Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Picture Day

I haven't been able to blog much lately. Hectic around here and everyone keeps pulling me in different directions and I'm feeling a bit stressed. Today I had my yearly physical (oh, happy, happy, joy, joy). Blood pressure - 110/70. That's good anyway. Well, thank god that's over with for another year. My stomach is still bothering me so she switched me AGAIN to another medication. This is my fourth one (Protonix) so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will work. I know this is probably related to my job. I feel fine on the weekends but during the week I can just feel the acid pumping into my stomach. I really like my job but it's been a pressure cooker lately. I hate to think I may have to look for another job but if I must, I must.

I really need a week long vacation but Bob and I have only been able to take a bunch of 3-day weekends this year. We are taking another one this weekend leaving on Friday morning. We decided to go to Grayland State Park on the Washington Coast. The weather has been wonderful so far this fall and I think the rain is supposed to hold off till Sunday. I plan on a few long walks on the beach, rain or shine. Of course, I have to figure out what books to bring :)

To make up to all of you for my absence and lack of book reviews here are some pictures I found from last year's vacation to Oregon.

Here's Crater Lake. The water was so blue that day it was almost purple. Isn't it wonderful?

Ok, prepare yourself people. I made this small on purpose to spare your eyes.

Here is a picture of me (on a bad hair day). I'm standing on top a mountain in southern Oregon. Inside the mountain under my feet is the famous Oregon Caves. After we did the tour we hiked up the trail to the top and the view was spectacular.

Around that same time I took some pictures of my cat, Bailey.

"Anything good to read?"

Pay no attention to the titles. This was taken last year so my night stand has a completely different bunch of books.

More cat pictures:

Here she is sitting on the desk watching me blog.

Why is it cats like to sleep on the clean laundry?

Here is a picture of my only book shelf taken last year. These were some of my TBR. The rest are in a box in the bottom of the closet.

My keepers are in those plastic bins. Someday I'm going to get book shelves. Someday........

Reading Now: The Savage by Nicole Jordan. This is an old bodice ripper (literally in fact since hero rips open heroines blouse) from 1994. It's good and the sex is HOT. Not as good as Heart Breaker but I'm enjoying it.


Kristie (J) said...

LOL - I looked close at the picture of your shelf of TBR's and I also have every single one of those :)

CindyS said...

Renee!! I can see you!! If only I were truly your twin then I would be skinny like you ;) I was thinking of putting a pic of me up with Cody only I'm afraid that one day I will lose weight and look at the picture and realize the horror that is me ;)

*sigh* my cats find the laundry baskets and dig down and curl in. Your kitty is real cute.

I really do have to put Nicole Jordan on my list of authors to try!


ReneeW said...

Kristie: Really? Hehe. But you have EVERYTHING :) This was taken last year and the sad part is 75% of them are still there *sigh*.

Cindy: I hestitated before posting that but I love that picture. NOT skinny but thanks. I'd love to see a picture of you and Cody, I bet it'd be real cute. Man, I hate cat hair all over the laundry. If I ever find an extra copy of Heart Breaker I'm sending it to you.

Rosie said...

Even though we just had a long weekend off, our trip to Santa Barbara didn't pan out. Those pictures of Crater Lake are awesome and you are a doll. If THAT is a bad hair day are one lucky chick!

Devonna said...

I used to put my keepers in plastic bins too, Renee ~ I took them out this year. My keepers were keepers because I want to read them again. Unfortunately, the plastic bins I kept them in were on top of my closet and not so easy to get to. Now my keepers are on the shelves, but TBR are in drawers, boxes, and plastic sacks all over my house. I just need to get some shelves and organize them.

Kristie (J) said...

Well then *rubbing my hands in glee* if you want rec's on them since so many are still TBR may I suggest *just a sec - Have to open you again and get another close-up*
Marsha Canham's Pale Moon Rider - level 1
Jennifer Ashley's Perils of the Heart - level 1
Susan Grant's Contact - level 2
Sabrina Jeffries - The Pirate Lord - level 2
Any and all of the Candice Proctor books - level 3
Teresa Medeiros' Whisper of Roses - level 3
Of course others will have suggestions too :)

ames said...

That lake is so beautiful. And oh look at that, so is Renee! :P Your kitty is cute. My dog prefers the clean laundry, the cats like the laptop (it's warm). hehe

ReneeW said...

Rosie: Sorry about your SB trip, that sucks. Everyone should see Crater Lake at some time. We got lucky and were there on an absolutely spectacular day. Thanks for being so sweet.

Devonna: I was just thinking about swapping those TBR books for my keepers but I have so many that only a few would fit. I just had a brain storm! I think I'll try putting my favorite authors' books on them. Hmmm, a project.

Kristie: Oh, thank you! I'll grab a couple of those for this weekend. Maybe later I'll post more of my current TBR and get suggestions. I noticed you have some good ones in your TBR too.

Ames: You're so sweet! My cat prefers anyplace that's warm but she hasn't tried the laptop yet.

Megan Frampton said...


I love your kitty pix. I wish I could have one, but I tend to be unable to breathe when they're around.

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