Stacking the Shelves
It's Monday, What Are You Reading?
This past week was a rather quiet week, even at work. Which is wonderful considering it was fiscal month end. I'm an accountant, but I don't do taxes (except my own). While I don't have an April 15th tax crunch, I do have a monthly cycle I am very much subject to, which some big deadlines. But, as I say, this week things went smoothly. Yes, even with an account that was unexpectedly out of balance when I went to reconcile it. But I think I have a handle on that, so I entered the weekend happy.
Another reason why I'm happy? These pastel lights for my balcony came. In late 2020, I bought various colored lights to hang on my balcony for holidays other than Christmas throughout the year to give us a little more cheer. Last spring, I got to thinking I wanted to find some pastel lights to hang up around Easter. I didn't do anything about it last year, but I did this year. I'm not sure if my neighbors have made the connection or not, but I like them, and that's what matters, right?
This morning, I went paddle boarding at a nearby lake. A friend has two, and she invited me to go with her. We were supposed to hit a pocket when the wind was going to die down. It didn't. Paddling out to the dam was rough, but once we got there, we turned around and didn't paddle at all back. We were back in no time. Still, it was nice to be outside for a while today. We got plenty splashed, but it was a warm day, so it wasn't an issue.
So far, the squirrels are leaving my flower boxes alone. It seems like they bother them most in late summer, but I'm taking it a week at a time.
This Past Week on the Blog:
Monday - Ornament Review: Chewbacca miniature ornament
Tuesday - Book Review: Death in a Blackout by Jessica Ellicott
Wednesday - Movie Review: The Eternals
Thursday - Book Review: Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson
Friday - Book Review: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Saturday - Weekly TV Thoughts
This Coming Week on the Blog:
Book Haul for the Week:
Little Bookshop of Murder by Maggie Blackburn
Your lights look lovely Mark and I think it's an awesome idea for Easter.ReplyDelete
Claws for suspicion seems like fun read that we will probably also enjoy.
Have a good week and happy reading!
Some people in my neighborhood still have Christmas decorations up, so it's good that you have switched to Easter.ReplyDelete
best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com
I love fairy lights and still have my little Christmas tree up with the white lights only. It kept the winter days and night bright inside.ReplyDelete
Love your lights! I actually like to see people's houses lit up all year long. As long as it's not with a reindeer, lol.ReplyDelete
I used to read Dashofy, and now that your remind me, I want to look her up. I read the first 3, I think of this series.
Love the lights! They look so good. There is something about adding lights that just makes things a bit happier :)ReplyDelete
I hope you have a great week, Mark! Happy Reading!
I love the lights, too. They look great.ReplyDelete
I have most of the same cozies you do. I haven't yet started the Jenn McKinlay series yet. I have a long way to go to catch up with that one but it does look like a good cozy series.
Have a great week!
Pastel lights are perfect for the season!ReplyDelete
Wishing you a great reading week
I like the pastel lights but I am too lazy to do that. I have perennial flowers which bloom and that will have to do. Squirrels. UGH. I planned to do my taxes last Monday and instead went to printer hell. Hopefully now I'll get on to them this week. I also studied accounting and computers, so most of my work was with installing and training and supporting computerized accounting systems. A quiet week is definitely wonderful!ReplyDelete
Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post
Your lights are lovely. What a great idea to hang lights for different holidays. I love lights. :)ReplyDelete
I've never been paddle boarding, but I've always wanted to go. I'm glad you got out a little bit.
Have a good week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
Nice lights. Great book haul, have a great week!ReplyDelete
I love the pastel lights. Lights jazz up a place, I think. I am always sad when I have to take down the Christmas lights.ReplyDelete
Paddle boarding sounds like great fun. Maybe a bit tricky. But fun nevertheless.
I'm always on the lookout for bargain ebooks. Good job, you.
I love the pastel lights! We have lights around our deck and I'd like to change them up seasonally but haven't gotten it together to actually do anything yet! Maybe soon though. I'll be really curious to see what you think of Cheddar Off Dead. I wasn't completely sold on it but will probably keep reading it. I hope it's a better fit for you! Have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
Love the lights. We keep a variety of colors on our patio and it makes it so festive for eating outsode or just sitting having drinks. The paddle boarding sounds fun.ReplyDelete
I do like the new lights! I wish people would light up their houses for more than just Christmas. Of course, the hubs and I usually don't even get around to putting up Christmas lights, so I probably shouldn't talk!ReplyDelete
Have a great week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories
Those cosy mysteries all look like good reading. I love your pastel lights for Easter. Great idea.ReplyDelete
Nice looking lights. As I am writing this, it is snowing where I live. No hiding Easter eggs here. Nice looking assortment of books too. I love the clever titles of cozy mysteries. Come see my week here. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Some fun cozies. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Love the lights.ReplyDelete
Nice looking books.
Have a great week!
Your lights are lovely. I don't think I've seen that color of lights before. I'm glad work went more smoothly than expected. Enjoy your new books!ReplyDelete
I love kayaking but I've never paddle boarded. It looks fun though! And the lights look nice.ReplyDelete
I always love those cozy titles :)
I like the lights - what a nice idea. Lights for the light of the world!ReplyDelete
I know where to look for cozy recommendations now.
Enjoy all of your books!
I would like to put lights around my porch year round. I like of having pastel lights for this time of year. Your time on the lake sounds so nice! I hope you are enjoying your reading and your new books! Have a great week.ReplyDelete
I like your assortment for murder mysteries. Enjoy :-)ReplyDelete