Thursday, August 4, 2022

Great storm this morning!

 I love a good storm and we had one this morning.  Lightening, thunder, driving started right when I got up about 5:00 and lasted all morning.  It was dark, and cozy as I journaled and had my tea....yes, no caffeine for me either so I am drinking green tea with raspberry .

I got a lot done today too which feels so good.  I shook rugs and washed them, washed another load, ordered some groceries and went and picked them up, disinfected and put them away.  By the time I had to pick the groceries up the sun was shining and the sky was blue!  I only needed a few things; broth, jello, Werther's hard candies, cream of potato soup...but lots of them as that's all I eat besides Boost (like Ensure).  I haven't had the potato soup but I think the doc said I could have that.  I'll have to check with my daughter....she took notes!  I don't need my dishwasher as I dirty very few dishes so I am just washing them by hand and since I am not "cooking" I have more time to do other things plus only one cat to care for.

.I also ironed and cut some material for a final finish on a cross stitch piece.  

I was catching up on my reading when I was in the hospital.  I read this book which was wonderful!

The beloved real-life story of a woman in the Alaskan wilderness, the children she taught, and the man she loved.

“From the time I’d been a girl, I’d been thrilled with the idea of living on a frontier. So when I was offered the job of teaching school in a gold-mining settlement called Chicken, I accepted right away.”
Anne Hobbs was only nineteen in 1927 when she came to harsh and beautiful Alaska. Running a ramshackle schoolhouse would expose her to more than just the elements. After she allowed Native American children into her class and fell in love with a half-Inuit man, she would learn the meanings of prejudice and perseverance, irrational hatred and unconditional love. “People get as mean as the weather,” she discovered, but they were also capable of great good.
As told to Robert Specht, Anne Hobbs’s true story has captivated generations of readers. Now this beautiful new edition is available to inspire many more.
“The memoir reads like an old-fashioned novel, a heartwarming love story with the added interest of frontier hardships and vividly portrayed characters.”—Publishers Weekly

'Mrs. Mike' is a love story, a true story; the story of Katherine Mary O’Fallon, a sixteen year-old Irish girl from Boston, and Sergeant Mike Flannigan of the Canadian Mounted Police who meet at her uncle’s ranch in Alberta, Canada where she is sent to recover from pleurisy. They meet, they court, they marry and, following Mike’s orders, move to Hudson’s Hope far into the interior of Alberta.
But it is more than a love story between two people: it is also a love story of the land and animals, of the beavers and the ice, the northern lights and the fires, of whooping cough and whiskey running. It is a love story of the First Peoples and their struggles, the immigrants and their hopes and all the people who came and went through Mike and Kathy’s lives.

I'm still trying to finish reading Mystery on Hidden Lane and I am 89% done.  I will probably finish it tonight but it's not held my interest...too many characters and very confusing.  

 I'm still reading Grant  but it is a slow go...very good but over 1,000 pages so it will be awhile.

As for t.v. I watched All Creatures Great and Small on Prime which was excellent!  I also watched Grantchester which is ongoing.  Also, very good.  I re-signed up for Netflix and I'm catching up on Virgin River and then I want to watch Ozark which Far Side of Fifty recommended.  I ordered the next book in the Mrs. Mike series and a couple other books.

What have you been reading and/or watching?  

Happy Trails!!!


Leftycrafter said...

We had a whopping good thunderstorm around 4am. Even got a lot of rain out of it. I just finished the "Ministry is murder" series. You recommended it. I was able to get all 5 books from my overdrive library app. I am now back to reading Annie's Attic mystery series. How nice that you now have spare time to do other things besides cook lol. I amnsure your liquid diet can get a bit boring but much better than being in dire pain or having to go through surgery.

Miss Merry said...

I read Mrs. Mike in high school. It was on my scholastic book order. I think I might even still have my copy on my top shelf. But I don't need it. The book left such impression. I could give a detailed book report 50 years later. Such a sad, poignant story, but yet full of hope.

Glad you are feeling better! Take it easy.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ozark is not for the faint of heart:) I enjoyed it...I am watching Virgin River now:) Sounds like you are on a liquid diet, hope that is agreeing with you. :)

Between Me and You said...

I know I wouldn't be able to eat the cream of potato soup but I do make myself leek and potato soup in the winter but keep it chunky. You sound as busy as ever. Mind how you go. Those pioneering women have my utmost awe and admiration. What their spirits must have had to endure and they lived to tell their tales. Just so inspirational. I haven't watched Ozark and was a bit disappointed in Virgin River 3 but I might give 4 a go. The sun hung low in the sky last night and already I'm dreading the winter months here!Have a good weekend. x