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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Finally Friday . . . picture heavy

And I'm going to start having a couple of memes on Friday. To start, just the one but I hope to add Fitness Friday/Real Life stuff too. Friday 56 will be first so you can skip the other stuff if you want to. ;-)

The Friday 56
hosted at Freda's Voice


  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
  • Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
  • Post it.
  • Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It's that simple.

After Lucas had broken up with her two nights ago, she’d been down in the dumps. She couldn’t wait until he got back to Australia so she could have a long talk with him. He’d said he wasn’t after a relationship, but she bet that was just an excuse. She was sure that what made him distance himself was her forcing him onto Thomas Bilton— a man Lucas didn’t trust yet.

The Unwilling Executive by Miranda P. Charles
ebook, 56%


So I was gone a week, went on a cruise, so I'm playing catch up with chores, reading, and blogging.

Week of Sunday, October 30. Halloween! We usually go to our church where they have trick 'n treats in the parking lot but this year we went on a cruise and Monday was boarding day. Lots of people dressed in costume or at least Halloween themed clothes. My husband included. I didn't think of it but I really only have one t-shirt and I'm not sure how it fits.

We spent Monday night out at sea. Far enough into International Waters that they could open the casino ;-) then headed in to Catalina Island for Tuesday. I didn't see the seagull, at least he's in the water not across the land. The round building on the right is the old casino. It's a beautiful Art Deco building. When we walked over to it, there were ads for a theatre group as well as concerts and behind-the-scene tours.

We also went to the library while we were on Catalina. The funny thing is that the Catalina Island library is part of the county system at my house so they were able to look up my info so I could check out a book. Of course I did! Susan Mallery's The Girls of Mischief Bay.

We went to one of the comedian shows Tuesday night and a "live" game show called Hasbro. I didn't take pictures but it was fun and the winner got three pocket games and a $150 gift card for the Hasbro store.

Wednesday was spent in Ensenada! These are the shops right at the port. It's a bit of a walk to get into town and we didn't feel like it this time. This is the view right out of our window, we could almost jump down ;-)

We did spend time on the treadmills this day. My husband won a trivia contest. Again! This is the only day I missed eating breakfast with him.

Thursday was a "Day at Sea". I'm sure a lot of people spent the time by the pool but we went to 3 comedian shows (one was PG-13 and 2 were more adult), a love and marriage game show (FUNNY), and a Harry Potter related quiz and I only got 4 out of 20 right. O_o I've got to make sure to re-read them before our next cruise ;-)

We missed the productions put on by the crew we'll need to be more careful next time, a couple of the comedian shows were repeats. 

view from the treadmill
Monday afternoon to Friday breakfast we had 24/7 access to food. True it was ice cream and pizza at 3 a.m. but it was still food. I lost 2 pounds. :-)

The cruise ship also had a fitness center and I was able to use the treadmill two of the days. For some reason, they weren't that busy ;-) I tried to use the jogging track but the cigar guys found it first. Not only was it stinky, there were 7 of them!

As for my sleep? Still messed up but my alarm went off at 9:30 and knowing M was waiting for me to eat, I was able to get up and ready. My blood sugar numbers were great, especially considering all the food and desserts available. We added up my fitbit miles, which includes the treadmill workouts, and I walked over 22 miles that week. Guess I'll repeat that this week and see what happens.

Have a great week!

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fredamans said...

Sounds like a very interesting read! Happy weekend!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Sounds like you had a good time - thanks for sharing!


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