Thursday, December 27

the clinic

This psychological suspense novel, written by Jonathan Kellerman was ok. I had trouble getting into it. And just when I started paying attention, he kind of skimped on the ending. I mean, I can probably guess which way it went, but not being that familiar with the main character (who stars in a whole series of novels), I don't know for sure. That was a bit annoying.

My rating: 3/5

Wednesday, December 26

another christmas

Another Christmas has come and gone. We spent the eve at my in-law's house and had my family over the day of.

This was Esme's first Christmas and she was a bit goofy with the decorations. Apparently she found them very scary at first. She seems to have gotten over it, but it was pretty funny for a day or two. And, she's only broken a few ornaments so far. We'll call it a win.

Monday, December 24

crazy rich asians

More like crazy ripped Asians, but I digress. This was a pretty good rom-com. Not hilariously funny, but pretty amusing.

My rating: 3.5/5

Friday, December 14

the unknown

Esme brought a bit of excitement to the house last night. The three of us were talking at the dinner table after dinner and she was under the table chewing on a bone. She emerged from under the table and her face was all swollen (she looked like a Shar Pei). Having had this happen once before with Lizzy, I knew that she was having an allergic reaction and this was a veterinary emergency. Luckily, our vet's office was still open so Brian took her there and they gave her injections of dexamathasone and diphenhydramine (Benadryl). They also sent her home with a bottle of diphenhydramine in case she was still swollen today, but she seems to have recovered.

But, we have no idea what caused this to happen. Nothing special happened yesterday. Hopefully it was a one-time thing. If not, we'll need to figure out the cause, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. On the plus side, she was tired all day today. That never happens.

Monday, December 10

call me by your name

This was a pretty good universal love story between a 17 year old student and a 24 year old college intern (both males). It took place in the 1980s, so take that for what it's worth.

My rating: 3.5/5

Wednesday, December 5

oh, deer

The day before Thanksgiving, Jake hit a deer with his car. It had some minor damage, but the estimate still came in at almost $2k. This was covered under our comprehensive coverage, so it's only costing us $100. So, yay! for that. The car was dropped off at the garage on Monday and we just got a call that it's ready to be picked up. Jake has a break in classes this afternoon, so we're going to get it then. He has a lot of aftermarket parts on the car, so he's going to need to take a close look and make sure everything's good. Assuming so, this has been a pretty painless process.

Monday, December 3


Earlier this year, I mentioned that I was going to close my Etsy shop, Everyone Drinks. I kept that promise and closed it on December 1. I probably should have kept it open a little longer (for Christmas sales opportunities), but I'm kind of glad to be done with it.

Not sure what I'm going to do with the leftover inventory. The consumables (soaps, candles) will be easy enough to put into use, but it's not like I need two wine cork bulletin boards (I'm not even sure I need one). Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. Too bad I wasn't able to turn it into something bigger.