.
May 9, 2023
Mikki Brammer’s The Collected Regrets of Clover is a big-hearted and life-affirming debut about a death doula who, in caring for others at the end of their life, has forgotten how to live her own, for readers of The Midnight Library. What’s the point of giving someone a beautiful death if you can’t give yourself a beautiful life? From the day she watched her kindergarten teacher drop dead during a dramatic telling of Peter Rabbit, Clover Brooks has felt a stronger connection with the dying than she has with the living. After the beloved grandfather who raised her dies alone while she is traveling, Clover becomes a death doula in New York City, dedicating her life to ushering people peacefully through their end-of-life process. Clover spends so much time with the dying that she has no life of her own, until the final wishes of a feisty old woman send Clover on a trip across the country to uncover a forgotten love story––and perhaps, her own happy ending. As she finds herself struggling to navigate the uncharted roads of romance and friendship, Clover is forced to examine what she really wants, and whether she’ll have the courage to go after it. Probing, clever, and hopeful, The Collected Regrets of Clover turns the normally taboo subject of death into a reason to celebrate life.

For Halloween, we watched The School for Good and Evil on Netflix. It wasn’t scary but what I was shocked by was how unique and fresh it ended up being – even rather deep. It’s definitely not a Disney movie, and I appreciated that!

  • Monday (October 31, 2022) Book ReviewDead and Gondola by Ann Claire (Cozy Mystery)
  • Tuesday (November 1, 2022) Book Review – Jasmine Zumideh Needs A Win by Susan Azim Boyer (It’s YA but there really isn’t a genre for this book. It’s about an Iranian family in the US in 1980 when the US citizens were taken hostage in Iran)
  • Wednesday (November 2, 2022) WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday (November 3, 2022) Book Review – Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz (Psychological Thriller)
  • Friday (November 4, 2022) Book Blogger Hop
  • Monday (November 7, 2022) Book ReviewSecluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger (Domestic Thriller)
  • Tuesday (November 8, 2022) Book Review – Going Rogue by Janet Evanovich (Thriller with humor)
  • Wednesday (November 9, 2022) WWW Wednesday
  • Thursday (November 10, 2022) Book Review – Runestone Saga: Children of Ragnorak by Cinda Williams Chima (Epic Fantasy)
  • Friday (November 11, 2022) Book Blogger Hop

33 Replies to “Sunday Post 110622 | Such a Wonderful Week”

  1. Wow, you sure did have a great week. Well done to your husband for fixing the washer. Your vacations sound amazing, and I hope you enjoy them. My husband and I were talking about watching The School of Good and Evil but didn’t try it yet. Now I think I will! Thanks!

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    1. At first it seems like it’s going 5o go predictably but then it goes a whole other direction again and again.


  2. That is fabulous about fixing the washer! All in all, sounds like a productive week for you.

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    1. Doesn’t it? It’s only three bedrooms so it’s actually affordable for us (all other houses on the beach have like 6 or 7 bedrooms). It’s a rare find and I’m so glad I could snag one of the two weeks still open.

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  3. Good on your hubby for finding a fix! Your holidays sound great! I’ve only been to Disney once but that was Paris and years ago and really enjoyed it! Have a great week ❤️

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    1. It’s a rare find at the beach being only 3 bedrooms so actually affordable even though it’s beach front. Most houses right on the beach are huge and the cost is also huge.

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    1. It was so good that he figured it out. Such a relief. But you know what’s disconcerting- the part (which is a pump that pumps that water out) is part of the subscribe and save program on Amazon 🤨. That doesn’t make me feel good.

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  4. Your beach rental looks amazing! It sounds like you had a great week. I put off early voting until Friday and then ended up having too many meetings at work to go! I’ll have to go on Election Day this time 😊

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  5. That’s awesome your hubby was able to repair it – yay for saving $$$! I also went to early voting on Thursday, and the turnout was amazing – I’ve never seen it so crowded. Have a great week, Tessa!

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  6. it’s brilliant your washing machine is fixed, I would hate to be without mine. That and the drier. Sounds like you have a brilliant holiday planned. I was thinking of watching that series, I might do that when I finish the last season of I Zombie. It is I am a Celebrity few weeks in the UK.

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  7. Sounds like you had a fairly successful week – saving money is always a good thing!

    We need an election here in the UK. The situation is dire. I personally have a postal vote so I get my ballot paper posted to me and then I post it in the nearest postbox which is at the top of my road. Very old fashioned I know. I stopped going to a specific place and handwriting a cross in a box and putting that piece of paper into a metal box when covid hit. I thought that I would miss the excitement of going out, but I don’t!

    Have a great week ahead!

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      1. It is especially with Covid! And it’s also more convenient. We used to do it after work and dinner but with a small child it can get a bit hectic.

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  8. Wow, that was a good week! I hope you enjoy your vacations. I can’t wait until my kid is old enough for Disney. If I’m going to spend that much money, I want her to be old enough to remember it.

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    1. It’s definitely nice to have those weeks! They make you feel like you must have done something right 🙂


  9. Sounds like week of fixing. I broke my glasses last week and they were new. I have spare one but right now we are not going to get another new one yet. I hope you enjoy your holiday and Disney.

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  10. It sounds like you had a great week, Tessa. I love when I can fix something myself. I hope this week has been a good one as well.


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