My inspiration for my Spell the Month in Books posts came from Reviews from the Stacks, where they host a monthly linkup on the second Saturday of every month. Although I don’t follow their timeline of posting or really join any linkup, I believe in giving credit where credit is due. I saw several different bloggers participating and that led me to their posts.
The end of February proved to be hectic around here, and March looks to be just the same. Just as we were finally seriously looking at getting a new stove/oven range (the one we have was here when we moved in 20 years ago!) our refrigerator decided it no longer wanted to work. Mind you, we replaced the fridge in the spring of 2012 so it’s much younger than the stove. Anyway, one thing led to another (trust me, it’s along and drawn out story to get to where we are) and we are somewhat remodeling our kitchen. The flooring (also here when we moved in) was ripped up on a whim and it had a sort of domino effect from there. It’s not an easy thing when it’s all stuff we have to do ourselves on a shoestring budget. Thankfully, my husband is pretty handy and our daughter-in-law is, too. I’ve set a loose deadline as it turns out I’m having surgery at the end of the month. I’d like it to be done before then. At least the painting and new floors.
As for my health issues I’ve mentioned here and there, all is okay for the most part. I’m thinking I may do a post about it because, although it’s personal, I can’t help thinking my experiences may help another person. The short of it is that I’m getting a total hysterectomy. I’m fine with this decision, even a bit excited to get it over and done after years of issues. If my woes can help someone get help and a resolution faster, it will be worth airing my problems.
Today is my husband’s 50th birthday. I was hoping to take him on a mini trip for a long weekend, but between my health and the money we’re putting into the kitchen that’s not going to happen. Our youngest and his wife got him Detroit Red Wing tickets. I wasn’t up to attending the hockey game so he went with my son. Neither of us have been to a game since the team moved to their new arena 5 years ago so it was a nice experience for him.
This month isn’t very long in terms of its spelling, which always makes things easier for me for this type of post. These are, as usual, all titles I have read and rated highly. Clicking on the title will take you to my review.
M – More Than Maybe
Author: Erin Hahn
Publication Date: July 21, 2020
Genre: YA Romance
A – Alibi
Author: Nicole Edwards
Publication Date: July 27, 2021
Genre: Romantic Suspense
R – Role Model
Author: Rachel Reid
Publication Date: August 10, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Hockey
C – Catch of the Day
Author: Kristan Higgins
Publication Date: October 1, 2007
Genre: Contemporary Romance
H – Hard as It Gets
Author: Laura Kaye
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Military
Happy Birthday to your Hubby. Don’t ask me why but I was surprised by how “British” your kitchen looks, at least the parts we can see. Don’t ask me why but I felt it should look different somehow 😂. Good luck with choosing the colour scheme and all the practical aspects of the DIY. Oh and happy reading!
I’m sure it has to do with how American kitchens are portrayed in movies and such. Always modern and open looking. Our street is all ranch style houses built in the 1950s, not what you see in media that’s for sure!
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