Fabulous Friday – 16 November 2018

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things other than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week ending 16 November 2018.

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  • THANKSGIVING PREP – We are hosting Jim’s sister and her family for Thanksgiving. Even though I am not necessarily a fan of the holiday, I am using the opportunity to recruit my family into giving my house some much-needed TLC. I have not been able to do the type of weekly cleaning I want to do in such a very long time, and the house is beginning to show the neglect. Not anymore. It may be an odd thing to anticipate, but I am excited about the chance to get the whole family to help with a very deep cleaning. They don’t even know what I have in store for them, which may be the very best part.

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What makes this a Fabulous Friday for you?

I don’t get Thanksgiving

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 12 November 2018

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 12 November 2018. To learn more about each book, click on…

Sunday Reflections – 11 November 2018

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Happy Sunday! It is another gorgeous fall day around here. We had our first snowfall on Thursday, and there is still covered ground in the shadier parts of the yard. Waking up that morning to the yard blanketed with snow reminded me of how much I love this season. Every day, there is a new…

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Nightblood by Elly Blake

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Sadie by Courtney Summers

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Your Voice, Your Vote

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 5 November 2018

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 5 November 2018. To learn more about each book, click on…

Fabulous Friday – 2 November 2018

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We should always find ways to celebrate the little things in life. What better day to celebrate these little things other than the best day of the week? So, here are the things that make this a Fabulous Friday for me this week ending 2 November 2018. ******************** ANOTHER WEEKEND, ANOTHER DANCE EVENT – Holly is attending yet…

Emily Suvada, just take all my money

This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

Initial Thoughts: “I found I had to reread This Mortal Coil before I could start This Cruel Design because the one picks up right after the end of the other with no exposition to explain what happened. I did not mind because it is such an excellent story. In this sequel, it is as if Ms. Suvada…