Hello everyone! I hope that you're all just fine this morning - I certainly am! :) Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update on how I'm doing so far.
Well sadly, my niece Stephanie passed away on Wednesday, February 1st after bravely battling through approximately two years of a cancer diagnosis. She was suffering from ovarian cancer and had initially been misdiagnosed by her primary care doctor. She lobbied for a second opinion, but ended up being horribly allergic to many of the chemo therapy drugs that her new doctors tried to give her. Despite all that, she fought long and hard and had the best primary care physicians possible working on her case - Rest In Peace, Stephanie!
Actually, I haven't been doing all that much lately, just watching quite a bit of television and doing jigsaw puzzles. I'm putting my 'blah' attitude down to Stephanie's passing and the snow finally starting in earnest over the past few days. After a small reprieve from the snow, there's supposed to be another nor'easter coming through this afternoon - Sunday, February 12th - and its going to bring about two feet of snow with it.
Since Mareena and I enjoyed both movies that we watched on the 'On Demand' Channel about two or three weeks ago, we are trying to decide if we want to make the practice a monthly occurrence or not. As it stands now, we may choose one movie to watch on the 'On Demand' Channel each month; or perhaps two if the mood strikes us. There are several movies that seem to be very interesting.
I'm also still working through an amazing backlog of crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles from the newspaper. So far, I've done approximately 98 sudoku and crossword puzzles from the newspaper, although I have also done some sum-doku puzzles from my puzzle books, too! Actually, I just finished another one of the puzzle books from my collection yesterday afternoon - Saturday, February 11th - and am delighted to say that the book actually came from the six-pack of puzzle books that I received on Friday, March 4th of last year.
I have also started doing jigsaw puzzles again. I actually started doing a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle of decorative boxes on Monday afternoon, January 30th and finished it on Monday afternoon, February 6th! It was a surprisingly complex jigsaw puzzle for me, despite taking only seven days to complete. I immediately started doing an eighth jigsaw puzzle out of my giant box of twelve on Wednesday afternoon, February 8th and finished it approximately two days later on Friday afternoon, February 10th!
As regards my own reading, the most recent book that I've read was Debbie: My Life by Debbie Reynolds and David Patrick Columbia which I finished on Monday, February 6th! Actually, it seemed like Ms. Reynolds was such a lovely, down-to-earth person. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading her autobiography.
I immediately started reading The Remains by Vincent Zandri on Monday, February 6th. After a few initial stops and starts with my reading, I'm happy to say that I restarted my reading of the book on Friday, February 10th! According to Goodreads - as of today, February 12th - I've actually read 50 pages out of 286 in The Remains by Vincent Zandri; or approximately 17 percent. Since my own copy of The Remains by Vincent Zandri actually has 272 pages in it; reading 50 pages means that I have read approximately 18 percent.
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight