Welcome to 2019! The new year has definitely had its ups and downs for me already. I shared the loss of Buster, our oldest fur baby yesterday. What I didn’t talk about was our youngest grandbaby’s health.
Baby E (born in October) has spent the past week plus in the hospital getting intravenous antibiotics for an infection. She’s doing better and getting discharged this weekend. There is still an issue needing specialist evaluation in a couple of weeks. Prayers and good thoughts are welcome!
Thankfully we had some good things this past week. Sunday my husband let me pick the movie and we saw Mary Poppins Returns. If you loved the original you’ll like this one but it is a bit formulaic and there’s a scene with Meryl Streep that didn’t add anything to the story and should have been left on the cutting floor.
New Year’s Eve we dined at a local restaurant for the occasion. We enjoyed our meal and got home in time to watch the festivities in New York. Can’t imagine standing outside in the rain!
The last highlight of the week was my first Thursday of the month book club meeting. We had a slightly larger group than normal and it was a fun discussion and evening.
Here are a few of my favorite reads this week.
More Time to Travel shares four sparking alternatives to Champagne. I’ve had two during my world travels and need to make sure to taste teh other ones in future trips.
If you wonder where to store your luggage while traveling this post from Traveling Later is for you. I’m keeping it bookmarked for future reference.
Peace, Love and Low Carb reveals how to build an epic charcuterie board (keto or not). It’d go great with those sparking wines!
If one of your goals this year was to exercise check out these four week workout plans from I Breath I’m Hungry.
Retirement Manifesto discusses 20 steps to take in the year before retirement. It’s another one for the bookmarks!
I’m joining a dear friend to see On the Basis of Sex this afternoon. Other than that it will be a quiet week of work and focusing on self-care. How did your 2019 start off?