Saturday, December 19, 2020

The Weekend Review - December 19th-21st

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Hi Everyone!  

Time keeps going by and I'm totally losing track of what day it is.  

The new members of our household - kitties Oreo and Cookie - are loving their new home.  We keep buying toys for them and they are actually playing with them.  LOL  I'm not used to that - typically when I'd buy toys for my older cats, they preferred the wrapping whether it's a plastic bag, wrapping paper or a box.  I guess kittens just love it all.  It's been a long time since we've had kittens.  They are always together.  Such cuties.  Pictures do not do them justice, but I'll keep taking them :)

As the year comes to an end, I evaluated where I stand with my 2020 challenges.  I signed up for 8 reading challenges (3 of them I host), plus the Goodreads challenge.  I completed 4, but I'm not going to complete the other 4, plus I won't complete the Goodreads challenge.  I wish I did better, but I'm not obsessing over it and I'll do a yearly wrap up at the end of the year.  I still enjoy participating in them and I'm already signed up for challenges in 2021. 

I completed two books this week, now to write up reviews for them.  I didn't get that far yet :)  I have quite a number of TV shows on my DVR.  I haven't felt much like watching them as I've been binging on Netflix.  I finally caught up with Wentworth and loved that show.  I can't wait for next year when we get a new season.  I just started watching The Flight Attendant which I'm enjoying.  

So, how was your week?  Anything exciting going on?  

To all those celebrating Christmas this week, a very Merry Christmas.  I hope you all enjoy the holiday season!

Have a great week!  Take care and stay safe!

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  1. Those kittens are adorable! Have fun watching them play.

    I also love Wentworth. I wish it didn't take so long to get new episodes, but luckily there are lots more shows we can watch on Netflix, Prime, and even Hulu.

    Have a great week.

  2. OMG! So adorable! Oreo and Cookie. Too freakin cute. Please post away. We haven't had kittens since the mid 2000s...So cute!!!!!

    I hope you enjoy your holidays and get some great reading and watching in. I started the Flight Attendant as well and really enjoy it too.

  3. Aw they're so cute. I love kitties. that second pic of them together in the cat tower is adorable. :)

    I didn't know Wentworth was getting new seasons! I'm somewhere in season 4, I think...

    The PErfect Guests looks good, I read her other book the Au Pair.

  4. Such lovely kittens, they must be a real ray of sunshine inside your house :) And cats who love their toys and don't prefer the cardboard that held them are a rarity ! I wish you a merry and cosy Christmas :-*

  5. I had cats before we had children, and I found them to be delightful. I'm glad you are enjoying the new kittens.

    I think you did well on your challenges. It was a strange year. I decided to take on some challenges in 2021 for the first time in a long time.

    Snowed in with You sounds like a perfect book for 2020.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Hi Yvonne! As I opened your post, I was wondering how the little kitties are doing. Thanks for sharing more photos! They look so cute and adorable, but most importantly - I am so glad they bring you such joy.

    Start wrapping your Christmas prezzies and see what they do then. I am starting with that tonight...!

    Don't fret about the incomplete challenges. I only had one this year and I still need to complete 3 books. But I think I'll manage! And then I'll start with the new sign-ups. Yes, your purrfect one is on my list. Will do the sign-up posts after Christmas.

    Have a wonderful week Yvonne and if we don't speak again before Friday - Merry Christmas!

    Lots of Love,

    Elza Reads

  7. I am glad that the newest members of your household are so excitable and happy. Keep up the good pcis!

  8. Those kittens look so cute! And how true that is about cat toys. LOL!! I remember buying our cat this fancy new toy and the only thing he played with for the box it came with. LOL!
    Have a great week and Merry Christmas.

  9. Snowed in with you sounds like such a cute title!! Happy Holidays!!

    Maura (

  10. Now that my daughter's classes are finished we don't know what day it is either. This year we all just did the best we could and that's fine. I wish you a lovely holiday week!

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  11. Merry Christmas to you! The kittens will bring extra fun to the holidays.

  12. I didn't complete most of my challenges and still not sure which ones I'll try next year. I'm also way behind in writing reviews. Sigh. Your kittens are so precious!

  13. The Flight Attendant looks good. I need to watch it before Comcast no longer gives us Netflix as part of the deal.

  14. They’re so cute! I remember when I got my first puppy. I’d only had older dogs, so the nonstop puppy energy was shocking. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  15. Awwww...your kittens are adorable! (Melinda @ A Web of Stories)

  16. Such cute kitties, I’m glad they are bringing you joy!
    I didn’t make my goodreads goal either, but like you I’m not stressing about it

    Wishing you a great reading week, and Merry Christmas

  17. I only do the Goodreads challenge. I upped my goal a while ago and then surpassed it again. I think I'll have to start with a bigger number next year. This pandemic has been good for reading if for nothing else. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  18. Oh gosh, Cookie and Oreo so adorable, thanks for sharing them. Challenges are just that, we aim but don't always get there and its okay, still fun. I want to try a Christina Dodd book sometime.

  19. I love the kitty pictures! I love the enthusiasm and chaos of kittens but I'm always so happy when they settle down, lol.

    I hope you have a good Christmas!

  20. Oh the new kittens are so cute! There really isn't much cuter then a kitten - except maybe two! This year was crazy for reading. Mine was all over the place. Sometimes I read a ton and then I'd go days without even picking up a book. Hope you are having a great week!


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