I ended up doing 30 minutes on the elliptical before completing a relatively short leg workout, similar to the one I did last Thursday.
Then it was finally time to head home and see Sadie!
I’m pretty sure our five-minute love fest would creep all of you out with her whimpering and nibble kisses, but gosh Sadie knows how to make you feel missed!
Sometimes Ryan and I will try to duplicate Sadie’s enthusiasm about either of our arrivals when the other one comes home and that only further motivates Sadie to amp up the crazy and be even more overwhelmed with excitement. Her energy can’t be beat!
I’m hoping Ryan puts on his game face when he comes home from work today because Sadie’s greeting this afternoon is quite a lot to live up to on the love front.
Today’s lunch didn’t require much effort. I found leftover green beans in the fridge and ate them on the side of pizza toast!
I also ate a gigantic apple as the toast was in the toaster oven because I can’t manage to wait 1.5 minutes for lunch.
Since I know a lot of you out there are always on the look out for book recommendations, I figured I’d do a quick recap of The Bungalow, the book I picked up at the airport on Friday night and finished on the plane yesterday.
Yes, it’s the kind of book you can finish in just two plane rides!
As I was browsing around looking for a book to read at the Tampa airport, I knew my hunt was over when I saw The Bungalow on the shelf. I loved Sarah Jio’s first book, The Violets of March, and was anxious to see if her second novel was as captivating as her first.
The book revolves around Anne, a newly engaged nurse in the 1940s. Though deeply loved by her fiancé, Gerard, Anne questions the passion in their relationship and jumps at the chance to head off to Bora Bora with her best friend, Kitty, to be a war nurse for several months.
While on the island, Anne meets a handsome soldier named Westry, and their relationship quickly blossoms as they discover a bungalow together that they decide to make into their safe haven, pouring hours into repairing and decorating the private space.
The novel contains mystery much like The Violets of March, as Kitty slowly becomes more and more aloof and Westry and Anne witness a horrific crime that Westry tells her they must keep secret.
I wasn’t as drawn into the mystery aspects of The Bungalow as I was with the mystery surrounding The Violets of March, but I was intrigued enough to completely read the book in two sittings.
While I enjoyed the book, I noticed that everything seemed to wrap up in the last few pages. I prefer the conclusion of a book to occur with time for a solid wrap-up rather than jamming all of the important information into a few pages, but for such a short book, I guess it’s understandable.
I would recommend this book because it’s a light, easy read with mystery, intrigue and romance. A great beach or weekend read!
Now for some fun announcements!
The winner of the Physique 57 book giveaway is…
- #838, Elaine B.: “3 words…. Kelly Ripa’s body.”
The winner of the Daisy Cakes giveaway is…
- #702, Ali: “I would love to try the Jilly Vanilly! Looks so yummy.”
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