Weekly Wrap-Up Sunday Post #9

Posted September 6, 2020 by Marsha in Discussion Post, Weekly Meme/Books / 5 Comments

Another crazy week in paradise!  Kinda.  Sorta.

This post has been shared on The Sunday Post, a weekly recap from so many amazing blogs is hosted by Kimberly over at Caffeinated Reviewer. 

This word link and the graphic will take you to The Sunday Post meme for this week – enjoy.  🙂

Just Life:

Quarantine life continues.  We had a small scare as one of our friends is sick and being tested for COVID-19.  Fortunately, she’d been off work for a week before her potential contact (with a doctor’s office nurse who was asymptomatic until a random sweep of the office personnel was done when she became sick), but it still sucks for her as she is now in total lockdown until she gets the results back.  This virus is so insidious.  You can have it and have not one single symptom yet pass it along to someone else.  Wash those hands, keep a social distance.  Mask up, people.  Yeah, it’s not comfortable but you’re protecting those you love and perfect strangers – and yourself -from this dangerous virus.  Not ranting, just pleading… be safe, and keep those around you safe as well.

In other home news, regarding my son.  He’s begun a new liquid oral medicine, Evrysdi (pronounced Ev-Riz-Dee) in place of the spinal shot with Spinraza (that nine-inch needle to the spinal column was always scary and painful… but it was the only treatment, at the time, for Spinal Muscular Atrophy).  I’m comfortable mentioning it as he’s shared this information with his Twitter followers and is truly all about helping others with information that might be helpful to them or someone they might know.  Any new direction in medical treatment is always a bit scary, yet the results from this have been good.  The chance to build stronger muscle with life-altering possibilities is something that has to be tried.  If this daily medicine will save his life, allow the possibility of affecting the strength of muscle… then I’m all for it, even as I hide that motherly concern behind a positive smile.  (I’m a mom, it’s part of my job description to worry about… anything.) 🙂

Reviews on the blog last week:

It was a lighter week for reviews at Keeper Bookshelf.

Montana Welcome by Melinda Curtis

Challenge Accepted: Can You Read A Series In A Month? – I’m really determined to finish this one (I suck at Challenges).

Serenity’s Song by Cathryn Hein

New Witch on the Block by Louisa West – (I’m really loving the newish genre of Paranormal Women’s Fiction and discovering new authors as well)

Matched by Paris Wynters

A Perfect Paris Christmas by Mandy Baggot – (Yes, we’re going to start seeing more Christmas stories now… I’m loving that fact!

Coming up on the blog:

Since it was the first of the month I, of course, did my monthly Harlequin binge buying.  So some of those will make it to the review stage next week.  Plus I’ve a few ARCs read and ready to review – plus that Challenge read.  I’m still in the planning stage but it will probably be a slightly heaver week of reviews – some scheduled ones but this living on the edge quarantine plus the new medical situation at home have me a touch behind on getting ahead of myself (as far as scheduling posts goes).  I don’t think I’m alone in that boat though!

I hope you have an awesome reading week, find some great buys, and keep safe.



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5 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up Sunday Post #9

  1. We just stay home. I’m old. My daughter has some health issues. I do pickups and we get deliveries. My daughter is taking all her college classes online but I’m glad I don’t have to supervise as I might if she was young. We are comfortable. Of course, we mask, wash our hands, and distance even when we go out for a curbside pickup. I hope the medicine works well for your son. We’ve had lots of ups and downs to solve issues for my daughter’s health. Enjoy your new books!

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    • Marsha

      Yep, we live in our bubble of the house, the front & back yards and that’s about it. Delivery service has been such a help during all of this craziness. But keeping my son away from possible virus contact (because 99% certain it would end his life) and I’m no longer a spring chicken either… so mask, washing hands, distancing around others. We do what we can to protect ourselves and others.

      So, I understand your concerns about your daughter’s health. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  2. I’m in the Scotland and our numbers have started to rise, the news keeps saying the UK is about to get its second wave. The young are getting the blame for the rise as they are ignoring distancing.

    I think a liquid sounds a much better alternative to a spinal shot, I hope it makes a difference for him. My husband has MS and he used to take a daily shot but now he has to take a series of pills twice a year for two years and he shouldn’t ever need anything after that.

    Have a great week and stay safe.
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    • Marsha

      I’m fearful of the fall/winter, to be frank, with the usual flu season on top of this… it’s going to be a long winter. I agree that the youngsters (and I’m a boomer) often ignore social distancing – but I’ve seen and know several adults that just don’t believe in the seriousness of the virus and are going about life as usual – maskless. I avoid them at all costs.

      I’m so glad that your husband has pills instead of shots! That’s awesome. It’s too early to tell if the liquid is making any difference, he’s just begun. But – it has to be better than a 9-inch needle in the spine.

      Thank you so much for stopping by. I wish you and your husband a good and safe week. 🙂

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