First Step

Last week I took my first step toward sailing with Mickey again. I got my first round of the COVID Vaccine. Castaway Cay I miss you and I hope to be back as soon as I can.

Missing Holiday Tradition During to COVID

This weekend would probably have been the weekend we were on our now annual Disney Christmas Cruise (until COVID and 2020 of course). Which means today would have been our Castaway Cay Day. I am actually missing cruising more than I thought I would. I can’t wait to set sail again once all this is over. I never dreamed I would be a person to love the open sea but on a Disney Cruise I do. I love falling asleep with the waves hitting the side of the ship. And to top it off Castaway Cay is amazing. Hopefully next year I can sail again with Mickey, Santa, and all their friends.

Christmas Movies, Music, and Reads

Christmas Movies:

We are roughly a month into the Christmas Movies so I thought I would share with you the ones I have liked so far.

Hallmark Channel:

🎄 Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Sweater

🎄 Christmas With The Darlings

🎄 One Royal Holiday

Hallmark Movies and Mysteries:

🎄 The Christmas Doctor

🎄 Deliver by Christmas

🎄 The Christmas Ring

I am not completely sold on the Lifetime Movies but I did like The Yule Blog one.

On a side note: I love White Christmas but have not watched it yet this holiday season. But I have never seen Miracle on 34th Street or It’s a Wonderful Life. Maybe 2020 will have to be the year. 😷

Christmas Music:

I am not a huge fan of Carrie Underwood’s but I have been listening to her new Christmas album some and I will admit she can belt out the hymns. On a side note nobody sings White Christmas like Bing Crosby. Guess you know my favorite Christmas song and album now.

Christmas Reads:

⛄️ Current Car Read: Wrapped Up In Christmas Joy by: Janice Lynn

⛄️ Current Read: Temptation at Christmas by: Maureen Child

⛄️ On Deck Read: Christmas on Peach Tree Lane by: Jules Bennett

⛄️ Already Read: The Long-Awaited Christmas Wish by: Melissa Senate and Their Christmas Baby Contract by: Shannon Stacey

The Friendship List by Susan Mallory

While I am not completely done reading this book yet. It has been a great summertime read. I’ve enjoyed the characters and their friendship, and the adventure of this book. I’m really looking forward to see how it finally ends.

Catching Up

I hope everyone is staying safe and happy. While COVID has forced me to slow down in my personal life (which in some ways I’m thankful for) it has made my work life busier and busier.

One thing for sure I am becoming more of a homebody. I love coming home from work putting my nightgown on and staying in. And I’m going to be doing more of it very soon. My dad is getting ready to have knee replacement surgery. Even more lazy nightgown time. I hoping in the upcoming weeks I will get back into the reading grove I was in.

Stay safe and happy. And thanks for reading.

Forbidden Lust by: Karen Booth

I’m sure this is a wonderful book but being as it is book two in the series of seven, I just couldn’t make my self get into it. At least not without reading the first book. I would read something that I’m sure was part of the first book and I would get discouraged that I had not read it yet. I know some people not mind not reading other books in a series but for me it is a must. I hate walking away from an already started book but I didn’t make it too far since I was fighting with myself to read it. But I will be coming back to it for sure. I just want to give the focus to the whole series that it deserves.

More Than Neighbors by: Shannon Stacey

There is nothing better than crawling up with a book on a hot June Sunday afternoon. That is exactly what I did while reading this book and it was a perfect summer read.

The characters in this book are so much fun. Cam, is trying to figure out who he is after learning a long family secret. Meredith and her daughter are looking for a fresh start in the town Meredith grew up in. The adventure these five (including the dog and cat) start taking together over one summer is so much fun. And maybe that adventure is the key to both Cam and Meredith figuring out just what they want out of life.

This was the first book in the Blackberry Bay Series and I can’t wait for more. Especially if all the characters are as fun as these characters were.