Yeah, no. Mores the pity. No, I fell down the work-sleep-work-sleep-maybe-I-should-eat-something rabbit hole. So to fill the blog void, I thought I'd provide updates. I promise to keep the whining to a minimum (hey, first time for everything, right?).
Heroes and Heartbreakers for end of February releases. You know, the shortest month on the calendar. I foresee some power reading in my very near future.
What has been keeping my interest is audio books. I discovered that work has three Barbara Michaels books on audio and I've been a swooning nostalgic mess ever since. I pretty much read all the Barbara Michaels I could get my hands on during my teens, avoiding the books with blurbs that were more overtly woo-woo-ish. I started with the audio book of Be Buried in the Rain, only remembering from my teen years that it was one that "I really liked." I really liked it as an adult too, and was struck much more by the romance this second time around. As a teen I read Michaels for the Gothic mystery "stuff" - the romances were incidental to me.
I'm now listening to Black Rainbow, which is a historical and well....not nearly as good as Be Buried in the Rain. But it's amazing how nostalgia colors the reading experience. I think if I was entirely new to Michaels and Black Rainbow (although I read it SO LONG ago, this is almost like I'm reading it for the first time) I'd be entering Minor Rant Mode, but here I am. Swooning Nostalgic Mess. After I wrap this one up, I need to take a break (my hold for the Burt Reynolds' memoir on audio came in - don't judge) and then I'll dive into Someone in the House.
Yes, Wendy is JUST NOW starting Downton Abbey. This is what hype does to me folks! I bury my head in the sand until it dies down, y'all get ticked off that the show/movie/whatever "jumped the shark" and THEN, I figure it's safe to start watching.
I've got one episode left in Season One. I figure by the time I'm through all five seasons on Amazon Prime, the final season will be available for me to stream or download or buy or whatever.
But then work got busy, I got lazy, and fell off the wagon. With a thud. And not that I'm a svelte young thing anymore, but honestly it is possible, even for me, to let myself go even more. So....
Back on the yoga wagon.
Depending on the team, pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training starting February 17.