Monday Progress Report


Reviews Posted Last Week:
Catch Rider by Jennifer H. Lyne

What I did Last Week


First up I read The Sea of Monsters. This was a great book and I read it quickly. I have to say I’m really enjoying this series and cannot wait to read the next book. I will be posting a full review of this book in May.




Next I read all four Bird And Squirrel books. My son loves these books, and he wanted me to read them as well. I thought they were really good and can certainly see why he loved them so much. I will likely do a series review of these in the coming months.



Lastly, I managed to finish In Shade And Shadow. This book started out dreadfully slow, but did eventually pick up. While it was okay, I didn’t love it, but I’m hopeful that the rest of the series will be better. I’ll be posting a full review of this book in April.




We watched quite a few movies again this week, as we continue to work through a pile of DVDs we want to get rid of. We ended up watching Remember The Titans, 300, Miss Congeniality 2, and Metropolis. For Family Movie Night we ended up watching The Karate Kid Part 3, which we all enjoyed but agreed it wasn’t as good as the first movie. On Netflix I watched Food Choices, Harry and Snowman, and a number of episodes of Gilmore Girls. Lastly, I watched a couple things on my PVR, namely Alaska: The Last Frontier, Heartland and River Monsters.


It was a slightly busy week. I had a couple of baking orders to fill. I also did a bunch of baking for us, including cinnamon buns, bread, crackers and dinner rolls. I finished up my major cleaning of the computer room, though eventually we want to rearrange everything in the room to make it more organized. The laundry room got a quick cleaning, but will need a more thorough cleaning later.

What I Plan To Do This Week


First I will be working on finishing up Cinder. I started this one the other day, but didn’t get a chance to read too far into it. So far I’m really enjoying this one and looking forward to seeing how it ends.

I’m not sure what I will read next, I will see which book from my pile jumps out at me.



I’m going to keep working on clearing out the PVR as well as going through the stack of DVDs we want to get rid of. I’m not sure which things I will end up watching, but there will probably be quite a few movies viewed over this coming week.


I need a break from my house purge, so this week, I’m not going to do any – well at least I’m not planning to. This week I would like to relax and hopefully do some writing, which I have been severely neglecting so far this year. We’ll see what the week has in store for me outside of that.


13 thoughts on “Monday Progress Report

  1. It is *so* nice to give yourself permission to do nothing! Enjoy your week of not-house-purging!

    Cinder’s been on my TBR for years… I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I just donated a big bag of DVDs to our library, since they sell them at their book sales. It seemed so silly to just have them sit in our closet.

    I hope you get lots of reading and writing done this week!

    • My hubby wasn’t in on it at first, but once I got him to help me with some of his stuff from our bedroom, he was totally on board. It’s amazing how much crap we have accumulated in the 10 years we have lived here.

  3. It’s easy to have so many DVD’s you forget which ones you have- or at least I have that problem. Although there are still more I want! I need to do a purge too…

  4. I envy you actually doing the purging. I keep thinking of it and about once a month I make up a box and move it to the spare room. Eventually we get them out to Goodwill or another ministry thrift store. We still have boxes of old VCR movies -some favs we are reluctant to give up. I keep thinking we will find a way to copy them to DVD. If only there was more time.
    I have CInder on my TBR list for this year. I never got to it on last year’s list.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope to see you again there and maybe at Mailbox Monday.
    Happy watching and reading!

    • That’s what we used to do, do a small clean up, and at some point bring the box to donation. But this year we really want to rearrange the house, move furniture into a better spot and just make the house more us, but we can’t do that with all the stuff in the house. It’s hard work, but I know it will be worth it in the end. Maybe you can find someone where you live that can put the tapes onto DVD for you?
      I’d definitely recommend trying to read Cinder this year, it was so good.

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