Sunday, April 23, 2006

Things I got done this weekend:

1) Boxed up all my 2005 bills and receipts. I save this crap every year for some unknown reason. Every once in a while I'll go up in the attic and throw out a bunch of the oldest crap.

2) Sanded and painted the inside of the window frames in the living room and dining room.

3) Went to Lowe's with Bob and bought fifteen 12' long MDF baseboard moldings. Next weekend I'm going to have to paint all of them. (crap!)

4) Three loads of laundry.

5) Sewed on the clasp on my favorite pair of chocolate colored slacks. This was on my to-do list for 3 months. Took a whole 5 minutes.

6) I've been forced to turn on comment verification. Got sick and tired of deleting spam.

7) Finished three more books from my TBR. The best one was A Burning Touch by Patricia Ryan. She is a new-to-me author and I was very impressed. Great book. Heroine was hit by lightning and gets back her psychic abilities she had as a child. She meets the hero, a detective, when she helps him solve a crime involving a serial arsonist. He thinks she is running a con but his boss forces him to work with her. Excellent deep characters and a quick read. Very steamy too. Not a keeper (Sybil, you want?) but still highly recommended. My grade: B+

I was so relieved to find this one so readable since I have 4 others by Ryan in my TBR. Another case of glomming before reading ANY by a new-to-me author. See, it can work out!


Kristie (J) said...

I've read a few by Patricia Ryan and never heard of this one before! She wrote some wonderful medievals and now she is writing a series under the name PB Ryan. They are set in early America and feature a former housekeeper and former opium addicted doctor.

Maili said...

Patricia Ryan is a reliable author, IMO, especially where her category romances are concerned.

sybil said...

LOL I never turn down books, silly rabbit!


I have never heard of this Ryan either.

ReneeW said...

Kristie: Oh, that' right, I'd forgotten that she is also PB Ryan. Have you read any of those? I'm not sure I want to tackle them since they are not romance.

Maili: That's good to hear since I have 3 other categories; All of Me, In Hot Pursuit, and The Return of the Black Sheep.

Sybil: You mentioned on a previous post that you wanted them so fortunately I remembered. Now I just need to remember to mail it.

Kristie (J) said...

And one thing I notice you did NOT do - watch a "certain" movie *tapping foot*

Tara Marie said...

What a productive weekend, I'm jealous. I got to fight with my husband over how to renovate the kitchen, we don't quite see eye to eye.

I'm with Maili--Patricia Ryan is a very conistant author.

I'm afraid to ask--is Kristie nagging about LOTM?

ReneeW said...

Kristie: see my excuses in the next post :)

Tara: Bob & I rarely see eye to eye on renovations because his style is stuck in the 80's and he has no color sense. I'm going through it with him now on the living room and master bath. So far I'm winning. Yes, it was LOTM, but I have an excuse.

CindyS said...

Show off. ;)

My lazy gene has been over active lately. Yes, there is such a thing as a lazy gene.

Now you've really done it. My Bob has no colour sense and also likes those wonky patterns from the 80's. I have told Bob he's not allowed to buy anything without my approval. But then again, you did see the Budweiser stool, right?


ReneeW said...

Cindy, oh, yes, big time showoff. It's not often I get this much done on a weekend so I had to brag. Usually my procrastination gene (I'm sure there is such a thing too) takes over (you noticed I put a 5 minute task on my to-do list and it took me 3 months to get around to it - pathetic).

My eyes! Don't remind me about the Budweiser stool. If Bob caught wind of it I would be in big trouble.

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