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What happened this week?
This week was just okay with some good parts and some not so good parts. Let’s start with the bad news, on Monday we found another lump on Pita, she has gotten surgery for a tumor a few weeks ago and I just couldn’t believe it when I found another lump. Just when we thought everything was alright with her :(. So we went to the vet with her on friday and he told us it was a tumor again, unrelated to the earlier one. I was afraid that having a second tumor so soon as even worse news, but it just seemed bad luck so I was happy about that. She will have a surgery this tuesday, the vet was really positive about the surgery as Pita is still very healthy, so that made me feel a bit better about it all. I really hope everything will go okay, but I am always nervous about surgery.
We also decided to cancel our reservation for new rats, we just can’t afford them at the moment and we rather spend the money for Pita her surgery at the moment. I feel so sad, because even though those rats don’t even exist yet, they felt real to me and it feels like I lost them even though I never had them to begin with. I know it’s for the best though and that later on we can always get rats again when we do have enough money for them.
Some good things happened this week as well. I got a package which contained a paperback copy of Kitty Hawk and The Yukon Gold by Iain Reading. I already got an e-copy for review, but a few weeks ago I won a copy on the blog Mom with a Reading Problem. Even though I love my Kobo, there’s still something special about paperbacks.
I also did some baking this week, remember those Lemon Sprinkle Cookies from a couple of weeks ago? well I tried them with orange instead of lemon! They tasted yummy, but next time we’re trowing in even more orange for more taste! So next week we’ll make them again, but then with more orange.
I didn’t do much experimental cooking this week, I mostly made some already tried recipes. The only new things I tried this week was making Meat Balls and Vegetarian Meat Malls. I didn’t eat the meat balls as I am a vegetarian, but my boyfriend said they were good, although a bit too salty. So I am being more carefull with the spices next time I make them. The Vegatarian meatballs were also a bit salty and unfortunately they broke in pieces when I tried to move them around when baking, but they still tasted good in pieces, it looked more like scrambled eggs though then meat balls.
My boyfriend and I watched the other Tremors movies, Tremors 2, 3 and 4. We both really enjoyed the second movie and I even laughed out loud at the only scary scene in the movie, I think it upped the comedy aspect even more. I mean the first movie still tried to be scary, but after that they just ran full ahead into comedy territory. All in all I enjoyed watching them.
How was your week?
Random Picture(s) of the Week
This week I posted about:
– Review: Wraith (Debt Collector #10) by Susan Kaye Quinn
– Blog Tour: Camp Forget-Me-Not (Camp Boyfriend #3) by JK Rock – interview
– Lola’s Ramblings: Roleplaying
– Book Blitz: Ghost Heart (The PSS Chronicles #3) by Ripley Patton – excerpt
– Blog Tour: Summer in Shambles – excerpt
– Review: Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead
What to expect next week on the blog
– Review: Specter (Debt Collector #11) by Susan Kaye Quinn
– Lola’s Ramblings: How to comment on a review?
– Blog Ahead Goal Post
– Cover Reveal: Lost Blood
– My To-Be Read List #3: poll
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours
– Review Opportunity: Chills: a short story collection by Sahar Sabati – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Flawless by Jennifer McGill – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Paranormal Keepers by Jen Naumann – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: The Luthier’s Apprentice by Mayra Calvani – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1) by Kelsey Ketch – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Cross Roads by Donald Wilson II – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Last House Burning by Katy Scott – sign-ups open till further notice
– Book Blitz: Slip by David Estes – sign-ups open till 30 November
– Blog Tour: Flury Journey of the Snowman by Tony Bertauski – sign-ups open till 13 November
– Blog Tour: True Calling by Siobhan Davis – sign-ups open till 14 November
– Blog Tour: A League of Her Own by Karen Rock – sign-ups open till 30 November
It was a good week for books. I won a paperback copy of the first Kitty Hawk book and that arrived this week and I received an ARC of Grip by david Estes. I really enjoyed the first book and can’t wait to start this one!
Kitty Hawk and he Curse of the Yukon Gold (Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency #1)
by Iain Reading
Source: won throguh a giveaway on Mom with a Reading Problem
You can find Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold on Goodreads
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.
After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty’s adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada and as the plot continues to unfold this spirited story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada’s Yukon, the harsh land made famous in the stories and poems of such writers as Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton. It is a riveting tale that brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska’s inside passage and Canada’s Yukon, as Kitty is caught up in an epic mystery set against the backdrop of the scenery of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves as Kitty prepares for her next adventure – flying around the world!
Grip (Slip #2)
by David Estes
Source: for review
You can find Grip on Goodreads
In a tumultuous world of population control, one illegal child has slipped through the cracks. Now, as a teenager, Benson Kelly has escaped certain deaths at the hands of the Department of Population Control, only to find himself the symbol of a rebellion, something he never intended.
While trying to survive one day at a time, Benson seeks to unravel the tangled knot of secrets left behind when his father died, the key to which has something to do with his mother, Janice Kelly, recently escaped from the insane asylum.
As the rebel group known as the Lifers continue to use brute force to send a message to the government, Benson’s twin, Harrison Kelly, seeks to exploit a loophole that could be the key to freedom for his brother. All that’s required is a simple act of murder.
