Five Things Friday
Five things I’m thinking about, loving, or experiencing lately. Feel free to share what’s up with you in the comments.
One: Vacation, All I Ever Wanted
I’ll be in Florida next week and I cannot wait. It looks like the weather will be good, so *fingers crossed*. I could really use some pool time. I’m going with my mom and it should be a really nice, relaxing getaway. I could use one of those right about now! Now just to figure out which books to bring…
Two: Prodigal Son
The new show, Prodigal Son, premiered on Monday and it’s so good! A former FBI agent has a serial killer father (played by Michael Sheen) who ends up having to help him figure out cases. It’s kind of like an adult I Hunt Killers (by Barry Lyga), so if you’ve read those books, you might want to check out this show. A new favorite so far!
Three: Physical Therapy, Again…
I’ve been in physical therapy for the last month – lower back/left hip pain – and I think it’s definitely helped some, but I’m still not 100%. They did dry needling a few of those weeks – it’s kind of like acupuncture. It was nice to have something new tried, and it worked a little I think. In a couple weeks I’m having a branch block – it’s kind of like an injection to see if the pain is from the nerves in my lower back. I guess if the pain goes away, they will do something else to block those nerves. Yeah, I’m not great at explaining things– but we’ll see how it goes and I will keep you all updated if you like. Hopefully that will help a lot so I can move with less pain.
Four: Adult Summer Camp
I went to adult summer camp (just for women) for the first time last year. This past weekend I attended again with my sister and a friend. It was a lot of fun, and I definitely plan to keep going. I did a full 2018 Women’s Wellness Weekend review last year. Would you be interested in a review for 2019? I could probably get my sister and friend to share some of their thoughts too! This camp was through the YMCA, and I guess they have them all over the United States, so check out your local YMCA to see if something like this exists!
Five: The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner, illustrated by Matt Saunders – add to Goodreads
I’ve been a bit MIA when it comes to book reviews – I’m a little behind on writing them – so I thought today, I would share a mini review of this MG novel perfect for October/Fall.
The Bone Garden is about a girl named Irréelle, who was created into being by Miss Vesper. Irréelle loves Miss Vesper, as that’s the only “family” she has, but she’s really just being used to collect bone dust for a concoction that lets Miss Vesper reverse in age. When Irréelle meets another person like her, she realizes that what she thought she knew – and wanted – isn’t quite true. Like I said, this is the perfect book for the month of October or just Fall in general. I will say that the book was a little slow to start for me, but eventually the action picked up more and I found myself enjoying this quirky little middle grade novel. Plus, the book features illustrations by Matt Saunders which were really well done, and a fun touch. Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy – as always, all opinions are my own.