This Week – Rest and Relaxation

It was my husband’s birthday this week so I surprised him by whisking him away to a spa and inn for a night. I booked the big suite, reserved him 2 spa treatments, and we ordered room service a few times. We only had one night, but it was perfect (and all we could afford, lol). And, during his 4 hours at the spa, I spent time reading and drinking wine. A win for everyone!

Gage recovered from last week’s bug after a day but it took a few more days for his appetite to come back. He was more than a little excited about seeing the Super Mario Movie today. I even enjoyed it and I’m no Mario fan. This morning he made a game of tic tac toe for our cats for his YouTube channel 🙂


I only posted once this week about March’s movies.

I also tallied the votes from IG and this post and started All the Light We Cannot See.


Broken Girls by Simone St. James.

Broken Girls was such a haunting read that takes place at a creepy boarding school for girls. It has a 1950s storyline and a current day one, both equally good, a rarity. A found body, a missing girl, a dead sister, a corrupt police department, and old prejudices make this one a fast read.

Oh, did I mention the ghost? I’m not into ghost stories, really, but this one was good!

I Will Find You by Harlan Coben.

I’ve read all of Coben’s books and he’s one of my few auto buys. This one was not my favorite because too many over the top things happened right from the get go. And it was too short. I needed more. But a good Harlan Coben is still better that what most author’s can produce. 

I read a few books on Antarctica for homeschool, bringing me yearly total to 74.


It was cute and Jack Black as Bowser was perfection. By far my favorite scene of the movie was this song, being recreated here.

Chaos Walking was such a disappointment for such a great trilogy.


This 100 piece puzzle is gorgeous!

Plans for the weekend

Happy Easter!

I’m linking up with The Sunday Salon.

11 thoughts on “This Week – Rest and Relaxation

  1. Mae Sander says:

    What a thoughtful gift! And nice puzzle — so many bloggers are working puzzles recently, and all such interesting images.

    best… mae at

  2. Jinjer says:

    Of course I immediately clicked over to see the Tik Tak Toe game for the cats. How fun and clever is that???? I laughed at the cuteness.

    Great present for you and the hubs…spa day / reading day at the inn.

  3. Rachel @Waves of Fiction says:

    Your spa/inn getaway sounds amazing! Drinking wine while reading by the fireplace sounds just as good as a massage to me. Although, I do love a good massage once in a while.

    Loved The Broken Girls! I’ve been working my way through Simone St. James’ backlist. She writes great stories combining mystery/ghost story and a bit of romance that suits me. Happy reading and have a great week!

  4. Marg says:

    Your getaway sounds so good!

    I loved All the Light We Cannot See.. I ended up going to visit St Malo when we were in France earlier this year.

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