Thursday, March 30, 2017

Weekly Reads (03/31/17) - Where I Spent All Week on the Warpath!


First of all, I can't believe this is the last day of March.  Where did it go?  I swear the older you get the faster time flies.  I guess it's been a decent month here at The Farm.  Mr. Barb's job switch continues to go well and in in about 5 weeks he'll graduate college as well.  However, there has been a major blemish on March.  Remember a few weeks back when I mentioned the cousin drama at Grandpa's and how they better not mess with him?  Well, apparently THEY don't read my blog. There was another big fight last week (and usually it's between cousin and his wife) and Grandpa told them they needed to move out.  He even left his home - the home he built with his own hands - and stayed in a motel all weekend so he wouldn't have to deal with them (he'd have stayed with us but 95 years old and HUGE lovable pups don't mix - plus we have a 2-story home so it would be hard on him). He hung out with Mr. Barb and me a lot and we made sure he was well taken care of.  He returned home and now they refuse to take their kids and move out.  Never mind that they have stolen off of him, lied to him, borrowed more money than imaginable and never paid a bill in the past 6 months.  My Uncle is getting off the barge on Thursday night (yesterday as you are reading this) and coming home to snatch cousin and his wife up and make them leave.  They better do something before I go visit Grandpa tomorrow.

The pups are doing well and got to enjoy some sunshine, when it hasn't been raining.  I managed to get some reading done this past week but mainly because I made time for it.  All in all it's been a decent month which I'll talk more about in my wrap up.  Anyway, I hope to get some good reading done this weekend as well as some cleaning that was put off last weekend.  Here's what I'm reading now and what's up next:



So as you can see, I want to get a lot of reading done this weekend and next week.  I get grumpy when I don't get to read and I've said it once and I'll say it again, the cousins need to stop messing with my serenity!!!!  

What are you plans this week?  Reading anything good??

12 comments:

  1. The cousin and his wife need a large boot up their backsides. Once you get them out I think your grandpa needs to not answer the door to them ever again. They sound like a total nightmare. I hope you get that sorted real soon so the poor man can enjoy some peace and quiet. It's true what they say about how you can pick your friends but not your relatives.

    I haven't really read all week...I'm already in April horror month mode and want to get started on those books but can't bring myself to cheat and start a day early!

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    1. Actually, although I'm not involved, there are some extended family members who have decided that if my Uncle doesn't manage to get them out soon, that's exactly what they plan on doing. Don't worry, I've already convinced him to change all the locks once they are out.

      I think you should definitely start horror month a day early!

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  2. Poor Grandpa, good luck with the drama:-/ I'm also getting ready to read Brimstone in the next few weeks, hope we both love it:-)

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    1. Me too, I'm really excited for it.

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  3. I hope your Uncle is able to contain your cousins and boot them out on their backsides, that is to much stress for your grandfather.

    Hope you get in some good reading and I know at least on of those reads is making you laugh! I have Duels and Deceptions on my wishlist so I am curious to see what you think of that one. The others look good too!

    Happy reading!
    Stormi

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    1. I have lots of good books planned for April and just ran to the library at lunch so unfortunately I have too much to read!

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  4. Even my kids that are so young are asking where did 2017 go?? Maybe because we had a “mild” winter time didn’t drag for them [or me!] Oh yup. My relatives don’t read my blog either LOL! Sorry to hear the drama continues :) Hope your uncle got things done and your visit went better than expected. Can’t wait to hear what you think of Brimstone. Looks good!

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    1. Time is flying. Maybe the mild weather does have something to do with it.

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  5. This cousin needs to go! I hate it when family members take advantage of the people they should be taking care of. It sounds like your Uncle will set things straight.

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    1. Family can sometimes be the worst. I've never been close to this cousin but I did used to have a lot more respect for him than I do now.

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  6. Sorry to hear about the family drama. Difficult relatives are the worst :(

    In book news, I just got my review copy of Brimstone so I'll be reading that very soon as well. I'm a little nervous about it, to tell the truth! I seem to be seeing a lot of mixed reviews. Hoping we'll both enjoy it though :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I've tried not to read too many reviews. I can't imagine not liking it though because I've pretty much liked everything I've read by Priest.

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