Saturday, June 5, 2021

What's Happening (06-05-21)...


So once again I'm going to try to make this a regular feature.  I got really bad about updating at the end of 2020.  Hopefully I'll get better at checking in regularly.  As always, I'm linking up with Stacking the Shelves at  Tynga's Reviews and The Sunday Post at The Caffeinated Reviewer.  

The past two weeks at The Farm have been pretty  good.  The weather has been hot, then really cool, and the hot again.  Over Memorial Day weekend Mr. Barb and his friend put new roofs on the front and back porches and then replaced a few of the wooden siding boards.  The boys were thrilled with the noise, and truth be told neither was I, but it's nice to have those two projects checked off. 

Work has been going fine and I feel like each day I'm growing more comfortable with what I'm doing.  I work with a great group of people and so far haven't had to really travel any and have been working from home.  I honestly have the two best on-site co-workers in the world - Cassius and Apollo.

Speaking of Cassius, his girlfriend graduated last weekend.  He didn't get to go to the graduation party, because I'm sure the restaurant would have frowned on it, but he did get to deliver his gift to her and met her entire family.  Everyone  loves him and calls him Emma's boyfriend.  She will be home for the summer but then is headed to my college Alma Mater to become a coroner.  Her step-mom said she'd have to fill in for Emma and give Cass back scratches and tummy rubs while she is aware.  

I watched the entire season of Panic last week. I never read the book and never really wanted to but the series was addictive and at the very least, entertaining.  And it even has a tiger - didn't see that one coming!  We also watched Army of the Dead and was thrilled this week when they announced they were filming a sequel.  

I've been reading a lot but not reviewing much which has put me really behind.  I need to desperately catch up because I've read some great books I really want to share.  Right now I have three books on the go and one sitting in waiting.  Here's what's up in my reading future:

So hope you all are enjoying the start of your summer.  Look for some reviews coming this week which feature books I know some of you will want to read!


  1. I loved PAnic! And the tiger- I was surprised by that haha even though I read the book a while back, totally didn't remember that.

    Glad things are going well, and awww about Cass' girlfriend lol.

  2. Glad you had a good week! Some interesting books your reading or going to be reading! :)

  3. I'm looking forward to your upcoming reviews! And I'm glad your job is getting better and better. I'm very curious to see what you think about The Maidens, I'd like to read that one. Have a good week, Barb😁

  4. Sounds like things are going well. It's hot here now and we need the rain from those late afternoon thundershowers. I have my eye on Finlay Donovan is Killing It. I look forward to your thoughts.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  5. what's bad about this post is i really can't do it much ahead of time. otherwise i like it because if people don't stop in regularly during the week, they can always his sunday and see what they missed. glad to have you back
    sherry @ fundinmental

  6. Glad everything's going so well. We've had record high temps to start off June where I live. What I wouldn't give for a week of rain! I haven't seen the series Panic yet, but I did read and really enjoy the book several years ago. :)

  7. My husband and I also watched Army of the Dead this weekend...and hey, that one has a tiger in it too :P I did not know they are already in the talks of making a sequel, awesome! Did you also hear the director had always meant for the script to be a spiritual successor to Dawn of the Dead, his first film? I thought that was pretty cool.

  8. Happy to hear things are going well. ❤