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.
To be perfectly honest, I haven't really been doing that much lately. I'm not sick anymore, but I just haven't been able to get back to my normal book-a-day reading style - falling behind to a book-a-month pace is just not my style! I had some really good news from my doctor on Thursday afternoon, so on my errand day the next day - Friday, April 14th - I decided to treat myself to a box of ten jigsaw puzzles.
I'm having some difficulty walking properly, but mentioning that to the doctor has only resulted in being told that she couldn't do anything more than prescribe Tylenol for me. I know that it sounds like she thinks I'm a hypochondriac or something, but that's not it: I'm just on a medication that would react badly with Advil. So, basically the only pain reliever that I can take is Tylenol.
I'm actually still working through an amazing backlog of crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles from the newspaper. So far, I've done approximately 173 sudoku and crossword puzzles from the newspaper, although I have also done some sum-doku puzzles from my puzzle books, too! I have also started doing jigsaw puzzles again as well. So far, I've finished my giant box of twelve - on Saturday afternoon, April 8th - and started doing some puzzles that are already in my collection. Actually, I've finished two jigsaw puzzles from my collection - the most recent one was a 750-piece puzzle called 'Frederick the Literate' which I just finished on Saturday afternoon, April 22nd!
As for watching intriguing movies, Mareena and I watched The Day Reagan Was Shot and S. O. S. Titanic on television. The first movie was released in 2001, but was broadcast on the 'Decades Channel' on Thursday, March 30th! The second movie was originally broadcast over two days in September of 1979. It was broadcast on the 'Decades Channel' on Friday, April 14th - the 105-year anniversary of the sinking of the R. M. S. Titanic.
As regards my own reading, the most recent book that I've read was The Vanishing: A Novel by Wendy Webb which I finished on Wednesday, April 19th! I must say that I really enjoyed reading this book, despite taking such a long time to do so. Since I last wrote about my issues with finding another book to read, Mareena told me that the two books that I had chosen for myself - Abide With Me: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout and The Crooked Branch: A Novel by Jeanine Cummings were actually ones that I had read more recently than I thought!
So, Mareena dug out three or four books that I had read before, but much later than my choices. After much deliberation, I finally chose Errands: A Novel by Judith Guest to read again, and started it yesterday - Thursday, April 27th! I read this book for the first time back in December of 2009 - so, it has been almost eight years since I have read the book.
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight