Sunday, September 20, 2020

This Week with Leukemia (and Some Reading) - September 20


 It's Sunday Post time!  This is hosted by the awesome Caffeinated Book Reviewer and gives us all a chance to recap our week.

Off the Blog:

Thanks everyone for being so kind during my pity party last week.  My mood can be a bit of a roller coaster sometimes.  Most of the time everything is going okay but every once in awhile the bottom drops out a bit.  This week went pretty well.   He had his latest round of high dose chemo and cleared it pretty well.  There was no extra time in the hospital this time and only one extra day on IV fluids.  His energy level is way up and he's able to play video games and do legos and actually play some.  We are all running a bit short of sleep but this week should be pretty easy and I'm hoping we can get caught up a bit.  

I'm hoping we can get some fun things in soon.  I'd love to visit the zoo again and Memphis has so much to offer that I'd like to explore.  Have you spent any time in Memphis?  If so what are your must dos?  Or must eats?  We've found some favorites but I'd love to find more!

Currently:


Reading
Haunted Homicide by Lucy Ness, Emily's Ghost by Diana Giardina, and The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

ListeningGhost Ups Her Game by Carolyn G. Hart

Watching:  I've been loving a YouTube channel called Lil's Vintage World.  She reviews and discusses classics - especially mysteries and have a fabulous series on The Six Wives of Henry VIII which is well researched and laid out.  Plus she has a lovely accent!  I'm also watching some Hallmark and Catfish and now Dancing with the Stars.  Good escapist TV!

How is your week going?  What are you reading?

20 comments:

  1. Glad this was a good week. I hope this coming one goes well also! Hang in there and hope you guys have nothing but good developments going forward.

    I've never been to Memphis other than driving around it but it sounds like a nice town. And I imagine the barbecue is awesome. :)

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  2. Hope you all catch up on some much needed sleep and rest. Looks like you have some good reading and viewing organised. Yes what a lovely English accent and she shares your reading interests.

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  3. I am so writing that YouTube channel down as I type, my husband is constantly on YouTube and I sometimes get caught up in it too. So I'll add this.

    As always, you share the greatest books. I should open a folder on Goodreads with 'Katherine Recommends'.

    Hope you are feeling better this week. That's how it goes. I've been down the last couple of days and I don't even have half a reason as intensive as yours. So don't be so hard on yourself!

    Have a good week, do fun things and keep reading.

    Here's my The Sunday Post #12

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  4. I'mm so glad this has been a better week. Continued prayers...

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  5. So glad this week has been better! I hope it continues ♥️ I've never been to Memphis, but I hope you get a chance to do some exploring and find good eats! Y'all are in my thoughts!

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  6. I'm happy this week went better and the one ahead looks lighter. I hope you find some fun things there and some good eats!

    Anne - Books of my Heart Here is my Sunday Post

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  7. Absolutely no wonder you're exhausted and need some sympathy sometimes -- here's hoping things look up. I'm sorry; it's a horrible thing to be going through.

    I've been meaning to try The Amazing Mrs Pollifax for sooo long. Are you enjoying it?

    My weekly roundup post.

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  8. Sending loads of positive thoughts and prayers. So glad his energy level is up!!

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  9. I am glad this was a better week for you! All of your current reads sound good--perfect for this time of year. I hope you have a great week, Katherine!

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  10. Lil's Vintage World sounds interesting. I'll take a look. Hope this week goes well for you.

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  11. I live 2 hours south of Memphis and have family there! One of the places that I'd recommend is the Pink Palace Museum. I made my first visit there a couple of years ago and I have to say that it is awesome! It has something for everyone. It also has an IMAX theatre. I think your whole family would love it. It's very educational but fun!! Hope your son continues to improve and you keep hanging in there.

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  12. My continued wishes for strength and resilience, I hope this week is better all round.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  13. I’m glad this week was better! I’ve never been to Memphis, but I’d love to visit someday.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  14. Glad to hear this week was better, but never think it's a 'pity party' with us, Katherine. We are here for you through the good and the not-so-good. Prayers still being said...

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  15. Hoping this week brings rest and happy moments!

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  16. It sounds like you had a better week and that’s good his energy levels are up and he can play.

    I hope you have a nice week, take care of yourself!

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  17. I'm glad this week was better for you. I'm thinking good thoughts for you and your family. Hope this is a great week!

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  18. You are more than entitled to have bad days and feel sorry for yourself, or have a 'why us?' moments, what with everything you are going through! I'm so glad you had a better week and I hope there are more good than bad in the months ahead.

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  19. Pity party away. You are definitely entitled to it. 💜💜💜

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  20. Memphis sounds interesting; haven't traveled to the south and the midwest yet. You areeee entitled to your emotions; this is your baby and you're his mama.

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