What I’m doing, reading, watching {Spring 2017}

This Spring will go down in history as the one when I fractured my clavicle. In other words, I broke my collarbone.

It hurt, people. And the pain meds made me nauseous. Of course, by the time I had x-rays and pain meds prescribed, I’d been living with my discomfort for three weeks. Why? Because that’s just how I role…or something like that.

What I did this Spring…

So, I do hope you’ve not broken anything recently. It really is not the best way to enjoy the lovely-ness of Spring. If you like to read as much as I do, though, you can survive it.

Yea, that’s pretty much what I did this Spring – or at least what I’ve spent most of my time doing since mid-May, when I fell walking in to watch Grandson’s t-ball game {crashed, shoulder-first, into a metal fence pole} and sustained my injury.

Here's what I was doing, reading, watching this Spring. Learn more and find links, tips, and encouragement for your soul...I read. A lot. And binged on a couple of my favorite shows.

This was because, at least for the first six weeks, it hurt to do just about everything. Change my cloths. Wash my hair. Dry my hair. Brush my teeth. Lift dishes and pots in the kitchen. Clean house. {You can see some of this worked to my advantage.}

My comfy chair {and the ergonomic pillow I finally broke down and purchased, because it also hurt to lay in the bed} became my new best friend. And the characters in the books I read became my faithful companions.

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What I read…

The Lonely Tree by Yael Politis – This gripping story of a family and young love is based on the ¹history behind the emergence of Israel. If you’ve not read a Yael Politis book, I highly recommend them.

The Way Home {Seven Brides Seven Brothers, Book 1} by Belle Calhoune – The first book in a series about seven brothers adopted by a loving family. Really great romantic fiction with a Christian emphases.

Charity’s Cross by MaryLu Tyndall – Exciting and I could not stop reading. I gravitate to period drama and this one did not disappoint.

The Glory of Green {The Green Series, Book 3} by Judy Christie – I’d had this in my e-book library for a while but kept passing over it. Should have read it sooner. A cute, clean love story.

A Second Chance {Promises to Keep, Book 4} and Settling the Account {Promises to Keep, Book 3} by Shayne Parkinson – After reading this entire series, I’m now a fan of author Shayne Parkinson. Set in New Zealand in the late 1800’s, the Promises to Keep series reveals much about the lives of women in that period and culture.

Good Enough for a Princess {the Montevaro Monarchy, Volume 1} by Carol Moncado – A sweet love story set in modern times. Predictable, but enjoyable.

Greater Than Rubies {the Jewel Series} by Hallee Bridgeman – This one kept me up late at night! As with most Christian romance books, it was somewhat predictable, yet drew me into the storyline and characters. About to start another book in this same series.

What I’m still reading…

The Broken Way by Ann Voscamp – I love Ann’s writing, but it takes me awhile to digest her books. And that’s okay, because it means I’m hanging on every word and letting it go deep. The Broken Way does not disappoint.

How to Survive a Shipwreck:  Help Is On the Way and Love Is Already Here by Jonathan Martin – We all have a story and, at some point, require a rescue. Jonathan’s words have both wrecked and encouraged me. {Kindle version $2.99 at the time this post was published.}

Moments with Majesty by Jack Hayford – This is a classic, in my book, and a favorite from decades ago. Came across it on my bookshelf, recently, and decided to incorporate it into my daily devotion time. Beautiful, timeless, and straight from God.

**Speaking of reading, I’m so excited about a discovery I’ve just made {I realize I’m probably way late to the party}. Do you know about the Library Extension available on Google Chrome? Once you install the free extension and log in with your library card {for participating local library systems} – when you check out a book on Amazon, the Library Extension will notify you if the same book is available in either hard copy or e-book format. It is amazing! I’ve already checked out e-books from my local library for free that I would otherwise have had to buy.

What I was watching…

Heartland – A few years back, I fell in love with this Canadian series about a tight-knit family. Then, we changed cable providers and no longer have the UP channel, which airs Heartland here in the USA. Recently, I discovered many seasons available on Amazon Prime. After catching up as far as I could go, I found additional seasons on Netflix. Someone please…I’m ready for season ten!

CSI: Miami – I know, it’s quite the contrast. What can I say? I love a good detective drama and CSI: Miami, now in syndication, is being replayed for a whole new generation. Or for people like me, who’ve seen them all and don’t mind getting caught up in the story lines all over again.

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