Meanwhile, Population Control’s attack dog, a sadistic cyborg known as The Destroyer, closes in on Benson and his family. His directive: Kill them all.
Faith, family and love will be pushed to the limits in the GRIPping sequel to Slip.
Oh, no… I hope Pita will get better soon. It’s funny how we get attached to our pets.
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Thanks, I really hope her surgery will go okay. And I think it’s pretty normal we get attached to our pets, we’re around them the whole day and they becom such an important part of our lives.
So sorry about Pita. Sounds like a good diagnosis though. Smarties sure is a cutie. My older sister used to have rats and just loved them.
I won Kitty Hawk too and just recently received it in the mail. I’m almost halfway into it. How are you liking it?
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I am happy we found a good vet, he really knows what he’s talking about and has performed a lot of surgeries on rats already. It’s just so scary to see how quick the tumor grows, luckily the surgeyr is soon!
Rats are adorable pets and I just love them, it’s a shame they get sick easily though and their medical bills can get so high sometimes.
I haven’t started it yet, I am planning on adding it to my December My To-Be Read list poll. I am reading really slow lately and I have some review books to read first. Kitty Hawk sounds really interesting, so I am hopign to ahve time to read it soon. Are you enjoying it so far?
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Yes, I am. Grinning and laughing and having fun. It’s a light read and an interesting plot too.
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I am glad to hear that :). It just looked and sounded like a fun and light read. Looking forward to read it!
I hope Pita will be OK, Lola! It’s stressful when a pet is sick like that!
We have vegetarian ‘meat-balls’ in the supermarket here, and they’re actually very good. I can’t remember what’s in them, probably some tofu and other good stuff.
I hope next week will be awesome, Lola, and I’ll be thinking of both you and Pita on Tuesday.
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It’s just so sad it’s so soon after the last tumor, just when we thought she was healthy again she get’s another one. Let’s hope the surgery goes well!
I regulary buy the vega meat balls form the supermarket, they are pretty good. And indeed there’s probably tofu, some spices and bread crumbs in them, that’s what went in the ones I made this week as well.
Thanks for thinking of me and Pita! I hope it will be a good week.
I hope Pita is ok, and its good you decided to focus. I will be thinking of you all. Enjoy your new book.
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Thanks Kimba! I hope Pita’s surgery goes well.
I hope Pita will be oksay and the surgery doesn’t reveal any further problems. I like the sound of the vegetarian meatballs, will you be posting the recipe sometime?
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Luckily tumors are usually pretty straightforward with rats, I just hope the surgery will go okay. I am always a bit nervous about them.
You can find the recipe for the vegetarian meeatballs here: http://minimalistbaker.com/simple-vegan-meatballs/ I linked it in the post as well, but the links aren’t always clear. They are pretty good!
Good luck with Pita, that sucks that she has to go through that again. Tough for you guys too I’m sure.
I think the Kitty Hawk books look like fun reads.
Tremors, LOL. Only seen the first one and parts of the second one, but they are goofy fun. Kinda like Sharknado nowadays… 🙂
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Yeah it’s hard having to go through all that again and so soon after the last time. I hope it’s worth it and she’s healthy after it again.
I really hope to read the first Kitty Hawk book soon, it sounds like a lot of fun.
Goofy fun is a good way to describe them! The second tremors movie was really good. We’re considering watching the Tremors tv series next.
Goodluck with Pita’s surgery and congrats with the book that you’ve won! 🙂 Have a great week 🙂
Poor Pita! It’s definitely a good sign that’s healthy and feeling good though. It definitely sounds like you’re making the right decision to not get any more rats right now though I’m sure it’s hard. Those orange cookies sound amazing! I’ve kind of gotten out of the baking habit but I miss it. Have a great week!
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I feel so sad for Pita, she’s going through a lot lately with a tumor for the second time so soon. She’s a bit lazier then usual, but beside that she seems to eb doign well. let’s hope everytign goes okay tomorrow!
I know we’re makign the right descision and I am feeling more and more at ease with the descision, but it’s still hard.
Some weeks I went a bit over the top with the baking, but now I decided to only bake cookies on theusday. It’s just so much fund to make something yummy!
Aws poor little bit. I hope her surgery went well today! Not a fun decision at all having to put off new herd babes but what an awesome mama you are Lola for knowing your limits and doing everything you can for your current herd babes.
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Aww thanks Anna. I know it was the right descision, but it was a difficult descision to make.
Pita her surgery went well, although this wound is bigger then her last tumor, so it will probably take some more time to recover. The wound also bleed a bit, which luckily looked worse then it was. We’ll give her a lot of attention the next few weeks.
I’m so sorry about Pita! I hope surgery went well yesterday. I’m sure its stressful for you 🙁 I’m glad you had some good highlights this week too, to balance the bad news. Here’s to a better week!
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Thanks Berls! Pita her surgery went well, luckily! Although this tumor is on a more difficult spot then the last one, close to her leg, so the wound looks a bit worse. Pita is very sleepy still form the surgery, I hope she doesn’t hurt too much.
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