Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday Thoughts

I just spent the afternoon with the official Critter Dude. He didn't see any entry points for my slithery visitor last month. Yay? He said he's never before had a call about a snake in March. He was surprised. Especially after he didn't see any entry points (there was one wee possibility that he caulked but he said it was unlikely) and after he saw no evidence of mice. Yay, no mice. Yay, no other critter evidence. But nonetheless, there was a snake, and no one knows how it got inside, not even the Critter Dude, and so I'm not feeling especially reassured. He floated the idea that it got inside last fall and was inside all winter. Fabulous. Not reassuring.

What We're Eating:

  • Parmesan Breaded Chicken with arugula salad
  • Farro Salad
  • Dessert: Lemon Bars

What We're Watching:

  • The Americans is so good! Really enjoying the final season.
  • Something weird happened with AMC and our guide because we almost missed the last 2 episodes of McMafia. It's not quite as good as some shows we've watched, but we're still enjoying it. I just wish AMC hadn't switched it to 11pm and that our satellite provider could offer a correct guide. The last couple episodes weren't marked as new, so they weren't being picked up for recording. I went in reset it to record new and reruns. It's not the first time the guide has been messed up. It seems to be happening a lot lately.
  • The new season of Bosch stares on Amazon tomorrow and I am super excited. Of course, we still haven' watched Jessica Jones, and we're behind on "regular" TV. But... Bosch! Love the books and show.

What I'm Reading:

  • Still making slow progress on the magazine pile.
  • I read As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti. This book grabbed my interest more than I expected and I enjoyed it much more than I expected. It's set in a desert town where, upon turning 18, each resident can enter a "wishing cave" and make a wish, though there are rules (for one, it cannot impact anything/person outside the town), and the wish always come true but of course, there are consequences. It was thought provoking, making me wonder what I would have wished for at age 18 and how I would have worded my wish. I told SP about the premise of this book and he was intrigued, not enough to read it, but we had a discussion of wishes and wording, etc. The books has several "levels" from everyday teen issues to difficult & heart breaking family issues to the ethical dilemmas that wishing can create.
  • I also read The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd. It's the second Ian Rutledge book I've read and I enjoyed it. It's kind of refreshing to see crimes (murders) solved back in the early 1900's, before all the advances like DNA and fingerprinting and databases and all the electronic device tracking.

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