Friday, February 28, 2020

The Best Laid Plans Weekly Link Round-Up

Nothing much exciting going on here at Casa Kittling. I'm keeping an eye on my Tombstone roses because they're starting to bloom, and I'm having good success at changing my diet. Today will mark the first day that Denis joins me on it, which should be very interesting to observe since he's always been a meat-and-potatoes man who turns up his nose at "grazing" through vegetables.

Normally I don't have a problem stretching out on the bed for an hour or two in the afternoon to read my current book, but this week has been an exception... at least Tuesday and Wednesday have. Those are the days that I go in for therapy at the lymphedema clinic.

The farther I get into everything they're having me do and add all that to what I've been doing around the house, and my best-laid plans to read have gone up in smoke. Now... in no way do I resemble that comely lass in the graphic that I'm using, but she perfectly illustrates what happened to me Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. I started out with all the best intentions, but after a chapter or two, I was out like a light. I do know that it doesn't help that I've not been sleeping properly at night, but Wednesday afternoon, I slept so hard that when I woke up, I thought it was 7 AM and I wondered why I hadn't closed the curtains before I went to bed!

I'm wanting to read again, but I think I'll mosey out to the corral first to check on those links. They don't take well to being neglected. Head 'em up! Moooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►Fascinating Folk◄
  • As popular in her day as J.K. Rowling, Gene Stratton Porter wrote to the masses about America's fading natural beauty.
  • Recognition of Shonke Mon-thi^, a major Osage leader and warrior, opens a new window into history. 
  • Meet Annie Easley, the barrier-breaking mathematician who helped us explore the solar system.

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. That's the thing, Cathy. Sometimes, the body wants to sleep, whether or not we would like to sleep. And sometimes, it's the opposite. Personally, I think you're wise to rest when you need to rest. Why don't you just stretch out while I head off to check out those Egyptian priests... ;-)

  2. Thanks for the links. So many to read. Your body is going through so much, so enjoy the sleeping. You'll have reading time soon enough, although I understand the feeling of so many books, not enough time.
    Now, on a related note, I read Allen Eskens' "Nothing More Dangerous," which was a great read, although about a tough topic of racism. But it's so well-written that I've been in a warm bubble all day, just wanting to stay in the sun in Jessup, Missouri and enjoy the people and countryside.
    I did my check in your reviews and saw Eskens' first book, The Life We Bury got an A+, and read what you said about it. So I just reserved it at the library. But I highly recommend this book.

    1. I really like Eskens' writing. He'll be at The Poisoned Pen next month, but unfortunately I won't be able to go to see him.

  3. Oh, no. Too bad. Perhaps it will be streamed.


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