- I worked with Reuben in town all day - got lots done!
- Lighting guy finished up.
- AC guys installed a new unit upstairs (ours hasn't been keeping it cold enough; too many leaks)
- Painting guys came, painted the ceiling white and painted our walk in hall closet/mud room tan.
- Crown guys finished the crown in the half bath downstairs.
- Pressure wash guy came to quote the back patio, house siding and exterior windows.
- I walked 4 miles during lunch.
- I read a book - I finished The Forrest of Hands and Teeth last night (stayed up a bit too late).
- I packed up for Charleston this weekend (AKA Stacy's Bachelorette Party Weekend)
- I ended up at 1,819 calories, 252 carbs, 39 fat grams and 79 protein grams. Here's what I ate.
Book review time! First, I'll do James Patterson's Doublecross. I think I finished listening to this one last week? Anywho. This is part of a series of books that focus on Alex Cross, a profiler who used to work with the police but now is a psychologist. This isn't the first book, so maybe that was the problem, but basically there are multiple killers on the loose. Like GRUESOME killers who really put on a show... There were lots of twists and turns as you figure out if the killers are related, who they are, what their motives are, how they do it, etc., but I guess for me it wasn't super entertaining because off the bat we knew who one of the killers was. I hate that. It's like he did it! Now we'll tell you how. I'm not a fan of that. I'll give the series a chance, but I want to go back to book 1 before making any decisions! For now, I will give it a 2.5/5, but will edit if I find I like it more once I read more of the series!
This week, I started Carrie Ryan's The Forrest of Hands and Teeth. It's post-apocalyptic, which I LOVE, and is an interesting story of a girl named Mary who lives with her family in a fenced-in village guarded by the Sisterhood from the Unconsecrated - the infected people who press against the fences at all hours trying to eat them. Seriously. They're raised to believe they're the only survivors - that the whole world is infected but them. However, as the fences get breached and as Mary gets closer to the sisterhood, things aren't adding up and she is desperate to find out the truth as her family, friends and neighbors are under attack, at risk of being infected and scared to speak up against the Sisterhood. I loved it. Very powerful. I immediately empathized with Mary and loved the 'love story' angle in it as well. I poured through this book and couldn't sleep until I finished it last night knowing what happened. I give it a 5/5. All that would have made it better is if it lasted longer! Thankfully, the second book in the 3-part series, The Dead-Tossed Waves, is in my possession - THANKS, MOM!
Today i'm off to Charleston - WOO! Looking forward to a fun weekend with the girls!
Q: What are you doing this weekend?
Q: I have to go out to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner tomorrow - any suggestions for healthy menu ideas are welcome!